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To Decant or Not To Decant

(TORONTO, ON) - Perhaps this question is best left for wine geeks? I think not. Decanting a wine does affect its taste. In some cases imperceptibly and in others more dramatically. Yes, I review and write about wines and the personalities…

Travel News For Germany

Luther Rules the Roost for 2017 (TORONTO, ON) - I attended a German National Tourist Office dinner in Toronto where various representatives of the GNTO explained the main themes for travel to Germany in 2017. Last year’s theme was Nature…

Israeli Wines Part 2

(TORONTO, ON) - As Passover approaches, get ready for a run on Israeli wines, assuming you can find any in your local LCBO. And if not, the LCBO may be willing to help by transferring some to an LCBO store near you. From one of my…

Israel And Wine Part 1

(TORONTO, ON) - I won’t repeat myself and say why the token releases of Israeli wine in Ontario? The Italians are the king of self promotion of their wines. The Israelis seem to be silent; held hostage to a liquor monopoly which creates…

A Riedel Experience

(TORONTO, ON) - So many times and so many places I have been served wine in thick, clumsy, and entirely inappropriate stemware. And, in some cases, glasses that were also being used as water glasses. Charming and rustic you might say?…

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