Sitting atop a gravel drumlin in Crousetown, Petite Riviere Vineyards comprises the seven-acre Harmon’s Hill Vineyard and the eight-acre St. Mary’s Vineyard beautifully situated inland in the LaHave River Valley.
Made from one score and one-year-old vines, this mid-weight Franc flatters with scents of raspberries, cherries, earth and chocolate. The same carries onto the palate, while finishing on a lovely crème caramel note. Now to 2014.
The name might be French, but this wine is 100% Greek through and through. Made from Savatiano, the wine reveals vanilla custard, green apple and grapefruit. Easy drinking, it offers peach and green apple on the finale, with a somewhat creamy texture.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Re-imagine your yard as an outdoor oasis. Perfect for parties, or an intimate evening for two. A weekend trip to Buffalo, New York changed the way I view my humble backyard. Last summer I toured 30 private gardens, part of the National Garden Festival, the largest free garden walk in the United States. The festival, [...]
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 [...]