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Morgans Restaurant and Wine Bar is pleased to announce a new partnership with local brewers Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks.  Stop by today for a refreshing pint of their Destiny IPA.

Rated 62 IBU this IPA is described as a light, easy going malt profile with delicate hop aromas of mandarin oranges, grapefruit and passionfruit that will launch your taste buds into the cosmos.  Features Galaxy, Ella, Wakatu, Topaz, Amarillo, Cascade and Citra Hops.

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With the temperatures soaring over the past few weeks we all look for that perfect, refreshing summer drink.  A cold beer is always inviting on a hot summer afternoon, however it does tend to be somewhat filling. One of our favourite summer drinks is Sangria.

Sangria is a fruit-based wine punch that originated in Spain hundreds of years ago and was introduced to the rest of the world at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Typically sangria is made with red wine, fruit juice and fresh seasonal fruit and fortified with brandy or other spirits. If red wine is not to your liking then white or sparkling wine can also be used.

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Can the shape of the wine glass make your wine taste better? I am not aware of a magic wine glass that can make "Two Buck Chuck" taste like a 1982 Chateau Margaux however the right wine glass can make your wine experience more enjoyable.

In order to get the most out of your wine it is necessary to consider a few points when selecting your stemware. There are many different types of wine glasses on the market ranging in style and quality. What you spend and how many styles you purchase is a personal decision but there are a few basic rules to consider.

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On a recent trip to the liquor store while perusing the wines displayed in front of me I overheard a customer ask a store consultant "What is a good wine for aging?" After a moment of contemplation the consultant responded with "That depends" and proceeded to give the customer a crash course on cellaring wine. As I walked away I looked back at the customer and could see they were somewhat overwhelmed with the answer.

Cellaring wine does not have to be an undertaking costing thousands of dollars nor does one have to evict their first born so you can turn their bedroom into a climate controlled storage area. One does however need to be aware of a few important aspects of wine storage.

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Canada is a country made up of many different cultures and as a result Christmas is really a multicultural occasion with people celebrating the day in a multitude of different ways. With this in mind it can be a challenge to define a traditional Christmas dinner as it's different for everyone.

As far as traditions go most of us have probably grown up with the customary Christmas menu of roast turkey with stuffing and all of the trimmings. Christmas dinner can also be a maple glazed ham, roast leg of lamb, prime rib of beef or roast goose.

If you are adventurous enough to explore new culinary territory, then the following tips and suggestions for Christmas dinner wine pairings may be of interest. There are two approaches to wine and food pairing.

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