Tag: Canadian Wine

Book review: Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th edition

Book review: Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th edition

If there’s one book I recommend all wine enthusiasts possess—no matter their level of knowledge or interest in wine—it’s the Oxford Companion to Wine (OCW). Yes, it’s an encyclopedia: bloody heavy and astonishingly comprehensive. It’s also fun to read, despite what you might expect from 

Vancouver Island wine & spirits

Vancouver Island wine & spirits

The thing about being an editor for an alt weekly paper while maintaining a full-time day job is that it’s really difficult – okay, almost impossible – to get enough ahead on your writing that you can break free of the weekly article grind and 

Is Edmonton’s Wine Industry Lazy & Entitled? (Northern Lands Fest)

Is Edmonton’s Wine Industry Lazy & Entitled? (Northern Lands Fest)

I knew it would piss off a lot of people. My most recent cover story in Vue was about the Northern Lands Canadian Wine Festival, which is a super exciting event happening this weekend and I’m really looking forward to it. (I’ll definitely be posting 

Canadian Bubbly: The New Champagne?

Canadian Bubbly: The New Champagne?

One day Canada’s sparkling wines are going to rival those of Champagne. Maybe that day is already here. Okay, it’s not. Champagne is truly the finest sparkling wine in the world – but not every single bottle; some of it is totally overrated and, accordingly,