Imagine sitting at your dining room table, sipping a wine from a vineyard you helped plant, or knowing that you were there at the beginning?
John and Sasha Squair are Prince Edward County’s biggest supporters. Residents of the county, involved in every good cause, found at every local event, they have been promoting the County’s bounty for many years.
In a tremedous act of “going for broke” and “living your dream”, John and Sasha Squair started their very own winery: Three Dog Winery, in 2013. A few of us headed down there in June to help plant two vineyards (well, some of us planted, others just cheered from the sidelines); it may take a village to raise a child but it takes a few dozen volunteers and their dogs to plant a vineyard.
Three Dogs’ first wine, 2011 DogHouse White, is a blend of Vidal and Riesling. As you might expect, it’s a floral white well suited to spicy dishes or something with a little acidity such as a salad with red wine vinegar. At $12.95, it’s a well price Ontario wine that you can be proud to give, serve or just drink on your own. If red is more to your liking, Three Dog has two reds on their way, both priced below $15.
Over the years, foodiePrints has supported Harmony House, Ottawa’s only second stage women’s shelter, and this year so are John and Sasha. Harmony House’s biggest fundraiser, a wine and food event called “The Red and White” is held every January and, along with many others, this year’s event will feature wine from Three Dog Winery. This wine, while not grown from the vines that I helped plant (that will take a few more years), is up to my standards, of that you can be sure! This year’s event will feature the culinary delights of Chefs Michael Blackie of NEXT and Norm Aitken of Juniper Kitchen Wine Bar
John and Sasha are great friends of ours here at foodiePrints and nothing would make us happier than seeing their winery flourish. Why not buy a ticket to The Red and the White, try a glass of Three Dog and help a great cause?
Tickets to The Red and the White are $65 (a great deal for over $110 of value) and are available from Eventbrite ($4.89 service fee). Corporate discounts are also available for groups of 8 or more.
What: The Red and White
Where: Ashbury College (362 Mariposa Avenue)
When:Wednesday, January 15, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost: $65 per person (call (613)853-3250 for tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org)