Monthly Archives: March 2013

LCBO Raises the Floor for General List European Wines

The least costly European wines available in Ontario liquor stores (under $12) have been a shady bunch.  Many of them are “factory wines” produced in immense volumes containing nearly as many chemicals as they do grapes.  The scale of production and … Continue reading

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What are Canadians drinking?

VINEXPO presents the world’s largest and most important wine exhibition every other year in Bordeaux.  The organization has also commissioned a detailed study from The International Wine and Spirit Research Consultancy and produced an in-depth analysis of world wine and … Continue reading

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P.S.: Pan-searing fish filets

Press and hold your filets flat in the pan.  If you don’t, they’ll curl.  Holding them flat ensures that they cook evenly (as does scoring the skin.)

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Sancerre and pickerel filets

The Sauvignon Blanc grape probably originated in the Bordeaux region where it is almost always blended with Semillon and Muscadelle, in dry white Graves or sweet botritysed Sauternes and Barsacs.  My favourite versions are the mono-varietal whites crafted from fruit … Continue reading

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Welcome to A Glass of His Own

Welcome to my blog!  I’ll begin by explaining why I’m blogging in the first place.  One reason is that my youngest daughter insisted I drag myself into the 21st century (when I was just getting used to the 20th).  She set this … Continue reading

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