Rhone Valley wine region in 7 days

Visiting the Rhone Valley wine region I had the good fortune to visit the various Rhone valley wine regions for seven days. The areas within are visually beautiful. The wines of the North can best be described as elegant and delicate. In contrast, the wines of the South are rustic and full of personality. Probably myContinue reading “Rhone Valley wine region in 7 days”

On the lookout for truly great red wines? Look into this one. Structure, balance, and very impressive

What do we have to do to get truly great wines? I don’t know about you, but personally, I’m not impressed often enough with the red wines people bring to the house when I’m entertaining. Don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for the gift, and even more thankful that they’ve come so I can enjoyContinue reading “On the lookout for truly great red wines? Look into this one. Structure, balance, and very impressive”

Kir-Yianni Estate redefines the level of greatness the wines of Greece can possess. Here are 2 outstanding reds! 

Two Greek wines you should know You may know the lovely Paranga red blend from Kir-Yianni, available in LCBO. A very nice wine at a price that’ll make you happy. Here are two more … Yesterday I had the chance to taste two upscale wines from the estate with Lambros Papadimitriou. Two Olives 2010 A dark beauty withContinue reading “Kir-Yianni Estate redefines the level of greatness the wines of Greece can possess. Here are 2 outstanding reds! “

Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) It is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Ontario and California. You can find itContinue reading “Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)”

Viewpointe LCBO releases for 2016

Viewpointe Estate winery makes a very nice bottle of wine. Here is the schedule of Vintages releases in LCBO for 2016. February 2016 through summer:  Cabernet Merlot Balance Pointe 2010. A premium Bordeaux style wine that showcases an Ontario winery’s ability to make a world class red wine. Outstanding red for the enthusiast. In selectedContinue reading “Viewpointe LCBO releases for 2016”

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria

Austrian Grüner Veltliner charms us out of our socks! Medium silvery gold in colour. Luscious fruity aroma, with notes of golden plum, spice and lemon. There is also a lime afterthought, with light apricot and honeycomb. Nice viscosity, rich body, dry. Great acidity and a super lengthy finish. This is a stunningly beautiful wine, coating theContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria”

Wine pairings at The Briars Resort tonight. Fall discoveries…

The following pairings went over big tonight with 55 dinner guests Roasted Tomato Soup – WINE: ANGELS GATE RIESLING SÜSS RESERVE (WHITE, NIAGARA) Caesar Salad – WINE: BOUTARI MOSCHOFILERO (WHITE, GREECE) Roast Beef Tenderloin – WINE: SOUTHBROOK CAB FRANC (RED, NIAGARA) Briars Crème Brulee – WINE: VIEWPOINTE BIG BLUFF (RED, ESSEX PELEE ISLAND COAST) TheContinue reading “Wine pairings at The Briars Resort tonight. Fall discoveries…”

Paris restaurant wows us. Outstanding French Cuisine.

Drouant Remember the name. There are great restaurants in Paris and not so great. Drouant is great! When in Paris, be sure to dine here  www.drouant.com This historic Parisian restaurant was founded in 1880, and has been the recipient of the famous Goncourt and Renaudot prizes since 1914. Antoine Westermann became owner and chef in 2006. TheContinue reading “Paris restaurant wows us. Outstanding French Cuisine.”

I just love wines from Amyndeon and Florina Greece. Ask for them! #winesofgreece #winesofamyndeonandflorina

I love the wines from the Amyndeon and Florina wine regions of the province of Macedonia. Being in the northwestern part of Greece, the region is cooler than other parts of the country and with the high altitude, and surrounding mountains and lakes, it possesses a microclimate very suitable for grape growing. Wines of Greece sectionContinue reading “I just love wines from Amyndeon and Florina Greece. Ask for them! #winesofgreece #winesofamyndeonandflorina”