Tour de France 2019, as told through wine



Wines (and beer) that highlight regions touched by the Tour de France:

Belgium – Duvel Golden Ale

Ardennes – La Chouffe Beer

Alsace / Champagne – Blue Grouse Pinot Gris (from Vancouver Island), Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer (from the Okanagan), Zinck Cremant Alsace

Burgundy – Chateau Saint Jean 2015 Chardonnay (California)

Rhone – Bilathau Cote du Rhone from Chapoutier

Cahors – Chateau Famaey Malbec Rose

Languedoc – Gerard Bertrand Cote de Rose

Pick of the Week:

Monte del Fra Bardolino Chiaretto 2017 (Italy)

 


Remembering Canadian craft beer pioneer John Mitchell



Pick of the week: In honour of John Mitchell, who helped start Canada’s craft beer industry and fought the law to create Spinnakers Brew Pub,  the pick of the week is the beer named after the man – Spinnakers’ Mitchell’s Extra Special Bitter