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Video: Meet Portugal’s Most Distinguished Port Producers

Video: Meet Portugal’s Most Distinguished Port Producers Sweet, strong and savory, Port is one of the world’s most famous wines. Join Michael Fagan as he travels east along the mighty Douro by train to see the incredibly steep, hot and rocky terrain where Port grapes are grown and must be laboriously picked by hand. (more…)

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Video: Discover the Wines of Alsace

Video: Discover the Wines of Alsace, France Nestled between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, Alsace is a picturesque landscape of quilted vineyards and quaint medieval villages. Join host Michael Fagan, as we travel through this little corner of France and discover its wines, indulge in its cuisine and revel in its natural beauty. […]

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Black Friday for Wine and Food Enthusiasts

Black Friday for Wine and Food Enthusiasts Starting Black Friday, we’re offering a holiday special—signed copies of our latest book, A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy, through December 18, 2014.  (more…)

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Video: Wines of Central Italy

Video: Wines of Central Italy This is a video about the wine of central Italy. The LCBO takes you on journey through the wine styles of Central Italy. Join Michael Fagan in part two of a three-episode series exploring the wines of Italy, and discover that history, beauty and infinite variety make Central Italy a […]

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Video: Wines of Beaujolais

Video: Wines of Beaujolais Explore the region of Beaujolais, and see the stunning range of reds produced from a single grape, gamay. Beaujolais Nouveau may have captured the world’s attention, but you haven’t fully experienced this region’s bounty until you’ve sampled the treasures of the Cru Beaujolais. This is a video published by Jim Fitzpatrick, […]

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Video: White Wines of Burgundy

Chardonnay is the white grape of Burgundy and this moderate growing region of France is where you find some of it’s greatest expressions. Names like Montrachet, Chablis and Pouilly-Fuissé. This is the region where the chardonnay grape developed and today it’s made in a range of styles. From bone-dry wines with minerality and acidity to […]

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