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News and Observations

This past Canada Day I visited Union Jack Brewery on Queen near Gore Street for their Grand Opening. At the moment, you can only purchase their beer in “Growlers” –that is, dark, half-gallon glass jugs.

A Swell Party

Last weekend’s ‘Saultlicious’ was a great success, thanks to a considerable effort on the part of the organizing committee led by Mary Ledlow ofVinnaissance, the participation of many volunteers, and delicious food and fine wine pro

Summer Sipping

Summer. Believe it or not, it looks like the weather is finally accepting that, yes, Virginia, there is a summer, and now we can contentedly contemplate what to enjoy when we are relaxing on our patios and decks.


With wine, finding a couple worth comparing is as easy as falling off a log…as long as you don’t spill, I guess. With the May 16 and 30 Vintages releases there are many interesting possibilities that invite our exploration.

First Families

“I think we’ve met before…D’Artagnan?” Etienne Hugel liked my mustache. I like his wines. Last month I attended the Primum Familiae Vini wine tasting in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum.


“Nebbia”, the Italian word for ‘fog’, has given a form of its name, Nebbiolo, to the great red grape of the Piedmont area in the north of Italy.

My Fault!

A recent article on by Master of Wine Natasha Hughes dealt with the issue of faults or flaws that sometimes show up in wine.

How About Bonarda

If nothing else, the world of wine is always changing.

Pino Grigio

Recently, a friend mentioned that the wine she regularly enjoyed was Pinot Grigio, and it got me thinking that perhaps it was time to take a closer look at what has become a fairly popular white these days, even though it doesn’t always have th

Live and Learn

When we think we know a subject very well, we can at times find ourselves comfortably repeating what we believe to be facts, but which over time may have slipped a little.