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Wines You Should Try

A Guide for Canadians

by (author) Rod Phillips

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Wine & Spirits
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    Jan 2019
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Overwhelmed when you walk into the local wine store?
Just trying to find that special gift for that special occasion?
Looking for the perfect pairing for tonight's dinner?
Or are you just tired of the same ol' same ol'?

Let Rod Phillips, Canada's trusted wine expert, show you the way. With over 500 domestic and international wines categorized by vintage, appellation, alcohol content, price range, taste description — and Phillips' authoritative quality ratings system — Wines You Should Try will get you that perfect wine, no matter where you live in Canada.

If you are on the lookout for top-quality inexpensive and mid-range wines, this succinct and sensible guide will give you the knowhow to discover great tasting, quality wines that you've never tasted before. Sure to become the go-to bible for Canadian wine lovers.

About the author

Rod Phillips
is an Ottawa-based wine writer and wine historian, and a professor of history at Carleton University. His books include A Short History of Wine (2000), Ontario Wine Country (2006), Alcohol: A History (2014), and French Wine: A History (2016). He writes wine features for NUVO Magazine and Vines Magazine, has contributed to The World of Fine Wine and, and publishes articles and wine reviews on He travels extensively to wine regions around the world and has judged in wine competitions in Canada, the US, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Chile.

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