2014 Konzelmann Late Harvest Gewurztraminer – 2016 Tawse Rose

2014 Konzelmann Late Harvest Gewurztraminer – 2016 Tawse Rose

2016 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Rosé – Vintages 172643 – $17.35 – ***½+ – The nose is concentrated and sweet with raspberry and something a little like hubba bubba (bubblegum). The fruit on the palate is intense with strawberry, watermelon, and cherry. There is a slight sweetness to this rosé, and it seems to amplify the fruit on the palate. There is nice acidity to this wine and this is a well balanced wine. This…

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2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Keint-He Voyageur Pinot Noir

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Keint-He Voyageur Pinot Noir

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – Vintages 370361 – $20.95 – **** – There is a slight sweet note that is right at the core of this wine from start to finish. The nose is honeycomb and lime with a mineral note. The slight sweetness from the fruit really pops on the palate. There is nice depth to this wine. That being said I wouldn’t stockpile this wine in the cellar. Pick up…

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2015 Vineland Estates St. Urban Vineyard Riesling – 2011 Tawse Grower’s Blend PInot Noir

2015 Vineland Estates St. Urban Vineyard Riesling – 2011 Tawse Grower’s Blend PInot Noir

2015 Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling – Vintages 38117 – $19.95 – ****½ – This is something I look forward to every year. This is off-dry but perfectly balanced with acidity. I would put it to anyone who says they don’t like sweet wines to give this a try. This is something that pairs perfect with perogies, sauerkraut and sausages. Wines like these shouldn’t be saved for hot weather they belong on your…

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2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2012 Henry of Pelham Estate Cabernet Merlot

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2012 Henry of Pelham Estate Cabernet Merlot

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – Vintages 370361 – $20.20 – **** – Simply put this should be essential for your holiday entertaining. Bright and crisp this will pair with any food that you can put on the table this time of year. Flavours are lemon, lime and this wine has a nice mineral note that goes from start to finish. There is a nice floral note that gives this wine a bit…

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Cuddy Wines by Tawse

Cuddy Wines by Tawse

After five years of free beer in the dressing room you get tired of it. So the logical step (obviously) is to move to Grand Cru Bordeaux. This is what Jim Cuddy told me when I recently connected with him to talk about his new wines released through Tawse. In a time where Grand Cru Bordeaux was fifty dollars a bottle Jim would get into the bottles on the back of the tour bus and…

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July 8 – 2013 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay – 2014 Tawse Gamay Noir

July 8 – 2013 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay – 2014 Tawse Gamay Noir

2013 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay – Vintages 616466 – $29.95 – ****+ – Soft, Balanced, Complex and Elegant. There is a lot going on in this bottle, but it all feels restrained. To be honest, this restraint is what makes this wine so good. The nose is Apples, Peaches, Vanilla, Butterscotch and hints of Smoke. The flavours bring everything you get on the nose and a bit more with the fruit moving…

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July 2 – 2015 Featherstone Four Feathers – 2012 Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc

July 2 – 2015 Featherstone Four Feathers – 2012 Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc

2012 Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Vintages 130997 – $31.95 – ****1/2 – This wine poses a problem to anyone building a collection. The problem is this wine is drinking great right now, and while this isn’t “everyday drinking” wine at just north of thirty dollars it’s definitely “I need to impress someone tonight” wine and those occasions arise with more frequency. The tannin is silky smooth but I anticipate this wine has another…

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Jun10 – 2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling

Jun10 – 2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – Vintages 370361 – $19.95 – **** – This is a “serious” wine at a very “not serious” price. This is a traditional method sparkling wine which means that the fermentation giving it bubbles takes place in the bottle. The nose is bright lemon and lime but there are hints of a field of wild flowers just underneath it. To be honest to call this wine complex might…

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May 13 – 2015 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – 2012 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Cabernet/Merlot

May 13 – 2015 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – 2012 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Cabernet/Merlot

2015 Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling – Vintages 258806 – $14.95 – ****+ – Easy drinking and loaded with fresh apple flavours. This Riesling is made by adding some unfermented juice back to the finished wine. The idea is you’re going to add a little more fresh flavours to the finished product. The süssreserve from Rosewood is always something to look forward to, but this year is truly outstanding. Perfectly balanced acidity with a nice touch of…

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Tawse makes Cider (and Cabernet Franc)

Tawse makes Cider (and Cabernet Franc)

Tawse Cider – The past two winters in Ontario have not been kind to the vines of the wineries. Tawse has decided to fill the gap left by missing grapes with cider. The final result is something fantastic. Just a hint of sweetness on the finish of this cider. This is certainly not meant to be savoured like so many of the wines from Tawse but this is the sort of beverage designed to be…

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