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For the Love of Xavier

Some wines are like recurring loves; you may step away and try new things, but always inevitably end up again with the familiar love of a certain wine. 334 more words


Memorabilia Monday: Economic Summit Wine

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Economic Summit or as it is also known the 16th G7 summit.

We’re lucky to have a large amount of materials documenting this special event. 71 more words

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The Fusion in Frankfort, Michigan

I got another chance to tag along with my Bride as we were going to another board meeting and this time it was going to be out near the wine country of Michigan and I was excited. 787 more words


Bill Zacharkiw: Côtes-du-Rhône: why are the north and south so different?

I had an interesting chat with a Gazette reader I ran into at my local SAQ outlet here in the Laurentians. He had just returned from a trip to France where he had travelled the entirety of the Rhône valley, starting in Lyon and finishing in Avignon. 971 more words


A winning team from the southern Rhône: grenache, syrah and mourvèdre

Need an inexpensive wine to get you through to the weekend? Here’s a suggestion with some notes about the grapes that make the wine.

There are several well-known blending partners, among them: cabernet sauvignon and merlot, sauvignon blanc and semillon, and from the southern Rhône, grenache with syrah and mourvèdre (GSM). 175 more words


On “typicity” and appellations in French wines

As an American consumer of primarily French wines I always assumed that the French system of classifying wines made a lot of sense. By this I am mainly referring to the… 1,313 more words