Category Archives: wine and food

Return from Niagara: wine, food and – surprise! – beer

I just spent a terrific, busy, fun and serious week in Niagara, judging at the National Wine Awards of Canada, newly organized by WineAlign, this year. It was mostly about wine, of course, because of the awards, but the evening program organized by Wine County Ontario, to showcase the region’s best for the coast-to-coast group [...]
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Enjoying older wine the way it is

Tonight, at a family dinner, with my parents and my sister’s family, we drank a 2000 Dame de Montrose, the second wine from Château Montrose. It was delicious and  well-rounded, tannins nicely softened up, still a lovely amount of fruit, and that pleasant dustiness that comes to Bordeaux wines, especially those with a good dose [...]
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About that wine and chocolate thing…

Okay, so, apparently, there’s a thing called Valentine’s Day that’s around the corner? Something to do with chocolate? Actually, according to lots of people (in particular, PR persons), Valentine’s has to do with matching wine and chocolate. More specifically, red wine and chocolate. By which people generally mean dry red wine. I’m not in your mouth, people, [...]
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Marking the calendar for TasteCamp North (May 2011, Niagara)

I’ve rarely had so many things scheduled so far ahead. I have things penciled into my calendar until late 2011, easily. A funny feeling for a freelancer who has mostly seen his schedule evolve on a month to month basis. It’s good to be planning, however, especially for events like TasteCamp North, taking place in the [...]
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