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A winemaker needs intuition

Substance Ch Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2019 Being intuitive is certainly an asset for a winemaker. Combine it with daring, passion and talent and then add the drive of a former…

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Holiday Season effervescence…

With or without the bubbles!   It’s one minute to midnight and as I write these lines, the international import scene is in slowdown mode. Retailers, such as the SAQ,…

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The dreaded ice saints

Well known to wine producers, the dates known as St-Mamert, St-Pancrace and St-Gervais – from May 11 to 13 – are the last days of the calendar for a frost…

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A whole fruit salad in your glass!

Meinkland Kontakt If you’ve never tried a funky, skin-macerated wine, Kontakt from the Meinkland company is a good bet. This Austrian wine, made from welschriesling, pinot gris and traminer grapes,…

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The truth is in the tasting; enjoy yourself!

Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie Having a strong identity while knowing how to stay in the background…quite the challenge! This versatile Châtellenie from the Mellot family estate – no less…

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Suggestions of wines that taste like vacations

Marchesi di Barolo Bric Amel Langhe 2018 July. Hot, thirsty weather. You automatically look for freshness, coolness in the beverage you choose to quench your thirst. Paradoxically, alcohol dehydrates; consider…

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Conviviality in your glass

La Quille Graves This white Bordeaux boasting the Graves appellation comes from the Cérons commune, known for its mellow white wines. Destined by its characteristics to create dessert wines, the…

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A bouquet of flavours for May

M.Chapoutier Tournon Chardonnay Landsborough vineyard Michel Chapoutier, well-known vintner and wine merchant, owner of plots of land in the prestigious appellation region of Côtes-du-rhône (Hermitage, Côtes-Rôtie and Condrieu, among others)…

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Pop! … and happiness reigns

Casa Vinicola Aldo Rainoldi Zapel The outdoor thermometer reads 9° C and I lift the Italian from the ice bucket which reflects that rays of the spring sun: “Sunny” by…

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Spring is mere days away: break out the barbecue!

Simpsons Gravel Castle Chardonnay Here’s a quiz: if I say “chardonnay, microclimate and chalky soil,” you’ll immediately say “the Champagne region of France,” right? That’s how I answered the trick…

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