Daily Archives: August 12, 2023

Why is Cabernet Sauvignon the King of Red Wines? (Video)

Leanne and I chat about Cabernet Sauvignon in honour of Cabernet Day, the last Thursday before Labour Day… when we need something stronger in our glass than rose. 😉 Here are some quick facts you should know about Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon was originally created by crossing the white grape Sauvignon Blanc and the red grape Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc …

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Wine Witch on Fire Book Launch at Le Cordon Bleu

What a spectacular event at Le Cordon Bleu to launch Wine Witch on Fire! Click on the videos to feel the energy 😉 Thanks to Victoria Doherty for her wonderful pictures and videos!   With my mother, Ann, to whom this book is dedicated … love you, Mom!                         …

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Word on the Street: Wine Witch on Fire at the Toronto Book Festival

  The Word on the Street Toronto Book and Magazine Festival           with Dundurn Press team, Erin Pinksend and Ankit Pahwa     with Chris Houtson, Chief Operations Officer, Dundurn Press     with fellow author, Barbara Fradkin           On the way to the festival, I was captivated by this fountain 😉 …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/6/23

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week we’ve got a bunch of Chenin Blanc to talk about. None of us, …

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Interview: New Château Lascombes owners plot big changes

Château Lascombes in Margaux, Bordeaux. At Château Lascombes during Bordeaux en primeur week in April 2023, Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy Jr (MS) and I were sitting on a saggy, slightly dingy sofa in a reception room. ‘This couch will have to go,’ he says, laughing, but his frown told me replacing it was already on a list. He’s the detail-minded, …

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