How Ships Get from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie

A visit to the Welland Canal might not be high on your list of sights to see in-and-around Niagara Falls, but I guarantee it’s a side-trip you’ll remember every time you see a ship on Lake Ontario. A friend and I were returning to Toronto from a day of visiting wineries recently and we were […]

Rain Didn’t Dampen Spirits at the i4C Gala

These photos from the i4C Chardonnay World Tour Tasting and Dinner are proof that the only thing the rain dampened on Saturday was the plan for pre-dinner sipping among the Rhododendron Garden at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. With one eye on the weather radar, the resourceful and resilient organizers quickly moved the tasting under […]

i4C School of Cool — Let’s Talk Sustainability

I’m wrapping my head around some of the topics raised at the i4C School of Cool Chardonnay Camp yesterday. Questions like: how much intervention is too much when making wine? Is stirring too much? What about additives? Lots to consider and blog about – but first, more great Chards to enjoy this weekend! Just one […]

Cool Climate Chardonnays

The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C for short) is this coming weekend – July 18-20, 2014. This is the fourth year of the celebration and there will be 58 wineries participating from nine countries. I love structured events like this because they help me look at wine a different way. For example, those of […]

Some Prince Edward County Faves

A few weeks ago I was in Prince Edward County and I did a blog post about some new discoveries there. In that post I mentioned that I’d do a follow-up post about that trip – so here it is. First, a confession: I love the County (as locals refer to Prince Edward County). It […]