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Category: Ontario Wines

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]