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 on July 2, With all the #MeToo focus on the owner/winemaker recently, I was curious to see how things were doing. The last […]

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 […]

Go for Cork!

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 […]

WSET Wine Touring in PEC

What’s WSET you ask? WSET the  Wine and Spirits Education Trust  offers educational programs for people in the wine and spirits business.  My cousin Paul has  a WSET Diploma Level […]

Autumn Getaway with wine!

We had to get away for a few days to heal. It had to somewhere not too far away, on water, quiet and comfortable with food and housekeeping included ...Elmhirst Resort on Rice Lake.

Quinte Craft Beer by the Bay

Mark Rashotte, realtor, owner of the Empire Theatre, and entrepreneur extraordinaire who has made Belleville a centre for avant garde movies and highly sought after musical acts was  a little […]

2015 Wine Touring Highlights

2015 was a year of discovery while wine touring in Prince Edward County and beyond. I emerged from winter cold storage in May for Terroir in the County and my […]