Wine Review April 22, 2012 – STLTO Red/White

I have made it my mission to discuss great Ontario wines, because I still feel there is a certain stigma out there that they aren’t very good.  But even though I have no problems finding great VQA wines to talk about every week sometimes something catches my eye (and palette) that I have to talk about.  This week we’re heading to Italy.  But don’t worry, this wine has a strong local connection as Sarah Liberatore,…

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Wine Review December 18, 2011 – Sparkling Wine Extravaganza

I love this time of the year.  Nothing says the holidays quite like sitting down with family and friends sharing good food and of course great wine.  I also love it because this is the time of year where Sparkling wine really gets a spotlight.  There are many great sparkling wines available from the wineries in Ontario.  My first two picks are done in a style to parallel Champagne (which comes ONLY from France).  They…

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Wine Review December 11, 2011 – Ordering Wine Online and Wine Clubs … the gift that keeps on giving

Every week it is my task to find two great Ontario wines that are readily available in the LCBO.  Many weeks it’s easy some weeks, it is a little harder. The challenge is not a lack of selections; but when I tour wine country in Niagara there are so many wines that are excellent that I do NOT get the chance to discuss.  With the holiday season approaching I know many people will want to…

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Nouveau Day has Arrived!!! (2011)

Sorry I’m a day late with this …  but HERE is where you can purchase your Kerner Nouveau from Reif http://www.reifwinery.com/wines/Kerner_Nouveau  Something I would highly recommend. This week it’s time to take a departure from my usual picks of great Ontario wines.  The third Thursday in November the wineries release the first vintage of the year.  A lighter fruitier Red that drinks a little easy, is a little sweet (and may leave you with a…

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