Captivated by the Cornish Coast

Mind-map “Cornwall, UK” and so many images come pouring out: Bodmin Moor, burial mounds, barrows, beacons, Cavaliers, Celtic Legends, Cornish pasties, clotted cream, caves, cliff walks, druids, the Eden project, […]

Joyful Travel in 2018

Travel is often filled with hassles –  luggage, bookings, budget overages, foreign languages, but there are times of sheer joy, that makes it all worthwhile.  My top 10 Joyful Travel […]

Unwind / Unwined

Due to the excessive heat and humidity last summer coupled with air pollution from construction,  my face exploded. My cheeks looked like they had been skinned,  my nose was so […]

A Covert BC Wine Tour

I wrote this blog a year ago but didn’t post it. As a wine tourist not a connoisseur, I’m happy to tell the backstories of the wineries but hesitant to […]

Grapes are rolling in Peterborough

Jon Drew Owner/winemaker at Rolling Grape Vineyard. – photo by Veronica Leonard Rolling Grape Vineyard had only been open eight weeks when I visited with a group of travel writers. […]

Pizza at Norman Hardie’s

I visited Norman Hardie’s winery for lunch earlier this summer. With all the #MeToo focus on the owner/winemaker, I was curious to see how things were doing. The last time […]

Spotlight on Mother’s Day Wine Tour

Best Mother’s Day gift ever! My daughters took me on a wine tour with Spotlight Limousine Wine Tours  of Prince Edward County. It wasn’t a totally selfless act, I had […]

Can you spare a bottle of wine?

” Can you spare a bottle of red wine?” my neighbour asked, ” Just something cheap, I’ll replace it,” My husband looked dubious, went slowly down to the wine cellar […]

Put a cork in it!

As a wine lover, I’ve always viewed wine corks as simply an obstacle between me and my wine, but a visit to Nova Cortiça near Faro, Portugal, gave me a […]

Signal Brewing Co. Open at Last!

Richard Courneyea  has been a prominent Belleville, Ontario business man for years. It used to be a treat to stop in his Richard Davis men’s wear store on Front Street […]

Remembering the Moselle

A year ago, I was wine touring through the Mosel River Valley in Germany with  Avalon Waterways on the beautiful Avalon Visionary.  Visit my article on this wonderful experience  Wine touring […]

#ACWS2017 – Expect Greatness

Been there done that, tasted a whole lot of wine. The Atlantic Wine Symposium 2017 runs from Sunday June 11-13 at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, It includes wine […]

Winetouring by Westerdam

  I discovered this winter, that wines get seasick. We had booked on a 19 day cruise through the Panama Canal on Holland America’s Westerdam  and I was almost as excited […]