Over the past few months I’ve tasted well over 1000 wines for my upcoming wine book – Billy’s Best Bottles Wines for 2011. This will be the 21st edition of this ‘Canadian Classic’, and I think it will be the BEST ever. Stay tuned for more info.
This past weekend I was fortunate to be a judge for the upcoming OTTAWA FOOD & WINE SHOW. Am planning on hosting a seminar on Friday November 5th. Details coming soon.
Ottawa was lots of fun – the company of my fellow judges, of course – and the Byward market area was vibrant. Upon arrival we hit the HIGHLANDER, and had some of the best pints of Guinness I can remember. Ultra-creamy and served at the perfect temperature. The Highlander’s scotch selection is second to none – world class – so be warned. We enjoyed a lovely night at MUST WINE BAR – and sampled every appetizer – before moving on to the newly opened swish SHORE CLUB.
Yep, all in a day’s work.