Archive for March, 2012
Best of the Wine Quizzes from 2011

I have compiled the best questions of the year and reorganized them in a ‘best of ‘quiz (so you don’t recognize them…hope it works). Try it! If you learn one new thing about wine today it’s a good day. 1. How does one open a bottle of Sparkling wine or Champagne?a) Use a sabre (a sword just like in the movies). b) Twist the bottle not more...

8th Annual "Tour of the Senses"

Thank you for attending the 8th annual “Tour of the Senses”! Every year we host our annual wine tasting and thanks to a you, our loyal customers, we were able to put together an exceptional evening of food and wine tasting at Mr. C’s Restaurant. Featuring our Winexpert educator extraordinaire Dave Larocque and culinary mastery by Sean more...

Rosés have returned & Blush is back-and more popular than ever!

Blushes or Rosés, one of the easiest drinking and great warm weather wines has enjoyed tremendous popularity in Europe for many years. However, in North America it is often associated with the Californian Zinfandel blushes made famous in the 70’s which were produced to cater to those who were just beginning to explore the world of wine. These more...

It's Caesar Salad Season

Warmer weather brings to mind salad season and here is one of my faves. And, as always, the only stipulation for posting a recipe on Craig’s Wine is that it is easy enough for Craig to make. Well done Shawn. Traditional Caesar Salad – Serves 4 Ingredients 2 egg yolks 2 cloves garlic, minced, or rubbed into sides of a wooden bowl with pepper 3 more...

The World's Largest Wine Barrel

The worlds largest wine barrel, located in Heildelberg, Germany holds 220,000 litres and stands over 6 meters high. Built in the 1700’s, it is said to have never been anything but empty. What a pity even though there is a dance floor built on top of it for “partying”. Photo Credit: Ken Meegan more...