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Author Archives: allisonvidug
This year I celebrated Robbie Burns Day at home with friends, haggis and of course whisky. It was more of a celebration of Scotland than Robbie himself. Not too long ago I toured around Scotland while tasting my way through … Continue reading
I was recently introduced to a new product called Ice Syrup, created by my old friend and long time Niagara-on-the-Lake grape grower, Steve Murzda. Ice Syrup is essentially unfermented icewine juice. The berries are left to freeze on the vine … Continue reading
The celebration of the year 2012 begins tomorrow. Most people will be popping bottles of bubbly. Here are my quick recommendations for something affordable, classic and local. Happy New Year to everyone! Cheers! The Affordable NV Segura Viudas Brut Reserva … Continue reading
Chile is known for many grape varieties. Carignan is not one of them. Over the past season, I’ve had the opportunity to taste three offerings at trade tastings. I had been pleased with each wine. The flavour profile is distinctly … Continue reading
After a labour intense harvest of fourteen plus hour days, little sleep and physical fatigue the best way to celebrate is with a party! Glenn Symons, the proprietor of Lighthall Vineyards in Prince Edward County, did just that this past … Continue reading
Now that I’m living in Toronto, I admit I miss living in wine country, close to the vines and wineries. This time of year I was feeling additionally far away from the exciting hustle and bustle of harvest and crush. … Continue reading