Vinexpo 2013-Day 5

William

Monday, June 17, 2013
William

Sunday morning was filled up by registration; and visiting old friends Some producers were that I wanted to see would only arrive on Monday, so one of my highlights  was re-acquainting myself with Fabiana Brooks, now export director for a brand new winery in Uruguay, Narbona.  Taste all 6 wines that they produce and while

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Vinexpo 2013-Day 4

William

Sunday, June 16, 2013
William

Another quiet day (the calm before the storm) as we visted Château Guiraud in the wonderful town of Sauternes. Even though these visits were organized by our Bordeaux negociant, most  wineries are empty of key personnel due to the upcoming Vinexpo. So again our vist to Guiraud was a general guided tour of vineyards, cellars 

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Vinexpo 2013-Day3

William

Sunday, June 16, 2013
William

Our Saint Emilion day started off by picking up our car at the Gare St. Jean station in downtown Bordeaux, a nice VW Polo, perfect for two. Ivan was the navigator, I the driver. But I can tell you I was forewarned not to act Italian in my driving technique as France has really hit

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Vinexpo 2013 – Day 2

William

Thursday, June 13, 2013
William

After an easy night flight from Toronto, we arrived in Paris where we took our connection to Bordeaux. Charles de Gaulle airport is so congested and busy that it took us over one hour just to drop off our bags. Weather in Paris was extremely muggy, so bottles of water became a survival necessity at

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Vinexpo 2013 – Day 1

William

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
William

Hi everyone. As you can guess this is my bi-annual ( every two years) trip to Bordeaux  what many wine aficionados call “the greatest show on earth”. I have yet to arrive in France so there is not much to mention except that I am waiting here at Pearson’s airport for my flight to be

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Whisky; by Stephen Richmond 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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In celebration of The Bard’s upcoming birthday I felt moved to share a few random thoughts on the wonderful world of whisky in this fair city in the year 2012. The first thing that needs to be shared is the choice of whiskies at this time in Edmonton and Alberta is outstanding compared with any

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Welcoming Fall

William

Thursday, September 1, 2011
William

With fall arriving from all sides; the weather turning, school about to start, the colour of leaves about to change, I generally find myself also changing my wine habits. We are all creatures of climate. It is amazing how the weather influences our buying and drinking patterns.  Those dear rosés that I truly enjoyed during

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Think Pink!!

William

Monday, June 20, 2011
William

Imagine warm weather, lazy afternoons, cheese and cured meats on a picnic, etc. All of this just begs for a nice chilled glass of dry rosé. And why not! While Rosé wines have been a staple on almost every table in Europe for centuries, it is now becoming popular the world over. And here in

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