2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – 2014 Huff Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – 2014 Huff Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – Vintages 485243 – $19.95 – ****+ – If you haven’t had a chance to taste the wines from 16 mile you’re missing out. Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are some of the best buys in the province. This chardonnay balances nice orchard fruit with apples and peach on the nose. There is nice vanilla and woodsmoke on the mid palate but bright crisp acidity help keep this wine light…

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Feb 20 – 2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – 2010 Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean’s List Pinot Noir

Feb 20 – 2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – 2010 Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean’s List Pinot Noir

2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – Vintages 198758 – $40.00 – ****1/2 – This wine was a gold medal winner at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Rich and complex this wine brings together Apple, Peach and Lemon with nice Caramel and Toasty notes on the finish. The finish on this wine is clean but vanilla and caramel just linger for a while. This is definitely a bottle worth stowing away for a special…

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Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Let’s face it.  Valentine’s Day can be a pain if you don’t know how to cook.  If you didn’t make reservations ahead of time you could be stuck waiting for a table for a very long time.  I am here to save you… Not to mention if you eat at home you have more money to buy a better bottle of wine (yes… this is how my brain works… no… you shouldn’t be surprised).  Here…

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Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value.  That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark.  This is an excellent showing from Redstone.  There is a…

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Wine Review February 15, 2014 – 2007 Huff Estates Cuvée Peter F. Huff – 2012 Malivoire Gamay

2007 Huff Estates Cuvée Peter F. Huff – Vintages 198754 – $39.95 – I reviewed this wine back in December and I am thrilled to see it on the shelf of the LCBO.  I believe we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg as far as Champagne style wines from a region that is already known for great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  There is remarkable depth to this wine with flavours of Citrus under…

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Wine Review Christmas – Sparkling Wine.. beyond the shelf

I’ll be honest, even though I drink a lot of wine on a regular basis there are certain wines that I can’t help but keep for a special occasion.  Sparkling Wine from Ontario is a personal favorite of mine.  You can get great Sparkling wine from Trius and Chateau des Charmes in most LCBO’s under the twenty five dollar mark.  These are very fine wines that make a great addition to any holiday feast.  But…

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