Category Archives: Niagara Region

Angels Gate Cabernet Franc 2014

    Holidays…… well actually…. every glorious day of our lives  deserves an equally glorious wine and it has arrived with this Cabernet Franc from Angels Gate Winery in the Niagara Region of Canada! I am not sure if Heaven has a wine growing AVA but the great Cab Franc grapes that made this wine sure would have grown close

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Ravine Vineyard Sand and Gravel Chardonnay

Most people love Niagara Falls because it is such a magical place! There is something in the air, in the water, in the soil, or something in the atmosphere that makes this place so special. Or maybe all of them put together makes the perfect scenario for growing a vineyard and producing fantastic wines. Pssst…by the way…..Canada produces amazing wines

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2012 Beamsville Bench VQA

This was a night of celebration and sorrow. Celebration because this is an amazing, quality wine that I have been looking forward to opening and rejoicing in! Sorrow because it was my last bottle of Thirty Bench Cabernet Franc 2012 and the winery is sold out. Hope and patience that upcoming vintages will be available soon, but for now, I

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Wine Gifts For Those Christmas Spirits

As the Christmas holiday draws near, us procrastinators have a lot of catching up to do to get our blessed gifts in order! Dashing through the snow is probably in your Yuletide future and if you are lucky, you may be able to find those glorious gifts on Santa’s list online and delivered on time. So without further ado, here

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Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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