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Wine snobs are people who make other people feel silly about not being able to identify the right flavours in a wine or not being able to identify what region a wine comes from. If we want people to appreciate wine as a part of culture and gastronomy, then why are we acting like enjoying wine is an exclusive club?
Matching the right wines with specific foods can be intimidating and unnecessarily off-putting. But it is a fact that a well-chosen wine does indeed have the ability to enhance the enjoyment of almost any dining experience.
John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the "Master Sommelier" credential to his name and is one of 188 master sommeliers currently sipping wine worldwide. Here John Szabo tells us about his hidden talents, favourite food and essential kitchen tools.
A lot of people assume that healthy eating and wine consumption are mutually exclusive. But that's not the case as far as I am concerned. I have long enjoyed a good glass of vino with dinner. I wanted to offer up this sleek, simple, and sommelier-approved soup recipe, that pairs sublimely with a cool Chardonnay.
There are several different wine-making regions across the globe, with new "hot" areas popping-up all the time -- even in Canada. But if numbers tell us anything, it's that we like our classics, our tried and true, our comforting favourites; and a lot of that comes from Italy. Here are some favourites from the region that you can pick up at your local liquor store.