Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario

Alcohol/Volume: 13.5% REVIEW: A wild fermented Red that is unfiltered, made by the fantastic winemaker Derek Barnett. Fragrant and complex on the nose with aromas of plum, blackberry, violet, dried eucalyptus, lavender, anise, as well as hints of leather and smoke. It is full-bodied with flavours of black cherry and tart plum, with coffee notes… Read More Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario

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

By: Melanie Lloyd Never heard of Marquette? You are not the only one. This young grape variety may not be well-known but is steadily gaining popularity.   WHY IS IT NOT MORE KNOWN? First off, Marquette is a hybrid grape. Unfortunately, hybrid grapes can be tricky to get recognition within the wine industry. In Ontario, for example,… Read More Marquette 101: Discovering this Cold-Hardy Grape