Take the pain out of Champagne!

There’s nothing more festive than popping the cork on a bottle of delicious bubbles during the holiday season. While movie stars and rappers may have the financial means to sip Dom Perignon with their Condor egg omelets Christmas morning, average Joes like myself have to find more financially viable options for our holiday sparkling wine. While […] Continue reading

Wine of the Week: 2008 Main Divide Riesling

Main Divide is consistently one of my favourite value producers from New Zealand and this delicious Riesling delivers the goods. Based out of the area of Waipara on New Zealand’s South Island, Main Divide  focuses on crafting wines that retain the purity and freshness that this cooler climate delivers. Made in an off-dry style, the 2008 […] Continue reading

Killer Value: 2007 Cotes-du-Rhone

The wines of the Southern Rhone Valley, as I have discussed before, are always some of my favourites. The red wines, based primarily on a blend of  Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are generally soft and juicy with a touch of spice. The whites, made primarily from a blend of Grenache Blanc (different from the red […] Continue reading