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Malbec

The Best Trend in Wine

This is a wine trend that anyone could enthusiastically embrace – wine and chips! Planning a casual night of watching a show or reading by the fire welcomes a glass of wine and a little snack into the evening. But the snack...

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Bordeaux vs Meritage

Picking up a new bottle of wine can be as difficult as cracking a secret code. What do all of these symbols and words mean? What mystical juice is hiding inside the bottle? At the end of the day, we just want it to be tasty –...

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A Home Run Malbec from Cahors, France

We are familiar with names of great French Bordeaux wines like Château Lafite Rothschild, that sell out immediately, year after year, and command prices that average, for the 2009 vintage, $1500 a bottle.When it comes to Roll...

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What’s ‘Fun’ in ‘Funky’

It’s full-on summer. Kids are out of school; Canada Day is past and every weekend from now until the end of August will be packed with the warm-weather activities we all love but have such a short time to enjoy.Seems...

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What do you pair with muskrat?

I, like many wine enthusiasts, love the challenge of finding the right wine to pair with a meal.Many people start with this simple axiom: white wine with white meat; red wine with red meat – not a bad starting place as few...

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Decoding Wine Names

Several weeks ago, the Rotary Club that I belong to held its 18th annual Fine Wine and Food Festival. We had a record turnout and everyone who attended seemed to have a lot of fun.I was working one of the tables, talking about...

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