iYellow Wine School VQ’EH Part 2

The iYellow Wine Club was launched in 2006 with a goal of making wine knowledge more accessible to everyone. Four years later, the “club” (there is no cost to become a member) has around 5000 members and  is gaining new members each and everyday. The iYellow Wine Club offers members ways to learn about wine… 

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Wine Wednesday – Megalomaniac Homegrown 2006

Megalomaniac (John Howard Cellars of Distinction) Homegrown Riesling Vineyard 4379$12.95, LCBO 183061 Megalomaniac is a winery that caught my eye when I saw their 2006 Narcissist Riesling listed at Jaipur Grille in Toronto a few years ago. I was instantly drawn to the name – it’s no surprise that someone as involved in social media… 

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An Ontario Story for Every Taste

It is time for the 2010 Trillium Book Award nominees and winner to be announced.  As part of the week’s festivities each of the seventeen nominees for the Ontario government’s award for English and French books and poetry were matched with a local beer or wine and showcased at Toronto’s new Thompson Hotel.  The connection… 

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Wine Wednesday – Vineland Estates Chenin Blanc 2008

Wine WednesdayVineland Estates 2008 Chenin Blanc$16.95 from winery at www.vineland.com When I started learning about wine one of the things I learned first was that although aromas, flavours and textures vary within varietals, there are usually a few “buzz words” one can associate with certain types of wines – Riesling is “citrusy”, Sauvignon Blanc is… 

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Beach Ribfest 2010

www.beachribfest.com   This past weekend, The Beaches (I refuse to call it The Beach) helped ring in Father’s Day the proper way – with meat. More accurately, with The Beach Rib Fest. In addition to amateur grilling contests, four professional BBQers sold their internationally acclaimed, and prize-winning, sauces, ribs, chicken, and pulled pork in trucks… 

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ArteVino 2010

On Saturday July 19, we had the chance to travel to Prince Edward County to experience ArteVino, a showcase of food, wine and art that took place in Picton’s Crystal Palace. The event featured 15 wineries, 11 restaurants and over 40 local artists, and was the culmination of a blind tasting/judging event with the 6th… 

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