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 […]

Tasteful Women of the County

It’s a scientific fact that women have more taste buds than men. In fact 35% of women qualify as ‘super tasters’ and only 15% of men but most of us […]

Sandbanks Winery – Catching the Wave

Back in 2004, I visited the newly opened Sandbanks Estate Winery in Wellington, Prince Edward County.. It was a hot summer day and so instead of using the small tasting room […]

42 splashes of wine – Terroir 2015

42 splashes of wine in the glass 42 splashes of wine Another splash and I’ll fall on my … “You don’t spit?”  Dan asked incredulously. Dan Tweyman is the nearly […]

Roll Out the Barrel

Canadian Oak and other wine barrels have been rolling across Prince Edward County, Ontario, this past year as Pete Bradford moved from his previous location next to  66 Gilead Distillery near […]

5 Top Reasons to take a Wine Tour

Treat yourself to a real wine tour  this year – the kind with a bus, a guide and an itinerary. It’s worth the cost in terms of information, safety and […]

The Joys and Heartbreak of 2014 Wassail

Friendship more than wine brought me out to Prince Edward County this Wassail. The news of Richard Karlo’s death last week on November 26 had stunned me and I needed […]

Where is PEC in Vintages Essentials?

Vintages Essentials Magazine from the LCBO is out. This classy magazine tells Ontario wine lovers the essential top 130 wines to have in your wine cellar. There is not a single Prince Edward County […]

South African “braai” wines

It’s South Africa’s National Braai Day today Sept 24.  Braai means Barbecue. You might ask why we are celebrating Barbecue Day now when winter is just over the horizon, but […]