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 – […]


Toronto Beer Quest 2013 (or Running Around in Fake Mustaches)

Well, Toronto Beer Week 2013 is happening once again and what better way to celebrate than running amok through the city dressed as old-timey bartenders. Yes, Jessica and I went for the gold in the costume competition and while we didn’t win the race, I think we’re all the better for being able to say […]

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A Pour Tout Birthday 1

We recently had the honour and excitement of hosting our first event for a friend’s 30th birthday. While we each had done educational sessions on our respective beverages in the past, this was our first crack at a joint tasting lesson—and it went off smashingly! We decided on a slightly different set of match-ups beginning […]