Category Archives: Wine

Ruffino Wine Tasting

I recently attended a wine tasting at Social Restaurant for Ruffino wines hosted by Natalie MacLean and Constellation Brands. Starting with a deliciously bubbly prosecco, our dinner with Ruffino Global Brand Ambassador, Beppe d’Andrea was every bit as entertaining as a dinner at Nonna’s.  The history behind not only Ruffino wines, but all Italian wines […]

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A lunch with Villa Maria Wine

Mary Anne and I spent a lunch hour recently with Josh Hammond, the production wine maker for New Zealand’s Villa Maria vineyards.  Ok, it wasn’t exactly an intimate lunch for three … we were joined by a very talented group of Ottawa based wine professionals. The lunch was organized by Natalie MacLean and Phillipe DanDurand Wines. […]

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Beringer Wine Tasting

Donna and I are on a roll in the wine tasting luncheon department! This month we were lucky enough to be invited by Natalie Maclean (read her review of the event here) to have Beringers’ chief winemaker, Laurie Hook, talk us through a flight of 11 fabulous wines. Now, we are a little biased here, […]

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Wolf Blass Wine Tasting

Last week, Mary Anne and I were lucky enough to have lunch with Chris Hatcher, winemaker for Wolf Blass.  Joining Natalie MacLean and a group of sommeliers and fellow wine enthusiasts, we sat down with Chris at Social Restaurant in the Byward Market to hear all about the philosophy behind the wines of Wolf Blass. […]

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Wine Tasting and Reviews

Last Sunday, Donna and I had the opportunity to hang out at Natalie MacLean’s beautiful house with some fellow wine bloggers, sommeliers and people who work in the wine industry. There were approximately 60 assorted wines available to sample and review, for a great wine website www.nataliemaclean.com. Of course we didn’t try them all, but […]

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