Tag Archives: Quebec

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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California Wine all tastes the same? Says who?

Well, finally back to blogging. After an intense weekend at the Wine Bloggers Conference, followed by four full days of running around Sonoma and Napa – and Fairfield, and Berkeley and San Francisco – and then returning to a new position at the newspaper in Quebec City, and mulling over about twenty different potential post [...]
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Wine and the electoral process

In times of political campaigns, politics can seep into just about any part of life. It may even get into your wine. For at least one Chilean wine producer, as I found out on Twitter, thanks to wine educator Bruce Cass, the ricochet from recent political events is rather stupefying. The name of the wine? Palin [...]
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Ripasso di… Niagara?

Well, it certainly isn’t the rolling hills, the gondolas in historic canals or the Renaissance castles, but it seems there is something in common between the Veneto region of northern Italy and the Niagara region of southern Ontario. That something is a process called appasimento, dating all the way back to Roman times. Used to [...]
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