April showers bring … ??

Though the calendar says it’s almost May, the cold weather (and today’s wind and driving rain) really make me wonder if spring will ever arrive. Meanwhile, like many Ontario wine fans – I’m wondering what the poor grapevines are looking like. Since my March trip down to Hinterbrook to learn about how growers test bud […]

Easter Dinner at a Winery?

Don’t feel like cooking this Easter? Why not celebrate Easter at one of 20+ Ontario wineries that have restaurants – most of them will feature special Easter menus. For a list of wineries with restaurants, check out the Dining at Wineries category in the App.

Brix … but really?

When I dropped in at North 40 Degrees Estate Winery last fall owner/winemaker Martin Gorski was measuring the sugar content of some of his grapes using a Brix Refractometer. I had always wanted to see how you use one, and he showed me. Very cool, I thought. Well, last week I was leafing through one […]

Something different for a change?

The California Wine Fair 2014 is coming to Ontario this week – it’ll be in Ottawa on Friday, April 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. at The Westin Ottawa and in Toronto on Monday, April 7 from 7-9:30 pm. at the Fairmont Royal York. Apparently this is the 35th annual tour and it will feature wineries from […]