Wine Review June 10, 2012 – 2010 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Chardonnay – 2009 Fielding Estates Red Conception

2009 Fielding Red Conception – $18.95 – LCBO 189183 – Where to start on this excellent Red blend… First the great thing about Fielding is everything about their label scream summer, their logo is a Muskoka Chair after all.  One of the great things about all these blends coming out of Ontario is there really are no rules about what you put in the bottle (I mean the Wildass Red I reviewed is a blend…

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Wine Review June 3, 2012 – 2008 Frogpond Farm Organic Cabernet Franc/Merlot – 2011 Rosehall Run Sullyzwicker White

2008 Frogpond Farm Organic Cabernet Franc/Merlot – VINTAGES 203554 – $19.95 –  I am very conscious of what I eat and drink, but I am by no means one of those people who swear by Organic foods.  That being said I am convinced there is something to it when you are dealing with Organic Wines.  I can’t quite pinpoint the reason, but every single wine I have had that is Organic has been well worth the…

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Wine Review May 27, 2012 – 2011 Malivoire Ladybug Rosé – 2011 Megalomaniac Pink Slip Pinot Noir Rosé

I have been gearing up for summer with several Rosé’s.  I find when Rosé is done well, and this week both are done VERY well, they are among the easiest drinking wines.  These are wines that are un-complicated yet refined.  My favorite thing about Rosé is that being neither a white or a red they fall in a nice limbo for food pairing… I am purposely vague with my food suggestions because the bottom line…

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Wine Review May 20, 2012 – Rosewood Natalie’s Sussreserve Riesling 2009 – Sibling Rivalry Red

You are likely reading this in the middle of your long weekend.  The LCBO is open today, so you can stock up for tomorrow.  This year for your trip up to the cottage, or if you’re re-stocking the cooler mid weekend why not pick up a bottle (or two) of this weeks selections.  Leave your fancy stemware at home, who said you needed to be drinking out of fancy glasses all the time?   Sibling…

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Wine Review May 13, 2012 – 2008 Kacaba Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 2010 Malivoire Riesling

So you’ve waited until the last minute for mothers day.  But do not despair, you still have some time to get to the LCBO to pick up a coupld of dynamite wines for mom.  For something different for mom, I still think the Musqué I recommended last week is a great gift.  But if you’re looking for something more conventional, but outstanding nonetheless look no further. 2008 Kacaba Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc – VINTAGES 272146 – $18.95…

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Wine Review May 6, 2012 – 2010 Vineland Chardonnay Musqué – 2010 Peninsula Ridge Merlot

2010 Vineland Chardonnay Musqué – VINTAGES 996793 – $17.95 – I am getting an early start on Mothers` Day.  This year my motto is why by Mom flowers when you can give her flowers in a bottle.  What I mean by this is this wine has an incredible aroma of wild flower in the glass.  There are many great Musqués being made in Ontario right now and one of my favorite things about this grape…

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Wine Review April 29, 2012 – 2011 Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling – 2008 Wildass Red

This weekend I am in Niagara around the Twenty Valley area to check out Get Fresh in the Valley.  You buy a passport at www.20valley.ca and it gives you access to wine and food pairings at the wineries.  I had a chance to go to Wrapped up in the Valley last fall and it was easily my favourite wine event from last year.  2008 Wildass Red (Stratus) – VINTAGES 86363 – $19.95 – Many of the Red…

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Wine Review April 15, 2012 – Cattail Creek 2009 Pinot Noir – Megalomaniac 2010 Eccentric Savagnin

2009 Cattail Creek Pinot Noir – $18.95 – VINTAGES 257303 – I am still hesitant when I open up a bottle of Ontario Pinot Noir because of my own experiences with some less than stellar offerings.  This is one of those wines that is so good, and so easy to enjoy it can change your mind about Pinot Noir.  When I open a bottle of wine I pour it into the glass and take my…

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Wine Review April 8, 2012 – 2010 Peller Family Series Cabernet Franc – 2010 Pillitteri Gewurztraminer/Riesling

2010 Peller Family Series Cabernet Franc – LCBO 582833 – $11.95 – A very good well priced Cabernet Franc from the great 2010 vintage.  This wine has a great balance of dark fruit flavours, full of things like Blackberry and Currant.  All this is balanced with nice oak flavours and black pepper on the finish.  The great balance makes this an ideal pairing for any heavier beef or lamb dish.  I would also serve this…

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Wine Review April 1, 2012 – 2010 Pelee Pink – 2010 Catastrophe Red

This is a great week with both wines coming in under the $25 mark!  Trust me both of these wines out-perform their low price points. 2010 Pelee Pink – LCBO 529354 – $10.95 – I know this is another Rosé … but I had to talk about this one.  First you need to look at the price, this one comes in at under $11 so there is no reason to at least give this one…

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