Stags’ Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

By: Melanie Lloyd 14.1% alcohol/vol. WINE REVIEW: On the nose, this full-bodied Red has aromas of ripe blueberry and jammy cassis spread, with notes of menthol, cinnamon, violet, potpourri, cocoa, and hints of black pepper and vanilla. With flavours of cassis,  plum, cinnamon, floral notes and cocoa, it has fresh acidity and velvety tannins that… Read More Stags’ Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Exploring Ontario Wine through Savvy Wine Company

By: Melanie Lloyd A week and a half ago, I attended Outstanding in Their Fields, the Taste and Buy event hosted by Savvy Wine Company at Ottawa City Hall. It was an opportunity to sample Ontario wine while chatting with winemakers from across the province. Ottawa City Hall offered a perfect venue for this event. There was… Read More Exploring Ontario Wine through Savvy Wine Company

Marquette 101: Discovering this Cold-Hardy Grape

*Update regarding the following post: Aug 12, 2019: The Minister of Government and Consumer Services has approved the addition of Marquette to the list of  VQA eligible grape varieties. Original post below dated November 8, 2018: By: Melanie Lloyd Never heard of Marquette? You are not the only one. This young grape variety may not… Read More Marquette 101: Discovering this Cold-Hardy Grape