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Our 'Cru' is a selection of WineAlign bloggers and members whose dedicated efforts to wine we are happy to showcase here. If you are a member and wine blogger and want to join our Cru, please email our curator, Sara d'Amato.

Please note that our 'Cru' is made up of both amateur wine writers and professionals alike who report on their local wine scene, food and travels. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of WineAlign.

The Art of Soaking and Sipping

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I’ve always enjoyed soaking in the tub and enjoying the emotional and physical benefits of bath scrubs and salts. On occasion I have also enjoyed pairing this ‘love-me’ activity with a glass of chilled wine. It is the perfect hot and steamy date wit
by: Shari Darling - 2014-01-14

Wine at your Wedding

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How many of you are recently engaged?Two years ago I was in the same situation as you - newly engaged, trying to find a venue (and a wedding dress) and wanting to make sure that the wines we chose complimented the food we were going to be serving.  Some
by: CuratedbyWineAlign - 2014-01-14

wine out loud: we ate, we drank (our way into the new year)

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Eating and drinking our way into the New Year... Three Dog Wine puts out an easy drinking white.
by: Holly Bruns - 2014-01-14

Bodegas Bilbainas – Classic Rioja

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[…]The post Bodegas Bilbainas – Classic Rioja appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog.
by: CuratedbyWineAlign - 2014-01-14

My Favourite Wines of 2013

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One of the things that always interests me is when people choose the ‘best’ wines of a given year. I don’t quite understand how that works – mostly because I'm still a little confused by the criteria. This may come back to my  uncertainty around
by: Krista Lamb - 2014-01-02

wine out loud: niagara.blends.white

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A delicious blend from 13th Street Winery fares will with dinner.
by: Holly Bruns - 2014-01-02

Wines to Weather Any Storm

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The other day Environment Canada released its top 10 weather stories for 2013. We were reading this recap amid a freezing… Read More »
by: Erin & Courtney Henderson - 2013-12-24

A Cremant fit for the holidays

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Founded in 1957 in the Upper Rhine village that provides its namesake, La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim is a leading vintner in this picturesque region. Among the many laudable attributes, is t...
by: Stephan Droege - 2013-12-24

2013: It was the best of wines

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The long and wine-ding road of 2013 began with a personal plea for it to be the year of drinking better wine. I wrote about iconic wines at affordable prices and a personal hermeneutic public service announcement, a wine prescription for cold and flu.
by: Michael Godel - 2013-12-24

What We’re Drinking Now!

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So we are now safely in to the 12 days of Christmas and the count down is on to the… Read More »
by: Erin & Courtney Henderson - 2013-12-19

Wine of the Week – Pondview 2011 Cab/Merlot Reserve | Niagara Wine Videos

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I recently sat down with Trina at Pondview for a tasting of the 2011 Cabernet Merlot Reserve. What an incredible value this wine is. It's just been released, currently at a discounted price for the month of December. I highly recommend you go give it
by: Brad Mate - 2013-12-19

13 Canadian wines that rocked in 2013

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It has been a remarkable year in the evolution of the Canadian wine industry. Some will rant and others argue over the lack of cohesion and togetherness when the idea of a Canadian wine culture is discussed. What is of […]
by: Michael Godel - 2013-12-19

Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

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[…]The post Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog.
by: CuratedbyWineAlign - 2013-12-19

wine out loud

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Shopping suggestions for the wino in your life.
by: Holly Bruns - 2013-12-16

Cellaring Wine - an Investment in Taste

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Just as the finest clothing is made from the highest quality of material, likewise, the top wines are the product of the best fruit and the purest expression of winemaking. That only makes sense. Most wine on the store shelves is for immediate consumption
by: CuratedbyWineAlign - 2013-12-16