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Open That Bottle Night: finally, going with the 1994 Casa Ferreirinha Reserva

I spent all week fretting about what I was going to pull from the cellar for Open That Bottle Night, the annual event created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dottie and John, who are hosting the event tonight, live on Palate Press. Which is a central point of OTBN: stop wondering if it’s [...]
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Natural wine: a more practical point of view

Since I last wrote on the subject in the spring, the natural wine debate has only heated up and taken some unexpected turns. From Alice Feiring to Jancis Robinson, Steve Heimoff, Jon Bonné and Mike Steinberger, a lot of people have pitched in with their point of view and sometimes controversies, as I point out [...]
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Further thoughts about that whole Lagrézette challenge thing…

Last week, in conjunction with my participation in Malbec Days, I took part as planned in a blind tasting of eight malbec wines organized by Château Lagrézette, Cahors’ best known wine producer, internationally. The whole event, as I wrote before on this blog and on PalatePress, was a “rematch”, following my review of Le Pigeonnier [...]
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Winemaking. It’s all about balance, people

Being in the midst of the Olympics, as the whole world is watching athletes striving to go faster, higher, stronger, it’s good to remember that winemaking is not an athletic endeavour. It may be about better, but it’s not about bigger and more. It’s about balance. It’s about working out a set of variables so that [...]
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A case of Canadian wine on Palate Press – and thoughts on the Canadian Wine brand

Busy week on the blogging front for me, as I contributed a sizeable article on Canadian wines for Palate Press, and started The Food Case, the companion food blog to The Wine Case. And that’s not counting the amount of tinkering involved from moving The Wine Case to its new winecase.ca address. Energy-consuming, for sure, [...]
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