Verget – Macon Charnay and Pouilly Fuissé

Verget are a relatively fresh face on the wine scene in Burgundy having only been founded in 1990. They make a number of wines from various Burgundian appellations but I wanted to focus on two choices from the Mâconnais. This district is often a by-word for fair but slightly generic chardonnay, with the village appellationsContinue reading “Verget – Macon Charnay and Pouilly Fuissé”

Where’s my French Paradox?

My dreams of a healthy, cheese and wine filled life were dashed on the rocks of cholesterol and liver health yesterday, when my doctor broke the news that I drank too much and probably ate too much rich dairy produce. My usual, cheerful reliance on what is known as the “French Paradox” as I guzzleContinue reading “Where’s my French Paradox?”

Girard Petite Sirah 2010: A Vancouver Wine Festival re-visit

Girard Petite Sirah (Napa Valley) 2010 $45 (Spec) BC I tasted this delicious wine at the Vancouver International Wine Festival a month ago, and decided to buy a bottle before I left as I wasn’t sure if it was available outside the special festival wine store. As with any re-visits, whether new friends, wine orContinue reading “Girard Petite Sirah 2010: A Vancouver Wine Festival re-visit”

Does the world need another wine blog?

After blogging about beer for three years at The Beer Wrangler, I was often asked why beer and not wine? This might seem a strange question, but those who know me knew I was spending vast sums of money and much of my spare time (not much with a full time job and baby girl)Continue reading “Does the world need another wine blog?”

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