It's been too long since I last updated - I blame a house full of sick folk (myself included) and a lot of volunteering with the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier
. If you're a volunteer, you'll have witnessed my artistic and editorial stylings via the volunteer handbook and the RockTalk newsletters. In my humble opinion, our little paper is doing a fantastic job of covering the Brier. The Brier Patch, in case you were wondering, does have a limited selection of wine... maybe I'll do a little tasting there this week.So here I am, updating the blog on a sick day. I couldn't make out any flavours in a wine today to save my life...If you like Niagara's 20 Bees
wines, you'd better pick some up soon. Decanter
is reporting that the cooperative winery made up of 19 grape growers and one winemaker has gone into receivership after just one year. More on this story from the St. Catharines Standard
. An interesting note at the end of the Decanter article - there's a possibility the facility used by 20 Bees might become a custom crush facility like Napa Wine Company
.Personally, I'd love to see something more along the lines of Crushpad
, a do-it-yourself facility that helps customers (not just wineries) craft wines - from grape selection to bottle and label design to length of barrel aging.