Video: Which Wines for Turkey, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie?

CTV’s Your Morning Host Ben Mulroney and chat about which wines to pair with your holiday turkey dinner, from appetizers and the big bird to side dishes and dessert. Click on the arrow above to play the video. Happy holidays! Natalie Start with an aperitif As the heady aroma of the turkey wafts through the house, and sounds of Miracle on 34th Street come from the livingroom, offer family and friends an aperitif. This pre-dinner drink will whet their appetites before they sit down to the table. An excellent choice is a chilled dry sherry. Its nutty flavours go well […]

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Austrian Wine is more than Gruner: Embrace the Unique

By Mymi Myriam Mozart, the Alps, Baroque architecture and Schnitzels are some of the things that spring to mind when thinking of Austria. This alpine country is sadly not often first associated with wine, but when it is, the perception is that it produces mainly sweet wines. That’s quite odd for a country that has been making wine for over four centuries, whose value of recent exports has grown by an impressive € 6 million, amounting to an outstanding sales record of € 145 million (according to the 2014 Austrian Wine Statistics report). Austria ranks at #19 as a wine producing […]

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5 Great Reasons to Explore Armenian Wines

A View of Ararat from Armenia Wine Company By Rebecca Meïr-Liebman of Chef & Somm I’ve tasted thousands of wines – perhaps even hundreds of thousands – from all over the globe yet, until now, none had been Armenian. So when I was invited by the Vine and Wine Foundation of Armenia (VWFA) to explore Armenian wine culture, I was thrilled to say yes! There is a great energy here, with new wineries, wine bars, and wine shops popping up everywhere, many of them owned by Armenians who, returning from abroad, are investing heavily in this renaissance. Chances are many […]

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Austrian Wines Come to Montreal April 12

On April 12 in Montreal, more than 30 vintners present up to 165 wines at the Austrian Wine Fair, which also features a Tutored Tasting for wine professionals, guided by Willi Klinger from the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. Wine lovers will enjoy Austria’s unique grape varietal, the beloved Grüner Veltliners, Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs and our liquid gold, Austria’s sweet wines, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and live piano music. For Montreal, please register at Lafortune@exquis.ca. This post is sponsored by the Wines of Austria.

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Oscar Movie Wine Pairings: Lincoln, Argo and Les Mis Video

Oscar wine pairings: Argo & Lincoln … Video vine.co/v/bgndDa0YLA3 — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 24, 2013 Which wines will you be drinking during the Oscars tonight? Got some more pairings to suggest for Lincoln, Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi or other movies that are nominated? Which wine to pair with #Oscar nominee Les Miserables? Video vine.co/v/bgnpIEM9WBx — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 24, 2013 Life of Pi wine pairing … What are you drinking during the Oscars? Video vine.co/v/bgnjvLhQ5ZV — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 24, 2013

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Wine and Social Media: Do Wineries Need Social Media?

Our video chat below features social media tips for the wine industry from Marc Saltzman, tech columnist for the Toronto Star, USA Today, MSN, Yahoo, CNN and Gear Guide, viewed by 6-7 million people every week at Cineplex movie theatres across the country. What  about the concern that many wineries have: they don’t have the time to do it or the budget to hire someone? What’s the real upside in being on social media, especially if you already have a web site? How do you know which social media channels to focus on? Is it all about Twitter and Facebook? […]

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Video: Pairing Wine + Fluevog Shoes

Pairing wine with my new @fluevog shoes … not everything has to match ;) Video vine.co/v/bHu9iJvhdHZ — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) March 3, 2013 Just for fun … pairing wine with the Canadian shoes I love best: Fluevogs!        

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Vine Video: Wine Places in My Home

Here are some of my favourite wine places at home … what are yours? Wine places in my home … Vine Video vine.co/v/bgAUBubIdWn — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 23, 2013 Be prepared is the motto for both Boy Scouts and wine lovers … vine.co/v/bgAjXPTnpBP — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 23, 2013

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Wine Scores and Ontario Wines Videos

Which wine at the LCBO today? Do I follow the reviews? vine.co/v/b6wmE1Ag6Z5 — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 20, 2013   I’m having a blast with the hottest new Twitter Video app called Vine. Here’s my tongue-in-cheek shopping trip based on wine scores, and below my favourite Ontario wines. Ontario wines Video of favs in stores now vine.co/v/brVDKYXJw1Q — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 17, 2013   Here are my first videos with the Vine Twitter App, plus video picks for Family Day wines.

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Family Day Wine: Video Pick

Which of these 3 wines (all appropriately named) do you think pairs best with Family Day dinner? Video: which of these wines pairs best with Family Day? vine.co/v/b6z3OItKpAi — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 18, 2013 Family Tree White Henry Of Pelham, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario   Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina   Famiglia Bianchi Malbec, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina   Roux Père & Fils, A.C., Côte De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy, France   More picks from shopping at the LCBO Vintages Release for February 16 … Ontario wines Video of favs in stores now vine.co/v/brVDKYXJw1Q — NatalieMacLean (@NatalieMacLean) February 17, […]

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