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2014 Bordeaux Tasting & Release at Marquis Wine Cellars

Are you a Bordeaux wine lover?  Do you know the difference between the Left and Right bank?  Can you list all the permitted red grape varieties in Bordeaux?  Do you know the two white grape varieties that make white Bordeaux?…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Wineries and Wines

I4C-2016 School of Cool

At the i4C+ Celebration on July 21-23, 2017 there will be 59 cool climate chardonnay producers; 25 wineries from Ontario and 34 from around the world.  There will be 2 wineries from BC too.  And as I mentioned in my…

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Background

i4C logo

If you have not heard of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, held in the Niagara region in southern Ontario, it is something not to be missed.  The i4C+ Celebration started in the summer of 2009 with some Ontario wine…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…