While most consumers don’t think of Bulgaria when it comes to wine, they have been producing wine for thousands of years.
It’s one of those quirky Canadianisms that always requires an explanation for those from out of country. May 24 is, of course, Queen Victoria’s birthday. This year it’s her 199th. While originally intended as the Queen’s birthday celebration to coincide with a statutory holiday, it has morphed into Canadians’ celebration of the unofficial start of summer.
MOMosa is just a little creative letter juggling of the popular cocktail drink Mimosa, with, a nod to Mother’s Day.
While Sauvignon Blanc is the white wine consumers mostly associate with New Zealand, don’t let this one-trick white keep you from discovering what other seductive whites the Kiwis have to offer.
As the bestselling imported Riesling in Ontario and in Canada by volume, it’s no secret this wine offers stellar value (Toronto Star, April 21, 2018)
April 29- May 26 $2.00 Off at LCBO and select grocery chains.
“Hochheim Rieslings are among the most fine and tender in Germany.”
We need to turn to an icon, one-of-a-kind beer from Bamberg Germany, the world’s epicenter for smoke beer.
Ham or lamb for Easter, it’s a toss-up depending on your family traditions. Well ensconced North Americans tend to favour ham. Those of us with continental European roots lean to lamb.
Huarpe is the name of the local indigenous people of western Argentina. They designed a unique irrigation system, using Andes mountain spring snow melt run-off, that transformed the barren region of Mendoza into an oasis that would eventually allow viticulture and fruit growing.
Alta Vista is considered, and verified by many independent sources, to be one of the top wineries in Argentina.
Great value wine keeps coming from Spain. Excellent quality and diversity, also, have made it a go-to country.
While most people tend to think of Germany as a white wine producing country, red wine production has increased dramatically over the last number of years. We are now finally able to offer more German reds to Ontario consumers.
The Black Forest conjures up visions of dark woodlands inhabited by deer whose artwork is a prominent feature of this wine label.
John and Betty Pataccoli purchased the Redhawk Winery in 2005 from the former owner, a Grateful Dead fan, whose inspiration came from this famous rock group.
The seductive ruby red colour is the eye opener, leading to a pleasant bouquet of black fruit aromas and spicy notes with a signature hint of bell pepper and graphite. The taste is soft and generous with delicate, yet mature tannins.
Genius, experimentation and prompting nature have created a stunning red wine.
Almost nothing can be as seductive and tantalizing as a great red Burgundy.
Among Pinot Noir lovers, they refer to the wine simply as Pinot, as in “I’ll have a Pinot,” but pronounced P-KNOW. Known as the heart break grape due to its finicky nature, after all its origins are French, it is always a challenge in ripening and then there’s the fermentation and production, barrel aging and bottling.
Kabinett is a reserve wine designation under German wine law. It means the grapes have been harvested a bit later than normal.
Faced with what to buy, now that you have hit the LCBO plastic mother lode given to you by thoughtful family members and/or friends? Below are two WINTER WARMER suggestions: