Wine is not just my career; it is a part of my life. I have been learning about wine from the age of 2 years old due in large part to my Granddad's love of winemaking. Today, I am almost done writing a book about the Ontario wine industry, have a couple of topics in mind for my next book, plan events for the business partnership I am involved in - Ontario Wine Guy Enterprises - and am an active blogger on all things wine related.
Wine is one of those topics that you can never be an expert on - each day and sometimes even each hour can bring a new set of variables that can affect the outcome of any given wine. It is for that reason that anyone who calls themselves a wine expert really never will be and why learning about wine is a lifelong experience and an exciting adventure. If you have a wine question, feel free to ask it. I am a firm believer in the statement:
From getting back to the basics of grape growing to helping harvest in Prince Edward County to writing and blogging about wine, without a doubt, the world of wine is an experience. If you haven't had a chance to experience even a small part of what goes into making some of the world's great wines, I highly recommend you try at some point. If you would like some direction on how to go about doing this, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to give you some advice on how to get involved.
One final thought on wine! Although it is great to experience local wines and I highly recommend you try it - even if it is just in the name of helping the economy - another great part of the adventure of wine is to try wines from other wine regions. If you were to look at my personal collection of wine, almost 90% of the collection is wines made from Ontario grapes in Ontario, I also try to include a sampling of wines from Europe, California, Chile and South Africa. The next time you are in your local wine shop, check out wines from a region you would not normally buy from. You may be surprised by what you find.