Wine Review – Rosehall Run Sparkling Duo

Wine Review – Rosehall Run Sparkling Duo

It has been a very exciting couple of years for bubbles from Prince Edward County. This year Hinterland released a new “top end” sparkling called Sacrament. Down in the south of the County stopping by Lighthall is essential when Culmination, a fantastic Blanc de Blancs is available. How could you forget stopping by Huff Estates and grabbing a bottle of the Peter F Huff Cuvée or the Rosé Cuvée Janine. The sparkling game is strong…

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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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The Hatch Winery

The Hatch Winery

The next few weeks on ww.andrewinereview.ca will be dedicated to profiling the wineries I had the opportunity to visit on my summer road trip. I travelled through the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and down to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Over the course of 9 days I tasted over two hundred wines. My biggest take-away from this trip is that it’s still too damned hard to get wines from out of province that are…

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Wine Review July 19 – 2013 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – 2012 Keint-He Portage Pinot Noir

2013 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – Vintages 256289 – $24.95 – I am very excited to see this wine being released in the heat of summer because it is a true summer wine.  Light and Low in Alcohol with a few bubbles in the glass.  It’s fun to serve this wine chilled in a champagne flute but this is not mandatory.  Flavours are Ginger and Pink Grapefruit.  This is a sweeter wine but still has…

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A Taste of Nova Scotia (Benjamin Bridge)

They make wine in Nova Scotia?  That is the reaction I typically get when I talk to people about Benjamin Bridge.  This winery is putting the Nova Scotian wine industry on the map very quickly.  In 2012, the winery was being featured in blind taste tests against some of the best french champagnes in the world.  Even though the French wines cost nearly three times more and also were from, you know, France… the Nova…

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Wine Review October 21, 2012 – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – 2011 Rosehall Run Defiant Pinot Noir

Growing up in Saskatchewan when we would talk about Canadian wine the discussion would arise who was superior … BC or Ontario.  It seems this rivalry may be premature as Nova Scotia is making it’s way onto the map and now into the LCBO.  This week my White wine comes from Benjamin Bridge (www.benjaminbridge.com) it is called Nova 7.  Before I get to my tasting notes about this very interesting unique wine I have to…

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