Tag Archives: white wine

Water Research

Each year i feel it’s my responsibility to ask the difficult questions about water. Mostly questions that lead me to my preformed conclusion that we should be drinking rosé instead.

This is what i found this year about water – and it’s alarming.

  1. The rule of drinking 8 glasses of water a day is based on the fact that people already drink that much water. So it’s an urban myth that we should be doing it. I don’t know about you but I feel strongly that “urban” myths are the scariest of all myths  – including creation and trickster myths.
  2. If you’re not already scared then google the words “renal excretory capacity”.  That’s something i do not want to either increase or exceed. Tell me brother-in-Spain that’s not as scary as an urban myth!
  3. I read this quote on the internet about people who drink lots of water, “However, the group of patients with the highest urine output also had the lowest serum sodium, suggesting that, in fact, they were driving the high urine output with a high fluid intake.” You okay with that? Too soon? Too scary?

So here are my reckless suggestions. Drink rosé this summer. Chill it well, pick nice stemware, and substitute a crisp white wine if you don’t have emergency bottles of rosé on hand [for those who care, i just learned about the Oxford comma this week and used it correctly].


Muga Rosé – Spain $13.95


Marques de Riscal – Spain $12.70



Still Coping

Canada’s recent gold medal haul is certainly helping me cope with the polar vortex. I guess if it’s cold here we might as well get outside and skate on short tracks and get the gang together for some coed moguling.

Having neither the inclination to go upside down on skis, nor the knee cartilage to land safely on my feet, I have found my own way to come to grips with a long cold winter.


Nothing says “summer is around the corner” like a crisp Niagara Riesling.

Also, I’ve been making cooking videos and posting them on YouTube. My daughters do the filming and the eating. Check out my food videos here – because who doesn’t need more offal in their life?

Noonish in Paris

Living out my own version of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris I had lunch in Paris – a picnic in Luxembourg garden to be exact – and the Police du Jardin were on patrol.

I believe that they are ticketing people who haven’t properly chilled their white wine

I think we are good

Why I drink White

I bought this fantastic wine bucket at Chat Noir in Guelph.  It has renewed my commitment to white wine because it’s fantastic and I want to show it off.  Also, white wine is tasty.

This is one great wine bucket

The Lion's Head is so cool

Remy Pannier Muscadet – everyday white

How chic is French wine?  If you can casually drop the words Chateauneuf du Pape and Pouilly Fuisse at a party you elevate your party status to “interesting” at least.

French wines are classic, like French cuffs and berets.  This dry white wine from the Loire is a great everyday white.

LCBO 13821 | Price: $ 12.95

This wine is from the Loire near the Atlantic.  I love a white wine that is flinty and minerally.   This one also has some floral and citrus that balances nicely with the “geology” character.  You will wish you had somebody shucking oysters for you right now.