Ziraldo and life after Inniskillin

Inniskillin Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake has a great reputation and was the first winery started here in Ontario after Prohibition. Its success is mainly due to one of the co-founders, Donald Ziraldo, who is a pioneer not only in the Ontario wine industry, but in Canadian ice wine as well. In 2006, the winery was sold […]

Try matching wine to soup

As the weather cools down, our eating habits tend to change. We want more heart-warming dishes as opposed to cooler ones. At the top of the list has to be soup, one of my faves. Matching wine to soup isn’t usually what most folks think of doing especially because most soup is hot. However, wine […]

Comfort food deserves a good port

In my mind it’s always a great time to sip a glass of port, but in the cooler weather, nothing warms the cockles of the heart better. Created from numerous grape varieties, but mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Cao, port is grown in northern Portugal’s Douro Valley about 60 […]