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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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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iYellow Wine Tour #4 – October 20, 2012

This past Saturday I had a chance to join the iYellow Wine Club on a tour of three wineries.  We stopped at Peninsula Ridge, Southbrook and Reif.  It was nice to be able to hop on a bus and not have to worry about driving around Niagara, especially since I am usually the one behind the wheel on my frequent excursions to wine country.  But there is much more to doing this sort of tour…

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Wine Review September 16, 2012 – Colaneri Stellucha Riesling 2009 – Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2008

Colaneri Stellucha Riesling 2009 – Vintages 279778 – $15.95 – I have been waiting to talk about Colaneri.  This is a fairly new winery with a beautiful estate in Niagara on the Lake.  What is interesting is this winery is bringing an Italian flavour to Ontario.  I had a chance to visit their winery last year while the actual building wasn’t quite finished, they also didn’t have anything on the shelves of the LCBO.  I…

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