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Spottswoode dinner and tasting

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Beth Novak Milliken, the owner and president of Spottswoode Family Estate Winery. The occasion was a small dinner at L’Avenue Bistro, hosted by…

Three faces of Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc is such an interesting grape. While there is a very recognizable core character to wines made from it, there are a number of styles of wine that have…

A Year in the Vineyard: Video

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In this video we follow the year-long management of a vineyard, Rosewood Estate on the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Canada. In the winter we learn how vines are pruned in…

Tourtière for Christmas

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The first time I made tourtière on my own, I was 24 years old, away from home at Christmas for the first time in my life, and incredibly homesick. You…