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Chianti

While we had an exceptional summer, part of me welcomes the changing leaves, grey cool days, slower pace, stars, and northern lights. This change of season has brought me back to our kitchen, making pasta, pizza and roast meats. And my partner and... Read more

Beverages

When I set out to do a walking tour through the Whitehorse Yukon Liquor Corporation (YLC) store, I imagined I could make it through the wine aisles and be onto a new subject by the New Year. Instead, a trip begun last November has taken me through... Read more

Beverages

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Crystal Cruises

I was asked by some friends to participate in "An evening of Art, Wine and too much fun" presented by The Artist Relief Fund Society, and I was delighted to get involved. The Canvas Confidential event will be held on Saturday May 14 at the Old... Read more

Beverages

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 the wines while I pou Read more

Beverages

It's always fun to be on the lookout for new wines to try, and this past weekend gave me the opportunity to explore two tasty and moderately priced red wines from Italy. They come from less familiar areas of Italy, that nonetheless are making excelle Read more

Beverages

I guess when most of us think of Italian food, we think spaghetti and those old-school straw-covered flasks of Chianti. I am channelling that scene from Disney's Lady and the Tramp where they slurp on opposite ends of the same pieces of spaghetti... Read more

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I was fortunate to be introduced to superb Tuscan wines during a 10-day trip to Florence some years ago and the trip changed my outlook on both food and wine. Read more

Beverages