From smoky Rhône Valley style blends, to sophisticated Left and Right Bank Bordeaux, the red blend category is a varied and exciting one.
by Culinaire Magazine
As we sifted through the red single varieties, it was nice to see more than just Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Malbec hit the top ticket.
Riesling is always such a pleasure to judge-and drink.
Rosé is always such a pleasure to drink, even on the rainiest of days it can brighten your mood and bring a celebratory sense to a simple
In 1973, New Zealand’s first sauvignon blanc vines were planted in Marlborough.
Sparkling wines get me excited any day of the year, any time of the day, but more than ever when I am lucky enough to be part of the spar
Syrah seems to fall from the collective conscience and not always get the attention it deserves.
Tempranillo is the noble grape of Spain and represents terrific value at all price points.
At home, we are just as likely to pull the cork (or crack the screwcap) on a white blend as we are to open something like a great chardon
These wines are not exactly falling off the tongues of consumers (yet), but they should certainly be passing their tongues on the way to
Here is where it gets interesting with varieties and zones that are much less well known.
Tuscan wines have the power to immediately evoke the smells of Tuscany.
Veneto is most famous for Prosecco, but I believe Valpolicella and Amarone are nearly as well known.
Prosecco is without doubt one of the most popular alcoholic beverages the known universe has ever seen.
Pinot gris is an aromatic, cool climate grape grown in Italy, Austria, eastern Europe, Germany, France, USA and Canada.
When we launched the Alberta Beverage Awards in 2013, we wanted to celebrate the widest beverage selection in Canada.
Of the flights worked through at this year’s awards, not one was more consistent with wines of high quality than that of the noble cabern
This year, more than most, we had great parity in the chardonnay category. Overwhelmingly new world offerings were the order of the day.