Wine Wednesday – 13th Street June’s Vineyard’s Riesling 2008

13th Street June Vineyard’s Riesling 2008$16.95, VINTAGES 147512www.13thstreetwinery.com When friends or family members ask for wine recommendations, by now, they often know what I’m going to say: “buy something VQA, preferably a white, probably a Riesling.” There are some wines that stand as my go-to recommendations, if people are flexible with prices ranges, I’ll inevitably… 

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Day 2 – Cave Spring Cellars 2009 Riesling Dolomite

 Cave Spring Cellars Jordan, Ontario   www.cavespringcellars.com  Winemaker, Angelo Pavan  Riesling Dolomite 2009, $16  Available at Winery only  Cave Spring is Niagara’s, ah, heck, let’s just say Canada’s, best producer of Riesling and, as far as I’m concerned, up there with some of the best in the world. The winery’s top cuvee, the CSV (Cave Spring Vineyard)… 

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Day 1 – Muscedere Vineyards

 Muscedere Vineyards Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario www.muscederevineyards.com  Winemakers, Fabio & Rob Muscedere  Muscedere Red Varietals >  2008 Reds (see below)  Available at Winery, or by phone. 1-519-965-1075 Restaurants (Toronto): Granite Club, Sette Mezzo Ristorante The whole idea behind ‘30 Days of Local Wine’ has been, to explore our culinary rich province, and share stories of the various… 

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Bringing back 30 days of local wine

Last year’s 30 days of local wine started with an initiative. A challenge to drink only Ontario wines for 30 days. We took the challenge (WCO), and documented the process in a month long feature. We played on the initiative, exposing the culture of local food and wine in Ontario. The result was a highly… 

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Preserving Time

This has been an amazing (and some would say alarming) growing season so far. There’s corn by the roadsides and we’ve already eaten our fill of strawberries, cherries, blueberries. Right now I’m enjoying several baskets a week of some of the best peaches I’ve ever had. That I wait all year for local fruite may… 

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Wild Blueberry Fest Stuff

This past Sunday, Evergreen Brick Works hosted a Wild Blueberry festival sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. An abundance of blueberry-themed treats were served, and there was a pie Bake-off which I helped judge…

Heirloom Tomato Tasting

    Imagine spending your lunch break on the roof of your office building surrounded by dozens of heritage and heirloom tomato plants.  The tenants at 124 Merton Street in mid-town Toronto are living this dream.