A slew of summer wines from Ontario reviewed from Fielding, Tawse, EastDell, Colio, Chateau des Charmes, Trius and 13th Street. Cheers!

DSC_3091Ahhh, summer, where the living is easy and the wine better fit perfectly on the porch, dock or poolside or we just aren’t drinking it. Give me fresh. Give me easy. Give me juicy fruit. Is that too much to ask for? Continue reading

The greatest bottle of wine EVER in their own words: Lydia Tomek, Mike Weir, Sandra Oldfield, Donald Ziraldo, Allison Slute, Angela Aiello, Thomas Bachelder, Paul Speck, Brad Royale, Terry David Mulligan

kangaroo island 2I would wager a bet that the most memorable bottle of wine you ever enjoyed wasn’t so much about the wine as it was about where you drank it. Continue reading

Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running with winemaker Thomas Bachelder

qquey mainThe guiding principle for establishing Niagara’s newest winery was relatively simple: “The business plan was easy — all the bottles would have to impress our wine club members,” says Gilles Chevalier (top photo), proprietor, along with 11 other partners, of Domaine Queylus. Continue reading

What would you do with $500,000? If you’re the LCBO you design a new logo because the old one reminded people of wine. Wow. Time to end the monopoly

logologoThis is what gets me mad the most: “We made a conscious decision not to spend a lot of money frivolously on throwing things out that are perfectly good just because it had a different logo on it,” LCBO spokesperson Lisa Murray told Newstalk radio 1010. Continue reading

Canada’s Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, named speaker at Grape Growers celebrity lunch that kicks off Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

highRes_australiabirdsvilleNote: Canada’s “Man in Motion” Rick Hansen has been named the speaker at the 31st annual celebrity lunch that kicks off the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival in September. This is the news release proved by the Grape Growers of Ontario. Continue reading