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Malivoire Wine Company, Twenty Valley, Ontario

Malivoire Wine Company, Twenty Valley, Ontario
OUR DINNER AT About Thyme Bistro, Vineland, Ontario would not have been as sublime as it was without the bottle of award-winning 2007 Old Vines Foch, a superb red. This came from Malivoire, a winery just down the road apiece from the restaurant. I can’t claim to be a wine connoisseur. All I know...
June 17th, 2009 | ONTARIO, WINE & BEER | Read More

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario
The forest at Ball's FallsTWENTY VALLEY is a place chock-full of things to see and do—but if you do visit the Valley, please don’t miss Ball’s Falls. At first I thought the name was rather silly (made me think of balls o’ fire) until Carla, our host at Bonnybank B&B, explained...
June 16th, 2009 | Conservation, Forests, ONTARIO, Water | Read More

Tea at the Beam House, Beamsville, Ontario

Tea at the Beam House, Beamsville, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THERE ARE OODLES of tea houses in Ontario; you could easily plan a whole vacation around them. We were vacationing in the Twenty Valley during Memorial Day weekend for other reasons: the wine from local vineyards, gourmet food, the selection...
June 15th, 2009 | ONTARIO, TEAHOUSES | Read More

Barefoot Beach & Sanibel Scribbles

Barefoot Beach & Sanibel Scribbles
First published on the Fear of Writing blog, Dec 17, 2008 HERE’S A WINTER pic my boyfriend took of me as we gathered seashells on Barefoot Beach right before sunset. Hard to believe that was only last week! Yesterday it snowed here in Youngstown, Ohio. My light suntan and the array of tropical-themed...
June 14th, 2009 | Beaches, USA MAINLAND | Read More