Fancy Farm Girl Sue-Ann Staff Makes Down-to-Earth Wines (Video)

Sue Ann Staff You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Sue Ann Staff, of Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Join us Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to ask Sue Ann Staff. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next. […]

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Rarity versus Royalty in Piemonte Wines: Lessona, Gattinara, and Ancient Colli Biellese Grapes

By Greg Hughes A lot more than popularity determines the prosperity of a wine region. Circumstances change the reality of existence for producers all the time and as rational people, we do what is best for ourselves, our family, our community. We can see this occurring with climate, as wildfires ravage California, and in general change, the lateness of growing conditions and harvest of many wine regions globally.   Throughout history this has happened many times before, though not always were the circumstances due to bad weather or climate. At the foot of Mount Rosa and the Bo range of […]

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Importing Wine, Beer & Spirits for Pleasure & Profit Seminar

  Saturday June 2nd, 2018 Novotel Toronto Centre 45 The Esplanade – Toronto 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Join Charles Steven Trenholme for the day-long seminar: Importing for Wine, Beer & Spirits For Pleasure & Profit, which provides insights into the dynamics of importing wine, craft beers & spirits into Canada. Charles Steven brings to the seminar 35+ years of experience working in various capacities including managing national sales agency, brand management, sommelier and as an educator. Charles Steven knows first-hand that there are still hundreds of suppliers around the world actively looking for importers to represent them in Canada, […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings May 26

You can access the 137 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for May 12. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

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All Canadian Wine Championships: Insider View of Canada’s Top Wine Competition (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Bev Carnahan, Canada’s National Wine Competitions, author and Judge of Join us Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to ask Bev Carnahan. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.

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Open Mic Night! Ask Me Anything About Wine (Video)

Our scheduled guest for this evening, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, injured her back. We’ll reschedule with Mary when she’s feeling better. So instead we did open mic night, and had lots of fun chatting about a wide range of wine topics. Want to know when we go live with our next guest? Click on “Get Reminder” on the page below: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Notified” at the link above to know when we go live. You can also click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons. Watch previous episodes  of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next. […]

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Video: Behind the Scenes​ to Create the Get Wine Smart Course

As I get ready to relaunch The Quick Start to Get Wine Smart course, I’m going to take you behind the scenes to see how it’s going. I’m super excited about this course, now having revamped it completely based on the excellent feedback from two test groups. Stay tuned for more posts right here!   This past Sunday, our team of wine writers gathered to taste 70+ wines. These folks are so smart and good at what they do, yet not a snob in the bunch ;)

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings May 12

You can access the 129 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for April 28. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

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Why Austrian Wine Means Summer in a Glass (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Ludwig Holzer of Winzer Krems Winery ! Join us Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to his stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to Ludwig on Austrian Wines. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Winzer Krems Winery   […]

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This is Why Summer Wines are Different from Winter Wines (Video)

We has such fun chatting about spring and summer wines on CTV’s The Social yesterday!   Are the wines we drink in the winter that different from the ones we drink in the spring and summer? · Yes, most people’s drinking habits change with the seasons. · We typically drink heavy, alcoholic, heavily oaked wines in the winter because they comfort us and keep us warm. · “Drink what you like” remains in effect no matter the weather, but for most people, lighter drinking in the summer generally means more consumption of white wines.     LIGHT & COLD This […]

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