Wine Review August 19, 2012 – The Little Grape that Could

It’s interesting to find wines that while not produced locally… have a local connection.  These wines are just that.  A couple of great food friendly wines that support a great cause.  To take advantage of donating the profits to charity you input a code printed on each bottle to this website: https://thelittlegrapethatcould.com/  There is also more information about these wines at this site.  The Little Grape that Could Cabernet Sauvignon – LCBO 277020 – $11.95 –…

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Wine Review June 24, 2012 – Kosher Wine – Goose Bay South Island Sauvignon Blanc – Galil Mountain Upper Galilee Pinot Noir

This week I am making a departure from Ontario.  I have had several people email me about Kosher wines.  Unfortunately there are no Kosher wines made in Ontario, so this was something that was brand new to me.  There is no need to dive into the specifics of what makes a wine Kosher.  What I did learn is that wine is coming from places in the world that we may be over looking.  I mean…

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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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