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December 30, 2012 – Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery Riesling 2011 and turkey with all the trimmings.

December 30, 2012 – Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery Riesling 2011 and turkey with all the trimmings.

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Home for the Holidays Hosting a traditional Christmas dinner doesn’t have to be over whelming if you plan ahead. And of course, a well-stocked pantry of our local wines. As suggested by Gary Killops in his Windsor star interview we found a “merry match” with Sprucewood Shores Riesling 2011. Turkey with all the trimmings served […]

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December 23, 2012 Viewpointe Estate Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc and BBQ Teriyaki Marinated Steak.

December 23, 2012 Viewpointe Estate Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc and BBQ Teriyaki Marinated Steak.

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It’s the end of the world as we know it?   Chalk this December Solstice 2012 with another doomsday myth in history that have come and gone. While some were in survival mode and implementing bucket lists we were sipping Viewpointe Cabernet Franc 2007 and devouring a juicy steak! A glass of the red and […]

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December 16, 2012 – D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery Baco Noir 2008 and spicy slow cooked ribs!

December 16, 2012 – D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery Baco Noir 2008 and spicy slow cooked ribs!

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Shop till ya drop! T minus two weeks and the count down begins! Time to get serious and finish Christmas shopping and that we did on this past weekend with much success! An all day agenda required a planned dinner and relaxation to take in the up coming and busy week ahead so crockpot to […]

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December 11, 2012 – Alvar Chardonnay Gewurztraminer 2011 with Grilled Salmon and Alvar Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 with BBQ Steak.

December 11, 2012 – Alvar Chardonnay Gewurztraminer 2011 with Grilled Salmon and Alvar Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 with BBQ Steak.

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Dine in & Buy it Local   At this time of year holiday planning can get hectic and this past week we celebrated a birthday with great friends. To lessen stress we decided to wine and dine in! A late dinner with Pelee Island wine, a quick appetizer, and gorgeous steaks from The Butcher of […]

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December 2, 2012 – Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards – 2011 Merlot Cabernet and Five Berry Brie.

December 2, 2012 – Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards – 2011 Merlot Cabernet and Five Berry Brie.

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T.G.I.F.! St. Andrew’s Day marks a special day in which Scotland begins their winter festivities that carry on through the holiday season and here we began our Christmas decorating and shopping. While not a holiday for us, we took a cue from our friends across the pond to mark the day and share a glass […]

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November 25, 2012 – Oxley Estate Winery 2011 Rosé and Spicy Homemade Stoup. (a cross between a stew and a soup)

November 25, 2012 – Oxley Estate Winery 2011 Rosé and Spicy Homemade Stoup. (a cross between a stew and a soup)

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Black Frid-eh Weekend! Black Friday shopping began during Thanksgiving for our American friends this past weekend and our Canadian retailers have jumped on the traditional kick start! A weekend of shopping, yard work and the finale…the 100th Grey Cup! Congratulations Toronto Argonauts! Rosé wine typically considered a summer wine paired well with our spicy homemade […]

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November 18, 2012 – CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc with Maple Spice Salmon and 2010 Riesling with A fruit nut salad.

November 18, 2012 – CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc with Maple Spice Salmon and 2010 Riesling with A fruit nut salad.

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Heard it through the grapevine! George Clooney at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery? Who knew? Amazing fun facts you can find out when talking about Essex County Wineries! This winery welcomed a visit from the actor himself after dining at a local restaurant serving Crew wine. Which one did he buy? Time for a road trip […]

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November 11, 2012 – Erie Shore Vineyard 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay with Maple Roasted Ham

November 11, 2012 – Erie Shore Vineyard 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay with Maple Roasted Ham

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Aah Fall…a warm up in the county! Week 2 Day light savings time left us refreshed. The beautiful display of fall colours in the trees have made their journey to the ground. Time to rake and call in the troops! kids?? Lucky for us the Erie Shores Chardonnay is chilling while dinner is in the […]

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November 4, 2012 – Black Bear Farms Black Currant fruit wine with Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil.

November 4, 2012 – Black Bear Farms Black Currant fruit wine with Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil.

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Why save wine for special occasions? They are what we make them and what a great time  to enjoy Black Bear’s Black Currant Wine with friends after watching our son’s Hockey game.  A victory by the way!   As suggested by the winery this award winning fruit wine offered a refreshing drink while we enjoyed […]

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