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Wine Wednesday: Ladybug Rosé

Malivoire Ladybug Rosé Niagara’s Malivoire Wine Company produces a number of excellent wines. The whites I’ve tried have been good, but are a little richer and more suited for cooler weather. But their “Ladybug” Rosé is perfect for one of those hot Winnipeg summer evenings. It’s a very Canadian blend of Cabernet Franc, Gamay and […]

Storming the Fort

There’s a world of wine out there beyond the basic (ahem) take grapes add yeast formula. That’s the world of fortified wine. What is a fortified wine? You’ve no doubt heard of them primarily in the names port and sherry. What’s this fortified business? Fortified wines are wines that have had a distilled spirit (usually […]

Wine: Ciao Sangiovese

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week it’s Ciao Sangiovese. You won’t see a lot of TetraPak wines on store shelves here. Nor will you see a lot of 1-litre Sangiovese retailing for just over $12 (actually $12.11 at your local MLCC). The Ciao Sangiovese (from the coastal plains of […]

Wine: Beaujolais Blanc

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week it’s Henry Fessy Beaujolais Blanc. Most people associate Beaujolais with red wine, specifically light and easy-drinking red wine. That’s not surprising, considering that the vast majority of the Beaujolais we see on this side of the ocean is light and easy-drinking red wine. […]

Wine: Laboure-Roi Pinot

Every Wednesday, Savour Winnipeg wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes from some his latest and most exciting discoveries. This week it’s Laboure-Roi ‘Les Sangliers’ Pinot Noir. Drinkable, cheap Pinot Noir is a rare thing, but it’s great for a large gathering like a dinner party and this wine fits the bill both […]

Wine: Kung Fu Girl Riesling

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart will share a few tasting notes from some his latest and most exciting discoveries. This week, it’s Kung Fu Girl Riesling (USA). This Washington State white shows off a nice balance of acidity and sweetness, with loads of beautiful lime and a mineral edge on the finish. I’d like it better […]

Beat the heat Canadian-style

Canada Day always leaves me a little patriotic. It also signals the start of those hazy, lazy days of summer. When the mercury moves towards the 30s those big wintertime reds can become too much. I don’t want a big meaty Shiraz on the patio, much less on the palate. I’d rather have something that […]

A Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Following the extravagance of the holiday season and February’s chocolate-driven decadence, it seems timely to look at the healthier side of wine. Let’s start with something called the ‘French Paradox’, namely how can a nation with a rich diet high in saturated fats like butter & goose fat have such a relatively low incidence of […]

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