Exploring Canada’s Breathtaking Wine Country

If the movie “Sideways”—in which best friends Miles and Jack road-trip through Southern California wine country—ever gets a sequel, screenwriters should consider setting it in a little-known area some 1,200 miles north. Part of British Columbia’s sun-kissed Southern Okanagan Valley, the scenic Oliver Osoyoos region is home to Canada’s most outstanding vineyards and wines. Despite […]

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P.S. I Love You

Petite Sirah (aka. Durif, Petite Syrah) I Love You! Developed in the 1870s in France’s Rhône region where it is known as Durif or Petite Syrah, this grape variety is more commonly known by its slightly anglicized synonym, Petite Sirah—particularly in California. The “petite” refers to the size of its berries and leaves that look like its namesake. Dr. Francois […]

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