Harvest Ontario – iYellow Wine Club

Harvest Ontario – iYellow Wine Club

Someone found a new favorite wine on November 5th. At the Great Hall in Toronto sixteen wineries arrived to share a piece of the harvest with the city. I had never been to the great hall but the venue was great for a walk around tasting. The iYellow crew really pulled off a fantastic event. The best thing about having wineries come to the city is for many of us we fall into a rut…

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2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – 2014 Hat Trick Cabernet Merlot

2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – 2014 Hat Trick Cabernet Merlot

This isn’t a part of my regular weekly reviews. But these are a couple of wines that I have tasted through recently that I thought were worth sharing with you. It was certainly nice to get into some quality more pocket book friendly wines after my visit to California. 2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – $16.95 – **** – Sauv Blanc has quickly worked it’s way up as one of my favorite Ontario grapes. I don’t…

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August 8 – 2014 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – 2012 Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Block 3 Merlot

August 8 – 2014 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – 2012 Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Block 3 Merlot

2014 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – Vintages 258806 – $14.95 – **** – Off-dry and well balanced. There is a very fresh feel to this wine as it has some unfermented Riesling juice added to the wine. It’s easy drinking, and is incredibly versatile with most foods. I could see myself pairing this with everything but maybe a steak. It will make a perfect pairing to chicken or pork dishes of any kind. The flavours are peach,…

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Viewpointe Wines

Viewpointe Wines

I had a chance to taste the big bluff wines that you can now find in the regular list of your local LCBO.  There are a few other offerings that you can find in the vintages section as well.  What I do know is that between the new offerings from Colio, Cooper’s Hawk, Pelee Island, and now Viewpointe I am long overdue to make a visit to the Lake Erie North Shore.  I am planning…

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The Bricklayer’s Reward is SO GOOD!

In the fall I had a chance to attend a dinner where the revamped portfolio for Colio was released.  I have been very pleased with what I’ve tasted so far from the Bricklayer’s wines that have made it through the LCBO so far (http://tmblr.co/ZZ_vXw1GQYrtT) but when I had to a chance to taste the Cabernet Franc I was stunned.  I am a big Cab Franc fan and have a wine rack full of it waiting…

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Eye on Summer – Colio – Bricklayer’s Predicament / Southbrook – Connect

Currently the LCBO are running radio ads where someone is deciding to pair their wines with whichever occasion fits depending on the shape of the bottle.  While the idea of pairing a green curvy bottle with a “night out with the girls” might seem laughable to a hardened wine “snob” the truth is wineries work hard to make their bottles stand out on the shelf.  It can be overwhelming when you’re looking for something new,…

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