Tag Archive "niagara-on-the-lake"

Theatre Review: Shaw’s Scrooge Sings a New Christmas Carol

One of the greatest challenges in creating any famous story is making it enjoyable for audiences who know every word of it. That’s the best surprise – and delight – in Tim Carroll’s new production ...

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.

Eiswein, Icewine, Late Harvest: Sommelier’s Perspective

Eiswein production in Germany during the 1700s began quite unintentionally when wine grapes froze on the vine before harvest time and winemakers made the frozen grapes into a sweet wine, what we know today as Icewine. Hainle ...

OWEC Gala 2013

Oakville, Gala, Wine: Oakville Sommelier

What better way to ring in the season than a Black and White Christmas Gala? This event was held last week in Oakville by the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club. It was an excellent evening filled with ...

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

LENS, Wineries, Family: Oakville Sommelier

Lake Erie North Shore (LENS) is one of the oldest grape growing regions in Canada dating back to the 1800s. In 1868 Thaddeus Smith built the first winery in Ontario, Vin Villa, on Pelee Island.

Reif Estate Winery

Niagara River, Reif, Wine Tasting

In September the Ontario Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) enjoyed a presentation from one of the most established wineries in the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Reif Estate Winery. With 13 generations of experience dating back to the ...

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 ...

Hinterbrook Winery

Niagara Lakeshore, Wine Tasting: Sommelier’s Perspective

Winery visits in the Niagara Lakeshore sub-appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake last week were well worth the drive! First stop: Hinterbrook Winery. Warmly greeted by Charlotte, she shared the history of her family owned and operated winery ...

Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry Riesling

Summer, Finger Lakes, Wine: Oakville Sommelier

This past week of summer found me traveling through the Finger Lakes of New York State visiting friends and the winery of Dr. Konstantin Frank. Located on the west side of Keuka Lake, this winery ...

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 ...

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