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    • Women, And Wine

      by Linita E. Mathew

      It should come as no surprise that after a long day of countless hours of rigorous work, a woman enjoys soaking in the tub with both a glass of wine and good book in hand. But could this recuperation routine be more beneficial to women than a simple method of winding down? A fine glass […]

    • The Odyssey Experience

      by Tina Olivero

      Scotch whisky, often referred to as Scotch, as its name suggests, is made in Scotland. While Scotch whisky was originally made from malt barley, in the 18th century commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made with wheat and rye. Scotch Whisky Is Divided Into Five Distinct Categories: Single malt Single grain Blended malt (formerly called “vatted […]

    • In Spirit

      by Tina Olivero

      (Above: Kathie Hicks and Peter Halley Owners of The Spirit of Newfoundland, Masonic Temple) Little girls, who attend their grand-fathers’ funerals, never really understand the full magnitude of it at the time. All they know is that a loved one has passed, and they don’t get to play with them anymore. I still remember the day […]

    • New World vs. Old World Wines

      by Greg Steiner

      Max’s Wine Dive and the Tasting Room Café It is not uncommon to hear a ­“knowledgeable” wine consumer make the blanket statement: “I don’t like New World wines.” Why would someone say ­something so strange and potentially pompous? If you hear this from someone, you should know that he or she is making a comment […]

    • It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Cowtown Wine)

      by Tom Firth

      Despite being told by my mother to “never judge a book by its cover,” buying a bottle of wine you aren’t familiar with ­involves just that, making decisions purely by the ­information you see on the front or back label of the bottle. Historically, in places like Europe, the appearance of a wine bottle was […]

    • The Wines of Chianti

      by Greg Steiner

      Italian wines are some of the most versatile and food-friendly wines in the world. Among these wines, Chianti has been a popular choice for red wine lovers who like a strong, bold flavor. Chianti is a region in Tuscany where the dominant grape is Sangiovese. A Chianti wine must be produced with at least 80% […]

    • Bridie Molloy’s: Keeping Our Irish Legacy Alive and Well!

      by Melanie Bickford

      Newfoundland culture as we know it today stems from the diverse backgrounds of explorers who made their way overseas to new land hundreds of years ago.  These pioneers risked life and limb on the voyage across the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean.  Most were immigrants escaping severe poverty in their home countries, hoping to find bounty in […]

    • Texas Wines of Our Times

      by Greg Steiner

      The wine industry in Texas is flourishing with numerous new wineries opening in various parts of the state.  Texas is one of the top-producing wine markets in the country. Right now, Texas wines are dominated by two well-known grape varietals: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  These two grapes are the most planted grapes in the state.  […]

    • A Bottle of Red

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Personally, I don’t believe that you have to spend a lot of money to have good wine. My dad, who prides himself in being a bit of a wine snob, came to dinner a few years ago and positively commented several times on a wine I had served him – a beautiful Chilean red

    • Five Great Wines

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Brut – Cuis 1er Cru (Champagne, France) $70 The Gimonnet family has been producing terroir focused wines for many years, with all their 25 hectares of vineyards exclusively planted with Chardonnay. The Cuis is a Premier Cru vineyard that has produced a richly textured, creamy Champagne with intense toasted brioche, peach […]

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