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Debbie Trenholm

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Malbec. Tango. Steak.

Malbec. Tango. Steak.

I confess. I have a glass of big bold Malbec red wine from Argentina beside me while I write this article. What. A. Fabulous. Place. The wines – both red & whites. The steak. The landscape. The history. I have told everyone since my trip that if you have the opportunity, jump on a plane [...]

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Cool Craft Ciders

Cool Craft Ciders

There was a buzz this summer that was different. It was the buzz about craft cider. The LCBO stocked shelves wide and high with different styles by local cider makers, and neat new ciders were taking over taps at restaurants. No longer is cider the alternative for those not partial to wine or beer, craft [...]

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Beat the Heat Bevvies

Beat the Heat Bevvies

What drinks make you think of summer? Refreshing Rosé Mouth-watering Cider Cold Radler Beer Big bold Cabernetf Fruity Sangria All of the above Finally, a multiple choice quiz with no wrong answer. With more sun-filled days, long weekends and lazy afternoons, summer brings time to relax and unwind [...]

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Head to 'The County'

Head to 'The County'

Photo courtesy of PEC/ Marc Polidoro. There are so many reasons to go visit Prince Edward County It is close enough to get to for the weekend and yet it is a whole other world away. Prince Edward County is becoming a well-respected wine-making area, culinary destination and a place to escape to recharge [...]

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Say Cheese

If you happen to be a cheese lover, then you are in luck. The Ottawa area is blessed with some fantastic cheese shops to feed your passion. You don't have to look any further than our own backyard for artisan cheese that rivals any around the globe. A few months ago, Glengarry Fine Cheese located in [...]

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Your LCBO Shopping List for Easter Wines

Your LCBO Shopping List for Easter Wines

Easter is on its way! For me that marks that spring is around the corner. It is interesting to see some of the wines shifting in style while the seasons begin the change. I had the opportunity to sample a number of the wines in this spring-will-soon-be-here release of Vintages and found some neat Easter [...]

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Top Tips For Your Next Visit To The County

Top Tips For Your Next Visit To The County

Prince Edward County…if you haven’t been…Start the car! Make a point to book a family vacation, play hooky and spend a long weekend or make a day of it. The County awaits!  To compile the 100+ things to do, I asked the locals and tourist for their tips. I was overwhelmed by the response….and [...]

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If I only had $100…I would buy at LCBO Vintages

If I only had $100…I would buy at LCBO Vintages

February was a long month with Leap Year. Now March is loaded with holidays. March Break, St Patrick’s Day and Easter are reasons to pop corks! This week’s release at Vintages is loaded with interesting wines, Irish Whiskies & sparkling wines for exactly that occasion. I must confess that I am [...]

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You Drink It – We’ll Deliver

You Drink It – We’ll Deliver

On my fridge there is a magnet that reminds me: “so many wines, so little time.” The truth is that we are creatures of habit and despite so many options, it’s often easier to simply reach for a bottle of wine that we know. A friend called me recently and asked me to help her buy wine for her [...]

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Fill Your Glass With Greatness

Fill Your Glass With Greatness

While it may be a bold move to call your wine amazing, Amazing Wine by Château des Charmes Estates Winery lives up to the claim. Not only is it reasonably priced, quality wine that pleases your palate, Château des Charmes is making a difference in the community and abroad by donating a dollar [...]

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