Fifteen or more years ago, Ontario's wine, spirits and imported beer monopoly carried a few bottles of Millbrook for one brief shining season and it has been something of a holy grail - or maybe a lost Atlantis - for us ever since looking back on those pre-kid, pre-mortgage days. Reasonably priced regional quality red wines that needed no excuse or explanation. So it was with glee that I realized that I could manufacture a route to Cape Cod that passed near the winery. We were in and out quickly having neither tour nor tasting. Kids will not put up with that sort of thing when there is a hotel pool on offer. They join the sack of goodies for sharing along with a growler of Ontario craft beer as well as one of our Rieslings and an ice wine. In the future, cars will come with wee wine and beer cellars for such moments.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."