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The Fault with Wine – Is My Wine Bad?
Whether you are in a restaurant or you bought your wine from a shop, don’t suffer in silence. Learn more about how to identify wine faults.
White Wine in Winter
In Winter our thoughts turn to drinking full bodied red wines that pair particularly well with heavy, hearty bone warming Winter foods. But White Wine drinkers do not despair. There are many White Wines that fit the bill for pairing with a Winter menu – with fuller...
Don’t Tax My Wine
Impact of the New Wine Tariff As of October 19th, wine from some EU countries (France, Spain, Germany, UK) have been caught in the US ‘trade war’ and are subject to a 25% higher import tax. The World Trade Organization on October 19th authorized President Trump to...
Champagne Labels Demystified
This time of year brings out the Champagne lover in us all! Time for holiday gatherings and celebrations. What could be more fitting than treating your friends (and yourself) to a nice bottle of ‘bubbly’. I have seen many a shopper stop in the middle of the ‘Bubbles’...
Wine Pairing Like a Pro – Salads
Summertime is Salad time. It's time for picnics, al fresco dining and light dinners on your patio – both for lunch and dinners. Because many salads are light in body and have higher acid levels than other dishes, pairing them with the perfect wine can be a daunting...
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