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Shari Darling is Canada’s only aboriginal wine writer and has been a standing member of the Wine  Writers’ Circle of  Canada for over 16 years.  She is an International award winning and best selling author and columnist, educator, speaker, TV and radio host and wine judge who specializes in wine and food.   

Her work in sensory science as it pertains to wine and food pairing and her learning tools are utilized in colleges and universities throughout Canada for chef and sommelier training, including George Brown College, Niagara College and Brock University. 

She has been the columnist for the Peterborough Examiner in Peterborough, Ontario for over a decade and writes for several other magazines.  


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Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup Paired with Wine

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Passover in 2014 start on Monday April 14 and will continue until Tuesday, April 22, 2014. I was surprised to learn that wine is actually permitted during this sacred holiday. I was surprised because wine is made with yeast and yeast is forbidden on Passover. But I have since learned that this prohibition only applies […]

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Aged Beef Paired with Petit Verdot

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petit Verdot is a red grape variety that usually gets little attention.  It lurks in the shadows behind other varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. This grape is used in the making of classic Bordeaux blends.  But in new world regions like Argentina, Australia and Chile, the grape and its wines stand alone. In […]

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Canned Tomatoes Paired with Wine

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this dreadfully cold weather, the last thing anybody should be eating is fresh tomatoes. They taste bland, juiceless, and mealy, not even a vague recollection of summer.  Canned tomatoes are the next best alternative!   Canned tomatoes are an indispensable ingredient in our pantry! In terms of quality, flavour and texture, what brand  of […]

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