Let your wine take a breather

When it comes to red wine, especially bigger styles like Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Malbec, Italian reds, etc., breathing time and aeration is so important. Giving them air opens up the wine allowing oxygen to mix in bringing out the subtleties and nuances. You’ll smell and taste much more. It also helps soften the […]

A taste of Tuscany’s vinous bounty

Every year around mid-February, journalists from around the world are invited to Tuscany to preview the latest releases of wines, the majority red. This year found me in the iconic wine region from Feb. 14 to 21. As one of the most renowned wine regions on the planet, the wines are fabulous and, needless to […]

Enjoying cold weather reds

Happy New Year! Winter is the time to snuggle up to a warm, cozy fire and indulge in comfort food and drink. For wine, this means fuller flavoured red offerings that do a great job in combating the cold. Included in the large category would be Bordeaux, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Pinotage, Syrah/Shiraz, Italian reds and many […]