Quinte Craft Beer by the Bay

Crowd scene CraftMark Rashotte, realtor, owner of the Empire Theatre, and entrepreneur extraordinaire who has made Belleville a centre for avant garde movies and highly sought after musical acts was  a little out of his comfort zone when he organized an outdoor craft beer festival March 12. Continue reading


Spring Wines / Bay of Quinte Tourism Site

Please visit my blog Spring Offerings at Prince Edward County Wineries at the Bay of Quinte Tourism website

Valentine Bubbly & Chocolate

                   Wine of the Week – Week #5

Look for the Valentine Wine’n’Chocolate Draw at the end of this blog   

What better way to celebrate February, the month of love, then to snuggle by a warm fire with a bottle of bubbly. January began with a traditional method sparkling, February starts with a Prince Edward County, Ontario,  sparkling Charmat.WHITECAP2013small_medium (1)

The wine: White Cap Method Charmat 2013  $22
Made from Vidal and Riesling grapes seasoned with 7% Muscat, the wine underwent secondary fermentation in a pressurized tank to trap the bubbles within the wine. Charmat sparklings often refered to as ‘prosecco’ or ‘asti’ style wines and are younger and have a fruitier flavour than traditional method sparklings.

The wineryHinterland Wine Company
Hinterland  specializes in sparkling wines. It opened in 2010 in a renovated dairy barn on the Closson Road in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Continue reading