If you love French champagne, but not the price, try some of the New World sparkling wines made in California that are owned by the French Champagne House: Domaine Chandon (Moet & Chandon), Pacific Echo (Veuve Clicquot), Domaine Carneros (Tattinger) and Mumm Cuvee Napa (Mumm). One of my favourite sparklers is by Blue Mountain from BC – probably not available in Ontario.
Half-Blood Blues was the winner of this years award. I believe this is the book I choose in ‘Guess the Giller”. Now I need to read it. It’s about black jazz musicians in Europe and the 2nd World War.