Monthly Archives: June 2014

Barry Brown formally inducted into Spain’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit

Barry Brown, my cherished friend and founder and long-time president of the Spanish Wine Society in Toronto, was formally awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Civil Merit of Spain at a small celebration in the city’s Mideastro Restaurant.  The Consul-General … Continue reading

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Red Burgundy: Worth Getting to Know for Summer and Through the Year

Great wine has been made in Burgundy for almost a thousand years.  Cistercian monks planted Pinot Noir grapes on the region`s limestone slopes.  Over the centuries they refined the red wines they produced to breathtaking heights of elegance, intensity, complexity … Continue reading

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Barry Brown Receives Royal Spanish Honours

Barry Brown, a nice Jewish boy from Kitchener Ontario, is one of my closest friends and a very dear chap.  He’s also North America’s foremost authority on the wines of Spain.  His “Spanish Wine Society” in Toronto is famous for … Continue reading

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