Archive for October, 2011
Things that I learned when shelling out candy. And it's not Boojolais!

My glass… don’t touch!   FIVE  things for wine lovers to remember when shelling out candy. For next year. #1. Do not answer the door with a glass of Chardonnay in your hand. The kids won’t find it scary but the parents standing on the sidewalk in front of your house might. #2. When you hear ” DING DONG” it does more...

Do all wines contain sulphites?

I was recently asked by a friend if all wines contain sulphites. Simply put, yes, they are naturally present in all wines. However, there are different levels of sulphites in different wines. Sulphur dioxide protects the wines since sulphites are, in simple terms, a natural anti-oxidant and antibacterien. This helps prevent oxidation in wines. Red wines more...

21 Oct

Wine Quiz #6

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Wine Quiz #6

Back by popular demand here is the 6th quiz in our series. My apologies for not including it in the last newsletter but I appreciate your comments and compliments regarding our fun little learning sessions. As always, please read the answers since that is where the knowledge begins. “Scores only matter if you’re keeping them”. So take the quiz, more...

Pork and Leek Wellington with Port Sauce

I asked Gordo once again for a recipe that’s easy enough that I could do it. Here’s what he came up with and it is delicious by the way. By enclosing the meat in pastry, it cooks beautifully and stays moist. Serve with a vegetable that has some flavour like rapini or a crunchy vegetable like green beans. Craig’s Wines Suggestions: Lighter more...