Heart Throb Reds

Heart Throb Reds

Have you ever noticed that Valentine’s Day falls during a cold and dark time of year?  I like to think that Cupid planned it that way on purpose.  Maybe he knew that just what we need to get through the middle of the winter is a reminder that life is better...
Cooking with Icewine

Cooking with Icewine

Icewine is renowned for its sweetness. It is a dessert style of wine that is very high in natural sugar and made from grapes that have frozen on the vine in winter, a process that naturally concentrates sugars and flavours. As Niagara is the Icewine-producing capital...
How to Give the Gift of Wine

How to Give the Gift of Wine

A family that drinks together, stays together, so why not give the gift of Niagara wine?  But choosing the right bottle for your loved one can be an unwelcome cause of stress during a season that is supposed to be filled with joy.  White or red?  Sweet or dry?  How...
How to Taste Wine like a Sommelier

How to Taste Wine like a Sommelier

If you have ever seen a sommelier or a wine professional taste wine, you may have noticed that there is a lot more to it than simply lifting the glass to your lips and taking a swig.  Indeed, to get the most out of tasting a wine, a sommelier will follow a specific...