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  • Bubbly & potato chips – my fav NYE pairing

    Prepping to ring in the New Year, I started to write a blog to share secrets about sparkling wine…and then I found this article on www.food52.com that was loaded with interested tidbits about champagne…some really interesting factoids that I did not know. So, grab a flute glass…err a wine glass (read more below), pop a cork & be ready to have ...
  • Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

    The third Thursday of November – today – is a milestone date in the wine world –wine stores have a special delivery of Beaujolais Nouveau wine. What is all the fuss about? Beaujolais Nouveau or ‘first wine’ is wine made from grapes that were picked in the most recent harvest.  By the time the bottles arrive at ...
  • Exec Lifestyles: Be part of Ottawa’s social and networking scene

    Ottawa Business Journal – Executive Dining Guide April 9, 2008 There is a buzz around Ottawa and it doesn’t involve politics. It is all about wine. A city once known to roll up its sidewalks by 6 p.m. now has a vibrant wine and food scene. Restaurants, wine clubs, small and large companies are hosting special events ...
  • Gold. Silver. Bronze.

    Ottawa Business Journal – Executive Dining Guide November 2007 When you walk into a wine store, there are rows of wines awaiting your discovery.  But how do you to select the right one?  There are many factors to consider, and often the mention of winning a medal at a wine competition can influence your choice.  For this ...
  • So many wines, so little time!

    Ottawa Business Journal – Executive Dining Guide April 9, 2007 When it comes to buying a bottle of wine, people tend to be creatures of habit. It is too easy to select a wine label or grape variety that one knows and has enjoyed.  With wine stores full of rows upon rows of wines waiting to be ...