Experience Niagara wine country like never before! Sip, stroll, and learn. Start with wine tasting in the winery, then get a guided tour in the vineyard. Learn about grape growing and how wine is made. In a gorgeous setting. Paul Singer, AKA “The Wine Baron,” is a seasoned wine blogger and has also been aContinue reading “Niagara Vineyard Walks”
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A visit to Megalomaniac Wines in Niagara.
Fine wines, beautiful winery, great venue. I remember when John Howard first started out in the wine business. He launched and grew Vineland Estates, which he sold in 2004, then a few years later, he launched Megalomaniac. When the winery opened, people wondered if he had delusions of grandeur, or was he “poking fun atContinue reading “A visit to Megalomaniac Wines in Niagara.”
The fine art of Chris Bacon
A painter whose works inspire a deeper appreciation of nature around us. Chris Bacon has much to say through art, and his merit as a visual story-teller calls us to listen carefully. Acute detail and realism infuse his paintings with inspiring effect. Few artists so concentrate their scope on one particular subject as he does;Continue reading “The fine art of Chris Bacon”
Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue.
A worthy single-hop pale ale showcasing the Citra hop. I’ve been wanting to try any one of Toppling Giant’s beers for some time. Some of their brews finally reached my area, so I was excited to finally experience their pale ale, Pseudo Sue. Appearance The beer is pale gold, and appears in the glass like aContinue reading “Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue.”
Icewine alternatives. How sweet!
Icewine is a great dessert wine or apéritif. Here are some alternatives … SAUTERNES and TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE As you know, icewine is made from grapes that have hung on vine far beyond normal harvest time and have become very dry (and frozen). Other Dessert Wines A similar type of wine, that also shares the characteristic ofContinue reading “Icewine alternatives. How sweet!”
Bella Terra Red.
An endearing red blend from Bella Terra’s own estate vineyards. PondView Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake has recently changed its name to Bella Terra Vineyards. The 2018 vintage of Bella Terra Red is a blend of the three main red varietals that grow in their vineyards: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This lovely medium-bodied redContinue reading “Bella Terra Red.”
Beef Bourguignon recipe and video.
This is my personal recipe for this dish. I’ve taken the liberty to add techniques and ingredients that I learned in Chateauneuf du Pape*, with additional ideas from my Austrian heritage. These factors produce a delicious and rich version of the popular stew. * My Chateauneuf experience was with winemaker Mireille Fabre of Domaine TourContinue reading “Beef Bourguignon recipe and video.”
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot
The trio of Bordeaux originals that have take the entire world by storm! Three “big” full bodied red wines to enjoy. Whether a bottle that’s a blend of all three varietals from Bordeaux, or choose individually as a single varietal from a region like California, Australia, or South Africa, these are the blockbusters that satisfyContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot”
(classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry) Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. The grape and vinification history originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet to dry,Continue reading “Sauvignon Blanc”
Wine 101 – Part 2
Back to “Part 1” Part Two … (the rest of the world’s top wine regions) Wine Regions of Italy, Spain, the U.S., and more Having covered the regions of France in Wine 101 Part 1, this second section now covers additional exciting wine regions to round out your growing wine experience. Look up the regions, check themContinue reading “Wine 101 – Part 2”