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Wine Fest post-mortem
I'm hoping to have lots of fun stuff lined up over the next little while. Now that my barbecue is no longer covered in snow, I'm hoping to test drive a few dry rosés against some grilled food for a column. I also went to a scotch tasting last night, and if my notes are at all legible, I'll look to tackle that as well.
Last, but certainly not least, I'm off to Germany at the beginning of June with some other wine writers to toss back some Riesling in its homeland. Very exciting - providing I can get my hands on a laptop (hot tips on good deals will be rewarded), I'll be blogging daily from across the pond as well.
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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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