Wine Review – Cave Spring

Wine Review – Cave Spring

2015 Cave Spring Cabernet Franc – LCBO 523001 – $17.95 – **** – I will be the first to admit that I don’t spend enough time tasting the wines in the general list… but I need to remind myself wineries like Cave Spring, Vineland and Chateau des Charmes consistently bring outstanding value and quality to the front of the LCBO. This Cabernet Franc is where Ontario shines. It’s not quite Bordeaux… it’s not quite Loire……

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2011 Eastdell Cuvée Brut – 2015 Peninsula Ridge Reserve Meritage

2011 Eastdell Cuvée Brut – 2015 Peninsula Ridge Reserve Meritage

2011 Eastdell Cuvée Brut – Vintages 485615 – $24.95 – ***½ – I personally find it a little exciting when a new bottle of sparkling wine from Ontario makes its way up the highway and onto the shelves of the LCBO. This is a traditional method sparkling wine made from a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. This is very easy drinking and relaxed. The wine has a nice aroma of rising dough…

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Hidden Bench Brut Natur 2011

Hidden Bench Brut Natur 2011

This post is ready to go just in time for New Years… sadly I believe this wine is sold out. The good news is that there will be more available for next year. So consider this post a tease for what to come next year. 2011 Hidden Bench Brut Natur – $45.00 – ****½ – Chances are at the moment you are reading this the Brut Natur from HIdden Bench has long been sold out….

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So long 2015… time for some bubbles

So long 2015… time for some bubbles

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to read my reviews and blog posts on this website. When I relaunched the site earlier this year I had no idea people would actually read what I write. I have some exciting things coming out on this webpage for 2016 – on top of the interesting things I usually write about I will have a podcast available for download. Hopefully you’re reading this before the…

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2014 Chateau Des Charmes Cuvée D’Andrée – Westcott Violette Brut

2014 Chateau Des Charmes Cuvée D’Andrée – Westcott Violette Brut

Westcott Violette Brut – $24.95 – Winery Only – ***1/2+ – Bright, fresh, and young.  This easy drinking sparkling has loads of citrus and lemon with crisp acidity on the finish.  This is a welcome addition to the growing landscape of great Ontario sparkling wines.  This is very well priced, at this price this can be added to my arsenal of Sparkling wines that I believe should not be saved for special occasions.  Sparkling wine…

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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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