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Lunch Series – Burger for a Cause

Burger For A Cause Join us to for a Late Lunch at Delux Burger Bar in Crestwood on Sunday February 19, when we enjoy a Burger for a Cause. This month YWIW member Patrycia Rzechowka is Delux’s Celebrity Chef, $1 from each of her creations sold will go to help fight MS. Join us to… Continue reading Lunch Series – Burger for a Cause

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Bang for your Buck, Holiday Edition 

Wine: Domaine de Belle Mare 2015  Grape variety: Viognier  Region: Pays d’Oc France, in general we can say this region has a Mediterranean Climate  Winery: the Domaine de Belle Mare is located about an hour from Montpellier on the edge of the very large Lake Thau.   Wine Maker: Fabienne Capello  Tasting Notes:  Colour: Brilliant… Continue reading Bang for your Buck, Holiday Edition 

Gift Guide · OldWorld · Sparkling Wine · Wine Tasting Notes

“Little Night Star” 

Stella di Notte  Back in November we hosted our first Cinq a Sept, a fundraising event for the Lurana Shelter.   In addition to all the terrific women we had the chance to mingle with we also enjoyed a lovely glass of bubbles. Fundraisers can’t succeed without sponsors, a special thank you to our pal… Continue reading “Little Night Star” 

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Champagne tastes on a Crémant Budget…

  What cork are you popping on NYE?  Often the answer is Champagne. Champagne can be a bit to pricey for some wine lovers, what about a Crémant instead? Champagne can only come from Champagne, however there are many regions within France and outside of France that make wine in the “Traditional Method” or Méthod… Continue reading Champagne tastes on a Crémant Budget…

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Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut Nature – Something Different to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut Nature About Franciacorta- Franciacorta is Italy’s most prestigious Traditional Method ( Champagne-style) sparkling wine.  Not as well known as Prosecco and Asti (both made in the tank method) outside the country, it is more popular than Champagne inside Italy.  Exports from the region are still relatively modest as production levels have… Continue reading Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut Nature – Something Different to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Something Special for New Year’s Eve – An Elegant Pairing

An Elegant Pairing – Crème Brûlée Truffle with                                   Canella Prosecco Superiore DOCG It’s here, the Throw Back Collection!  The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Crème Brûlée truffle was from the 2010 Dessert Collection. … Continue reading Something Special for New Year’s Eve – An Elegant Pairing

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Tenuta Montecchiesi Vermentino/Chardonnay and Syrah

I had the opportunity to sit down with Valerie Albrecht of Enotri wine and Francesca Dal Cero Export Manager of Vini Dal Cero and sample her wines.  Founded in 1934 by Francesca’s grandfather, she is part of the third generation running the family business.  I tried a selection of what the family makes, here are… Continue reading Tenuta Montecchiesi Vermentino/Chardonnay and Syrah

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Beautiful Bella 

Wine:   2015 Bella Rosé – 356 cases made (Bella is the name of Jay and Wendy’s Bulldog)   Grape Variety: 100% Gamay Noir  Winemaker: Jay Drysdale (Bella is owned and operated by Jay Drysdale & Wendy Rose. Jay has a really diverse restaurant/ wine background. Read the story of how they met and fell in… Continue reading Beautiful Bella 

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Canadian Wine Picks for Christmas

Canadian Wine Picks for Christmas Twas the week before Christmas, and the to do lists are long. So much to do, so little time. Here are our recommendations for Canadian Wine Picks for Christmas, may these suggestions make your shopping a little easier: YWIW had the great pleasure to host three Master Classes this year… Continue reading Canadian Wine Picks for Christmas

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Warm Up This Winter with Ginger Syrup

Warm up this Winter with Ginger Syrup I have been on a house made syrup kick this fall, experimenting with all sorts of flavors.  My favorite, and I’ve got Kim on it too, is Ginger Syrup.  Easy to make, use it in a variety of drinks, from cocktails to warm teas. Ginger Syrup 3 cups… Continue reading Warm Up This Winter with Ginger Syrup