Tag Archive "france"

Celebrate Paris with the Oakville Museum: A French Connection

“Paris is always a good idea”, said Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie, Sabrina. Ah, but springtime in Paris! Equating springtime in the City of Light with extreme bliss is somewhat of a cliché.

Man at cafe looking at Eiffel Tower

A Disenchanted World: A Local Editorial on the Attacks in Paris

Today I am angry. I woke up thinking ‘ I don’t want to leave my home today ‘ . Feeling raped of our security, our freedoms, our happiness, how can anyone even fathom the thought ...

Oakville, Wine, Enthusiasts: Oakville Sommelier

Have you heard of the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC)? This social group meets most months of the year to sample wine from various agencies and local wineries, learning about wine tasting, production, and selection ...

Gin and Tonic

GIN, TONIC, and ICE: Oakville Sommelier

What a wonderful New Year’s Eve 2013 I had in Toronto beginning with an opera performance at Roy Thomson Hall with yours truly in the choir backing an international cast, then ending the year at ...

Chardonnay wine labels

Beaunois, Rousseau, and Morillon: Sommelier’s Perspective

Did you know that there are many names for Chardonnay in the old world? Beaunois and Rousseau are synonyms which have been used for wine produced respectively in the Chablis and Saône regions of France, ...

Clos Montmartre

Gamay, Nouveau, and Montmartre: Oakville Sommelier

As Americans are heading into Thanksgiving next week and selecting wine to pair with the occasion, the French are busy the week before preparing for what happens every year on the third Thursday in November, ...

Reims, France

Reims, Champagne, Pommery: Oakville Sommelier

A couple of weeks ago I was in Reims, France, known as the coronation city and city of Champagne. I experienced “joyful lightness” at Domaine Pommery, two words Madame Pommery used to describe her Champagne. She really ...

Vidal Blanc grapes, NCTW vineyard

Winemaking, Judging and Celebrating: Oakville Sommelier

September so far has been filled with great grape and wine experiences from volunteering at the World Wine Awards of Canada (WWAC) in Toronto to winemaking classes and an i4c volunteer party in Niagara-on-the-Lake. At ...

Niagara and Beyond: Oakville Sommelier

Recently my summer has been chock-full of grape experiences including a vinotherapy treatment inside the beautiful 100 Fountain Spa located at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They use grape-based products from local vineyards containing wellness ...

Cool Climate Chardonnay: Oakville Sommelier

The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, i4c for short, begins next week in Niagara. From July 19th to the 21st, 60 wineries will be presenting 120 wines. This is a great opportunity to taste Chardonnay ...

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