Feb 1 2018

The hustle and bustle of daily life can take a toll on even the most fulfilling relationships, as work pressures and family obligations pile up. To reconnect with a spouse — or to kick-start a new relationship — a romantic weekend getaway this Valentine weekend can be just the thing! There’s simply no better choice than Ontario’s scenic wine country […]

Oct 20 2017

Planning the perfect wedding means expressing your unique vision for the day. From flowers and food to music and dancing, this once-in-a-lifetime event is a chance to create a memorable time for your guests. Of the many decisions to make, perhaps none is more important than the location. It’s no wonder so many couples are choosing to say “I Do” in […]

Mar 22 2017

Rejoice: Easter is almost here! Easter is prime time to give thanks for new beginnings, wondrous miracles and springtime’s life-affirming beauty. If you’re hosting this year’s Easter holiday dinner, don’t worry or fuss. Renowned sommelier, foodie and blogger Shawn McCormick will guide and inspire you as you hop down the aisles of your favorite Ontario […]

Jan 27 2017

Roses are red, violets are blue, what’s more romantic than dinner for two? Dinner for two paired with thoughtfully selected fine VQA wines, of course! Whether you’ve booked a reservation at your beloved’s favorite restaurant or plan to wow your dinner date with an irresistible made-from-scratch meal in the relaxed, unrushed comfort of home, fine Ontario VQA wines will elevate […]

Apr 26 2016

In Canada, ‘tis the season to head outdoors and dine al fresco. Whether you’ve got a no-frills charcoal-burning hibachi or a tricked-out gas unit packed with bells and whistles, dust off your grill. Barbecue season is here! While most folks pair barbecue with beer, you are not “most folks.” You know that wine always has a place at the dinner table, even when […]

Mar 7 2016

Regardless of your drinking habits, you’ve probably heard the term BYOB (bring your own booze). A BYOB event or establishment may have been appealing in your starving student days, but once they’re in your rear window, you probably no longer equate BYOB with an outstanding evening of fine food and drink. Don’t confuse pedestrian BYOB […]