The last few weekends (NOT the first weekend of April though) have brought a lot of warmth to Toronto, and like many others, I decided to celebrate with a bottle of rosé. I was clearly not very original in my thought, as my local LCBO was quite picked over in their rosés and white wine… Read More


We’re fans of the folks at Rosewood Estates. They are a VQA vineyard that is based in the Niagara region. One unique little tid-bit is that they are beekeepers along with wine makers. This makes total sense as great bees help make great grapes. It also means they end up with a great selection of meads!… Read More


Baco Noir grapes are a North American wine industry success story, but as a hybrid grape, it attracts a lot of negative attention. A hybrid of European vitis vinifera Folle Blanche from France and an unknown varietal of indigenous vitis riparia that grows widely in North America, this is a hearty grape that can weather Ontario’s harsh winters. It… Read More


We missed the Ice Wine Fest in Niagara this year, so we decided to enjoy a little bit of this uniquely Ontario product at home. The Niagara Peninsula is the world’s largest producer of ice wines, a style of wine produced in parts of the United States, Germany and Canada. We sampled Bricklayer’s Predicament Late… Read More