My fav wine of the moment!

I love love wine: specially when it’s a Coppola!

Back in the day when I started drinking wine, I drank what we called “cuvée du dépaneur”, translated: what was the cheapest! Since then my taste have changed, and thanks to some dear friends I discovered wines from Francis Ford Coppola. One word folks: Nectar of the Gods (OK, that’s actually 4 words, but who is counting).

This winery offers you many choices, but my fav is the Diamond Collection: Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon. Here is what the winery says about it:

“For our Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon, we combine fruit from appellations as far north as El Dorado and as far south as Paso Robles where some of our vineyards experience diurnal temperature extremes, which slows the ripening process and enhances the rich, succulent flavors of the fruit, as well as the complexity of the palate.

2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season’s end. This allowed us to be highly selective during harvest, choosing the very best fruit only when completely ripe. The result of these amazing conditions is a richly textured, intensely fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon with supple tannins and sophisticated notes of spice and oak.”

Ask your local wine store to order this for you... you won't be disapointed!
Ask your local wine store to order this for you… you won’t be disapointed!

 

Peace and Coppola!…

Cornwall Farmers’ Market

Gourmet Map

Looking for something to do on Saturday morning?

June 4th was the launch of the Cornwall Farmers’ Market in downtown Cornwall, ON. What an amazing set-up this year. More vendors, more variety, more everything! They’re running the market from 8am to 2 pm till Thanksgiving weekend. Make sure to put this on your list of things to do each and every Saturday.

 

One of the coolest booths at the market is KD’s Kupboard, you may me wondering why I’m pointing this one out… Well, this very smart young girl sell the most delectible gourmet foods: Glengarry Fine Cheese, Levac Apiaries (honey), Daelia’s biscuits, Mrs. McGarrigles mustards, County Crackers, Steward Bags and many more! I always make sure to make this my first stop!

 

Peace and Freshness!…

Wine Apps

The App we LOVE, LOVE: VinGo

With smart phones being such a daily part of our lives, we LOVE this App: VinGo, this marvelous piece of technology allows us to search either the LCBO, SAQ or BC Liquor databases right from the palm of our hands. One of the most amazing features, is the ability to scan barcodes, then instantly it’s added to your phone database. You can write your own reviews, post to Facebook and the list goes on. Very cool folks!

Here are a few other apps you may want to look into:

LocalWineEvents.com
iPhone & Android
Price: $3.99
Find Wine & Food Events in your area.

VintageChart+ By Wine Spectator
iPhone
Price: Free
Designed to help you quickly select a great bottle of wine from a reliable vintage. Whether browsing at a restaurant or your favorite wine shop, VINTAGECHART+ enables you to confidently select a wine from any of the world’s top wine regions – knowing it will always be a good year.

Snooth Wine App
iPhone
Price: Free
Snooth’s new iPhone app will change the way you interact with wine. Representing an amazing leap forward in wine identification and virtual cellar management, the new Snooth Wine app makes finding a wine and discovering local availability easier than ever. Once the app recognizes your wine, you can then:
– Discover where it’s available near you
– Compare prices from stores around the world
– Add the wine to your Wishlist or Virtual Cellar
– Read reviews and create your own.

Peace and Cork-screw!…

Welcome!

Passion for food is what drives us… from little food road trips to discovering some awesome recepies we LOVE LOVE FOOD folks! Stay tuned as we start posting our findings… Oh, and did we say, we LOVE LOVE FOOD!

Peace and Meatballs!…