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”

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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!”

The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method …

The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method as used in Valpolicella (Veneto) of Italy. The wine was ‘passed over’ Cabernet Sauvignon skins in the appassimento style. This style imparts complexity and intensity. It was aged in French oak. Rich flavours of currants, dark chocolate, black berries, and tobacco,Continue reading “The Foreign Affair Winery ‘The Conspiracy’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ’10. Made in the ripasso method …”

Zoltan does the Champagne Sabre at the Wine Baron’s rez. Pre-cursor to him going for the world record.

The ritual dates back to the time of the Huszars. A theatrical way to open a bottle of Sparkling wine. Here he does it on a bottle of Valdivieso sparkling (blanc de blanc). He is planning to break the world record soon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK4HrEPhjIE