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Flavours of Italy – Calgary

I’m attending the “Flavours of Italy” trade tasting in Calgary today. My tasting theme will be “The Underdogs of Italy” since the event promises to showcase a number of wines made from the lesser known native or indigenous (autoctone) varietals. It promises to be fun and since Calgary got hit with cold weather and snow, […]

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So you think you know about food? Today marks the day officially launches it’s new site and challenges you with it’s FREE on-line food trivia games. Conceived by Toronto’s Evelyn Chau, author of “Have Some Dim Sum” and skillfully programmed and implemented by Bruno Cantieni, web application guru, Wine Expert and aka “The Zen […]

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

The Auxiliary to RVAP Health Centre is having a wine tasting fundraiser Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ajax Seniors Friendship Club. 46 Exeter Road, Ajax, Ontario. Join me as I lead this fun afternoon of tasting a selection of 6 delicious wines including a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, […]

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Zen Gourmand Approved!

I’m launching a new feature called “Zen Gourmand Approved”. This is where I review food related products, condiments, beverages, kitchen utensils and gadgets, cook books, services etc. etc. If my review of the item or service in question results in getting me exited and exclaim a unequivocal “WOW!!!”, the item or service will receive the […]

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The Burgundy Tasting, Toronto, March 17, 2009

This was one tasting I did not want to miss. It’s a fabulous opportunity to taste a vast array (some 42 producers) of Burgundy all under one roof. The event was held on St. Patrick’s Day at the St. Andrew’s Club. With limited time at my disposal, I still ended up tastin a good 25 […]

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Did you know the Nice Bistro has a Sommelier????

Well, every Saturday night for the month of February, yours truly will be performing as resident Sommelier at the Nice Bistro in Whitby. That should be fun! If you live in the area, be sure to make reservations at the Bistro ASAP and tell Manon I sent you! Get more details on this “can’t miss […]

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I’m back….

After a lengthy hiatus in maintaining this blog due to lack of time resulting from other commitments, I’m happy to announce that I’m back and you will begin to see the entertainment gradually continue, so bear with me. Add your rating

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Your Zen Invitation to the HighFields Country Inn & Spa

On June 20th, 21st and 22nd as well as June 27th, 28th and 29th Julie Moore of Julie Moore Spa and renowned Zen Massage Therapist will be at HighFields Country Inn and Spa, In Zephyr just outside of Uxbridge, Ontario. This beautiful 175 acre private country landscape is yours to enjoy and is ripe with […]

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The Zen Gourmand’s Wine Club in SNAP Whitby

The June issue of SNAP Whitby is now out and the premiere wine tasting event of The Zen Gourmand’s Wine Club is prominently featured on page 5! SNAP is a free publication covering local events, life and entertainment. You can pick it up at various locations around Whitby such as retailers, banks, newsstands, GO train, […]

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The Zen Gourmand’s Television Debut

On Thursday, May 22nd, the Zen Gourmand made his first televison appearance on “Daytime Durham”. This show is produced by Rogers TV and hosted by Kasia Bodurka and Jim Bamboulis. The invitation to make an appearance came as a result of contacting Rogers TV regarding the Zen Gourmand’s Wine Club and the club’s premiere wine […]

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