Category Archives: Canadian Wine

Ice Syrup

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

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Celebrating The 2011 Harvest

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

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2011 PEC Pinot Noir Crush

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

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Canadian Tartiflette and Chardonnay

In an effort to eat more meatless meals (for environmental reasons), as well as to always embrace local produce and goods, I arranged a comfortable meal at home using a traditional French dish.  Tartiflette may be more easily recognized as … Continue reading

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Kalala Estate Winery

In an quiet corner of the Okanagan Valley above the town of Westbank is a quaint winery called Kalala Estate Winery.   The small winery was founded by Karnail Singh Sidhu.  Karnail is a hard working, intelligent man (and a … Continue reading

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Karlo Estates

I’ve recently been discovering Prince Edward County.  There is so much to explore; restaurants, galleries, fromageries, spectacular views of Lake Ontario and of course the wineries!  This blog is about one winery in particular, Karlo Estates.  I have visited the … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc: The Other King

Cabernet Franc,  what is your purpose?  Often playing second fiddle to bigger bolder Cabernet Sauvignon or acting as a blending component are the two obvious answers.  Cabernet Franc does however play a leading role in some of the more “off the beaten track” … Continue reading

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