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The Final Countdown
- Thursday, March 6, Osteoporosis Canada (Manitoba Chapter) will be presenting its 3rd Annual Cheese & Wine Evening at St. Boniface Golf Club. Hosted by Banville & Jones Wine Co. and Bothwell Cheeses, the evening begins at 6:30 and will feature a variety of wines paired with Bothwell cheeses. There will also be guest speakers, draws and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 (tax receipt available) and are available by calling 772-3498 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Winnipeg Wine Festival's website has relaunched in anticipation of this year's event, which runs from April 27 - May 3. With ancillary events leading up to the big weekend of tasting (May 2 and 3 - an extra afternoon tasting has been added to the Saturday), hundreds of wines will be sampled over the course of the week in a variety of settings. Check out the wine dinners, themed tastings, and everything else the Winnipeg Wine Festival has to offer. It's a great event (one of the largest of its kind in Canada) with proceeds going to Special Olympics Manitoba. More on the Winnipeg Wine Festival as it draws nearer.
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About Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
When he wasn't bashing on a drum kit in local punk rock bands, Ben spent the mid '90s hucking cases of wine around to pay for two English degrees. Now he's the Winnipeg Free Press wine columnist and blogger.
The extent of Ben's wine experience in the mid-90s was memories of accidentally leaving a bottle of White Zinfandel in the freezer overnight, and the ensuing mess he was left with. Between 1996 and 2005 Ben absorbed all he could about wine while working at wine shops to pay for school. Meanwhile, he was churning out papers for his BA and MA in English (from the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, respectively).
Ben became the Winnipeg Free Press' weekly wine columnist in 2005, and two years later joined Wine Access magazine as a contributor, a member of their national tasting panel and a judge at the Canadian Wine Awards and International Value Wine Awards until the magazine closed up shop in 2013.
In 2013 Ben joined the Winnipeg Free Press as a copy/web editor.
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