Wine Wednesday – Grange of PEC Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007

Grange of Prince Edward County Trompour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007$19.95 at LCBO Vintages 122283, or from winery at www.thegrangewines.com Ah, Pinot Noir, the oft-reviled “light red” that finds itself mocked perhaps as much as it celebrated. A great Pinot Noir can dance with  spice and acidity, pairing with any number of foods, but a weak… 

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5th Annual Simply Divas

The spirits of divas, from Billie Holiday to Sheryl Crow to Beyoncé were summoned to perform at the Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto for the 5th annual Simply Divas affair. The event is held to support F.A.M.E., the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere. 

Wine Wednesday – Sue Ann Staff Semi-Dri Riesling 2008

Staff Estate Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2008$16, Available from winery at www.staffwines.com If every picture tells a story, as Mick and Keith would have us believe, then a wine bottle can too, revealing the character of the wine inside in its very shape, and, of course, in its label. Labels featuring everything from cats to shoes… 

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Wine Wednesday – Daniel Lenko 2008 White Cabernet

Daniel Lenko 2008 White Cabernet$19.95, Available from winery at www.daniellenko.com June finds us staving off heat waves and humidity in southern Ontario – what better time, then, to try a crisp, sweet, summery rose? The wineconsuming masses will tell you rose is a “girly” wine, designed to be consumed in summer in an outdoor venue,… 

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Opening Doors at Evergreen Brickworks!

www.ebw.evergreen.ca/   Farmer’s Market season is officially back at the Evergreen Brickworks located off the Bayview Extension south of Pottery Road. It was also “Doors Open” weekend in the city, when buildings and spaces across the city open their doors for public visits and tours not normally permitted. It was a busy way to launch… 

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Wine Wednesday – Black Prince Cabernet Franc Terroir Elite 2008

Black Prince Cabernet Franc Terroir Elite 2008$29.75, order from winery at www.blackprincewinery.com The Black Prince Cabernet Franc and I have been having a sordid affair for about a year. It started at the 2009 Sip and Savour event held in conjunction with the Ontario Wine Awards, where, in fact, my husband introduced him to me…. 

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Wine Wednesday – Rosewood Estates Sussreserve Riesling 2008

Rosewood Estates Natalie’s Sussreserve Riesling 2008 LCBO Vintages 164483 $18.00 This space has already seen extensive coverage of my personal relationship with Riesling, a grape that thrives in Ontario’s cold climate and consistently yields a variety of wines, from the oily sweet to the bone-dry, most of which can do no wrong by me. The… 

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