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 […]
Shari’s Picks for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day provides an annual opportunity to celebrate, after enduring the depths of winter! For some of my friends, that means an evening out, flowers, perfume, chocolate or jewellery. In my house, it is wine. As much as I enjoy eating out, I will celebrate at home this year. I […]
Fine Wine Review. Not all Pinots are the Same!
Not all pinots are the same! This week’s wine of the week is a Pinot Bianco from Tuscany, Italy. Although they are related, Pinot Bianco is not to be confused with Pinot Gris or the ever popular Pinot Grigio. Pinot gris and pinot grigio are generally the same grape, but […]
Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti DOCG
Why not escape our dreary weather and sip some sunshine? Direct from northern Italy, Castiglioni Chianti is a popular red blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from the famous Frescobaldi family. It has fresh floral and fruity flavours and a soft, balanced, lingering finish. A versatile food wine, serve with a […]