Hello Amici!

karens-faveThis is the first blog post since I retired from my position as a Product Consultant at the Summerhill LCBO.  I decided to leave earlier so to be in the position to freelance my wine knowledge and give due time to build my artisanal sausage making production.  I am planning to send a monthly newsletter to report my findings in Prince Edward County and provide updates on my salsiccia ubriaca.  Please sign up to receive my monthly letter.  For the third time in my life I am embarking on an exciting journey. Thanks for reading!


There is a sentimental legacy to the name Winevision. The original company that I worked for and managed was New World Kitchens.  Then when I bought it, it became New Vision. So here we are: the “vision” continues. Years ago I thought that it would be my future in wine. Sausages got in the way!

Here I will post featured wines not regularly available from the LCBO, introduce small importers that bring in interesting wines, and feature wines available through the winery only.  If there is a very special buy from the LCBO then I will make an exception. From time to time I might feature a particular wine-related article.  As I will not be able to taste the bi-weekly Vintages releases, I would like to direct you to my friend and neighbour Billy Munnelly’s website where he posts regularly about LCBO and Vintages wines.  Billy has a particular way of describing wines that is unique, original, but most of all, really down to earth and fun.  Check it outContinue reading “Winevision”

Life in the County

HOUSE2The process of buying property in Prince Edward County (PEC) lasted almost a full year. After seeing beautiful century homes without a basement, we opted for a more modern house with a solid basement to house my lab and curing room for my salumi.  The two acre lot is full of tall mature maple and beech trees.  I plan to cultivate mushrooms, have a little vineyard in the back, herb garden, a couple chickens with their own pen, build a full size jerk pit (after seeing the real thing in Jamaica, I will have no peace until I have my own – the good thing is that it can double as a smoke house) …will this lifetime be enough?  The location is on Christian Road in the vicinity of County Roads 1 and 2, very close to the wineries in Hillier.  I plan to have a tent/booth ready for featuring my sausages at wineries and events during the summer. Continue reading “Life in the County”