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Cheese selection on La Cuisine Paris cheese and wine workshop

A cheese and wine workshop at La Cuisine Paris

France. Cheese. Wine. Sounds like the perfect combination, right? But have you ever stood in a wine or cheese store in France and been so overwhelmed that you simply don’t know what to choose? There are something like 400+ cheeses (and wines???) in France so choosing one can be challenging especially if you don’t know […]

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Tasting wine at Tantalus Kelowna on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Wines and spirits in Kelowna (British Columbia)

Sadly this will be the final post about my recent trip to Kelowna although I definitely don’t feel that 5 posts has done it justice. In just 2 1/2 days whilst we covered a lot of ground, we didn’t have time to visit every winery, store, farm, restaurant, bar etc.. although we did pretty well […]

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Pouring wine on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tips for tasting wine

– a post by Neil Phillips On Friday, May 9th the winners of the 2014 Ontario Wine Awards were announced at a gala evening in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  Founded by Tony Aspler in 1995, the program was designed to highlight the quality wines coming out of Ontario.  Two decades years later, one could argue that little […]

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Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Days of Wine and Chocolate 2013

Yes it’s that time of year again… no, not St Valentine’s Day/ weekend/ month as I have variously heard it referred to over the past week, but Days of Wine and Chocolate though Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Some of you might remember that Neil and I headed there last year and whilst we enjoyed the weekend, […]

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Days of Wine and Chocolate in Niagara on the Lake

Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Days of Wine and Chocolate

Wine and chocolate. A dream pairing, right? Well… yeah, unless you’ve been rather ill and told that you need to give your innards a bit of a rest from rich food…. Ahem.  Not ideal when Neil and I had been planning to go up to Niagara-on-the-Lake over the recent Family Day weekend to indulge in […]

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Knapp Winery Finger Lakes, NY

A long weekend in the Finger Lakes

Last weekend was my “mid-term break” – much needed after the first half of interminable Term 1 and a week of Parent-Teacher interviews that felt like what I imagine speed dating must be like. Different faces every 10 minutes – it’s overwhelming!  This term has been a crazy busy one – all good stuff but […]

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