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 […]