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Come and join the LCBO’s Michael Fagan on a journey to the Pacific Northwest and discover one of America’s best-kept wine secrets. Meet the pioneers responsible for Oregon’s world-renowned Pinot Noir and discover why Washington State’s wine regions are establishing a reputation for powerful reds and refined whites. Panoramic views, lush wilderness and vast mountain ranges — the American Pacific Northwest offers a bounty of treasures for outdoor enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. Produced in 2001

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Restaurant Wine Lists – Wine List Selection and BYO

Dining in a restaurant can have known food service issues and annoyances, but to people who love wine – the wine part of the experience in a restaurant, including their list and selection can have just as many, if not more annoyances. To people who like or love wine, Prices, Selection, Vintages and other factors can make or break a meal at a restaurant. That is why many look to BYO (bring your own) and pay the corkage.

Cufflinks For the Wine Connoisseur

For well-bred Americans (read those who weren’t from a wine-consuming nation), alcohol was nevertheless on the rampage. Instead of wine, the folks were drinking down large amounts of beer, whiskey, and gin, and saloon keepers were rich men indeed. A little old lady might prize her elderberry or dandelion wine – for medicinal purposes, of course (wink, wink), but the idea of imbibing from the grape seemed to smack of being – well, Italian, Spanish, or French.

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Wine connoisseurs should never do without a wine cooler refrigerator. Here’s why.

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An evening symphony under the stars. A casual brunch with your friends. A very formal dinner party with your boss in attendance. All of these occasions call for wine. But how do you know what to choose? Let me help you begin the journey with this timely article on wine selection.

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