Tag Archives: Ottawa

• Oui, Virginie, time to take a road trip on Quebec’s wine route

Oui, Virginie, time to take a road trip on Quebec’s wine route

Thirty years ago, no one in la belle province would have imagined that its wines would one day be coveted by Hollywood stars the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow. Back then, wine in Quebec was considered unpalatable or, at best, mediocre. Indeed, Bill Zacharkiw, sommelier, restaurant owner, and wine columnist for the Montreal Gazette, once consigned […]

• Why We Love Montreal: Montréal en Lumière festival all women wine producers & chefs

Why We Love Montreal: Montréal en Lumière festival all women wine producers & chefs

That time of year is fast approaching that many food-obsessed Montrealers wait for: the Montréal en Lumière festival. The 2011 edition of the festival will be held from February 17th to the 27th, and the schedule is out, which means that you had better make your plans fast and book now! Anne-Sophie Pic will be […]

• Canada: Wineries in the Ottawa Region

Canada: Wineries in the Ottawa Region

“Before I started researching my agritourism guidebook, I had no idea there were so many wineries in the Ottawa region. There are 10 wineries within a one hour drive of Ottawa, and according to some of the vintners I’ve spoken to, we’re about to get a lot more in the coming years. You may wonder: […]