The Famous Silhouette…

October 28, 2009 at 1:47 am | Sommelier Corner | Post A Comment

Port sales skyrocket during the months of November and December like chocolate does in February.  A comforting Autumn meal in front of a fire on a chilly night begs for pumpkin pie accompanied by a port wine.  Sandeman port is the leader in the industry and offers an array of choices from complex 20YR’s to […]

“She’s got style She’s got grace She’s a lady wooh wooh wooh…”

October 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm | The Mount Veeder Blog | Post A Comment

She’s Elise, and the radio was broadcasting her tune. This young lady has been here as far back as I can remember. During the summer she is a constant fixture at the bar, but with the arrival of fall, she spends less time in the lounge and more time at school. The other week, she […]

Sit Back, Relax, and Smell the coffee…

October 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Uncategorized | Post A Comment

Life sure seems to come at you fast these days.  With the days getting shorter, the nights getting longer, and the temperature dropping as fast as the interest rates at your local bank, seems to me having a local place where you can stop by more than once or twice a week, whether it be […]

…Surprise…

October 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm | The Mount Veeder Blog | Post A Comment

Excitement was in the air! Staff raced around with tables and chairs while white linens lounged over their arms. The smell of food tickled my senses and taunted my paper mouth. A party was afoot, and there was a lot to accomplish by 1 p.m. Tables were arranged according to the hostess, napkins were folded, […]

Clean Vineyards…Behind the label marketing frenzy…

October 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Sommelier Corner | Post A Comment

As a sommelier customers have been asking me for “sulfite free wines” for years.  This is such a loaded question since sulfites naturally occur during the fermentation process. I suggest looking for a wine that specifies on the label “no added sulfites.”  If the label says organic you can also be assured that there are […]


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