Tag: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cheap and Cheerful: Vegan Wines from Oxford Landing

Cheap and Cheerful: Vegan Wines from Oxford Landing

I have basically given up on wines under $20. That sounds dreadfully snobby of me – and it is – but it’s also a reflection of the cost of wine in Alberta. When I first started in the wine industry, something like 18 years ago 

The Shiraz Effect

The Shiraz Effect

I’m so fucking sick of Malbec. I’ve been fucking sick of Malbec for a while now; in fact I published the original version of “The Shiraz Effect” on my old blog back in 2010. As it turns out, five years later the Malbec craze is 

Mega Purple? Mega No Thanks.

Mega Purple? Mega No Thanks.

It was a shocking shade of purple and there was no way it was natural. Ever seen a wine that seemed to defy the laws of nature? Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them. It’s not a wine I would ever purchase – not after 

Weekday Wine: Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

Weekday Wine: Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

I would love to drink expensive wines all day, every day. But since I’m not independently wealthy, I have to seek out well-priced, good-value wines for those weekdays when I’m craving a decent glass but don’t have the money to spend on something really nice.