Fresh and bracing with lovely ripe fruit, citrus zest, puckering acidity, multi-layered and complex. You can almost taste the sea. Refreshing and beautiful with great minerality. The ideal summer patio wine.
As a wine country, South Africa today defies easy explanation. The convenient Old or New World tags really don’t fit here. The wine culture of the Cape goes back at least 300 years. Although the original Dutch settlers were not wine growers, they were soon joined by Huguenots, French Protestants with a similar religious outlook, [READ MORE]
Great news – there’s a new addition to our family! I wasn’t sure if we really should go for it. But, it was a blustery Saturday morning when I laid eyes on it, and the promise of heat and sunshine took over my thoughts. Our new addition is a dwarf lemon tree loaded with blooms [...]
Q water Sparkling Wine Award Gold: 13th Street 2008 Premier Cuvée Gold: Huff Estates 2007 Cuvée Peter F Huff Silver: Angels Gate 2010 Archangel Chardonnay Bronze: Hernder Estates 2007 Sparkling Riesling NOW Magazine Dry Riesling Award Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling Gold: Daniel Lenko Estate 2009 Reserve Riesling Silver: John Howard Cellars [...]
With the Canada Day long weekend just around the corner, Nathan Cameron, Casey’s Grill & Bar’s mixologist has put a twist on traditional beer cocktails by opting to infuse them with cider in place of beer. Nathan’s three new specialty drinks are available at Casey’s for a limited time. But, Nathan has provided the recipes [...]
Rows of vines rule your yard, easing out family and friends. Your mini-fermenter sprang a leak and oozed booze on the new Nissan. Pickled beets and canned corn occupy your wine cellar. You want a piece of the wine business, but don’t know how to branch out. Seasoned vineyard owners in BC, Ontario and Quebec [...]
It’s not always the wine that excites me, it’s the journey it takes to get in my glass — from vine, to bud, to flower, to grape, to harvest, to crusher, to fermentation, to barrel, to bottle and finally to my mouth. We take the journey lightly, letting Mother Nature, viticulturists and winemakers do all [...]
So there we were, hubby and I, sadly staring out at our backyard ten years after promising we’d do something about the expanse of asphalt that posed as a patio. It was truly hideous – now more than ever. Years of cycling from frozen winters to sweltering summers have caused the asphalt to heave, crack [...]