A Connoisaurus’ guide to wine tasting events.

Things are moving and shaking for me and I’ve been invited to a Cali wine trade tasting event here in Ottawa. Consuming copious amounts of alcohol in small amounts of time usually equates to being blacked out in a corner spewing in the plants. No i’m not speaking from experience, although I have seen some…

Visited: Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Ever heard the saying “Never meet your heroes”? I wouldn’t classify Chateau Montelena as one of my “heroes” but it’s sort of like meeting George Clooney. He’s a timeless (attractive) movie star who may fly under the radar but is always consistently good. Upon spotting the chateau my heart flutters. Strange. I got many warnings…

Visited: You play poker, I go taste Premier Cru

What’s a wino in Vegas to do? Unless you’re willing to drop top dollar to wine and dine at the upscale restaurants your options are pretty much $3 watery tap Budweiser, giant frozen drinks the size of a small child, or Moscato. Ick. Since I’m off to California wine country in a few days I…