Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 24

  You can access the 151 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for November 10. 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 the […]

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New Audiobook Edition of Red, White and Drunk All Over is Here!

  Just wanted to let you know that the new audiobook edition of my first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass is now live! #SoExcited! I narrated the book myself while “sipping” on wine … (The hardcover edition was named one of the Best Books of the Year by both Amazon and the Globe and Mail.) I’d love to hear from you if you download it, whether you’re listening to it in the car, walking the gerbil, doing laundry, splitting firewood, hiding from relatives over the holidays, or (my favourite), drinking wine ;) […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 10

You can access the 123 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for October 27. 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 the […]

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Pairing Wine and Halloween Treats (Video)

 Lots of laughs on CTV’s The Social this week! Click the arrow above to watch the video. The hosts chose the theme of a Royal Halloween, so Lainey dressed as Prince George, Cyn was Daenerys from Game of Thrones, Mel was Megan Markle and Marci was Queen Ramonda from the Black Panther movie. I channeled my inner (royal) wine witch and brought my broom shtick to the show. What a hoot we had together! Here are the tips, tricks and wines we discussed … Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we’re surrounded by lots of treats, but will […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings October 27

You can access the 115 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for October 13. 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 the […]

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Second Chance: Austrian wine is back and better than ever

By Rebecca Meïr- Liebman Chef & Somm Austria is a little gem in the heart of Europe, with a population of only 8.7 million. The country finds itself being surrounded by countries either without an instantly recognizable wine culture – Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic – or by contrast, ones with world-famous, longstanding wine cultures: Italy, Germany, and to a lesser extent, Hungary. This little powerhouse is fighting to get the recognition it deserves. It hasn’t been easy. For starters, their wine production is extremely small – their entire vineyard area is less than a half the size of France’s Bordeaux […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings October 13

You can access the 134 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 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 the […]

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Canadian Cheese Shops and Retailers

Here’s a list of Canadian cheese retailers from coast to coast, including several that operate online and will ship to you directly. All of them have a terrific selection of both Canadian and international cheeses. Also included here are gourmet food shops and grocery stores that have a strong selection of cheeses. Got a cheese shop to recommend? Let me know at natdecants @ nataliemaclean.com Online Cheese Retailers Cheesy Place Amazing Clubs Cheese of the Month Taste of Cheese British Columbia Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Kerrisdale, Cambie Village and Granville Island Blue Heron Cheese (Dairy Free) Vancouver Bosafoods Vancouver Charelli’s Cheese […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 29

  You can access the 131 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 15. 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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Importing Wine, Beer & Spirits for Pleasure & Profit Seminar

  Saturday November 3rd, 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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