Wine Picks

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

Celebrating Spain and Portugal

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The Board recently promoted Spanish and Portuguese wines so why don’t we tag along? For the benefit of the non-traveler, I’d like to point out that while these countries share the same peninsula they have little in common. Their cultures and their wines are very different. And while both countries have a history of winemaking neither has been successful at marketing to the outside world.

Innovative Wine Packaging

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INNOVATION AT LAST Tight regulations around marketing and promotion limit innovation in wine. But a clever idea has gotten through. A single-glass-size bottle of…

What’s good value?

What’s good value?

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A wine importer called recently to tell me he had a wine that was right-up-my-alley. “It’s good value, and that’s what you like, right?”…

The Prospects Are Good

The Prospects Are Good

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British Columbia has the perfect wine business. Locally produced and locally consumed. The locals buy the entire production. Well almost.The bigger wineries see the…

Prince Edward County Wine Tours

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Also check these sites: www.winesofontario.org www.thecounty.ca www.tastetrail.ca www.pecountywines.ca the low down This island-like region between Toronto and Kingston (south of Belleville) is enjoying a…

Niagara Wine Tours

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before you go Pick up a copy of Wineries of Ontario at LCBO stores. It has maps and all the contact info for wineries,…