HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

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In Modest Excess

In Modest Excess

Fine Wine Pairings for Grilled Cheese


I want to start with a question: how many home-cooked meals do you eat compared to how many fine-dining dishes make their way to your stomach in a given year? Perhaps you are among the lucky few able to...

Mastering Champagne

Pairings for each style of Champagne


Champagne: there’s never a wrong time to open a bottle. It is, without question, one of the most versatile options for food pairings. However, it is important to keep in mind the range of styles that are...

‘Tis the season

Wine Pairings for Burgers


‘Tis the season. Well, not that season. But it’s barbecue season and everyone in my neighbourhood is firing up the grill. There’s nothing quite like the classic burger, grilled to perfection and bursting with...

Killer Bordeaux and Halibut

Pairings for White Bordeaux


Elegant, sophisticated, complex, and age-worthy. Does that sound like a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc? Based on entry level examples from the Pays D’Oc or Marlborough, you’d think not. But the gorgeous 2015...

Just another bottle of Malbec, or is it?

Pairing Burgers and Malbec


I must confess, I am not a fan of Malbec. And I am unfortunately always willing to share my dislike with others, especially those who have an opposing opinion. So, there I am at my favorite wine store,...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Pairings for Spring Vegetables


Spring. Glorious spring. Begone the remnants of frost and the shackles of cold, as we welcome the sunshine, warmth, and fresh produce back into our homes and stomachs. Leaves on trees, gardens of blooming...

Rethinking Sauternes

Pairing Food with Bordeaux's Classic Sweet Wine


Sweet wines like Sauternes have arguably never been more misunderstood than they are today. Unfortunately, we’ve been programmed to think of Sauternes as a dessert wine. At restaurants, sweet wines are often...

Oysters at The Clam

Pairings for High acid, Unoaked Whites


In my wine classes I often point out that acidity is the wine lover’s friend. A wine with crisp acidity pairs with many more foods than a lower acid wine because so many foods also contain an acid component....

Risky Business

Pairing High Risk Food with Low Risk Wine


I was in Chicago recently to teach a WSET Level 1 course in which we talked a lot about how and why wine and food go together. The idea of the eight food pairings we explore during the class is to give some...

Contributors

Chris Giroux

Chris Giroux

Sommelier
Vancouver
Chris is a WSET Diploma graduate and a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is the Director ... read more
David Lawrason

David Lawrason

Wine Judge & Writer
Toronto, London
David Lawrason is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected experts on international and Canadian wine. David has tasted, taught ... read more
David Munro

David Munro

Exotic Gourmand
Vancouver
David has been with Fine Vintage since 2012 and came to us with fifteen years of experience as an educator. ... read more
Geoffrey Moss

Geoffrey Moss

Foodie
Okanagan
He previously worked for some of the leading wineries in Canada and was instrumental in launching Phantom Creek Estates, a ... read more
James Cluer

James Cluer

Master of Wine
Napa Valley
He spends his time running Fine Vintage which operates in 15 countries. He is the GM of two wineries in ... read more
Jennifer Book

Jennifer Book

Wine Expert
Calgary
Jenny is the most knowledgeable wine educator in Alberta and has the most lovely engaging style. Jenny draws on her ... read more
Lyn Farmer

Lyn Farmer

Food & Wine Writer
Miami
Lyn is a James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer and educator who has been sharing his passion for wine ... read more
Matthew Leslie

Matthew Leslie

Wine Judge
Calgary
Matt is one of our best instructors in Alberta. Young, dynamic and engaging, you would be hard pressed to find ... read more
Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Sommelier
Okanagan
After moving to the Okanagan, he now combines his two great passions: wine and teaching. Mike has extensive knowledge of ... read more
Samantha Wall

Samantha Wall

MW Candidate
Edmonton
“Wine is my passion, because to call it an obsession sounds slightly unhealthy…” Having completed all levels of the WSET, ... read more
Sara D'Amato

Sara D'Amato

Wine Judge & Writer
Toronto
Writer, Judge, Wine Critic, Educator, Sommelier. Sara is one of the stars of the Ontario wine scene and highly respected ... read more

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