Like many lovers of good food, I’m also a fan of good wines. Some of the best in the world are made almost in my own backyard – in beautiful Prince Edward County, just a short drive from Canada’s capital, Ottawa. These wines are just ‘good Canadian wines’ – Wine Spectator Magazine actually dubbed The County (as those in the know like to call it) “the world’s least-known great wine zone”.
Last year I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous event hosted by Savvy Company called ‘County in the City’; I wrote about it for Ottawa at Home’s website. It was a great ‘taste and buy’ event where guests got to meet and mingle with the people who are actually making wine in The County (rather than simply the reps who distribute them, as is the case at some other wine tasting events). I learned so much, and came away with a whole new appreciation for the region and its wines.
Savvy Company is hosting its second annual County in the City event at the National Arts Centre on April 18. I’d like you to join me there – simply leave a comment here on the blog or on the Constantly Cooking Facebook page about your favourite Ontario wine (or your favourite wine and food pairing). A random draw will be held on Monday, April 15. Good luck to all!