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Douro Looking Over Its Shoulder

(TORONTO, ON) - The Douro region of Portugal produces probably the best red wine in Portugal. However, is the Dão region an up-and-comer, or are we just seeing more of these wines in the market and getting an opportunity to sample them?…

Hand Line Cod

(TORONTO, ON) - This is another nifty short from our good friends at the National Film Board. Hopefully, if you caught some films at the Toronto International Film Festival, you ran into this uplifting piece about the determination of hand…

Croft Late Bottled Vintage Port

(TORONTO, ON) - Yes. I used to be like you. Port was an obscure type of wine best suited to old gentleman at the club puffing on a stogie. It really wasn’t until I went on a press trip to Porto and the Douro that I changed my mind about…

Can Cali Whites Deliver?

(TORONTO, ON) - Being a more or less diehard red wine drinker, with the exception of a Viognier or a German Riesling, I will still keep an open mind to whatever samples wend their way to me. In this case, there were three whites from Andrew…

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…

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