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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Classic Wine Pairings for Lamb

Classic Wine Pairings for Lamb

Pairings for Each Cut


Lamb is a rich, hearty meat, that’s often the hallmark of special occasions from Ramadan to Easter to Hanukkah to Christmas. However, to get the wine pairing spot on, you really have to consider the cut and...

The Best Wine And Steak Pairings

Pairings for Each Cut


The cliché is that steaks call for big, bold red wines. But choosing the perfect wine pairing really comes down to the cut of the steak and your preparation. Let’s assume to start that you’re firing up the...

Treat Yourself

Pairings for Chocolate Cake


I think I can confidently say that we all have a little more time on our hands right now. Store after store is running out of flour as people decide the situation calls for – what else – baking. Certainly,...

#TakeoutDay

Pairings for Sushi


If you’re like me, you’re doing your best to support local restaurants by purchasing gift certificates or ordering takeaway. Wednesdays have become #TakeoutDay and it’s a nice excuse to treat yourself during...

Liquid Sunshine

Pairings for Rosé


The thirst for rosé is growing rapidly right across the world, and industry figures state that the boom is not yet over. The image of rosé has had an incredible transformation in the past few years.  From the...

Aperitivo & Antipasti

Pairings for Prosciutto e Melone


Snacks, snacks, and more snacks please! Who doesn’t love snacks? A small bite of food to tide you over until something more substantial is delivered – this is one of my favourite ways to eat. You may call...

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,...

Contributors

Bob Trimble

Bob Trimble
Philadelphia

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

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

Geoffrey Moss

Master of Wine
Okanagan
Geoffrey Moss earned his Master of Wine in Fall 2020, after completing his research paper on factors affecting wine club ... read more

James Cluer MW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timothy Ouellette

Instructor
Ottawa
Tim’s career in wine began at the very bottom; washing and filling bottles at a make-your-own-wine shop at the age ... read more

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