What's your favorite wine country vacation?
I love visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada and staying at the Pillar & Post Inn, which has a great spa (48 John St.; 888-669-5566). The area is known for its ice winesInniskillin is the best. I also love the 1999 Andrew Peller Signature Series Cabernet Franc. Peller Estates has an amazing winery restaurant (290 John St. E.; 888-673-5537). The new Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery has a state-of-the-art tasting room (2145 Regional Rd. 55; 866-589-4637).
Who are your favorite clothing designers?
We live on a ranch, so we're pretty casual. I absolutely live in shirts from Thomas Pink (from $140; 888-336-1192). They're so comfortable and go with both pants and skirts. I'm also a big Dolce & Gabbana fan, and Ralph Lauren is a staple. I'll only wear jeans that aren't really low-waisted. When you're entertaining, you don't want to bend over and reveal too much!
What's an unexpected wine you like to serve?
I think Champagne is underused in this country, even though it pairs so well with food. We sell a French sparkling wine from Varichon et Clerc, made by the Champagne method, that's under $10 and is probably the best seller in the store. We also have a crisp 2002 Chardonnay from Alamos, an Argentinean producer ($10).