DIY GIFTING

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They like That? Gift This Creating the perfect gift of wine is as easy as knowing what your loved one enjoys. Just start with their favourite bottle and keep with that theme by multiplying that wine’s personality by one, or two … or three. Here’s an example. A friend of mine loves California Cabernet Sauvignon and is a big…

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Take a cue from the new world

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Countries in the Southern Hemisphere are crazy about cooking outdoors. South Africa’s national holiday celebrates the braai (Afrikaans for barbecue), Argentina is famous for its multi-course extravaganzas called asado and in Australia, well, they’ll throw just about anything on the barbie. They all make wines that match al fresco grilling, with South Africa’s The Wolftrap…

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Holiday Mixer

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Peter Rockwell is the NSLC’s Category Manager for Old World & Local Wines. In each issue he will be serving up entertaining ideas and tips that are ‘freshly pressed.’ Think the holidays are too old school? Well, ’tis the season to blend the past with the present. Start with the wine for your family feast….

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