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Upcoming events

Century Varietal Club Tasting

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute, 440 Albert Street, Suite C108

Are you stuck in a rut, always buying the same wines or types of wine? Wondering what to try next? How about a glass of Teroldego, Malvasia Bianco, Falanghina, Auxerrois, Gaglioppo, Cesanese or some other esoteric varietal? Read more »

Vintages Pre-Release Tasting—Bordeaux Values and Sparklers—Have your Say!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108

The end of April Vintages release features Bordeaux value wines and sparklers. From good vintages, the lesser known Chateaux of Bordeaux can provide exceptional value with great cellaring potential of 10 to 15 years. There have been a number of good and great vintages from Bordeaux of late. Depending on what the LCBO brings in, the plan is to have a flight of sparklers, a flight of Bordeaux and another flight of other interesting wines from the release. Read more »

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From the wine community

Magnotta Wine Store

By Brian Brian Preston, The Travelling Sommelier

I am an exuberant supporter of the wines that Magnotta has consistently put out over the years and, like Michael Pinkus of www.OntarioWineReview.com says, any Ontario winery that can fight and beat the LCBO is a winner in my books. All one has to do is try their products and be amazed at the quality and price value because they do not sell through the LCBO, which increases wine costs by over 50%! Read more »

New Zealand in a Glass – Ottawa

New Zealand does a show in Ottawa every two years and this is the year! The show will be held in Ottawa on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Canadian Museum of Nature.The show will feature 15 premium New Zealand wineries with over 75 wines. Meet the representatives, taste their exceptional wines, and make our discoveries your own. A sampling of fine foods and cheeses will be available to pair with your wine. And new for this year is the Chardonnay Regional Counter—taste and experience the differences between terroir, wine making and other key characteristics.

Tickets are on sale on the website at http://www.nzwine.com/events/new-zealand-in-a-glass-ottawa-consumer/

Wine Technology

The November 30, 2013 Technology Quarterly edition of The Economist featured an interesting article on high-tech winemaking. Read “Bacchus to the future” now.



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