Flowers of Falanghina

Out the new skin and bones in the east end. Wow Falanghina ‘donnalaura’ from Masseria Frattasi. Imported by Paul Perugini. White flowers ripe pears, melon, w/ a touch of Barrel aging. Some 75+ year old vines and I believe biodynamic. Good shit for the soul. Advertisements

Organized Crime 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon VQA Beamsville Bench

Over the last two years, I have attempted to taste and understand Ontario wines. I am still a bit of a new boy if you will but if you know me at all, you would know that I had helped open a certain restaurant on Ossington Ave, Toronto, a restaurant which will not ever be mentioned … Continue reading

2006 Chateau Teyssier – AOC Saint-Emillion Grand Cru

So, home alone! N and K are out at Aunt K’s for dinner. So I’ve strolled on home with a nice Grey County Top Sirlon acquired from my  butcher, Sanagan’s located in Kensington Market. Toronto.  I’ve got some potatoes roasting in the oven and I have decided to crack a bottle of the 2006 Chateau … Continue reading

SuperDonut by VeganHipsters

One, Saturday afternoon K, N and myself were out strolling in Kensington Market. We stopped for a cappuccino at our local cafe, they had just started a Panino service and I was tempted to try one. I asked K to share a Panino, she declined. She declared that there was a new vegan ‘Burrito’ shop … Continue reading

Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Gris 2009 VQA PEC – estate bottled

This is not my first tasting of Trumpour’s Mill winery out of Prince Edward County, ON. But it is my first critical tasting of one of their wines. I grabbed this bottle from my Spadina/Dupont LCBO a few weeks back and until now haven’t found the right moment or head space to crack it open to taste … Continue reading

The Beginning

So here we are, the first real blog entry. Where to start and how to begin. I first had the notion to begin a blog was stemmed from the need to voice the opinion of a Front of House Restaurant Manager/Server/Sommelier. There are so many forums out there that are either chef driven (either by … Continue reading

Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande – Pauillac. Bordeaux France

Today was a very pleasant day indeed. After a delightful brunch with friends over at Marben (http://www.marbenrestaurant.com/) in the early afternoon, I proceeded to the Spoke Club for a sampling of the fantastic wines of Chateau Pichon Longueville. (http://www.pichonlongueville.com/). The event was hosted by Trialto Wine Agency of Toronto. Ben Hodson, a local wine merchant … Continue reading