Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

Sip & Savour Ontario


SIP & SAVOUR ONTARIO Taste a hundred local wines…and nosh on some great food! Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 The Distillery Historic District, Fermenting Cellar,…

Refreshing Cider


Try something different this summer – refreshing cider. CLOS SAINT-DENIS 07 Dry Cider kicks in at 10 percent alcohol – a sipper. Refreshing apple…

Best Local Brut


HENRY of PELHAM keeps inching its way closer to Champagne with its Brut ‘Cuvée Catharine’. Austere, and stony dry – almost no flavour but…

Summer Feeling


The classic white of summer is DRY RIESLING – it oozes freshness. Niagara does well with this grape but I’m touting an Aussie edition…

CBC & Fuzion


The CBC asked recently “why all this Fuzion?” CBC’s popular radio show, Q recently had a couple of my wine writing colleagues – John…

Tasting Malivoire Wines


A few days ago I celebrated Martin Malivoire Day – my annual get together/tasting with the owner of one of Niagara’s top wineries (and…