Category: Wine

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August 21, 2012 0

Meet the Winemaker- Bodegas Carrau

Francisco Carrau from Bodegas Carrau– one of the oldest wineries in Uruguay- presented his wines in an intimate four course dinner at Oak Wine Bar. The weather was beautiful, being the warmest day thus far in the year. A good thing after such a long, wet and freezing winter. Mr.Carrau started off with his Sauvignon…
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April 27, 2011 0

Paris Wine Bars

I spent 4 days in Paris eating, drinking and walking most of the time. No doubt that I live to eat and drink. It’s my job, it’s my passion and when it comes to food and wine it’s hard to beat France. Never mind Paris… My ambitious plan included about 30 wine bars, food markets…
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March 21, 2011 0

Uruguay

Wines of Uruguay turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. In fact,  I don’t remember tasting so many quality wines at once. Visiting 8 wineries, meeting an additional 4 producers and tasting more than 100 wines in 2 days could have been daunting, instead it was pure pleasure. Not only all wineries were extremely…
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March 3, 2011 0

Vancouver

Last 4th of July we had the opportunity to go to Vancouver. At that point I knew very little about the city, except that it was in Canada and that it hosted the Olympic games. I also knew that British Columbia wines can be outstanding and that was my motto. Once there it became instant…
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January 22, 2011 0

Germany: Munich

Stepping off the train from Vienna felt just like coming home. I love Munich for many reasons beyond my understanding. Maybe those deep roots do have an influence after all. My great grand-father was German and my great grand-mother was Austrian or Hungarian– or both. I, on the other hand, never had any interest in…
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February 3, 2010 0

Vienna: Grinzing

Heuriger is pretty much an Austrian wine tavern where wineries serve their latest vintage or their freshest wines along with traditional Austrian food. Heueriger means ‘this year’, which refers to this year’s harvest. The word comes from the Latin ‘hodie’, meaning ‘this day’, however it wasn’t until 1784 that emperor Joseph II allowed Viennese vintners…
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January 31, 2010 0

Austria: Vienna

The next day my friend Silvana and I took a train from Munich’s Hauptbahnhof to Vienna, capital of Austria and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Founded around 500BC, Vienna was once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that ended after the first World War in 1918. The city though, seems to have been preserved…
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January 29, 2010 0

Austria: Innsbruck

Breakfast in Italy, lunch in Austria, dinner in Germany, oh the good life I have! Besides the natural anatomy of those countries, and the fact that if you drive from Germany to Italy you must cross Austria, it still sounds utterly decadent to be in three countries in one day. Also in the Alps and…
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January 26, 2010 0