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One of the great things about tasting and describing one's opinion of wine is that there are no wrong answers. Sadly, the rest of life is not like that.In this past Saturday's column (March 1) I mentioned that Mirlycourtois had an all-French wine list, which in fact is no longer the case. In March of last year they changed it to include both Old and New World wines to match their fantastic French cuisine. In fact, their wine list won a silver medal at the Winnipeg Wine Festival's Wine List Award. It's very good, as is the food.On another note, does anyone out there watch The Thirsty Traveler? If you thought being a wine columnist was a good gig, Kevin Brauch has the best job going.

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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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