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Get while the gettin's good
- Some wines poured at the Winnipeg Wine Festival in the main public tasting area are brought in exclusively for the show, while others are introduced to Manitoba and are subsequently kept around. I was in the Grant Park Liquor Mart over the weekend and noticed they have a big shelf full of the former, so have a gander and pick up those that you tried and liked while quantities last.
- In order to make room for new wines, sometimes the slower sellers have got to go. To that end, check out the selection of wines that have been discontinued, and are as a result marked down quite nicely. The bigger Liquor Marts will have better quantities, but most stores should have at least some selection (case in point - I was in the cityplace location today and saw some discontinued wines there). Again, while quantities last.
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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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