There is wine touring by car with a disgruntled designated driver, wine touring by bus with a load of strangers who all need to be poured off the bus after five hours and then there is wine touring by river cruise. The ultimate way to wine tour – a true voyage of discovery: Our ship was the Avalon Waterways Visionary, our waterway was the Mosel Valley, the Rhine Gorge and Rhine River to Amsterdam, and the wine predominantly Riesling but definitely not all. Continue reading
During this snowy March, I’m reveling in white – beautiful white wines that live in my wine cellar full of memories of a lovely day and a lovely taste. These are my “go to” wines, that have to be replenished and provide an incentive to go wine touring again. This is my choice wine for Week 9 of 2014.
The wine: The Devil’s Wishbone Riesling
The winery: The Devil’s Wishbone
A beautiful old barn winery on County Road 7, near Lake on the Mountain in Prince Edward County, Ontario. It has a spectacular view of Prince Edward Bay. For years it was run as very successful vineyard, its unique terroir produces different flavours in many of the popular vinifera and so were in demand at other wineries for County blends and cuvées.
The winemaker: Paul Gallegher . Paul left a successful business as an accountant in Toronto and started the vineyard in Prince Edward County in 2002 as part of his rehabilitation from a stroke in 1998. Over the years, Paul has been selling grapes to other vineyards but making wines only for his own consumption. In 2011, the barn and the wines were ready to meet the public. Continue reading
By Veronica Leonard
Only half a day’s drive from the Ontario / US border, the Finger Lakes region of New York state has so much to offer the fall traveler. There are eleven lakes to explore and so much to enjoy: wine touring, locavore cuisine, hiking trails and gorges, boating and fishing, a craft distillery, a port distillery and museum, the Watkins Glen raceway, the historic underground railway, and great hospitality. Continue reading