Good varietal style, but with Mediterranean ripeness. Honeyed blossomy note on the nose and generously ripe yellow and citrus fruit on the palate. Pleasingly light creaminess, crisply fresh acidity and an impression of light residual sweetness.
A lot of my friends have recently discovered gin. What should I know about the spirit to keep up with the crowd? Back in my day (around the time the Earth was cooling), a local pub in my neighbourhood kept an hour happy with discount gin and tonics. But, like so many of today’s hip, [READ MORE]
Power and elegance combine in this dark, rich, beautifully perfumed and balanced wine. Firm, ripe tannins, full body, exciting violet, blackberry, mint, smoke, vanilla, and tar notes, and a rock-solid but harmonious finish. Very approachable for such a young Barolo, but will continue to evolve over the next 10 years.
He is a tall, strapping man, all of 27 years old, and looks more like the star quarterback than a man who tinkers with high-octane booze all day long. But that’s the path master distiller Geoff Dillon, with degrees in biochemistry and economics, has taken in the heart of Niagara wine country. Dillon is on [...]
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 [...]
No doubt, it hasn’t escaped your attention that there sure are a whole lot of food blogs out there, including of course my very own Chaos and Canapés right here within the “pages” of Quench. How many have you taken the trouble to visit and peruse some of those food blogs? I like to take [...]
Want to learn more about design? The Open University has begun an amazing series of Youtube videos focused on design. Follow us on our new Quench Living twitter feed where we’ll be curating design ideas, decorating tips and ways to live your life more fully. American Industrial Design: Design in a Nutshell Postmodernism: Design in [...]
Oh, the signs were there all along: The extravagant apple cider-themed dinners at his tony restaurant on the waterfront in Burlington, Ontario. The British heritage and the fact that he was raised on the myriad ciders offered in the pubs of London. And his name on Twitter, of course: @ciderseeker. It would appear that it [...]