WHAT’S NEW AT FROG’S PAD?
May 22 – SOUTHERN FRANCE DINNER AT ROSSMOUNT INN!
The details are coming together for my upcoming Rhone/Southern France wine and food pairing dinner, Wednesday May 22, at The Rossmount Inn with Chef Chris Aerni and his wife Graziella.
We’ll be enjoying a selection of classic wines from the south including dry rosé, crisp fresh white, and – of course – serious red wines blended from Syrah, Grenache and other warm climate varieties, from the renowned terroir of the Rhone, such as the legendary Gigondas and Chateauneuf Du Papes.
If you’ve already been to the Rossmount, then you already know how fantastic it is. If not, well, I will vouch for it being one of the best restaurants in Atlantic Canada, perhaps THE best. This is a great time to try it out.
The price for this seven course dinner is a very reasonable $98 + tax and gratuities per person.
See you there! You can stay overnight, too. For more information on the inn, visit their website
May 27 – SPRING TASTING AT HAPPINEZ WINE BAR
Join us Monday May 27th for a tasting of wonderful wines from the Rhone and surrounds
Go to the happinez site which tells you how to sign up.
See you there!
June 1 – Iberian wine dinner at Shadow Lawn Inn
Join me at Rothesay’s gorgeous inn. Featuring the wines of Spain and Portugal. See the full menu here.
June 4 – UNB COURSE: WINE WITH CRAIG PINHEY
Tuesday, June 4th is the next date for my UNB wine course at happinez wine bar. The first one went very well! The price is $75 +HST and includes the wine.
My Top 100 Good Drink Guide for 2012!
The Moncton Times Transcript published my Good Drink Guide this year. If you want a copy, click the picture below and download it!
My SHIFT SOMMELIER (“Wine Guy”) segment on CBC Radio New Brunswick has been discontinued as of this week, with my last report, from the NB Spirits Festival in Fredericton. I am hopeful that it will start up again in the New Year, but I need your help.
If you want my Wine Guy segment on CBC Shift with Paul Castle to continue, please tell them here: https://www.facebook.com/
I would appreciate it. This segment is one of my strongest tools for promoting good drink in this province, and I know I have a lot of listeners. Feel free to share this with others.
Your support helps!
You can still hear my previous appearances at their website here: http://www.cbc.ca/shift/columnists/sommelier/
Here is my story on my recent trip to Vinho Verde, Portugal, with some extra pics…
MY NEW COCKTAIL VIDEO COLUMN
Exciting news for me – and some of you, I hope – is that I’ve launched a new cocktail column complete with VIDEO in the Magazine section of the Saturday New Brunswick Telegraph Journal and online at Telegraphjournal.com. The videos are filmed by TJ photographer Katé Braydon. She does a terrific job! And thanks to Noel Chenier for the excellent editing.
The style of this video column is everyday cocktail making for a home drink enthusiast. I’m not juggling glasses and shakers, or dressed up in a tux; I’m just a guy making tasty cocktails at home while explaining the history and how the components work together. I hope you enjoy them.
This week’s video of me making the featured cocktail is online for TJ online subscribers here
IF YOU ARE NOT A SUBSCRIBER, THIS LINK WILL NOT WORK
Subscribing to the online and print version of the Telegraph Journal costs $16.95 for New Brunswickers. Find out more here
MY FACEBOOK PAGE IS LIVELIER THAN EVER
I’ve been quite busy uploading content to my Facebook site. Like MY PAGE on Facebook to stay up to date on what I’m doing in terms of events and articles, and to see my weekly wine, beer and spirits picks.
RE: my Good Drink column in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal:
For those of you who subscribe to the online version of the Brunswick News papers, you can now read my Friday Good Drink column there. Ask at the TelegraphJournal.com for details on how to subscribe. If you go to the site and search “Pinhey” you will find my articles.
I have also been given permission to post older articles here at frogspad – thank you to Telegraph Journal editors for that – so I will be doing that from time to time. You can see my article about my NZ trip here.
Check out my annual Drink’n'Music Column for 2011, featuring my top 10 albums of the year matched with drinks.
Here is an article I wrote about Glenora Single Malt Whisky from Cape Breton
Check out Palate Press for my article about Minnesota grapes being used successfully in New Brunswick.
This past August in Penticton I judged in BC for the Wine Access 2012 Canadian Wine Awards. Full results will soon be announced in a special issue of Wine Access here.
I was also a judge at the 2012 International Value Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine Access. For results click here.
2012 All Canadian Wine Championships I was proud to judge again this year! Results can be found here: canadianwinetrail.com
CAPS SENSORY EVALUATION MODULE: The following class is hopefully going to be offered sometime again in Saint John. The course curriculum was recently revised to mesh with CAPS in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. There will definitely be a class in Halifax. New Brunswick will depend on the interest level. Please contact me if you are interested in Wine Education in Saint John. This is an old poster, but the description is accurate:
Here is an article about my pilgrimage to Burgundy
TAPS Magazine, Canada’s beer magazine, is now available digitally online as a subscription. The latest issue is out now. Click the cover for subscription info.
I am also a beverage columnist for The Coast, Halifax’s weekly, thecoast.ca