On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Report from - Sip Ontario - June 12, 2007

19 Jun 2007

29 wineries and, what seemed like, an equal amount of chefs, joined in for Sip Ontario, held at the Fermenting Celler in the distillery district of Toronto.  Sip Ontario is the end result of the Ontario Wine Awards, which were handed out earlier this year in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  These awards celebrate the best of the Ontario wine industry and on this night the best were out in full force to showcase their winning wines to the public.  There were of course some notable absentees ... (Read More)


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Report from - New Vintages Festival Passport Tour - June 16-17, 2007

19 Jun 2007

Ah ... the Niagara new vintages festival, probably the lesser known of the big three Niagara Festivals, which are (in order of importance) the Wine (September) and Icewine (January) festivals, and encompass the whole of the Niagara region and its wineries.  Participating wineries are featured in the guidebook and have an array of new wines (mainly whites) for you to try.  Some have pairings of food; others do comparative flights of wine from back vintages, while others offer tours of the winery.  29 wineries in total participated in this year's passport (Discovery Pass) offerings, below you'll find highlights of the one’s I attended.

First, let me explain this year's passport program ... (Read More)


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