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 […]

A Year of Canadian Wines – #TGCWC

In 2014, I participated n the Great Canadian Wine Challenge. The rules of the Challenge were simple: you could only drink Canadian wines for a full year. There were some […]

Why did I hate this wine?

Melnik Castle, a thousand years of history, the largest vineyard in Bohemia, impressive barrel cellars that may once have been dungeons, and massive oak wine barrels built on site emblazoned […]

Wine, Cheese & What a View!

Two weeks 83rdago, I was invited to Fifth Town Artisan Cheese when owner, Patricia Bertossi, was partnering with fellow Italian Canadian, Pat Del-Gatto, to give a sampling of the new range of […]

Going to the Dogs

John and  Sacha Squair are going it alone in the Prince Edward County wine region. They aren’t in Wellington, the Closson Road, Hillier, South Bay or North Marysburgh. They aren’t even near heavily […]

Wine & Chocolate – South African Style88th

There are perks for being a wine blogger. Recently a South African Wine Cooperative, Durbanville Hills, contacted me about doing a wine and chocolate tasting with their Sauvignon Blanc and […]