I know I promised you some New Zealand wine this week, and I now promise you that next week I will deliver… but last week I gave you a little kiss from Spain and just a day after I wrote that piece, someone reminded me of an even deeper kiss [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Michael Pinkus
Michael Pinkus is an award-winning journalist: Promoting the Promoters Award Cuvee 2010 and Ontario Wine Awards Journalist of the Year 2012. He is also a national and international wine judge: Ontario Wine Awards, All-Canadian Wine Championships; Best of Riesling - Germany; Essência do Vinho - "Top Wines of Portugal". He is currently the President of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada and the wine columnist for Ottawa Life and Grand Magazine, as well as regular contributor to Tidings, Grapevine and WineFox. His reviews have also appeared in the LCBO Vintages magazine. In whatever he does, Michael educates, inspires and encourages others to grow their own love and enthusiasm for wine – and to realize that it is their palate that ultimately makes the decision.
This week’s selection(s) were supposed to be all about New Zealand. You see, last week the Kiwis finished off their tour around Canada, pouring their great Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs and a handful of other varieties they do well with (including Viognier and Pinot Gris). It’s safe to say that [...]Read more ›
So last week we looked at some wines from Portugal in the above $11 category – and for some that’s a great bargain… but this week we’re gonna dip down below $10 for wines you would be more than happy to pay double for, if they were from other places [...]Read more ›
Earlier this week, I found myself trolling the hallowed halls of the Art Gallery of Ontario for the annual Portuguese wine-tasting… it’s interesting and feels kinda proper that one should be tasting these wines in a building that houses so much history. After all, the wine history of Portugal goes [...]Read more ›
Time once again for a tour around the Vintages shelves of the LCBO, and after a bargain-filled January, there is very little to get excited about. There is only a handful of wines from the February release that are truly wonderful for the money spent. Let’s start with the Domaine [...]Read more ›
One of my favorite parts of my job is teaching. I like giving seminars and talking to/with people about wine, answering their questions and giving them the straight goods about wine. I don’t believe in couching wine in terms people don’t understand or giving descriptors that only a handful of [...]Read more ›