NS Icewine Festival wines

The Biva Scotia Icewine Festival is very weather dependant as Nova Scotia is  prone to weekend blizzards.  The following blog was written in 2014, I was highlighting all  the wines being […]

Hinterland White Cap

What better way to celebrate any occasion than with a bottle of Bubbly Hinterland Winery is the leading sparkling wine producer in Prince Edward County specializing in both Traditional Method […]

Broken Stone Pinot Noir

Broken Stone Pinot Noir

This blog is one of a series I wrote in 2014, featuring a specific wine that I enjoyed at a local winery. This was written about Broken Stone Winery, a […]

Benjamin Bridge & Borealis Icewine

During the  winter, as the wind howls and the temperature drops, I think of icewine,  the best thing to come out of a Canadian winter. There are a lot of […]

Karlo Estates Van Alstine White

I usually talk about the winery experience but sometimes, there are spectacular wines deserve special mention. This is one of my favourite fortified white “port style” wines to finish a […]

L’Acadie Vineyard Prestige Brut

Back in 2014, I welcomed in the New Year with an internationally recognized sparkling wine made in Nova Scotia from one of my favourite wineries to visit.  It’s a must […]

Welcome in 2014 with NS Bubbly

Welcome the New Year in with Nova Scotia sparkling wine. Forget the French, Californian and other sparklers, Nova Scotia is bubbling over with traditional Champagne method sparkling wine. Nearly 50% of Nova […]

Ontario Wines to be sold at Farmer’s Markets

Ontario Wines will soon be available at Ontario Farmer’s Markets. This is HUGE. An Ontario provincial government’s press release on December 17, about New Opportunities for Ontario Wine Growers  was barely mentioned in the  business […]

Rot – It’s a Good Thing

“Do I smell rot?”  Jan asked as she swirled her Long Dog 2007 Otto Pinot Noir. We were wine touring in Prince Edward County with cousins from France. They’re not […]

Winemaker vs Brewmaster Dinner – Who won?

The Halifax Club’s Winemaker vs Brewmaster Dinner featured in my last column was a major success. Lovers of wine or craft beer might like to know what winemaker Simon Rafuse of Blomidon […]

Where do you brew your wine?

I was having lunch with Paul Marconi, General Manager and part owner of Casa Dea Estate Winery, when an elderly lady and her daughter approached him. “Where do you brew […]

Summer in Provence

This week’s guest blogger is Giannina Medal-Knupfer from www.Winerist.com I have toured this part of Provence and the Riviera in the fall and am realizing how wonderful the summer would have been. […]

10 reasons why I choose Canadian wines

When I’m travelling in another country, I drink their wines but when I’m home I drink Canadian wines for at least ten good reasons. As we approach Canada Day, we […]