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 […]

Vintage Wine Tours in Niagara

As much as I love wine, I love good theatre too, so for the past two years, Colin and I have had a mini escape for a matinée at the […]

It’s Nova 7 Time – across Canada!

  I discovered Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 when I visited Nova Scotia back in 2013, The friendly folks at Bishop’s Cellar, one of the province’s four private wine stores, described […]

Nova Scotia Craft Ale Trails

Nova Scotia’s tradition of craft brewing dates back to 1820 when Alexander Keith opened one of the first breweries in British North America. Although Alexander Keith’s is now part of a much larger […]

Gewurz Eggs – Trius Winery

This was going to be my April Fool’s Blog about how Gewurztraminer wine is hatched from eggs. Several Prince Edward County Wineries make surprisingly good Gewurztraminer Lacey Estates, Sugarbush and […]

Gaspereau Vineyard’s Amazing Muscat

VQA regulations limit the use of hybrid grapes in Ontario wines sold through the LCBO even though the hybrids’ mix of European and Canadian grape varietals makes them very hardy and disease resistant.  The […]

Golden wine at the rainbow’s end

Crunching themes of versatile winter whites, my favourite wines and Saint Patrick’s Day lead me to one special winery for Wine of the Week #11. Rosehall Run Winery in Prince Edward County, is where […]

Virtual winery’s debut white

l’Acadie  grapes are a hardy white hybrid ideal for Nova Scotia’s climate. It is the backbone of most of the table wines, blends, and bubbly produced in the province. So incredibly […]

The Devil’s Wishbone Riesling

During this snowy March, 2014, I was reveling in beautiful white wines that live in my wine cellar full of memories of summer days and a lovely tastes. These are […]

Bergeron Estates Cab Franc

Suggested wine pairings rarely match with real family dinner favourites like Dad’s spicy Italian pasta sauce, Five Alarm  chilli or Friday night pepper steak and chips. Connoisseurs’ favourites like Pinot […]