Your 5 pm Wine and Gamay

My favourite time of day for a glass of wine is 5 p.m., which I used to call the arsenic hour, but now I call it the shoulder hour.

That time between the afternoon and dinner…


Miles and I had a terrific meal at Riveria a few weeks ago where he snapped this pic without cutting off my head πŸ˜‰

What’s your fave time of the day for wine, John?


Meanwhile, on CTV News we chat about Gamay, the grape most famously associated with Beaujolais. It’s suffered the same reputation as its parent wine: the Rodney Dangerfield of wine.

It often gets no respect, mostly due to Beaujolais Nouveau.

However, Beaujolais that’s aged is a completely different animal. And so is Gamay-based wine from other regions that are not nouveau.

Find out why you’ll like this lovely, smooth red wine…

Watch the video

Some wines for your weekend:

BC (stock), Alberta, LCBO (stock), SAQ (stock), NB, NS

Canada, US, World



P.S. John, join me in this online wine and food pairing class.

You’ll develop a new respect (and love) of delicious wine pairings πŸ˜‰


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