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The Burgundy tasting at the St. Andrew’s Club, Toronto – March 17, 2009

Some forty-two Burgundy producers were showing off their wines on St. Patricks Day at the St. Andrew’s Club, Toronto. I’m still going through my notes but let it be said that one wine that definitely did it for me was the 2006 Mazoyères Chambertin by Domaine Taupenot-Merme. Hefty dark fruit, sour cherry, kirsch and leather […]

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Renovations underway….

Please bear with me while I revamp this site. You will be seeing a more logical structure and mostly, you will see a lot more of my personal winetasting notes, short essays and my usual opinionated rants. In the meantime you can pretty much ignore what’s online while I’m doing some conceptual testing. Of course, […]

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Cheese Fondue with the Zen Gourmand

I continued my “Zen Gourmand” series of cooking demonstrations and tutored tastings on Saturday January 12th with an authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue and a tasting of three appropriate whites. Traditional convention pairs cheese fondue with wines such as Fendant, Riesling, Veltliner, Gewürtz and Pinot Gris. I chose a Peller Estates Signature Series Pinot Gris 2006 […]

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