We're both wine writers living in Ontario Canada. We are past-presidents of the Wine Writer Circle of Canada. We travel. We drink wine. And we know things. We're going to share that knowledge with you. Opinionated and Wine fueled content is what you will find here.
What's the Deal with Jalapeño Noir? - Episode 210
Michael and André connect with winemaker Rob Power of Queenston Mile to talk about Jalapeño Noir - the lastest wine to come from the Niagara on the Lake Winery in partnership with Taco Bell. This wine sold out in 11 minutes when it went on sale last week. But, the real question, Was it any good?
The State of the Industry in September 2020 - Episode 209
What is going on in Niagara given the current landscape? Will we see wineries closing their doors amid Covid-19? Are Canadian wineries about to be hit with even more taxes? Michael and André sit down with Allan Schmidt of Vineland Estates to discuss what is going on in Niagara right now.
with Angelo Pavan (Episode 208) - Ontario Legacy 16
We spoke with Len Pennachetti back in Episode 32 - so we figured it's about time we speak to longtime head winemaker with Cave Spring Angelo Pavan. Once again we take a look at the house that Riesling built.
Craig McDonald and Cabernet Franc - Episode 207
Be warned André's language is a little saltier than normal in this podcast - because once again - Michael has invited a high profile guest to his socially distanced garage - and André is not there. Craig McDonald of Trius joins us to talk about all things Cabernet Franc.
Domaine La Decelle w/ Frederic Lavau - Episode 206
We go international to find out what's going on in France right now. Make sure you grab a bottle of Domaine La Decelle (available the LCBO now) to sip on while you listen to Michael and André sit down with Frederic Lavau.
with David Johnson (Episode 205) - Ontario Legacy 15
In this episode we try something new. In the age of social distancing we have created a new format where Michael is able to have someone in his open air garage sit 6 ft away from him between a microphone. We are very pleased to have the Ontario Wine Awards 2019 Winemaker of the Year David Johnson of Featherstone to tell us about the journey from gravy maker to wine maker.
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Not only do these two gentlemen ooze passion for wine - they are really very knowledgeable as well. I appreciate how they never talk above your head or use lingo that only ‘some’ people understand.
Down to earth wine talk with a splash of humour...what more can you ask for?
Too much Ontario
Too Ontario focused but otherwise somewhat entertaining. Nice to hear about wines actually available to some Canadians. Pinkus is a little arrogant and rude to the other guy, interrupting often and usually without any meaningful purpose. Gets annoying at times. The worst was when they were arguing about champagne glasses - have not heard such an empty argument as the one made by Pinkus for flutes.
It’s 2020, guys. Some potty humour is expected but when one of the hosts says to the other ‘you’re going to pull our your penis and jerk off all over this wine’, it’s too much. Absolutely disgusting behaviour from two supposed wine professionals.
FYI, this system forces you to give a star at minimum in order to complete a review, but this is worth -5 stars. Good riddance! Never listening or reading your stuff again.