The science behind the corkscrew


I don’t normally like these infographic things, but this one is great!

Mario Andretti talks about life with wine

Mario Andretti at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Last year I was fortunate to spend the better part of a day with racing legend Mario Andretti. While some folks on the trip chose to ask questions about owning a vineyard, Mario was clearly not interested on that day. I kept my conversation to racing and Mario’s memories of Mosport, which he seemed to […]

Deep Purple Zinfandel gives a deep blast of flavour


Before we rang in the new year, I was trolling through the local LCBO and noticed a number of interesting new products on the California shelves. Given that I am a marketer’s dream, I loaded up the buggy with a bunch of new wines based on nothing more than their funky labels. The coolest label […]

Moar My Drunk Kitchen


“If it tastes like shit…add some cheese” Truer words have rarely been spoken.

P.K.N.T. Cab could be from down under


Big. Ooey gooey. Jammie. Chewy. These are not terms one usually would apply to a cabernet sauvignon, nor are they what one might expect from a Chilean red. These are terms that are a perfect fit for P.K.N.T.’S cab. Walking through the local LCBO, I noticed the cool chili pepper logo and then noticed the […]

Wines for the Top 10 Tough-To-Buy-For People on Your Holiday List


Pairing wines with personalities for gift shoppers—there’s a Canadian app for that (and a web site) November 18, 2010 — “Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good,” says Natalie MacLean, the red-nosed e-sommelier behind, Canada’s largest wine web site. “You look like you spent […]

Into the bunker at Megalomaniac Wine


On my way to visit Tawse last week, I noticed a bunker like structure set into the top of a hill, far away from the roadside. I noticed the sign for Megalomaniac Wine out front and decided that I had to drop in for a visit. Driving up the long, windy driveway, one approaches the […]

A Fall visit to Tawse Winery


During a March Break drive around the Niagara region a couple of years ago, we stumbled upon the then brand new Tawse Winery. We quickly fell in love with the place and their wines. The natural route to Tawse begins with a trip to Vineland Estates. As one crests a large hill on Cherry Avenue, […]

Red Horse Ranch 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon


Well folks, it has been a long winter and finally warm weather has reached Ontario. Over the past few days, there has been a good bit of discussion over reviving FAB, as it seems to have fallen by the wayside over the winter. What better way to kick start things than with a review of […]

Overheard at dinner

From the know it all at the next table: She likes shiraz. It’s a lighter wine. You know, not full bodied like a merlot. Need I say more?