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Dick McDougall

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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

Fine Wines at Harvest TimeMy favorite time to share wine is at the harvest. The aroma of Thanksgiving dinner, complete with butter-basted turkey,...

The Kirkland Experience

by Dick McDougallI couldn’t resist during my last visit to Costco.I have been asked many times what I think of Kirkland wines. So,...

Wines with Dick McDougall – June

Funky Old MadeiraWe’ve all been there. Assisting older relatives with spring cleaning. As the family “wine guy”, I was tasked with sorting bottles...

Go-to Wine Merchants! Go-to Wines!

Sarra Brown, the store manager at Rocky Mountain Wine Spirits & Beer, is the next guru to tackle my request: Point me to...

Go-to Wine Merchants! Go-to Wines!

Tim Hendrickson works out of J. Webb Wine Merchants at Glenmore Landing and is second up for My New Year’s request: Point me...

Go-to Wine Merchants! Go-to Wines!

I have had the pleasure to become acquainted with amazing wine aficionados in stores around town. I salute them for their discriminating palates...

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...