Cave Spring’s New Digs

This week we had the pleasure of attending an intimate, and physically distanced, winery tour and dinner at Cave Spring Vineyard’s new digs in charming Beamsville, Ontario. Over the past few years, one of Ontario’s most prolific and well loved wineries has worked diligently to move their tasting room from Jordan Village to where the magic happens… their vineyard and farm! Located at 4043 Cave Spring Rd, Beamsville, the new Cave Spring Vineyard tasting room is framed by the idea that the consumer’s experience is equally as important as the wines. We couldn’t agree more! To taste the wines in the …

Ontario Wine Country is OPEN!

The summer is here, and many experiences in Wine Country Ontario – whether in the Lake Erie North Shore, Prince Edward County or the Niagara Peninsula – are just a short drive away from the Greater Toronto Area.  With tourism greatly restricted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (and rightfully so), a more “local” vacation in Ontario has never seemed better, even if we’re intimately familiar with the beauty of the great province and the bounty of Wine Country! On that topic, we couldn’t be happier that Wine Country Ontario is slowly and safely opening up again. Yes, Wine Country is …

A Wine Lovers Travel Guide: The Florida Keys

As Canadians, we’re no strangers to beautiful South Florida. Each year, we escape the harsh winter weather to live our best “Snow Bird” lives down on the sunny and beautiful Gulf Coast. 😆 And yet, each time before we go (and when we return home) it seems we’re bombarded with the same questions… “What do you guys do down there?!” – Most People “Where are the best places to eat?” – Foodie Friends “Are there any good wine bars?” – Fellow Winos “Have you been to the Florida Keys?” – Literally Everyone So, glasses of bubbly in hand, we put …

The Trius Tour – Billions of Bubbles Ahead!

We had the absolute pleasure of experiencing #TheTriusTour at Trius Winery in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake this past weekend. This fully immersive (and incredibly Instagrammable) tour highlights a few of Trius’ star performers: the Trius Rosé, the iconic Trius Red, and of course their all-star award winning Sparkling portfolio, which is comprised of the Trius Brut, the Trius Brut Rosé, and the Showcase Blanc de Blancs – easily our favourite Ontario sparkler of the past year. But, before we delve deeper into the billions of bubbles, it must be said that in all of our wine travels around the world, we’ve never …

A Sekt-tacular Journey through Germany!

11 Sparkling Wine Experts, 4 Days, 4 Regions, an Epic Unforgettable Adventure! Let’s talk about Sekt, baby! Last week, the German Wine Institute invited us to visit Germany to explore the wonderful world of “Sekt” (AKA German Sparkling Wines). Not familiar with Sekt? Fear not! Before reading on, check out our handy Sekt 101 guide for an in-depth guide to German bubbles. Already in the know? 🤔 Well then, let’s go! 🙌 The trip was a sparkling whirlwind! 💫 In four days we visited four different German wine regions, tasted over 100 German Sparkling Wines, and helped to select the …

We Sipped, We Stayed, and We Ate… at Adamo Estate!

As you may have gathered from our posts, wine is produced in a number of regions in Ontario – from Niagara to Prince Edward County – and in other parts of Canada. In our beautiful country, the embrace of cool climate viticulture has created not only wonderful wines, but a truly special wine destination. From the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast, and inland along major bodies of water, viticultural regions are thriving and we have some trailblazers and pioneers to thank; people who saw the potential in the land to produce some seriously cool wine. Mario Adamo is one individual …

A Weekend in Wine Country: Prince Edward County

We’ve been making our way out to Prince Edward County for almost a decade now, and it has been amazing to watch this corner of our beautiful province grow, with each passing year, into the incredible wine region that it is today. Every time we visit there are new experiences that “crop” up – from new wineries, to new restaurants and funky places to kick your feet up, to quirky shops and galleries – we can safely say that since our first trip back in 2009, Prince Edward County has really come into its own and developed some deep roots in the wine world!

Two Sisters Vineyards, A Family Affair!

Two Sisters Vineyards and us go way back. How far back? Well, back at least to the Summer of 2015 when we took a bike tour through Niagara-on-the-Lake, which included a pit stop at the super scenic and impressive winery. As we rode up the tree lined boulevard leading to the entrance, sweaty and tired (and thirsty 🙊), we had many questions. What’s the story of this beautiful vineyard? Who are the two sisters? Do they have a sparkling wine? And, when did this beautiful château pop up in Niagara-on-the-Lake? We may not have gotten all the answers on our …