Posts By Cynthia Silversides

Niagara Peninsula Wine Route - Winter 2014

Ontario Wine, 2014 Vintage

Each year Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA) Ontario publishes a report on vintage conditions for the previous year in the major wine appellations of Ontario: Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore (LENS), and Prince Edward County ...

Two Sisters Vineyards oak barrel

New Winery, New Year!!

It was a pleasure visiting the newest winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), Two Sisters Vineyards, on December 21st – their one month anniversary since opening in November of 2014.

Trick or Treat or Libation?

With Halloween just around the corner, wicked wines, beastly brews, and spooky spirits can be fantastic fun for your Hallows’ Eve celebration! A round-up of chilling choices currently available through the LCBO (all photos and ...


Wow! Navarra and Rosado: Sommelier’s Perspective

“The Wines of Navarra: Wow!” is the title of a recent seminar I attended in Toronto about wine produced in the northern area of Spain. Barry Brown, President of The Spanish Wine Society, and Jordi Vidal, Consejo ...

Tre Amici Wine Agency and Rita Tonino from Campo alls Sughera - Bolgheri DOC, Italy

Thanksgiving, Turkey and Bolgheri: Sommelier’s Perspective

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving weekend with wine! But which one to drink with your turkey? There are many answers to this question, and they are all right. For white wine drinkers, an oaked Chardonnay, ...

Moroccan Cauliflower Soup

Is it soup yet? Oakville’s Sommelier

With days getting cooler and autumn approaching, soup sounds so appetizing.

Bacardí Puerto Rico

A “very good wine of sugar”

It is believed that during the 14th century, Marco Polo was offered a “very good wine of sugar” in the country that is now Iran. This fermented drink known as Brum in China and India during ...

Prince Edward County, Wine & Dogs

Long Dog Winery in Milford is a must visit for lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as this is their focus. Finding that the terroir of their land is similar to Burgundy, Victoria and her ...

Creekside Estate Winery

A Relaxed Summer Afternoon in the Twenty Valley

This past week I stopped by Creekside Estate Winery to taste wine and find out what’s new. First taste, their 2011 “The Trad” a Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, a mix of 56% Pinot Noir and ...

The Frog & Onion

Greetings from the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda!

Recently strolling through the Victualling Yard in Bermuda where warehouses which used to store food-stuffs still stand, I worked up a little thirst as I made my way to the Frog & Onion Pub.

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