Friday, October 26, 2012

THE MILL CAFE in Thornbury October 2012

We are always on a quest for some new and wonderful place to eat and enjoy some nice wine.  Our latest discovery is The Mill Cafe in Thornbury. 

I believe many of you will know this cafe HOWEVER do you know it is now under new ownership and newly managed by Dave and Linda Phillips along with  Chef Nick who does a wonderful job with his terrific menu with something to please everyone's palate? 

We enjoyed a delicious dinner accompanied by some wonderful wine David brought with us to enjoy at a very fair and nominal corkage of $10 per bottle.  The bonus is on Wednesday nights when corkage is only $1 definitely promoting the enjoyment of wine with your meal at an affordable cost.  We were also fortunate to taste their house wine and priced at $36.00 is a great addition to any meal. 

Be sure to meet Dave Phillips your host who will  give you a complete description of the menu and many wonderful suggestions. 

We are organizing a "special" event soon at The Mill Cafe so stay tuned for more information. 

Picture  of David, Nina and Chef Nick.  Its the best I could do on short notice with my Blackberry!

Cheers!  Nina and David

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Set Up

Nina and David Margesson

Dave Labelle and Arlene Koyle

Bob Ferer and Deb Keep

Doug and Beth Wilson

Jane Tilley and Beth Wilson

Sarah May and Betty Hancey

Marty Wilkinson, Kathleen MacKenzie and Steve Magill

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Our first tasting at Cranberry Resort in Collingwood was a success!  We had a sold out crowd.  All enjoyed the wonderful wines chosen by David as well as  the great food in Memories dining room and the company of old and new friends!  David did a great job introducing Winetasters to the crowd and we had a few join up as members on the spot!  Stay tuned for a list of dates for upcoming events. Please put the following link into your browser and see the pictures: 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012RATINGS FOR OCTOBER 16, 2012

Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon Held at Cranberry Resort on October 16, 2012

NOTE: Two wines were tied for 6th place.
1 Australia Victoria, Strathbogie Range - 2008 Stone Dwellers 15% - $20.95

2 Australia Margaret River,West Australia 2007 Stella Bella 14% - $24.95

3 Ontario Canada - Niagara Peninsula - 2006 Henry of Pelham Heritage 13% - $14.95

4 California Sonoma - 2010 Big House Red 13.5% - $12.95

5 Argentina Mendoza - 2010 Trapiche Reserve 14% - $11.95

6 France Pauillac, Bordeaux 1999 Carruades de Lafite 2nd Wine of Lafite Rothschild 12.5% - $299.00

6 Chile Colchagua Valley 2008 - Montes Classic Series 14% - $14.95

8 S.A. Napa Valley, Ca. 2007 Duckhorn Decoy 14.5% - $31.95


David and Nina Margesson

Friday, September 14, 2012


Hello Winetasters of Collingwood!

Our first tasting in Collingwood is being held in the William Watts room adjacent to Memories Restaurant at CRANBERRY RESORT! We know our group here in Collingwood will eventually be as successful as Winetasters of Muskoka was with up to 100 members!

To attend kindly contact us at
However, you may wish to take advantage of attending the first tasting at the "member" fee of $30 before you decide to become part of our group.

After this tasting the fee will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

We do have some people already registered so if you have already signed up kindly ignore this message J.

After the tasting (which begins at 6:00 pm sharp) there is dinner which is optional however almost everyone stays to continue the social part of the evening. It's a wonderful way to meet some new people and make some interesting friends!

If you know others who may be interested in learning about wine please have them contact us by email so we can answer any questions they may have.

Please note that we are out of the country from September 15-29th so if you do email in that time period we will not answer until our return however we are here for the balance of this week!

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!


David and Nina enjoying a glass of red at Memories
of Cranberry Resort
Nina and David Margesson                                      

What is the definition of a good wine?
It should start and end with a smile.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

OCTOBER 16, 2012

We are very much looking forward to our first event in Collingwood on October 16, 2012.  It will be held at Cranberry Resort.  We have already had an encouraging response from those on our email list.  If you wish to subscribe and be on our list to be informed of future events of Winetasters of Collingwood kindly email to     Nina will be glad to answer any of your questions!  We look forward to some great times together here in Collingwood.