One of the lasting visuals (among many) from a boozy sweep through Vermont recently was the sight of brothers Chris and Jon Piana holding court in the chilly, cement floor barrel cellar of their new Fable Farm cidery (or fermentory, as they call it), both barefoot and fancy free; plaid was in ample supply, ball caps a prerequisite. Continue reading
Spring has fully sprung in Ontario at long last and the buds on the grape vines are bursting into full leaf. It is a glorious time to get out there and taste the bounty of what Ontario farmers have to offer. Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba — Hurtling down the rutted roads of Cuba in a lime green 1957 Ford Fairlane in search of the perfect daiquiri seems a little bizarre, if not completely nuts. Continue reading
For lovers of great Ontario craft cider and beer, it was quite a weekend. First the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company welcomed its first visitors to a restored historic curling club in Dundas over a three-day grand opening, then the first cask from a new Niagara craft cider venture was tapped at a little pub and restaurant in Fonthill on Saturday night. Continue reading
If visiting the Foreign Affair Winery in Vineland any time soon you might notice (how can you not?) a new welcoming icon by the front door.