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Sommelier: June 2012 Archives

Wine Guy: Muscat

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

muscat.jpegMuscat is the oldest domesticated grape variety and there are over 200 known variations on the grape. Craig Pinhey is a big fan of Muscat in all its shapes and forms. His wine of the week is a muscat - Martini & Rossi Asti D.O.C.G. at $13.99 a bottle.

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Value Wine Awards

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Craig Pinhey checks in from Calgary where he's judging affordable wines from around the world at the Value Wine Awards. His wine of the week is the Peoples Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand at $19.79 a bottle.

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Bill C-31 Opens Borders to Wines from Across the Country

Posted by Elke Semerad

lafiole.jpgThe passage of the federal bill paves the way for wine to flow from one province to another.  To date, interprovincial trade barriers and other government regulations made it difficult for wine lovers, including our Wine Guy Craig Pinhey. His wine of the week is La Fiole Cotes Du Rhone, from France, $15.49.

 

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