13th Street Sparkling Seminar: March 15, 2014

I am excited to announce that I will be leading a seminar on sparkling wines at 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines on March 15th, 2014. More specifically I will be discussing the wine making process that takes place when crafting sparkling wines. During this seminar we will be showcasing how versatile sparkling wine can […]

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UGC 2011 Bordeaux: Post Event Thoughts

Attending the UGC Bordeaux event this past Thursday in Toronto was very enjoyable and educational. The Royal Ontario Museum was an excellent venue for this event. Where else can you sample 2011 Bordeaux while underneath a Sauropod dinosaur? It was fun to meet the representatives from each chateau and hear their story. Their stories and […]

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UGC Bordeaux Event: Toronto Jan 16, 2013

Large tasting events are always fun to attend. While attending wine events I enjoy meeting new people who share my passion for wine, as well as educating myself on the different varietals and regional characteristics. This Thursday I will be attending the Union des Grand Cru de Bordeaux event (UGC) that is taking place at […]

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Vegas, Rose Bowl, and a Washington State Cabernet

Last week my father and I left for Las Vegas to spend some quality time together. The main event of our getaway was attending the 100th Rose Bowl, where the Stanford Cardinal squared off against the Michigan State Spartans. Both my father and I are huge college football fans, especially for MSU!  Here is a […]

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Four Eyed Wine Guys Top Wines of 2013

With the end of 2013 coming soon, I have had the ability to read many wine writers top ten wine lists. I thought it would be fun to come up with my own. From looking over my wine notes I came to the conclusion that this was the best wine drinking year for me thus […]

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What glassware to use for Champagne/Sparkling wine? Part 1

There has been much press recently about how Champagne/sparkling flutes are being deemed as “one dimensional”. Chief executive of Riedel Crystal, Maximilian Riedel feels that flutes limit drinker’s ability to appreciate the range of taste and aromas of sparkling wine. He also told Decanter magazine that “It is my goal that the flute will be […]

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Wine: Endless Education

Wine can be a very complicated subject. With all of the different regions, sub regions, grape varietals, and vinification techniques it can be very rare for someone to know everything there is to know about wine. Although I’m sure there are many Masters of Wine, Master Sommelier, and others in the industry that know a […]

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Italian Trade Commission Wine Event

Recently I had to opportunity to attend the Italian Trade Commission wine tasting event held in Toronto at Roy Thompson Hall. Many of Italy’s wine regions were represented at this event. A majority of the producers were from the more prestigious and well know regions like Piedmont, Tuscany, and the Veneto. There were also producers […]

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My Mothers 60th Birthday Celebration & Tuscan Merlot

We all experience milestone birthdays. This time next year I will be approaching my 30th birthday and I can guarantee that it will be a celebration, but this blog isn’t about my plans for my 30th birthday celebration. This blog is about my mother, as she turned 60 on October 18th. We asked her if […]

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Searching for Experiences in Wine Country

In any form of tourism, experience is king. Whether you are attending a local sporting event or enjoying the beautiful scenery at a national park the experience is what makes memories. An enjoyable experience will bring you back and will cause you to share your experience with others. A few weeks ago I had two […]

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