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Champagne taste but not a champagne budget? An exploration of France’s crémant wines

Source: Claude PIARD [CC BY-SA 4.0], de Wikimedia Commons This is a guest post written by Neil Phillips and participates in Saturday’s #winophiles Twitter chat (see below for details!) The end of year approaches, which for many bring on the season of celebration and parties – and a time to say thanks to friends and family.  […]

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From “Rosé? No way!” to #roseallday

This is a guest post written by Neil Phillips and participates in today’s #winophiles Twitter chat (see below for details!) Those who not that long ago viewed the term “rosé” as a synonym for “California blush”, rejoice.  In another welcome sign that the North American wine market continues to mature, rosé proper is increasingly popular.  […]

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Mulled wine in the slow cooker on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Slow cooker mulled wine

This post is produced in partnership with All-Clad Canada Holiday season is officially on us and you’re probably looking for ways to simplify your holiday entertaining, right? We host a couple of holiday open houses every year – one here in Toronto and one in France and both parties feature mulled wine. It’s the perfect […]

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Tips for successful outdoor entertaining

This post was created in partnership with Ruffino Wines. Summertime… and the living is outdoors. The days are getting longer and the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy meals and get-togethers outside. I find the summer months are always much busier for entertaining and it seems like there are many more impromptu get togethers than […]

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Tips for pairing food and wine

This is a guest post written by Neil Phillips sponsored by Castello di Gabbiano. Two of the more magical aspects of wine revolve around history and food. As with any product of the land, wine carries such weight of history from where it is produced.  After all, wine comes from grapes – which are a […]

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Welcome summer with Frozen Rhubarb Strawberry Rosé!

Hurrah – it’s summer! It’s rosé season (finally!), although in the South West of France, it always seems to be rosé season! I can’t wait to be there next week but in the meantime, there are a lot of items to cross off that “to do” list – administrative things for school, packing, catching up […]

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