Category Archives: Wine

Not Just a Man’s World

by Abigail Sayer In the world today, we are constantly reminded of inequality between sexes and/or races. This is not new (unfortunately), but, what we are also seeing today is that people are focusing on the positive aspects of change … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for September

Here are the bottle selections for September’s Wine Gift Club: Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva 2014 Chile - Elqui Valley – Red Originally from France’s Medoc region, Carmenere has become Chile’s flagship red wine grape. MAYU Carménère Gran Reserva, made from 100% … Continue reading

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Out of Their Comfort Zones with Abigail

Like any agricultural practice, not every crop can grow everywhere. Some are better suited to the brisk, damn weather along the Atlantic Coast, whilst others are better suited for the dry, desert-like conditions of the Mediterranean. Grapes and viticulture are … Continue reading

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Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for August

Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2015 Italy – Sangiovese – Red Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this easygoing, friendly red opens with aromas of fresh plum and crushed blue flowers. The juicy palate offers up fleshy black cherry, raspberry and a hint … Continue reading

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Patio Crushers with Abigail

It’s that time of year, where you’re trying to snag up as many hours outside before we get some random surprise snowfall at the beginning of September again (remember 2014?), so we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

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Everything is coming up Rosé!

As I sit down to write this blog post, I realise that I need to re-live the tasting by opening up a bottle of Sparkling Rosé of my own. I recently concluded that Rosé is typically overlooked by most, because … Continue reading

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Volcanic Wines with Grant

Volcanic Wines with Grant How to illustrate the impact of volcanic soil conditions given there are so many places where this has occurred. First, start with a rock star line up.  I included the first item to give a sense … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for July

Here are the Wine picks for our July Gift Club Members: Verum Pinot Noir Patagonia 2016 Argentina – Rio Negro Province – Red From a small boutique winery that is still family owned. This Pinot Noir comes from Patagonia, Argentina’s … Continue reading

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Cool Climate Wines of the South Seas

Presented by Abigail Our Summer Solstice tasting was a huge success with some clear favorites: Alkoomi Blackbutt  Cabernet Sauvignon, Frankland, West Australia the #1 pick followed by Grosset Alea Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia. Here is the lineup from the tasting: … Continue reading

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