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 were derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence and if you are

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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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When two chefs meet at The Looking Glass Restaurant

The collaboration of two chefs from different restaurant venues across our nation, joining together for an extraordinary meal and experience is not unique but in the case of Celebrity Chef Eric Klein and especially Chef Matt McPherson it was a chance of a lifetime. The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor,

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Bodegas Artadi

Bodegas Artadi: Maintaining wine traditions while keeping up with the times

A chance meeting can turn into a delightful wine discovering. Such was the case when the opportunity availed itself to meet and enjoy lunch at La Paella Restaurant with Carlos Lopez de Lacalle from Artadi, a Spanish winery that combines the excellence of three distinct regions of Spain; Rioja, Navarro and Alicante to produce a

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Paul Lato Wines

Wine and Fire: Enjoying the wines of Sta. Rita Hills

It is always a night to remember when you come out to enjoy the wines of Sta. Rita Hills. Set against the backdrop of the La Purisima Mission and the oak trees that surround the Mission’s courtyard, one cannot help but rejoice in the pleasures of the wine of this Santa Barbara County region and

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Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Ribera Y Rueda: Exploring Tempranillo and Verdejo wines

Spain has many different wine regions. For many of us in the United States some of the regions we might say are off the beaten path. Two not as well-known regions in northern Spain are Rueda, recognized for it white varietals, especially Verdejo and Ribera del Duero where Tempranillo is predominately grown. To read more…

Elinos Vineyards View

A Greek adventure: Wine Picnic in Elinos vineyards

Picnicking in the vineyard is one of the many highlights we often enjoys during a wine tasting experience. Take this idea one step beyond what many of us are acquainted with at an American winery. More specifically in California where you enjoy a luncheon on well-manicured vineyard grounds with tables that have become fixtures at

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Garagiste Festival

Wine innovation begins at The Garagiste Festival

It was a modern marvel when it was built in 1931 but now the Wiltern Theater is a relic of an Art Deco era that is past. Recently the theater hosted the Garagiste Festival Urban Exposure wine tasting that like the Wiltern’s past represents the new and innovative winemaking styles that are coming forth from

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Athens Greece: Where Greek travels must begin

Touring Athens is a must for any traveler. Even on a Sunday you can feel the bustle of energy in this city. There is an underlying aura that goes back to ancient times. One feels the cradle of civilization all around you and it starts at the top of the hills overlooking Athens, the Acropolis

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