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Coming from LCBO... this is totally unacceptable and ridiculous!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 25 days ago

Today, I picked up my special December Classic Catalogue special order from my local LCBO store. ( MajorMac & Leslie, Richmond Hill ). Whilst opening up the package to check for accuracy of the ...

Sangria label question

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by bsugarcream 2 months ago

I grew up in a house where no one touched alcohol. Not one wine opener in the kitchen- actually I believe my parents still don’t own a wine opener. So, I’m not very well-versed in the world of wine...

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Wine Deal: 2020 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé "La Dame Rousse"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Domaine de la Mordoree is one of my reliable standbys for the Southern Rhone, so I took notice when this email offer for T-day hit my inbox this morning. "Perfect for Thanksgiving Day to share w...

Chiantis in Chicago

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by jsabath 3 months ago

Anyone have a favorite mid-priced chianti that you've found in Chicago? Looking for a gift!

Possible price-marking mistake resulting in great deal on this 95pts Alsace Grand Cru Gewurzt.,!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

To some of you Ontario based Vinos with sweet tooth, here's a great deal for you.....if not too late?! This Decanter 95 points, 2018 Alsace Gewurztraminer Grand Cru is being sold in the US for US$...

Value priced screwtop reds

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by frajita 1 year ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

IMW: Sustainability from the vineyard to the glass webinar, Nov 9, 9AM GMT (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"This webinar is a collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), an academic and research associate of the IMW. Our expert panellists will tackle how climate change affects t...

Bringing wine back from Spain

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by Marcinho 4 months ago

My wife and I are heading to Spain in a couple weeks. We’re planning on visiting some awesome wineries in Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro and I’m hoping to bring a decent amount of bottles back. O...

Assault with a deadly weapon: Champagne

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The incident began when a security guard told two people to leave the gaming property grounds. That prompted one of the unruly suspects, later identified as Harrison, to spray the guard wit...

Fribourg awards 100 bottles of wine to residents who turn 100

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"...the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beve...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Food pairings with Sauternes?

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by damiano 9 months ago

So, I’ve recently enjoyed a magnificent bottle of a Sauternes - and I was floored with how exquisite it tastes! They say it’s a dessert wine, but I opened the bottle around 3PM (easter Sunday) and ...

Buying wine between Lucca and Rome

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by Russian 7 months ago

Hi all, on an Italian trip and driving down gradually from Lucca to Chianti and on to Rome before flying back to London. Will have a few days in each place. Any suggestions for good places to buy w...

Half Bottles of White Wine?

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by zackly 7 months ago

We have a friend or two who drink white wine. We generally don't drink white wine at home. I frequently open a new 750ml bottle, pour one glass, put the rest in the fridge then, what I don't use co...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

bottles of wine in restaurants- can minors share?

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by cheryl 19 years ago

As I'm graduating High School this June, my parents have offered to take me out to a multi-course restaurant to celebrate (incase anyone is curious, I was thinking of Babbo, in NYC). What I want to...

Where to Buy True Mirin & Shaoxing Wine

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by loves2cook82 9 months ago

Looking for the "real" versions, not the cooking versions with added salt or corn syrup. I already know I can't find them locally, but I'm willing to order online if anyone has a link they know is ...