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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Southbrook Portfolio Tasting – March 2015

Southbrook Portfolio Tasting – March 2015

I recently had the chance to taste through some upcoming releases from Southbrook with winemaker Ann Sperling.  You can consider this blog post to be your shopping list for the summer.  The great news is that Southbrook frequently makes appearances at local farmers markets in Toronto (to keep tabs you can follow the winery on Twitter @southbrookwine).  Without further ado let me get right through the list. 2013 Triomphe Chardonnay – $22.95 – ****+ –…

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I4C – MAIN EVENT: World Tour Grand Tasting and Dinner

It seems that the rain follows me when I make my way down the QEW for the Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration.  Last year I attended the kickoff barbeque that was hit by major torrential rain.  This year I made sure to check out the Grand Tasting and Dinner held at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.  The Grand Tasting brings winemakers from all over the world into one place where over 100 Chardonnay’s are poured…

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