2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewurztraminer – 2015 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewurztraminer – 2015 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewurztraminer – Vintages 302059 – $17.95 – **** – Gewurz in time for summer is something interesting. You will read tons of notes on how these wines pair well with spicy asian cuisine – Thai or Japanese. I love having something that pairs well with grilled sausages. The fact that Gewurz from Ontario is a little lighter than its european counterparts makes it a little more food friendly but the…

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Southbrook – So Many New Things.

Southbrook – So Many New Things.

Earlier this year I had a chance to do a broad tasting of the current offerings from Southbrook. Last year I had an opportunity to taste a depth of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. It would seem the wines for sale this year offer something a little bit interesting. Vidal served two ways – both a sparkling and orange version. Also, we see a cider that is something of a Niagara take on a basque style….

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Chardonnay and Hummus

Chardonnay and Hummus

My biggest pet peeve with regards to wine is that often most people overthink what goes with what. Whether you stick to the simplest of rules red with red meat and white with white meat or freestyle your pairings once you have had the chance to taste a perfect wine and food pairing you finally start to get it. A perfectly paired dish with elevate both the wine and the food to another level. Chef…

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2013 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay

2013 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay – Vintages 172338 – $22.95 – Rich and delicious.  At the same time this Chardonnay is a perfectly balanced blend of crisp citrus, apple and vanilla and butterscotch on the finish.  I have enjoyed this wine with every vintage I have tried but this may be the best vintage of the Triomphe Chardonnay yet.  This wine easily outperforms its price point and I will be stocking up on several bottles of…

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Wine Review September 13 – 2013 Coffin Ridge Bone Dry Riesling – 2012 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

2013 Coffin Ridge Bone Dry Riesling – Vintages 232744 – $17.00 – Although not quite as “bone dry” as the name would suggest this is still a great value Riesling with flavours of apple and peach.  This will be great on it’s own but will make a great match to charcuterie, meat pizza… basically anything that is a little salty.  I love the label and this wine definitely make a great addition to any casual…

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Wine Review July 15, 2012 – Cool Chardonnay – 2010 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay – 2011 Peller Family Series Chardonnay

This week I am talking about the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, taking place in the Niagara region for the weekend of July 20-22.  I am very excited about this event because it takes us outside of Ontario and brings in wines from all over the world.  If you are still one of the doubters of how great Ontario wine can be, this is the event for you.  I had a chance to speak with…

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