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Peninsula Ridge Wine

Local Wine with Local Food


Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00 AM

Inspired by the fresh Gazpacho I enjoyed so much last week at The Restaurant of Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery, I was inspired to try and recreate this soup myself. Made with fresh local ingredients purchased at Hildreth ...

The RESTAURANT at Peninsula Ridge

Summertime Wine on the Beamsville Bench


Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00 AM

It was a gorgeous afternoon in Niagara this past Thursday as I lunched with a friend on the patio of The RESTAURANT at Peninsula Ridge.

Twenty Valley

Time to Wine and Dine in Niagara Wine Country!


Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 AM

With summer in full swing, here is a handful of wineries in the Twenty Valley area of Niagara with a variety of dining options to go with your wine, some seasonal, some open year-round:

PC Black Label Sangria Cocktail

Wine Punch from Spain to North America


Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Sangria is a refreshing fruit and wine punch originally made in Spain centuries ago with red wine, typically Rioja (Tempranillo grape). The name comes from the Spanish word for blood, sangre, in reference to its dark ...

VQA Ontario Logo

Exciting times for Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wine in Ontario!


Friday, July 4, 2014 7:00 AM

So just what is Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA)? “VQA Ontario is Ontario’s Wine Authority, a regulatory agency responsible for maintaining the integrity of local wine appellations and enforcing winemaking and labelling standards.” VQA is about the ...

New Chianti Classico logo

There’s a new Chianti in town (and in the Provinces of Florence and Siena)!


Friday, June 27, 2014 10:00 AM

This past month found me at an event in Toronto tasting a preview of the new Chianti Classico category: Gran Selezione.

Graze the Bench Pass

Music, Food and Wine on the Beamsville Bench: Oakville Sommelier


Friday, June 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Graze the Bench 2014, a 2-day celebration of wine produced on the Beamsville Bench viticultural area of Ontario, began last Saturday with a glorious day of weather, live bands, food and wine pairings at 8 ...

Nine Karlo Estates wines were tasted at the May OWEC night.

You always have to have wine in your glass: Sommelier’s Perspective


Friday, June 6, 2014 10:00 AM

The Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) tasting in May was a wonderful evening. Winemaker Richard Karlo and his partner Sherry Martin from Karlo Estates located in the Prince Edward County (PEC) wine region of Ontario presented ...

Cottonwood Wine Agency at esoterica

esoterica wine fair, part 4: Oakville Sommelier


Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 AM

This is the final report on the esoterica wine fair held by the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) in April. If you have been keeping up with this series over the past few weeks, you can ...

OWEC Wine Tasting Event sign

esoterica wine fair, part 3: Oakville Sommelier


Friday, May 23, 2014 10:00 AM

Four more wineries that took part in the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) esoterica wine fair in April traveled from Prince Edward County (PEC), and Lake Erie North Shore (LENS) wine appellations of Ontario – ...

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