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Category: Ontario Wines

Pizza at Norman Hardie’s

I visited Norman Hardie’s winery for lunch earlier this summer. With all the #MeToo focus on the owner/winemaker, I was curious to see how things were doing. The last time […]

Spotlight on Mother’s Day Wine Tour

Best Mother’s Day gift ever! My daughters took me on a wine tour with Spotlight Limousine Wine Tours  of Prince Edward County. It wasn’t a totally selfless act, I had […]

Can you spare a bottle of wine?

” Can you spare a bottle of red wine?” my neighbour asked, ” Just something cheap, I’ll replace it,” My husband looked dubious, went slowly down to the wine cellar […]

Signal Brewing Co. Open at Last!

Richard Courneyea  has been a prominent Belleville, Ontario business man for years. It used to be a treat to stop in his Richard Davis men’s wear store on Front Street […]

WSET Wine Touring in PEC

What’s WSET you ask? WSET the  Wine and Spirits Education Trust  offers educational programs for people in the wine and spirits business.  My cousin Paul has  a WSET Diploma Level […]

Autumn Getaway with wine!

We had to get away for a few days to heal. It had to somewhere not too far away, on water, quiet and comfortable with food and housekeeping included ...Elmhirst Resort on Rice Lake.

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 […]

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 […]