Ask The Wine Ladies

 

Dear Wine Ladies,



The recent hot days are turning my attention to changing up what is typically stocked on my wine rack. Can you recommend a few summer wines that would be appropriate to have on hand? Should red wines in general be reserved for the cooler days being too heavy?

Sheila
Brampton, Ontario

Read more: Summer wines and the living is easy-Vinho Verde from Portugal anyone?Ask The Wine Ladies June 2010

Dear Wine Ladies,



Living in Vancouver I often visit Washington State for short holidays and bring back some duty-free. Over the years I have noticed that the duty free scotch whiskey does not taste as good as the regular scotch in the BC liquor stores. The alcohol content of the duty-free scotch is usually slightly higher than the BC bought product; but this can be mostly discounted by adding a little more water to the duty-free product. So doing a taste test of both products side by side, there's no doubt there is a big difference. One of the brands I am talking about is Glenfiddich. I have asked the manufacturers of these brands about this, but they claim there is no difference. Thanks for your columns: I read them in every issue of 24!

Robert, Vancouver



Read more: Does duty-free Glenfiddich differ from the rest?Ask The Wine Ladies May 2010

The last several visits to my local wine store has ended in great satisfaction with respect to the taste, quality and price point of the wines that ended up in my shopping cart.

Read more: Wines from Frances Languedoc-Roussillon region offer affordable quality wines.

Why is it that most of the wines from New Zealand all seem to have screw caps, whether white or red? Do the red wines not need the cork closure so they can breathe and age properly?

Read more: To cork or not to cork.. New Zealand knows!

Dear Wine Ladies,

The last several visits to my local wine store has ended in great satisfaction with respect to the taste, quality and price point of the wines that ended up in my shopping cart.

Read more: Just perfect, a wine from the Languedoc. Ask The Wine Ladies

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

In each email you receive, there will be a link to unsubscribe or change areas of interest. Your privacy is important to us-please read our email policy.

TheWineLadies @Pillitteriwines @sccniagara @TheWineLadies @icewineking see u tonight what r u pouring??
8hreplyretweetfavorite
TheWineLadies RT @Cuisivin: Today is the day! See you tonight at the Cuvée Grand Tasting in Niagara Falls. @CCOVIBrockU #Cuvee2017 #OfficialGlasswareSpon
8hreplyretweetfavorite
TheWineLadies @katembook @TheWineLadies will be there with sparkles too
8hreplyretweetfavorite
TheWineLadies @SueAnnStaff @TheWineLadies what will u be wearing darling?
8hreplyretweetfavorite

The Wine Ladies Partners