Do you only drink red? Or are you a white-wine drinker who only drinks Pinot Grigio? And what about rosé and sparkling wines, both of which are food friendly and versatile? Drinking the same wine or wine style all the time is like eating the same food day after day, so why not branch out and try some new grape varieties, wine styles or wine from countries or regions that you might not otherwise try. It's a new year and our panelists are on hand to help you resolve to drink outside of your comfort zone.
On our regular panel of wine experts: Gurvinder Bhatia (@EdmontonWineGuy) is the owner of Vinomania, a wine consultant to more than 100 hotels and restaurants and an international wine judge and published wine writer. James Nevison (@HADAGLASS) is the co-founder of HALFAGLASS, a boutique wine consultancy in Vancouver, and has co-authored several best-selling books about wine. Michael Godel (@mgodello) is a Toronto-based chef who consults to restaurants and wine collectors and blogs about wine for canada.com, Rod Phillips (@rodphillipswine) is a professor who teaches about the history of food and drink, has written books about wine and regularly contributes to wine magazines in North America and Europe and Janet Dorozynski (@WineTrackMind) is a principal critic and partner in WineAlign.com and is the Government of Canada's chief wine guru, responsible for managing an all-Canadian cellar and overseeing a program to assist Canadian embassies to serve and promote Canadian wine, beer and spirits.
Our wine experts will be standing by to answer your questions and tell you about great wine finds and exceptional deals in our weekly wine chat. Join the discussion, Thursday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. ET. (11 a.m. ET).