Tag: Ontario

Pairing Cheese with a BC Red and Ontario White VQA Wine

Gold Hill Syrah 2016 and Thirty Bench Small Lot Riesling, Wood Post Vineyard, 2015 wines paired with Cantonnier, Cheddar and Cendre de Lune cheeses

Wine and cheese pairings are great for holiday entertaining and when you want to enjoy by yourself. Today I have two VQA wines, one from BC, and one from Ontario, that I am pairing with a limited edition collectable box…

Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

Tim Charisse, Kelly Mason, and Keith Tyers Ontario winemakers

This is my third year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

3 Ontario Winemakers Share their 2019 Harvest Experiences

Ontario grape harvest 2019

This is my second year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

Celebrate Chinese New Year: Brown Earth Dog Feb 16, 2018

Brown Earth Dog 2018

2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins…

Canadian Wine For All – A Call to Action #CanadianWineForAll

Love Canadian Wine

Does it bother you when you are visiting a winery in another province, enjoy their wines, and ask them to ship you a case back to your home, and they can’t?  Provincial politics gets in the way and prevents the…

Hinterland Sparkling Wines from Prince Edward County

Hinterland Wine Company

Cool climate areas are prime areas for making elegant sparkling wines.  Champagne is a cool region in France, and is well-known for their sparkling wines, for example. In Canada our sparkling wine industry has been booming in my opinion.  As…

Thirty Bench Wine Makers: Ontario Riesling and More

Thirty Bench Wine Makers on the Beamsville Bench

While attending the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C) I tasted a small lot Chardonnay, 2015 vintage, by Thirty Bench Wine Makers from the Beamsville Bench in Ontario.  That wine stood out among the other Chardonnays that I had tasted…