September, the first ber month of the year, signals a change in seasons and the beginning of the academic year. I have four picks for you to test. Each one gets top marks for value! Launched at LCBO in June is Gran Passione Prosecco DOC. Sales of Prosecco, Italy’s famous sparkling wine, […]
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Shari’s Picks for August!
Inflation is affecting most of us. Food, clothing and fuel prices are up. I was not surprised to hear concerns within the wine industry about imported wine prices increasing in Ontario. Last month, LCBO announced new freight rates for imported wines. In some cases, rates for imported wines are doubling. […]
Shari’s Picks for July!
I had the honour of judging at the annual Ontario Wine Awards in May. Tony Aspler, leading wine writer, author and Canada’s self-proclaimed “evangelist for wine”, created this competition in 1995. He has turned over his annual wine competition to the trusted care of George Brown. Understandably at 83, Tony […]
Shari’s Picks for June!
Summer and sunny days are here! June kicks off the peak wedding and BBQ seasons, and let’s not forget Father’s Day! Weddings and sparkling wines go hand in hand. Sparkling wines made in France are called Champagne or Crémant. Crémant is made outside the Champagne region using similar techniques. Since […]