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Rememberance Day...'Lest we forget'!

What really makes me happy is the fact that my children remember! I wish to maintain that! For I hope it never happens to them. But I love the fact that they remember.  And THAT is the point. Remember! Let it never happen again! What Remembrance Day means to me. I always stop and respect the two minutes of silence that always puts a lump in my throat more...

How to start a campfire with old wine corks!

Who doesn’t like a  glass of wine and a warming fire? “Come on baby CORK my fire”. A few months ago a friend of mine gave me a great idea for all the used corks I had lying around other than making the usual cork boards that I made 12 years ago. Who doesn’t love sitting in front of a fire either at the cottage or by your more...

Fresh Pickerel, My Son and a Fine Chardonnay!

My recipe for ‘Fish & Chips’…and a fulfilling life: Fresh Pickerel, my son, and a fine Chardonnay. This summer I tackled one of my “bucket list items for Father’s Day”. I trapped my son in a boat for the weekend, and we actually talked and caught fish. No computers, no cell phones. Just he and I, a conversation, and a boat full more...

11 Jun

My Father’s Day Bucket list!

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My Father’s Day Bucket list!

Now, for something a little different, yet not too serious this Father’s day. I decided to share with you my top 10 list of things to accomplish as a Dad. It’s not about gifts or money but about what will truly make me feel rich, alive and happy. If I can cross every item off my list before I leave this mortal coil, I will have felt  that more...

25 Apr

Wine…It’s in the Stars!

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Wine...It's in the Stars!

Wine…It’s in the stars! For those of you who are like me, you appreciate the great white north we call Canada because of the wonderful change of seasons we have in this country. Our crisp yet colourful autumns and cold and snowy winters allow us to appreciate more the warmer weather as it leads to summer and the opening of our decks, patios, more...

Tip of the month: I'd rather have a tray of wine than coffee, thank you!

Here’s a great idea you can try. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good “Cup of Joe” as much as the next guy. However, thanks to my friends Trinda and Kevin, I now have a new use for those wonderful recycled 4 cup coffee trays you get from your local java shop. So SAVE your coffee trays!! Next time you’re invited to a friends more...

Things that I learned when shelling out candy. And it's not Boojolais!

My glass… don’t touch!   FIVE  things for wine lovers to remember when shelling out candy. For next year. #1. Do not answer the door with a glass of Chardonnay in your hand. The kids won’t find it scary but the parents standing on the sidewalk in front of your house might. #2. When you hear ” DING DONG” it does more...

Avoid "Vitas Evapouritis" and keep wine racks stocked!

“Vitas Evapouritis”- The slow but steady loss of wine due to general consumption and generous gift giving. If your wine cellar is anything like mine, it is time for a replenish after a sensational summer of entertaining, socializing and vacationing. Believe it or not, the holiday season is just around the corner and it is very important more...

Dad is like a very, very fine vintage wine!

Like a fine bottle of wine our Fathers can sometimes be … seemingly unapproachable but when you finally do it is well worth it. needing time to mature but it is often ourselves that are not mature enough to appreciate. held in such high esteem that we are afraid to open them up and once we do it is not only the enjoyment  experienced but the more...

03 May

Mother’s Day & Wine?

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Mother's Day & Wine?

As I pondered about what to write for my next (so called) wine blog, I realized that Mother’s Day was just around the corner.  I am often asked as to what wine to get for which celebration and came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a “Mother’s Day Wine”. However, I felt compelled to pay tribute to Mothers everywhere more...

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