Delightful wines from @ktimagerovass Gerovassiliou winery #greece fr @kolonakigroup

On the slopes of Epanomi, near the city of Thessaloniki, a well-cared vineyard surrounds the modern winery, where the renowned Domaine Gerovassiliou wines are produced. These are wines full of character and luscious flavour. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Is Greek wine the next big thing? Yes indeed. Here’s why.

  Greek wines   are experiencing a significant renaissance. That’s a very good thing. It’s possibly the oldest wine producing region of the world, going back at least 6,500 years. It was the Greeks who introduced wine to Italy. Greek wine had especially high prestige among the Romans. And Greek wines were transported to theContinue reading “Is Greek wine the next big thing? Yes indeed. Here’s why.”

Chateau Jean Faure, St. Emilion charms in a most special way, both as a destination and as a wine

I’m at Chateau Jean Faure in St. Emilion. I feel like I’m home. The sunny disposition, soil, and general feeling of this place seem familiar and magical. The chateau’s historic roots, its reference terroir, and a passionate owner: Olivier Decelle make it very special. Monsieur Decelle explains: “This is a historic terroir. There are twoContinue reading “Chateau Jean Faure, St. Emilion charms in a most special way, both as a destination and as a wine”

The fare moves effortlessly from spetacular to decadent at Plank Restobar, Bronte Village, Oakville.

The baroness and I are lunching at Plank Restobar. The location is beautifully set on Lake Ontario at Fishernan’s Warf. Stephanie serves us efficienty and with a genuine smile. The seafood chowder and smoked turkey sandwich with brie are perfect. The beer choices are not the usual uninaginative stuff found elsewhere (today it’s 2 StieglContinue reading “The fare moves effortlessly from spetacular to decadent at Plank Restobar, Bronte Village, Oakville.”

3 Mediterranean wines to savor. Blasón del Turra tempranillo, Piccini Chianti, Cedro Chianti Rufina Organic.

Blasón del Turra tempranillo, Piccini Chianti, Cedro Chianti Rufina Organic. One word on each in order: easy-drinking, nice acidity, impressive personality. In fine restaurants. Not in LCBO. Available also to the public from Wine Lovers Agency, Woodbridge, Ontario.

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.”

Château Rauzan-Ségla 2007. A worthy Margaux with a rich complexity and good length.

Château Rauzan-Ségla 2007. A worthy Margaux with a rich complexity and good length. Owned by the Wertheimer family of Chanel since 1994, the winery is again producing excellent wines. This one still has lots of room to mature. It displays aristocratic notes of blackberries, currants and spring flowers. Well worth the effort to find one.