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Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

On the Way Home

Posted: March 28, 2007  By Steven Page

The Barenaked Ladies’ most recent tour is winding down. And so, I’m sad to say, is my time as a guest blogger on WineSpectator.com. After a few weeks in the U.K., we’ll be heading back home to Canada.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Supertasterfragilisticexpialidocious

Posted: February 5, 2007  By Steven Page

After we docked in Fort Lauderdale, I flew to Cannes, France, for the annual Midem conference, the world’s largest music-industry gathering, where I’d been invited to speak. I’d boarded the cruise with a cold that no amount of vitamin popping, sinus irrigation, oil of oregano or echinacea could prevent.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Welcome Aboard—It's Wine

Posted: February 1, 2007  By Steven Page

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, at the height of cold and flu season. We spent four days at sea aboard the Carnival Legend, where we hosted the first annual Barenaked Ladies’ Ships and Dip cruise.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Whose Wine Is It Anyway?

Posted: January 12, 2007  By Steven Page

Ah, the bittersweet end of a vacation--looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at home and on the road, but also sad about having to leave the Dionysian fantasy world of escape. This year, we did a whole lot of nothing: morning jogs (well, for me, it’s about a quarter jogging and three-quarters huffing and puffing), big meals, lots of wine and lazy days reading by the pool.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Auld Lang's Wine

Posted: January 8, 2007  By Steven Page

My family and I are on vacation in Southern California with some friends, staying at the same resort we’ve stayed at for the past seven years and, for only the third time in our 18-year career, we didn’t have a gig on New Year’s Eve! Although New Year’s is a great time to work (being onstage seems to help avoid the inevitable anticlimax of midnight’s strike), it was a pleasure to be with friends and family for a relaxing evening of food and wine.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Top 10 Tipples of 2006 (Part 2)

Posted: December 29, 2006  By Steven Page

Continuing my quick look back at the past year, here are the rest of my most memorable wine experiences , in no particular order: 6. La Paulée de Meursault: A friend is a member of the Toronto chapter of the Confrèrie des Chevaliers de Tastevin, a rather exclusive Burgundy-lovers’ group, which shares uncanny similarities with the arcane rituals of Fred Flintstone’s Water Buffalo Lodge.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Top 10 Tipples of 2006 (Part 1)

Posted: December 28, 2006  By Steven Page

As the year comes to a close, I’m looking back on what a whirlwind it’s been; even in a slower year, I surprise myself with how many amazing experiences I am fortunate enough to have. 2006 saw the release of our latest album, Barenaked Ladies Are Me , and took us all over the United States.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

Best and Worst Wine Gifts

Posted: December 22, 2006  By Steven Page

At our house, as in many, it’s both Christmas and Hanukkah, which brings forward a plethora of gifts and many a head scratched over what to give each other over the course of nine days. I’m a pretty good target for wine gadget-of-the-moment, and have received (and given) many over the years.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

A Willamette Thanksgiving, Part 3

Posted: December 8, 2006  By Steven Page

After leaving Lemelson, I drove around, lost, wasting a precious hour, cursing Google Maps for creating a road over the Dundee Hills that apparently doesn’t exist. I did see some beautiful countryside along the way, and cranked the Walkmen’s shockingly faithful rerecording of Harry Nilsson and John Lennon’s Pussycats album, eventually making it to the oasis that is Domaine Serene.

Blogs  :  On Tour with Steven Page

A Willamette Thanksgiving, Part 2

Posted: December 7, 2006  By Steven Page

One of the highlights at the Penner-Ash Thanksgiving dinner was a smoked turkey brought by Kurt Johnson, national sales manager for Beaux Frères winery. So, early the next morning, I set out for this small winery with the cult-like following.

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