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 […]

Gather ye rosés while ye may

Chilled rosé on the deck on a glorious summer day. I fell in love with rosé when I spent a week in Provence, France several years ago. Rosé is for […]

The Great Canadian Wine Match

Wine writer, Natalie MacLean, hosted The Great Canadian Wine Match recently asking for nominations and votes for the best Canadian wines to pair with Chicken, Beef, Pizza, Cheese, Seafood, and Dessert. […]

County Terroir! Let the wine flow

County Terroir! Every year I arrive at Crystal Palace in Picton as a bright eyed wine blogger checking out the new releases and, by the end of the day, my husband […]

Sherry Martin displaying a bottle of Karlo Estates wine

My wine tastes of chocolate

My last column “Where do wine flavours come from?”  paraphrased a lot of information given by Sherry Martin the PR specialist at Karlo Estates winery  of Prince Edward County,when my […]

Where do wine flavours come from?

Citrus, red stone fruit, chocolate, leather, grass, almonds… “So how do these flavours get into the wine?” my sister asked, ” Is it bees?” It was Sister’s Day, and we […]