Tag Archive "rose"


Wow! Navarra and Rosado: Sommelier’s Perspective

“The Wines of Navarra: Wow!” is the title of a recent seminar I attended in Toronto about wine produced in the northern area of Spain. Barry Brown, President of The Spanish Wine Society, and Jordi Vidal, Consejo ...

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 ...

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 ...

Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!

Bubbly, Sparklers, Stars! Sommelier’s Perspective

Champagne is a great beverage choice for ringing in the new year! This particular bubbly must be produced from grapes grown in one of the five wine regions of Champagne which are located about 90 ...

Thanksgiving, White or Red? Oakville’s Sommelier

Both white and red wines can make wonderful pairings for your Thanksgiving dinner! Choose light to medium bodied wines to avoid overwhelming your turkey and trimmings. Rose and sparkling wines make great aperitifs, and they can ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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