Serendipity seems to have led the Lacey family to winemaking. The Prince Edward County property, originally purchased by patriarch and CEO Charles Lacey during the 1980?s, is now managed by Kimball Lacey, Vineyard Manager and Chief Winemaker, a career he came to after escaping the rate race [...]Continue Reading →
In entering the purple barn at Closson Chase Winery in Prince Edward County, one is struck by the contrast of the rural setting with the near opulent design found inside ? sitee chairs adorned with cushions in rich navy and red, and striped stained glass reflect the branding [...]Continue Reading →
What is the greatest wine story ever told?
We thought we’d ask a few friends to see what they had to say about that rather loaded question. Wine, as we all know, leaves an indelible impression on us, whether it’s the first wine that turned us into wine geeks forever or just a [...]
For one whole year, Danielle Brodhagen and I spent every other Saturday morning, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at the Stratford YMCA introducing about 40 kids aged 3 to 12 to food that was good, clean, fair, seasonal and local.Continue Reading →
Unbelievable that more than a year has passed since I started working with Monforte. In January 2009 Ruth decided to leave the dairy where she’d been making her fabulous cheese and strike out on her own.Continue Reading →
I’m thrilled to be part of Spotlight Toronto. It’s quite a privilege. I live and work in Stratford Ontario, a gem of a little city. I came here by way of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. I used to say I moved to Stratford because I chose love over location (I met my husband, [...]Continue Reading →