Off to Wine Country in a Mercedes sport coupe

I contributed this article to the summer issue of Mercedes-Benz Club Canada‘s magazine. This is a reprint. I’m dreaming! Dreaming of hopping into a gleaming white sport Coupe, with a few ponies under the hood, tooling through south of France wine country. In my fantasy, I’m negotiating winding roads through the dazzling countryside along theContinue reading “Off to Wine Country in a Mercedes sport coupe”

PondView Harvest Party 2017. Great turnout, great wine, great music!

Happy Crowd at PondView The Baroness and I had the good fortune to attend the PondView Harvest party this past weekend. Best fun we’ve had in Niagara all year. PondView is a happening winery that is creating some good buzz. They’re producing fine wines and have a good sense of marketing to fuel their growth.Continue reading “PondView Harvest Party 2017. Great turnout, great wine, great music!”

Visit to Viewpointe Estate Winery

Excellence in winemaking This family-owned estate is one of Southwestern Ontario’s reference point wineries. Situated in EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) near Windsor Ontario, the region also carries the VQA designation: Lake Erie North Shore. A visit to Viewpointe is not to be missed. John, Steve, and Jean Fancsy all have the passion for wineContinue reading “Visit to Viewpointe Estate Winery”

Out with the old label, in with the new. Viewpointe’s blue label wines will soon get a facelift. Check out the new bold brushstroke V label on the right. Coming soon to lcbo.

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Coffin Ridge winery in cottage country rises into the light with these impressive whites

Into The Light White (Born 2012) Light golden yellow, generous nose of pear, plum and lychee which are also pleasantly dominant in the flavours along with cloves and spice. Excellent balance with just-right acidity and a hint of spice in a unique and elegant overall package. Lingering finish. A blend of Geisenheim, Prairie Star, FrontenacContinue reading “Coffin Ridge winery in cottage country rises into the light with these impressive whites”

9 Bonus Air Miles on Auxerrois at LCBO. A big deal for a super wine (get it by the case)

Can I tell you about the best food pairing wine I’ve ever discovered? I’ve been intensively into wine for almost 20 years and I’ve never seen another that pairs so well with such a wide range of food. This’ll be our little secret, and this one fact will escalate you to a new level ofContinue reading “9 Bonus Air Miles on Auxerrois at LCBO. A big deal for a super wine (get it by the case)”