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About a year ago, I worked with Yukon Artists @ Work on a project called "Canvas Confidential," a fundraiser to help Yukon artists if illness prevented them from working. As part of this event, we hosted a wine tasting, and had very specific... Read more

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Christmas and New Year's are fast approaching us here in the Yukon, and this weekend reminded me what a beautiful and magical place we live in. If Whitehorse was not beautiful enough, I just came home from driving 500 km through low-angle sun and fre Read more

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As I mentioned in my last column, I had been invited by the staff of the Yukon Arts Centre to help them offer up a wine tasting as part of the launch of their new arts season. So last week, I came up after work and helped them set up a selection... Read more

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Love of (and interest in) wine has opened wonderful doors for me in my life. Tasting wine has been the lens through which I have experienced lessons in history and geography. Friends have mailed me bottles from places such as Malta, and I have had... Read more

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The third Thursday of November, chalkboards across France announced, Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! (literally, "The new Beaujolais has arrived!"). This annual event is the first opportunity for wine lovers to taste the first wines made from... Read more

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Last week I was cornered by someone who asked what her options were for taking wine along on a paddling trip. For me, part of the experience of enjoying the outdoors is to end a day with friends by setting up camp with a great view, a good dinner... Read more

Beverages

wine-tasting

Crystal Cruises

Several weeks ago, I had the happy opportunity to explore a significant portion of the range of Gary Monk Estate wines. A friend of mine who helps organize the annual Rotary Club Wine Festival represents the Gray Monk Estate Winery, and invited me... Read more

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Most Canadian wine drinkers are pretty familiar with California wines. Their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays have been celebrated in such movies as Sideways and Bottleshock, and their top-of-the-line Cabernet Sauvignons, like the 2007 Screaming Eagle... Read more

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Over the coming months, I hope to explore some new wines that I have not tried before, and also make a concerted effort to look at wines by country. A recent dinner I had with friends in Tagish was the perfect opportunity to explore some wines... Read more

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With the drop in temperatures, the shorter days and the recent snowfall, I am reminded that we are headed into the holiday season. Few places give me more of that happy feeling, of the anticipation of Winter Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas... Read more

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Julia Child, the late, great American cookbook writer and chef, was profoundly moved by her first French meal when she and her husband arrived by ship, in Rouen, France, in November of 1948. She wrote: ... Read more

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The best wine experiences that I have enjoyed have been dinners with friends, often under unexpected circumstances. There was a night in the mortuary of the English Cemetery in the middle of a traffic circle in Florence, Italy, where I drank wonderf Read more

Beverages