Thirsty Thursday ~ March 1, 2012 – Pizza and Champagne!

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • The Cuvée Awards: Ontario’s Best Wines ::link::
  • 5 Smart Buy LCBO Wines with Limited Time Offer Lower Prices ::link::
  • Wine reviews seem to rate bottles only in the 80- to 100-point range – why?
  • Creekside Laura’s White 2009, Ontario
  • Camembert + Wine ::link::
  • LCBO toasts myriad of Italian wines: Gord on Grapes ::link::


A Curious Coupling … That Works

Odd Pair: Pizza and Champagne

Champagne socialist, noun depreciative (originally and chiefly British): a person who espouses socialist ideals but enjoys a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle; confer limousine liberal noun. — Oxford English Dictionary

In this day and age of the 99 percenters, there’s no irony lost in the fact that the realm of wine — once reserved for the 1 percenters — is now open to the rest of us.

A generation ago, wine was served and consumed by the bourgeoisie in our country only for special occasions and the thought of ordering wine in a restaurant was considered wildly extravagant, a privilege owed only the entitled among us.