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”

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)”

2010 Vieni Aglianico Reserve, Niagara. A highly interesting wine made from …

2010 Vieni Aglianico Reserve, Niagara. A highly interesting wine made from this grape that originates in Campania, Italy. Fun notes of blackberries, sandalwood and white pepper. Vieni is also a distillery. Cool. Enjoying it now withThe Baroness, Ashley, and Chris Bacon at his home!

’10 Family Tree Red by Henry of Pelham – evokes a wine to sip in an English country manor …

Picture yourself sitting by the fireside on a rainy night in an English country manor sipping a beautiful red wine. “What is this gorgeous wine?” you ask your host, “it’s almost port-like in its rich body and flavours.” With distinctive British pronunciation, the host declares it’s a new discovery from Niagara.   2010 Family TreeContinue reading “’10 Family Tree Red by Henry of Pelham – evokes a wine to sip in an English country manor …”

Great visiting Chef Mark @LaPiazzaAllegra Italian restaurant, Hamilton. Authentic cuisine, inspired wine list.

Chef Mark, @LaPiazzaAllegra Italian restaurant, puts thought and passion into his food creations and wine list. I’m also excited about the new wines Mark is bringing in. A tempranillo from western Spain, 2 new chianti (one is organic), a negroamaro that wins everyone’s heart who tries it, and a chilean superstar sauvignon blanc that’s madeContinue reading “Great visiting Chef Mark @LaPiazzaAllegra Italian restaurant, Hamilton. Authentic cuisine, inspired wine list.”

Hinterbrook Barrel-fermented Chardonnay 2010. Light gold. Aromas of vanilla bean, caramel …

Hinterbrook Barrel-fermented Chardonnay 2010. Light gold. Aromas of vanilla bean, caramel & nutmeg. Flavours of almond, apricot and clove, with a hint of pink grapefruit and cane juice. Perfect acidity, with a creamy richness in a balanced and well integrated presentation. Long finish. A beautiful wine! Hinterbrook wines are always from hand-harvested and sorted grapesContinue reading “Hinterbrook Barrel-fermented Chardonnay 2010. Light gold. Aromas of vanilla bean, caramel …”