"He was going on and on about how tough it was to make it in the ball-bearing business in Canada. After he was done, it was my turn to speak. So, I went up there and the first words I said were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, if you think it is hard being in the ball-bearing business, try being in the business of selling Canadian wine to the world.' And the place erupted in laughter."
Sam Holmes travelled more than 13,000 kilometres for a wine festival that will celebrate Canadian wines on a scale that has
As we approach the grape harvest in Canadian wine regions across the country, it's a great opportunity to try some of our best bottles. Here are 10 to get you thinking of those leafy vines and a weekend getaway.
The voting was fiercest just before midnight on June 1 when voting closed for The Great Canadian Wine Match, the first people's choice awards for Canadian wines. Thousands of wine lovers from coast to coast voted for the 279 wines nominated, with six Canadian wines emerging as victors
The signs of spring include daffodils, migrating birds, soft rains and fresh wines in your glass. Some of the wines I've gathered together today are light and white, while others are more robust and red for the barbecue. As the temperature warms up and we start to cook outdoors more frequently, it's these lively reds and whites that do well when competing with the smoke of the grill and the smell of fresh cut grass.
April showers bring lighter wines and eventually, May flowers. Here are a number of terrific wines with zesty bright flavours for spring fare. They'll pair with salads, seafood shellfish and a wide variety of lighter dishes we enjoy in the spring. Enjoy!
If you've been reading us for a while, you know we are huge fans of Ontario wine, but inevitably we get asked, "Why is it so expensive to buy Ontario wines? Especially when I can buy something for $8 from Argentina?" So we decided to take it to the pros, and let them give you the straight goods on why Ontario wine costs what it does.