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Ontario wine tasting events in Toronto

There are two great Ontario wine tasting events here in Toronto. Be sure and check them out! They are a great opportunity to checkout a lot of different Ontario wineries! Taste Ontario (an LCBO event) is on Sept 28th and … Continue reading

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Toronto Wine and Spirits event

I attended the Toronto Wine and Spirit event last night. They are holding it at Sugar Beach at the corner of Jarvis and Queens Quay. It’s $30 to get in (which includes 5 tasting tickets) and then you pay for … Continue reading

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Saturday Niagara and an Interesting Link

We are off to Niagara for an event by one of our wine clubs (Hidden Bench today), so maybe a picture and a write up later (if I can manage both!). In the meantime, here is an interesting link: a … Continue reading

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Epilogue Part 2 of the Route 66 Drive: Gertrude

As John continues with reviews I will continue my post Route 66 trip with part two of what appears to be a three part epilogue. A great many folks have asked me how and why I would name the Ferrari … Continue reading

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Epilogue Part 1 of the Route 66 Drive: How I came to want a 308 GTB

So it is the Tuesday after the adventure of buying a classic Ferrari sight unseen then driving it 2700+ miles across the USA during one of the hottest weeks of the year. Guess it is time to put on my … Continue reading

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Final Day (aka day 6 part deux)

We are home. I am exhausted. 2757 miles, 10 states, 1 province with a 22 week pregnant navigator, all in 6 days, I am done. Full write up to follow in the coming days, till then, the welcome photo!

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Day 6

Very short post (will do a full blog this evening): Gertrude is officially Canadian now. We are pit-stopping currently in Strathroy, Ontario to refuel Preggers. A few pics from today.

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Day 5, Epilogue

Nothing more to talk about drive wise as we spent all day enjoying Chicago. Maternity clothes and skin care took over the shopping with great food (Frankie’s Scaloppine and Blackbird’s) to close the deal. Thank you to the Park Hyatt … Continue reading

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Day 5

No sooner did it begin then it ended! Some 150 miles and we are in the heart of Chicago, checked into the Park Hyatt and Gertrude valet’d. Rest of the day is pampering and no driving, all involved I think … Continue reading

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Day 4

What a day, what a Looooong day. Gertrude the GTB’s air conditioning is officially dead. Not the fuse, not freezing and not the r134 charge (done less than a week ago), just dead, put a nail in that coffin till … Continue reading

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end of Day 3

What a day! Early start, lots of historic Route 66, a meet up with a fellow Canadian Ferrari owner (shout out to Glen aka ‘Otis’) in Oklahoma City and an amazingly complete trek along 66′ to end of Tulsa. Half … Continue reading

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day 3

Nice early start, sunny and cooler (80s). Even with the sun in our eyes it is a magical start, with the understated growl of Gertrude and the backside of Tucumcari in the review mirror. Amarillo TX was disappointing for route … Continue reading

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end of Day 2

Well that was a long day! From Flagstaff we covered 525 miles with a few rain showers and high heat. Route 66 in New Mexico is a bit less picturesque than Arizona. We are settled into Tucumcari New Mexico for … Continue reading

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Day 2

Just landed in Gallop after an early start. All good, though it is HOT!

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Final Day 1

End of a great first day.nThe 308 handled itself beautifully despite 114F temperatures, sea level to 7200 feet and a few rain storms. We are safe and sound in Flagstaff and all involved (including the as yet unnamed GTB) needed … Continue reading

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Day 1 part 2

We are past Kingman and on Route 66. Amazing drive so far with a stop at Hoover Dam!

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Day 1: Pickup

Car is exactly as expected, minus radio not working, idles great, drives even better. Mrs CWG is landing in 90 and we are about to roll. First stops: Ferrari-Wynn at the Wynn resort to get two official hats Hoover Dam … Continue reading

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Well here we go

Since I was a child I have always loved the famous song by Bobby Troup, “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66.” The thought of traveling along the road to all those cities interested and nagged at me. Well many years … Continue reading

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Off To Australia

I am off to Australia in a few hours, I will try and get some reviews of Aussie wines up while I am gone. See you in two weeks CWG

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CWG on Twitter

Happy Sunday morning, if you are at all like Canadian Wine Guy, you are prepping for two good football games today and making dog cookies (what?!?)… For all those interested, I have added twitter to my daily you know what’s, … Continue reading

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New Guest Contributor – Natalie MacLean

Canadian Wine Guy is excited to announce that we are getting another contributer if only from time to time. Natalie MacLean, the Canadian author of the bestseller Red, White and Drunk All Over, offers a free wine newsletter at her … Continue reading

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Happy 2010

Well 2009 was, to say the least, a busy year. It saw me go on an unexpected sabatical of six months with John picking up the slack. Despite being away half a year, wine was still drunk and some great … Continue reading

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Upcoming Toronto Events June

I know it is a bit late to chat about these two events, but hopefully if you are reading this and have time you might venture down to Old Town and give one or both a shot. First the wine … Continue reading

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‘Pirate’ Niagara wine beats world’s best

In case you hadn’t heard, Jordanne’s Claystone Terrace Chardonnay 2005 beat out a number of French and California wines in a blind taste test in Montreal. Read all about it! NOTE: If you do run out to grab one of … Continue reading

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CWG’s Sabbatical OVER!

Well sort of! I am back from a longer then usual business trip and with a few pictures and comments to fill the blank space until a new review. Here we go: Had these three wines the night before I … Continue reading

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