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Dick McDougall, WSET 3, Fine Vintage Certified is a high school calculus teacher and a self-employed sommelier in Calgary.

Wines with Dick McDougall

The Eden ExperienceThankfully, I was spared hand-shaking due to COVID-19 restrictions because my palms were sweating as I prepared to meet restaurant manager...

BC Wines: Not in time for Summer Anymore – Part 5

Looking for a wow in wine tasting? Consider Phantom Creek Estates on Black Sage Bench, ten minutes south of Oliver. Vineyards on this...
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BC Wines – Not in time for Summer Anymore– Part 4

Article by Dick McDougallI know it’s autumn but I didn’t get enough time to properly introduce you to all my favourite BC wineries...

BC Wines – Just in Time for Summer – Part Three

Many wine lovers imagine running their own winery at some point, but Calgarians Steven and Nicole French did it. Beginning with an initial...

BC Wines – Just in time for Summer – Part 2

If you travel south down Highway 97 between Penticton and Oliver, you will find one of the hidden gems of British Columbia. Blue...

BC Wines – Just in Time for Summer – Part One

 What a challenging period we are coming through and still no real end in sight. I can think of no better time than...

It’s All Greek to Me

In the spring, I find it refreshing to take a break from the usual suspects and look at some unique grape varietals from...

Three Must Try Sparkling Wines for 2020

Balzac Billy didn’t see his shadow so time to break out the bubbles. Here are three favorite sparkling wines and styles for your...

Wines with Dick McDougall – Three Must-Try Whites

When it comes to the world of whites, I have fallen for Italy. Most people think of Pinot Grigio when it comes to...

What is the Point?

We have all seen a rating of 92 points on a bottle in our favorite wine shop. So, what is this all about?...

Wines with Dick McDougall: Adventures in Wine Touring 7

The powerhouse wine destinations in France are Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne but there is a hidden gem that I recommend for consideration.Alsace is...
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Wines with Dick McDougall: Adventures in Wine Touring 6

New York is an amazing place to visit but after an exhilarating Broadway day, a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,...