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Rebooting the Drunken Vine

December 27, 2010

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Hiya folks – for anyone that regularly reads the blog today, I’m rebooting the blog and moving to squarespace. Look for postings in the new year at wine.canadianchris.com.   Thanks! Chris

Almost a Year later….

June 4, 2010

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It’s almost a year later, and things have changed! I spent a good part of that year writing for TasteTO on a biweekly basis, and I believe my writing style has improved immensely. I am planning to return to writing off the cuff pieces on wine styles, grape varietals and all kinds of other wine […]

get your Rock on

July 9, 2009

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I am really into many of the wines Flat Rock produces, their pinot noirs have panache! Tonight I was hunting for a white wine with charisma and flare. Riesling is one of my all time farvourite white wines, I am hoping that Marlize and the team will not late my palate down! Nadja's Vineyard is a small block in front of the winery, that tends to get more winds and stay cooler, so I'm expecting some ripping acidity.

Feelin’ Rosy on Canada Day

July 1, 2009

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I had steak marinading to put on the bbq this afternoon, a tasty combination of Worcestershire, soy, olive oil, crushed peppercorns, whole grain dijon, brown sugar and Dr. Pepper. I decided this would be a great opportunity to try pairing steak with pink wine from the Rhone.

oh barbera

April 2, 2009

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I must have been italian in a past life.  Fast cars, beautiful women, rich hearty food and beautiful wines with naturally high acidity and tannins.  Barbera and Nebbiolo are my all time favourites.  Barbera d’Alba comes from Piedmont, the Alba region.  To carry the Barbera d’Alba DOC label, the wine must be 100% Barbera. PAOLO […]

malbec for the weekend

March 20, 2009

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I haven't spent enough time with Malbec. Everytime I open a bottle I'm surprised by how much I enjoy it. Malbec is found in Bordeaux blends, southwest France, and is becoming extremely well known as a notable variety in Argentina.

what the sfursat?

March 12, 2009

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I am in love with this wine. It feels wrong to say that - this is definitely a masculine wine. He's suave and refined, layered, complex and elegant, but he's manly. Flavours are there firm, bold and unapologetic. It's a good thing too, there is nothing to apologize for.