News from the wine world, wines to buy now, and an expert wine match for our creamy pea risotto recipe. On June 28, the hottest day of the recent European heat wave, vines in the Herault and neighbouring Gard regions — home to the Pic Saint Loup and Coteaux de Languedoc appellations — were severely burnt. SYLVAIN THOMAS / AFP/Getty Images It’s all bits and pieces today to kick off summer and catch up on some recent wines that made an impression on this taster, but we begin with last months’ passing of Bill C-97 (the 2019 Budget Implementation Act). A part of the bill was amended to remove the federal restriction on the interprovincial shipment and transport of alcohol which has been in place since 1928. Technically  there is no longer any federal prohibition on the movement of alcohol between provinces, but before you start to rush out to buy or ship wine all over Canada, the flow of liquor is still subject to provincial laws, which have been the problem all along. So for now, nothing has changed in the two largest markets in the country — Quebec and Ontario — where the monopolies are king. Stay tuned to see who turns off the taps first. There has been some sobering news from t...