The Minister wants to make the SLGA more user friendly. This is a good goal, but truthfully I don’t have any trouble with the SLGA retail side. The staff is very helpful, and I’ve worked out how to get what I want.
Red wine, white wine, roses, wines from Canada, France, New Zealand, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South America, all kinds of wines from around the world.
Bordeaux & Gin
So I’m writing a column on under $25 Bordeaux (appearing June 9 in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix if you’re curious) and this required drinking a dozen of them. Left Bank, right bank (Cabernet/Merlot respectively) young, old… send me your poor, your tannic, your wines yearning to be drunk! Of course this was a wildly different set… Continue reading Bordeaux & Gin
John Gormley Live Mar/08
The white wine, John (and I) was enjoying so much got mentioned off the air. I think I forgot to give it a name on air. It was Evolution, an Oregon wine by Sokol Blosser. Great wine. Lovely bouquet, with great fruit and acid. Remarkably versatile wine. The other two wines we drank were: –… Continue reading John Gormley Live Mar/08
John Gormley Live, Feb. /08
So here we are with new and vastly improved website (Thanks Tien!) In future the JG Live broadcasts will be available as podcasts here, as will all liquors/wines/beers/books recommended. Here’s Pt 1 of the last (February) broadcase. Podcasts must be broken down for ease of downloading
a foggy foggy day
Barbecued turkey wings for dinner last night. Sairey went for the Wolfberger Tokay/Pinot Gris (Alsace). I went for the Black Tie Pinot Gris/Riesling. When that gave out we moved on to the Dopff au Moulin Riesling. We were in an Alsace mood. Different than German wines, different than New World treatment of the same grapes.… Continue reading a foggy foggy day