Wine Review – Henry of Pelham Gems for Late Summer

Wine Review – Henry of Pelham Gems for Late Summer

2016 Henry of Pelham Fumé Sauvignon Blanc – $19.95 – ****+ – Wow, just wow! Sauvignon Blanc from Ontario is something that needs a little more love and this bottle is a reason why. There is an intense tropical note on the nose with guava, passion fruit and pineapple. The flavours match the nose and open up with a nice weight and texture on the palate. This is truly a bottle worth seeking out and…

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Fresh Wines

Fresh Wines

I recently had the opportunity to taste the new VQA Fresh wines from Diamond Estates at the iYellow Wine Cave. In short, I was impressed. Wines like these are important. It’s the same reason I spend time looking at the Pelee Island wines. Let’s call them “entry level” wines. Let’s face it these are not the finest most refined bottles you will find in the LCBO but they have an important role to play. For…

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What did I drink?

What did I drink?

Here’s a couple reviews for wines that were sent to me to taste recently. Neither one of these are among what I usually taste (being that they are not from Ontario). NV Yellow Tail Moscato – LCBO 443713 – $10.95 – ***1/2 – Low alcohol and easy drinking this wine comes in at 7.5%. This definitely has some nice bubbles to it, but it’s not a full blown sparkling wine. This is the sort of…

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What’s the deal with Grappa?

What’s the deal with Grappa?

I have had Grappa a couple of times before. And while we are in the middle of a cocktail revolution that is sweeping the city Grappa has not made it’s way into many cocktails that I’ve seen. For myself, I prefer spirits that require little fuss and can be enjoyed straight up, or on some ice. You will find Tequila, Whiskey and Gin a staple in my home. As a wine drinker I am lazy…

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