A Matter of Taste

So, we are going on a wine tasting journey. Seems simple, but taste is actually one of our more complex senses. We may be sophisticated in our tastes today, but we still taste with the same tools as we did when we were hunter-gatherers 150,000 years ago. Back then, humans lived or died from what…

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Notes on Tasting Notes

Wine magazines and catalogs are used to sell wines. Colour, aroma, and taste are all described to give buyers a sense of the wine on offer. They use descriptors like “laced with ripe pear, “”Apples and honey on the nose,” “complex aromas of spiced oak and black fruit.” A bold red wine may be described…

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Wine tastings, what’s the big deal?

Wine tasting is not the same as drinking wine. Drinking wine is sharing a bottle of your favourite wine with a friend and settling down to relax.Tasting wine is trying small samples of other wines to educate yourself about wines you may not have known. If you are lucky, you’ll find one or two to…

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Please Sir, May I have more?

A subtle twist from a guy named Oliver.The typical Niagara bus tour is drive, taste ( maybe buy) then drive and taste some more. In the old days, that was the way it was.Nowadays, many wineries are offering extras to encourage folks to stay longer, and, of course, maybe spend more. Sit and enjoy a…

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Time to Wine a little.

I was urged to start a wine blog earlier this year, but with covid closures, it would have been just whining, not wining. Now positive wine news overflows.I will blog about wines, touring, my winery partners, and other things in the wine world. Now it’s wining and dining, not just whining.First Blog… BIG DEAL! REALLY…

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