V & V Blog

Liberty Village Wine Club Features Ciao Italia!

October 3, 2017

Ciao A Tutti! Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto, oh my! On Thursday September 28th, I rejoiced in hosting a wine night for The Liberty Village Wine Club. It felt wonderful to be welcomed back into a community I once knew so well and cherished so much. Liberty Village, located in downtown Toronto…

What is Kosher Wine?

September 22, 2017

Kosher wine can only be made with kosher ingredients. According to traditional Jewish law, once the grapes are picked and brought to be crushed, only Shabbat-observant Jews can be involved in making the wine. From crushing to bottling, kosher wine must be handled exclusively by observant Jews. Why, do you ask? In…

Don’t Mess with the Bull, You’ll Get the Horns

September 21, 2017

I have always loved holiday dinners with family and friends. Many people would agree with me, but not necessarily for the same reason. They are wonderful occasions, having everyone around one big table surrounded by an array of delicious home-cooked dishes that never seem to end. But the reason I…

Tasting in the Presence of Trapiche Winemaker, Sergio Casé

September 17, 2017

One of the things I miss most about working in the corporate wine industry is attending tastings and meeting international winemakers (to me, it’s like meeting a celebrity!) Winemakers, business managers and other winery representatives travel to different markets around the world to meet with local representation of their brand,…

WINE not Moms!?

September 15, 2017

On Wednesday, I offered new moms a different kind of bottle than they have gotten used to, and one they definitely missed! I joined in on an incredible event hosted by the Moms Toronto community group, participating as a vendor at my first food and wine festival as Vine &…

The Greener Side

August 21, 2017

I had many visions when I first started building the concept behind Vine & Vintage.  Not only did I have a yearning to create one-of-a-kind experiences that would be memorable, but I also desired to work alongside people who shared the same dream of spreading their knowledge and passion to…

The Launch

August 4, 2017

“In this business, it is about making an impact” – Randy Orton Standing in front of a room full of people (some of who are your closest family and friends), about to begin on a self-made journey that will change your entire life, is the most nerve-wracking, intimidating and exhilarating…

Wine I Love You – My Journey to Self Discovery – Come Explore with me!

July 21, 2017

Wine I love you, my journey to self discovery, started when I traveled to a yoga and fitness retreat in Tulum, Mexico, on a new journey of “self discovery”. Traveling solo for the first time in a while, I booked my trip wanting to do some soul searching and gain…