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Pinot Noir: A Primer

Pinot Noir: A Primer


Posted on Oct 2, 2019

Oregon Willamette Valley wine country

Pinot Noir grapes on the vine.

Pinot Noir makes, in our view, one of the most unique wines of all. This in spite of the fact that it is notoriously difficult to grow and can be maddeningly inconsistent from one vintage to the next. Yet, it is generally priced higher on average than other wines and in fact tops the auctions in terms of the prices it can fetch. Perhaps more than any other wine, it attracts the most ardent followers.

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Australian wine communicator

Tyson Stelzer

Almost three years ago we interviewed Tyson Stelzer. To give you some background about Tyson we opened our article with “If you’re interested in wine and the name Tyson Stelzer doesn’t sound familiar living in the northern hemisphere, trust us it soon will. His resume presents very notable credentials including current International Wine & Spirit Wine Communicator of the Year. Not just content to being a wine writer, he uses all mediums to reach wine enthusiasts worldwide including authoring numerous articles and books, speaking at wine events worldwide, as well as hosting his own television series.”

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Wine High Club: Lufthansa

Wine High Club: Lufthansa


Posted on Sep 18, 2019

Wine High Club

Lufthansa’s wine and food pairings are notable.

As Europe’s first and only airline to be awarded the title of “Five-Star Airline”, high expectations follow and can often be hard to live up to. Year in and year out Lufthansa has continued to raise the bar with their dedication to both excellence and efficiency, certainly earning their reputation as one of the 10 best premium airlines in the world.

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Oceania Cruises

Dom on ice.

We recently cruised through the Baltics on the sumptuous Oceania Marina, a 1250-passenger luxury cruise liner. A fabulous cruise with many memorable meals and wines, but from a gastronomic point of view, the Dom Perignon Experience was easily the highlight.

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Edinburgh Scotland

The Witchery by the Castle

Our first trip to Edinburgh certainly proved beyond a doubt that Scottish fine dining is not an oxymoron. There are currently 8 Michelin-starred restaurants in Scotland with half of them residing in the country’s capital. And while not on that list, our visit to The Witchery by the Castle certainly ranks among our all-time memorable dining experiences ever.

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Wine High Club: British Airways

Wine High Club: British Airways


Posted on Aug 28, 2019

club world

A glass of champagne is always a nice way to start a flight.

Travel has been a big part of my life since I was born. Before coming to Canada, the country of my citizenship, I lived in two countries in Europe and we travelled frequently around the continent. Back then flying was glamourous. When my mother or father would take us on flights, we dressed up as if attending a formal event. Captains and flight attendants had a pseudo-celebrity status and people sat up a little straighter and gazed in admiration as they walked by, immaculately dressed in their fresh-pressed uniforms. One of my earliest recollections as a child was flying on British Airways with my parents and being treated like royalty. In the 40+ years that have passed since then, the rise of low-cost carriers combined with increased security measures has made flying more chore than treat, and often more stressful than enjoyable. I recently had the opportunity to fly with BA again in their long-haul business class, Club World, which re-ignited fond memories and a feeling that maybe, just maybe, flying could still be a luxurious treat.

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Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge

Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge


Posted on Aug 14, 2019

Woodinville Washington wine

Winemaker Pamela Adkins

For many successful people, knowing what they want is often the motive behind their achievements. For Pamela Adkins knowing what she doesn’t want has been a big part of her success as winemaker and co-owner of Adrice Wines.

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Woodinville Washington wine

The Pomum & Idilico lineup.

We are unabashed fans of wine from Washington State. We also happen to love Spanish wine so when we found out that there was a Spanish winemaker in Washington, we knew we had to meet him and find out more about his winery: Pomum Cellars.

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