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South American wines come of age

November 20, 2014

South America produces some wonderful wines. Most noteworthy are those from Chile and Argentina, and to a lesser degree, Uruguay. Chile and Argentina’s products are really hot right now, while Uruguay is up and coming. There are grape varieties that have put these countries on the map. Let’s examine them. There’s no doubt that Chilean […]

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Canada thrives at World Beer Awards

The popularity of beer today is astronomical. Virtually every country on the planet produces some. It’s estimated there are over 15,000 breweries worldwide. Created in everything from large, commercial operations to small micro-breweries, there are so many different styles produced that the beer enthusiast would have a hard time exhausting the selection. That’s why beer […]

Try matching wine to soup

As the weather cools down, our eating habits tend to change. We want more heart-warming dishes as opposed to cooler ones. At the top of the list has to be soup, one of my faves. Matching wine to soup isn’t usually what most folks think of doing especially because most soup is hot. However, wine […]

How to best handle wine fairs

With the fall season upon us, wine fairs kick into gear big time. Producers, wine regions, countries and agents all seem to prefer this season to launch new products and promote existing ones. For the novice or pro, it can be pretty overwhelming because there is so much to choose from. Truthfully, these large events […]


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