Category: Wine Column

The return of the Willetts on Wine: A Virtual Winetasting

My wife, Margaret Anne, and I have off and on over the years written a wine column called The Willetts on Wine. The new Regina magazine Toast asked us to resume it, and so we have. Here’s the first one! Having a glass of wine is a very sociable activity, whether it be a drink …

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The Daily Toast: a new daily feature (until I run out)

While tidying up my office bookshelves today–four boxes of books going out!–I came across an amusing volume from the collection of my wife’s grandparents (the house has been in the family since 1939). Toasts for the Times in Pictures and Rhymes, by John William Sargent, illustrated by Nella Fontaine Binckley, is exactly what it sounds …

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The Willetts on Wine: Madeleine Angevine and beyond: adventures in wine-tasting

Adventure, discovery and exploring the unknown are all aspects of a great vacation—and a great wine-tasting. This summer we had both, when our trip to British Columbia brought us the Larch Hills Winery in the Salmon Arm area. Upon discovering at our hotel that the Okanagan’s northernmost vineyards were only a few minutes’ drive away, …

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The Willetts on Wine: East is east, and west is west…but which has the best wine?

Here’s the wine column my wife, Margaret Anne, and I wrote for the Summer issues of Fine Lifestyles Regina and Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon… *** It’s Canada Day as we write this, and we’re feeling patriotic. Today’s Rider game is even a classic East-versus-West match tailor-made to resonate with the Canadian psyche. This is a wine …

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