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Champagne with a raspberry

Celebrating Sparkling Wine and You!


Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:00 AM

Today’s wine column is dedicated to You, dear readers of Oakville News! With readership cracking the million view mark and around 3,000 followers on both Twitter and Facebook, Oakville News thanks You!

Limited Edition Weir Family Vineyard 2012 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Where will my palate take me today? Sommelier’s Perspective


Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM

In honour of Ontario Wine Week, my palate has been dedicated to tasting various Ontario wines throughout the week.

Hike The Bench with Niagara Vino!

Hiking, Grazing, Wine Tasting


Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM

Last weekend marked the seventh annual Graze the Bench weekend in the Beamsville Bench sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula wine region in Ontario, Canada. This is a relaxed weekend full of wine, food, and live music that ...

Niagara Escape Tour with Wine Enthusiasts from Oakville


Friday, June 5, 2015 10:00 AM

The Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) Niagara Escape Tour proved to be another superb vinous affair for the group of members and guests who attended! About 50 participants met in the Niagara Peninsula wine region ...

Hamilton Food & Drink Fest 2015

Drinks and Food from Hamilton to Oakville


Friday, May 1, 2015 10:00 AM

At the Hamilton Food & Drink Fest in April there was an impressive showing from local restaurateurs who brought a vast array of culinary offerings to Hamilton, and there were also many drink options to try! The Twisted Lemon Restaurant was on the ...

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Sunny California Cabernet Sauvignon


Friday, April 24, 2015 10:00 AM

The song “It never rains in Southern California…” might need some updating these days to include the entire state for the fact it has hardly rained in California over the past several years. Although drought conditions ...

Straight Up: The Issue of Alcohol in Ontario

Liquor Control and Wine Tastings


Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 PM

There has been increasing controversy as of late about the monopoly that is the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and over the fact that Ontario still seems to be living in the days of ...

Trois Femmes Rosé

Beamsville, Land of Wine and Honey


Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 AM

Last Friday night the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) monthly tasting was lead by the delightful Krystina Roman from Rosewood Estates Winery.

Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club

Go South Young Wine Drinker…


Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM

The warmest and southern-most wine producing area in Canada, Pelee Island, makes some good wine! The Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) kicked off the year with an entertaining, delightful and delicious presentation from Pelee Island Winery.

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Niagara Icewine, Cocktails, Festivals and Food


Friday, January 23, 2015 10:00 AM

This week’s column is about Icewine, Niagara-style! The history of Eiswein began in Germany over 200 years ago, and in Canada around the 1980s when production really began to take off. Known today in the Niagara Peninsula ...

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