The “Son of the Fat Sheep” and Other Wine Stories
Forget the Fab Four. Look at this Fab Five.
Is it a mouton a sheep or a small hill? Does it matter, if the wine is terrific and affordable? This French white is among many excellent wines coming your way.
Some Niagara icewines from the 2012-15 vintages
Five affordable wines from Australian super-winemaker, Ben Glaetzer. His Heartland wines punch well above their price and that earns them a place on your table and in your cellar.
Notable wines now in Vintages and others coming soon
Icewine: for giving and re-gifting or for drinking?
Prince Edward County
Some terrific pinots, cabs, and other varieties and blends, some already in Vintages stores, others arriving soon
Ontario’s smallest and youngest appellation punches above its weight in wine.
Welcome to the new Rod Phillips on Wine
For the Year of the Rooster, single malts to crow about: Dalmore’s 1991 Cask 1 and 1981 Cask 3.
A Case of Cabernets (and a stray shiraz)
Rod Phillips shares his experiences with wine, including reviews, tastings, and wine-related travel and events.
Vintages: wines in stock and some early 2017 arrivals
Cabernet sauvignon is the world’s most planted red wine grape variety. Here’s a case of cabernets (and a stray shiraz) that are widely available and affordable.
2014 reds from Coyote’s Run Estate Winery: giving paws for thought
Fine wines coming to Vintages early in 2017 include a delicious Marlborough sauvignon, an excellent Chianti Rufina, and an impressive Chilean cabernet.
London, UK: The Wine Pantry
The ‘Red Paw’ and ‘Black Paw’ wines make Coyote's Run Vineyard a tale of two soils.
Chris Hatcher, chief winemaker, Wolf Blass (Australia)
The Wine Pantry is a small wine bar and shop that carries only British wines and foods.
San Francisco, USA: ENO wine bar
Chris Hatcher, chief winemaker at Wolf Blass in the Barossa Valley, is very under-stated and mild-mannered, but he has clear and definitive views on wine.
Dijon, France: Les Caves à Jules
ENO: A very good selection of wines from around the world, with well-priced food.
Les Caves: Set on a narrow street and easy to miss, this is a gem of a wine bar.