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 July 29, 2012 – 2010 Reif Cabernet Merlot – 2010 Hidden Bench Estate Riesling

We had some rain this week!  And also a bit of a break in the temperature which let me get into some Red wine.  But summer is not over yet.  2010 Reif Cabernet Merlot – LCBO 565713 – $13.75 – This wine is a teriffic value.  But the price isn’t even where to begin with what makes this wine fantastic.  Most wines benefit from exposure to air, but this one is great right out of…

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Wine Review July 8, 2012 – Wildass Rosé 2009 – Cattail Creek Serendipity Rosé 2010

It is hot outside … yeah I am that guy, pointing out the obvious.  I do find it a little challenging to find a wine that pairs well with the heat.  I have pretty much shelved most of my Red Wines.  I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about serving temperature, but when it’s 40 degrees outside Red Wine does tend to increase in temperature very quickly, and that just isn’t a good thing. …

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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 March 18, 2012 – 2009 Kacaba Gypsy Red – 2009 Creekside Laura’s White

Well it’s a little early in the year, but the nice weather doesn’t seem to be on it’s way out anytime soon.  Personally I like it to be a little warmer to toss back a few beers on a hot summer day … but that’s the great thing about wine, it pairs with all weather.  One of the great thing about the wines this week is they have very fun labels, a great price and…

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Wine Review February 26, 2012 – 2010 Trius Red – 2009 Cave Spring Indian Summer Late Harvest Riesling

2010 Trius Red – $21.95 – VINTAGES 303800 – This is one of those wines I would consider a staple.  It was one of the first to be done very well, and also for many people this is the benchmark for how great a Bordeaux style blend can be.  This is a great wine from the 2010 vintage and the first Trius` Rednew from winemaker Craig McDonald.  I did find this to be a little…

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Wine Review January 15, 2012 – 2010 Gypsy White – 2007 Greenlane Greetings Cabernet Merlot

2010 Gypsy White (Kacaba) – $11.95 – LCBO 215053 – I know that I heap high praise on many of the wines that I review, but this is the best wine at this price at the LCBO.  While last year the Gypsy White was filled with melon flavours and a little more subtle on the finish.  This is a very good offering, that while there is a strong pressence of Canteloupe and Honeydew, there is…

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Wine Review December 4, 2011 – Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – Cave Spring 2009 Chardonnay

Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – VINTAGES 258129 – $17.95 –  Calamus has once again created an excellent Red Blend.  Typical of the other 2008 Cabernets I have reviewed this is a very fruit forward wine.  But as with any of the wines I highly recommend this is all about balance.  What I mean by this is that while there is a strong pressence of Blackberry, Plum, and Currant hidden underneath is Vanilla with a slight…

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Wine Review November 6, 2011 – Inniskillin Tenacity Red – 2009 Family Tree White

Inniskillin Tenacity Red – LCBO 264788 – $13.95 – Inniskillin has thrown their hat into the ring of a long list of wineries releasing “budget” blends.  My favorite part of this trend however is seeing different grape combinations that you don’t normally see (a traditional Bordeaux blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot).  This wine is a blend of Cab-Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot.  The only thing that you really need to be aware…

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