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Kolonaki and Colossus, OPA! Oakville Sommelier

The Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) recently put on a fantastic special event, OPA! This fun-filled evening of Greek music, food, and wine. Did you know that among Greeks the exclamation “Opa!” actually means “Oops!” or “Whoops!” ...

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.

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Whisky

Rye, Barley, Corn: Oakville Sommelier

Whisky tasting on Thanksgiving, what a great idea! Jet-lagged on the way home from my flight returning from Paris this past Monday, my husband and I made a stop at Forty Creek Distillery in Grimsby, ...

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 ...

BBQ, People and Passion: Oakville Sommelier

Last week I attended the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club (OWEC) “year-end” BBQ. This was a wonderful event with live music by their house band The Land Sharks, beer by Highlander Brew Co. from South River, ...

Beamsville Bench Vineyard Trail

Beamsville, Trails and Grazers: Oakville Sommelier

June 1st was the first day of the fifth annual Graze the Bench event in Beamsville, a celebration of area wineries with local chefs preparing the food and bands supplying the grooves. This was also ...

Sunshine, Barbecue, and Art: Oakville Sommelier

Since we are finally enjoying some spring sunshine and beautiful weather you may be asking yourself, “What wine should I select to go with my barbecue?” For smoky, grilled dishes made with big flavours from sauces ...

Portugal, Variety and Value: Oakville Sommelier

Wine has been produced in Portugal for thousands of years. With over 250 indigenous varieties in the mix, you are sure to find a style of wine you like! What you will also find is ...

Boston, Vinifera, and Burgundy: Oakville Sommelier

Online I discovered a winery in the Greater Boston area by the name of Turtle Creek.  I like their quote, “Mirabile dictu! In vino narratio” (In wine is the story, marvelous in the telling). Strangely enough, I just ...

Sake, Spring, and the Valley: Oakville Sommelier

During a recent visit to the Historic Distillery District in Toronto, I stopped by the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, the first of its kind in eastern North America. All of their sake is hand-crafted ...

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