Wine Review – 2013 Westcott Estate Pinot Noir – 2015 Hidden Bench Riesling

Wine Review – 2013 Westcott Estate Pinot Noir – 2015 Hidden Bench Riesling

2015 Hidden Bench Riesling – Vintages 183491 – $23.95 – **** – There’s something about Riesling and this time of year. I just enjoy putting it on the table next to roast chicken, paprikash, even Coq au Vin can get a nice counterpoint to it. This is bone dry with nice orchard fruit that soars over bright acidity. This is a perfect example of balanced Riesling and offers great value. Something to enjoy now or…

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2014 Chateau Des Charmes Cuvée D’Andrée – Westcott Violette Brut

2014 Chateau Des Charmes Cuvée D’Andrée – Westcott Violette Brut

Westcott Violette Brut – $24.95 – Winery Only – ***1/2+ – Bright, fresh, and young.  This easy drinking sparkling has loads of citrus and lemon with crisp acidity on the finish.  This is a welcome addition to the growing landscape of great Ontario sparkling wines.  This is very well priced, at this price this can be added to my arsenal of Sparkling wines that I believe should not be saved for special occasions.  Sparkling wine…

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Cuvée 2015 – is it too early to set my calendar for 2016?

Cuvée 2015 – is it too early to set my calendar for 2016?

The question you answer for the next few days after Cuvée is “What was your favorite wine?”… Truthfully I can’t answer.  Cuvée is hosted at the Fallsview Casino.  It is one of the events that I look forward to every year.  You take as many wineries as you can fit into the event space and they each bring their favorite wine to pour.  The best part about this is that it is completely subjective and…

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Eye on Westcott Vineyards

One of the highlights from Cuvée 2014 was getting a chance to be introduced to Westcott Vineyards.  They were pouring a fantastic Chardonnay and the winery has not even opened their doors yet.  Westcott currently have a few wines available at http://westcottvineyards.com/ and they will be bottling a Pinot Noir shortly.   2012 Westcott Delphine Rosé – $18.00 – When I am describing the versatility of Rosé to people when it comes to food pairing…

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Cuvée 2014 – We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat!

Last year was the first time I had a chance to attend the Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala and I decided then and there it was something worth marking the calendar for.  After a format change last year where the event went from an award ceremony to each winery bringing their “favorite” wine to pour at the event it has swelled from 40 wineries in 2013 to more than 50 in 2014!  It is physically impossible…

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