The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay

December 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Clean and crisp, Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay 2011 is humility in a bottle.  Subtle tones, mellow colour and tone, it’s a killer seafood wine and a great winter white. Two whites in...

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Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013, a crisp Bourgogne chardonnay.  Wine is so good, but good wine is better! Clean, fresh, crisp, pert, all adjectives that could apply to this wine.  A native...

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Chateau De Ripaille 2013

June 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

Light and fresh, Chateau De Ripaille 2013 is the perfect summer white.  Dry, with a hint of acidity, it backs seafood with ease and cleanses your palate for more. This is a wine that drinks...

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Tommasi Adorato Appassionato Bianco 2012

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are there rules about drinking whites after Labour Day?  Not in my world.  Tommasi Adorato Appassionato Bianco 2012 is wine to dine with, again and again, and again, no matter what the season. Our Wino...

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Meet Matt Fowles, renaissance man.  A former Australian lawyer with a passion for food & drink, Fowles now turns heads with his unique talent for wine making as CEO of Fowles Wine.   Building wines...

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The Wines of Prince Edward County

May 1, 2013 | 8 Comments

On this Wino Wednesday we tell a tale of vines in the new world and Canada’s newest breakout wine region, Prince Edward County.  As the winter droned on into what should have been the beginnings of spring,...

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BC Wines – A Little Taste of Home

January 23, 2013 | 5 Comments

Six bottles of BC wine made it’s way east this week to be tasted and Tweeted by eastern wine hounds (of which I am one).  Another of our ongoing Canadian wine discussions, lead by Canada’s Natalie MacLean.  Nothing like...

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Wine & Cheese & Tasty Tips

October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last week we joined Canada’s Natalie MacLean in the second in her series of live Wine & Cheese Tastings on Google +, pairing six Canadian Cheeses with a section of Canadian wines. Here's our...

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Canadian Wine & Cheese – Part Deux

October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

On this Wino Wednesday we join Canada’s Natalie MacLean for another in her series of live video Wine & Cheese Tastings on Google + focusing on fine Canadian product, with a panel of chatty...

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Last week, despite a few technical hiccups, Canada’s Natalie MacLean launched the first in a series of Live Video Wine Tastings on Google +. What was billed as a 'panel discussion' focused on Canadian...

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Wino Wednesday – WISH FOR… Wine

June 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Wino Wednesday extra addition, for a bit of fun and flavour, the WISH FOR... Wine line from IGA Quebec. Or as it's known in the Gypsy Kitchen, Chateau IGA....

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