Tag Archive "beamsville-bench"

Hike The Bench with Niagara Vino!

Hiking, Grazing, Wine Tasting

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 ...

The RESTAURANT at Peninsula Ridge

Summertime Wine on the Beamsville Bench

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.

Graze the Bench Pass

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

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 ...

Lock, Stock, & Barrel

esoterica wine fair, part 1: Oakville Sommelier

In April the Wine Enthusiasts Club of Oakville (OWEC) held their first wine fair, esoterica. The afternoon was filled with wine of course, other libations, and food from 7 Numbers restaurants out of Toronto specializing ...

Beamsville Bench

Wine, Bench, Beamsville: Sommelier’s Perspective

Last week I took two tour guide friends from the U.S. to one of my favourite places in the Niagara Peninsula wine region, the Beamsville Bench. Their big question was about the bench, what is ...

VQA, Ontario Appellations and Varietals: Oakville Sommelier

I recently presented an overview of Ontario VQA wines for the Oakville Newcomer’s Club Wine Group night. We tasted a variety of wines, mostly Niagara Peninsula VQA: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc, ...