Tag Archives: the winery

Uncork the County with Culinary Adventure Company

Join Culinary Adventure Company for a leisurely day of picturesque landscapes, stunning vineyards, scenic shorelines and award winning wines as they Uncork the County. Prince Edward County.

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Put a little Samba in your life: Give the gift of memories

What do you give the person who has everything? That question is cliché, no? And yet, I have the answer: Early last summer I received an email from Samba Days, a Canadian company which offers experiences in a box, asking me to become a “Sambassador”. As a Sambassador, I’d have the opportunity to sample some […]

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A #Twasting we will go

Last weekend I joined a group for a tasting at family-run Niagara-on-the-Lake winery Chateau Des Charmes, organized Twitter by Director of marketing Michèle Bosc. A 10 minute drive from downtown St. Catharines, the Château sits on land with historic ties to grape growing and wine. The Château was opened in May 1994 and was immediately […]

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5 wines, 5 cheese pairings: Foodies meet. Part 2 of 2

…Continued from here. Course #4: Bring on the livestock. My least favourite course of all. Alright, I can definitively say that I don’t like Malbec, until someone tells me that “this Malbec is different”. Regarding Legends Estates Malbec I wrote the words “smoke” and “tobacco” and, my favourite descriptor of the evening, “Like drinking a […]

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5 wines, 5 cheese pairings: Foodies meet. Part 1 of 2

Once again, Andrea Chiu (@TOfoodie) and Suresh Doss (@spotlightcity) organized a lovely evening where food and wine enthusiasts could come together to eat, drink and mingle. Not one to reinvent the wheel, here’s the description of the event that Andrea posted to the Facebook event page, with minor changes to make it blog-friendly: We had […]

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Chenin lovin'

Two weeks ago while Meghan and over 90 others were drinking nothing but blended fruit and vegetable drinks I was at the Hobbs and Co. Wine Merchants Inc. 3rd Annual Portfolio Tasting at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, tasting wines and eating my weight in cheese and bread. It was a rainy evening […]

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Stonegrill @ the Cabbagetown Wine Route: Bad start, but great save

My friend Kerri (of Wines Constantly) and went to the Stonegrill last night, for the Cabbagetown Wine Route. This is an event that a number of neighbourhood restaurants participated in, a 3-course meal with wine pairings. The evening started out with problems: 1. I got there after Kerri but couldn’t find her. There was no […]

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