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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iYellow Harvest Event

iYellow Harvest Event

Thursday this week twenty wineries from Niagara head to Toronto to pour some wines and to help bring a piece of the harvest to the city. Believe it or not even at the beginning of November many wineries still have grapes hanging on the vines. We have been lucky to have a fairly long end of summer and great beginning to fall. What you’re going to find in the vineyards will be your Bordeaux varietals…

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German Wine School

German Wine School

I don’t drink enough German wine. I think that most people don’t drink enough German wine. I will be the first to admit that I find german wine intimidating.  At least with French wine you have seen or heard of Champagne, Bordeaux or Cotes du Rhone.  German labels are adorned with words like Grauburgunder and Gewurztraminer.  Gewurztraminer is grown in Ontario and I have been to more than one winery that has referred to it…

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Niagara Chilled – Icewine in Wine Country!

Niagara Chilled – Icewine in Wine Country!

3 weekends, 58 wineries, 15 events… this is Icewine in January in Niagara.  Everything you need to plan your visit can be found at www.niagarachilled.com.  The weather this week dipped below the magic number of -8°C when winemakers descend into the vineyards to harvest the frozen berries to extract their sweet nectar and turn it into wine.  This is also the perfect time to visit wine country.  Off-season you rarely need to deal with crowded…

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They make Unoaked Malbec?

They make Unoaked Malbec?

September 25th I had to answer the question whether I was Pure or Extravagant at the iYellow Wine Cave.  I had the chance to taste two wines from Argentinian winery Trapiche.  One was an unoaked Malbec and the second was a Malbec based Red blend.  Both wines are very good and well priced at the LCBO.  What is remarkable about the unoaked Malbec is how light the wine is on it’s own but how well…

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September 20th Braai Day – South African Wines!

At the beginning of Summer I had the opportunity to talk to winemakers from Fleur du Cap and Nederburg, two wineries in South Africa.  There were more than a few gems in the wines that I tasted but the standout to me still remains the Fleur du Cap Chardonnay ($12.80, LCBO 358960). Now that we are at the end of Summer it’s time to celebrate South Afriacan wines with Braai Day.  Braai is the Afrikaans…

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iYellow Muscadet Night

A couple weeks ago I got a chance to check out the Muscadet night hosted by the iYellow Wine Club as part of their Wines of France Wine School events they have been hosting since late January.  The iYellow events are perfect if you’re looking to get into wine… but by no means is this basic wine knowledge.  What is great about the French wine events is that they are going very in depth and…

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