All posts tagged "Wine"

  • Your Go-To Guide to Pairing Food & Wine!

    Gear up because we’re going to battle! At least, that’s how I felt whenever I had to select a wine for my meal in a restaurant. I wasn’t ready for the war wounds sustained by the grape...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – 2013 Rosé ‘Sketches’ Tawse

    Niagara Peninsula Light purple – pink; strawberry, red plum and watermelon – flavoured, full, succulent and thirst – quenching; tiny bit of residual sweetness adds to the fun of drinking it; hard not to like it, especially...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • How to be Manly while Drinking Wine

    The universality of wine knows few boundaries. The joy in discovering this vinous liquid is often surpassed by the hidden power it possesses in bringing people of different gender, color, beliefs, social classes, and knowledge. It does...

    • Posted June 20, 2014
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  • 2013 Pinot Blanc, JoieFarm

    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Bartlett pear, honey and orchard blossoms notes; medium to full – bodied and viscous with wonderful freshness and great overall balance; 14% alcohol well integrated, adding to its weight and glycerous texture; just...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Style or Shape?

    When it comes to wine glasses, this world of stemware takes no prisoners. Not even my shoe collection can rival with such diversity and quantity. It seems a glass can be found for every occasion, wine style,...

    • Posted June 9, 2014
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  • 2012 Chardonnay Musqué ‘Estate Bottled’ Château des Charmes

    Niagara – on – the – Lake Musqué is an aromatic clone of Chardonnay and this wine is a consistently great example of it; citrus, apples and floral nuances show on the bouquet; light to medium –...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • 2012 Frisky White ‘Lot 2’ (by) Frisky Beaver

    Dover Vineyards, VQA Ontario Blend of Vidal, Riesling and Gewürztraminer; just off dry, light and fragrant with good freshness, stone fruit and mango notes, clean finish; fun to drink, especially under the sun and poolside; try with...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – 2010 Merlot, Niagara Teaching College Winery

    Niagara – on – the – Lake Cherries and damson plum with wood toast; full, ripe and plush with a pleasantly warm finish; an enticing aroma reflex of leather adds a bit of funk and lift to its...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • 2011 Pinot Noir ‘Village Reserve’ Le Clos Jordanne

    Niagara Peninsula Last week, I sampled many of this fine estate’s wines coming from the 2011 vintage, well – made Chardonnays and excellent Pinot Noirs; winemakers switch not that long ago seems not to have any effect...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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