Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Harvest of 2013 in Wolkoff’s Back Yard

In 1994 I planted a grape vine on the south-facing hill in my back yard in Toronto.  It’s a Grüner Veltliner, a white winter-hardy Vinifera from Austria.  The viticulture courses I’ve taken since 1984 were interesting but they hardly prepared … Continue reading

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Wolkoff’s 2013 Grape Harvest

These two berries were the only survivors of the Great Toronto Storm of July 8.

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Sagrantino Montefalco Villa Mora 2006

This bottling is a delicious example of what Sagrantino can do for under $20.

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Sagrantino Montefalco: A Fabulous Red from Umbria

Sagrantino is one of my favourite indigenous Italian grape varieties.  Its home is in the Montefalco Zone around Perugia in Umbria, Italy, where it has been grown for at least four centuries.  St. Francis of Assisi is known to have … Continue reading

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School Anxiety

And now for something completely different:  Matt Galloway interviewed me on the September 4 “Metro Morning” about children experiencing anxiety at the start of the school year.  This is what I sound like wearing my other hat. http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2404090565

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Wines for your Autumn Barbecues

The link below will take you to the interview conducted with me by Karen Gordon on CBC-Radio One’s Ontario-wide weekend programme “Fresh Air” about late season barbecue wines.  I hope you enjoy it. http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2403888781

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