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Bill C-311 and wine shipping across Canada: what it does (and doesn’t do)

Yesterday evening, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favor of Bill C-311, a private member’s bill presented to the house by Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, a riding located at the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. The bill, which seeks to make it legal for individuals to “import” wines from one [...]
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TasteCamp 2012 in Virginia: First Impressions

It was almost ironic, for TasteCamp participants who had also visited Virginia for the Wine Bloggers Conference, last year. The weather for the first tasting of this three-day tour of North Virginia wine country was reminiscent of the much-discussed heat of last July, with temperatures reaching into the 90s. 90 degrees is better than 100, however, [...]
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TasteCamp Virginia Update: Linden, Fabbioli and Tranquility Added to Agenda

So, when is TasteCamp 2012, again? What do you mean, two weeks? Wow. Time sure flies by when you’re organizing a visit to a wine region. But the important thing is that the agenda for TasteCamp is essentially complete, except for a couple of knick-knacks and details, and that we’re very happy with the experience that participants [...]
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It’s official: TasteCamp is headed to Northern Virginia

What I love most about wine writing is the opportunity to discover new wine regions. Since 2009, TasteCamp, founded by my friend Lenn Thompson, has provided me with some of the best opportunities to do so, with a three-day intensive session of tasting and visiting that has taken participants to Long Island and the Finger [...]
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Live Wine Blogging from Charlottesville, Virginia – now, the reds

Yesterday was the Live Wine Blogging session for white wines at the Wine Bloggers Conference. Today, after a great keynote speech by Eric Asimov, who insisted on tasting wine in context, we’re stepping right into this speed dating format. Ironic but fun. CalNaturale 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon I was not terribly impressed by the white TetraPak wine from [...]
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