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30 Days of Local Wine – Day Nine: Pelee Island Winery, 2009 Lighthouse Cabernet Franc VQA Ontario

You will find very ripe, plumy-sweet flavours and richness in this 2009 Lighthouse Cabernet Franc from Pelee Island Winery. It has a rustic character. Some would also call it a bistro, elbows on the table kind of wine. The wine iteself has a composition of 87% Cabernet Franc, 10% Zweigelt and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. It…


30 Days of Local Wine – Day Six: Aleksander Estate Winery, Shiraz 2008 VQA

Grown right here in the Lake Erie North Shore, the 2008 Shiraz from Aleksander Estate Winery is dry, full bodied and sinfully delicious. Intense dark berry notes, hints of black pepper and leather make this Shiraz a perfect compliment to braised meats on a cold day. Although Windsor-Essex experienced an early winter in 2008, this…


Local Culinary Gift Ideas

Admit it. We’ve all done it at least once: lose track of time and then, before you know it, it’s Christmas Eve and you don’t have any gifts for all those you love, leading to you being the disappointment of the family that day and wallowing your sorrows in as many cookies and desserts possible…