Imagine dining at an incredible restaurant with a group of friends. You peruse the wine list—and then you notice your friend smirking as he pulls a bottle out of a brown paper bag. He didn't warn you that he was going to bring his own and pay the corkage fee. That might be annoying enough, but then you notice that the bottle is Two Buck Chuck.
On June 28, 2012, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Canadians went from being lawbreakers to wine-loving, law-abiding citizens because of Bill C-311 passing and changing laws around imported alcohol.
This is the first of a series of three articles on the terroir of Central Otago, the most southerly wine growing region in the world, at 45 degrees South, marked by a dry, semi-continental climate.
The general public may be aware of Beaujolais, but that awareness doesn’t seem to go very far, rarely moving beyond the catchy Beaujolais Nouveau. Blips of popularity do not sustain a wine region.
Do you really know what the 1961 Latour you purchased from an online buyer will taste like? And if the flavor is slightly off, will you blame the age or storage conditions of the wine or something more nefarious?
Ah, the pleasures of Piedmont: Here, in the land of Benvenuto I found it easy to indulge in the simple delights of the fresh markets, personal interaction with top wine producers, and visits to historic castles.