Matos Winery Prince Edward Island

Matos Winery: The hidden gem of Prince Edward Island

You never know where you might spot a winery. When a group of wine writers toured Prince Edward Island, Canada, they discovered there are three wineries on the island, and of course, being the wine journalists, we had to visit at least one winery. We chose Matos Winery & Distillery. Most people traveling to the

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Peaceful Pets Aquamation: A dignified eco-friendly alternative to cremation

One of the most challenging things every person faces during their lifetime is saying goodbye to a loved one, including our pets. Our dogs and cats hold a very special place in our hearts. For many, they are our children. Discovering the appropriate aftercare services for your pet can be daunting because so many treat

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Naoussa the view

Discovering Naoussa

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world but in the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area of Greece, meeting with the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family-styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality of the

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Chateau Ste. Michelle & Chihuly: A fusion of art and wine

What is more tantalizing to all our senses than combining music, food, art and wine together. Such is the case when Chateau Ste. Michelle offers a mixture of events to its patrons. From the mellow sounds of Harry Connick Jr. to the organic art forms of Chihuly to the exquisite wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle,

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Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards

Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards: A shining star for Malibu and the Central Coast

Sometimes there are all sorts of special treats in our backyards or perhaps just around the corner. Living in West Los Angeles, Malibu is always a draw. Most people think of Malibu as going to the beach and enjoying the surf and sun. There is more to Malibu. Combine the spectacular views of the ocean

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Greek Wines

Beyond Xinomavro: Greek Wine discoveries in Naoussa and Amyndeon

A trip to Greece can be a wine lovers paradise. With over 300 different varietals one always finds something new whether it be a Greek wine or appellation. Recently I made some new Greek wine discoveries while traveling in Macedonia. The emphases of these travels were the wines of Naoussa and the signature grape of

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Kita Pinot Noir

Kitá Wines: The balance between earth and vine

The pursuit of balance in the winemaking process comes in many forms. For many wineries, it is the foundation behind the winery. Balance is very important to the philosophy of Kitá Wines. It is the central theme behind every facet of creating and producing wine from start to finish. The Chumash Perhaps it represents an

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Wines of Pearl Morissette

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery: Niagara Wines best kept secret

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario is one of Canada’s well-known wine regions. Also known as Niagara wines region, one discovers in the town of Jordan a little gem of a winery called Pearl Morissette. In 2007, the winery, a collaboration between developer Mel Pearl and Francois Morissette began. One almost misses finding the winery tucked

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Marché Jean-Talon: Montreal’s quintessential market

The virtues of the city of Montreal come in many forms. History tells us that Montreal’s cultural beginnings derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from the charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility, and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence. If you are a

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Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc

Lang & Reed: Exemplifying Cabernet Franc & Chenin Blanc

Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California. Our friendship came about through a common

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