Bottle of the Week: Alexana 2012 Pinot Noir

Post-work, pre-packing snack featuring Alexana 2012 Pinot Noir. Blackberry, cherry, black tea, vanilla and baking spices on the nose. Medium bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel and great length. Was ab fab with last night’s stuffed baked zucchini.


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A Tour of Prince Edward County

My folks took a weekend in The County recently and came back excited to share some of their finds with me. We tasted a selection of lower to higher-quality wines in red and pinks with a complementary menu: Appetizers We started off the afternoon with a cheese plate complete with Black River goat cheddar and […]


Bottle of the Week: Ravine Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay VQA

Ravine Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay VQA Liquid gold wild ferment with a lovely, smooth buttery and fresh-baked bread oakiness. Excellent example of cool climate chardonnay with a nice minerality showing. Citrus and melon accents. Crowd pleaser. Around $20, available at the winery.

Bottle of white wine from Ravine Vineyard with a full glass and cork on a railing overlooking water and trees.

The Grange of Prince Edward Gamay. Photo: From the Winery

Home on the Grange

Wine: Grange of Prince of Edward County Estate Gamay VQA Year: 2010 Alcohol: 13% Price: $14.95 direct from the winery Toto, I don’t think we’re in Beaujolais anymore! This week’s wine is a unique Gamay from the cool climate of Prince Edward County. It’s very tart – like barely ripened raspberries and red currants – […]