Dea’s Rosé 2017, Casa Dea Estates, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 11.8% REVIEW: For my birthday, I treated myself to an assortment of wine from Casa Dea. This is the first bottle I opened from the selection ordered. This bubbly is made from 100% Gamay using the Charmat method. It is absolutely stunning in my glass with its rich strawberry colour. On the nose, I… Read More Dea’s Rosé 2017, Casa Dea Estates, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 13% REVIEW: An organic wine that is fruit forward on the nose and juicy with aromas of Montmorency cherry, ripe field strawberry, raspberry, Jolly Rancher candy, plus truffle and hints of rubber band. On the palate, it is medium bodied with silky tannins and sour cherry flavours, cranberry, as well a ripe strawberry with… Read More Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

Alcohol/Volume: 12.5% REVIEW: A beautiful ruby coloured hand-harvested Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, cedar, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and black pepper. After a swirl, aromas of violet also seep through. Tart on the palate with sour cherry and field berry flavours along with vanilla and wood notes, it is medium bodied with silky tannins… Read More G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

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

*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