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
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
By: Melanie Lloyd Over a decade ago, while living in Hintonburg, Absinthe was one my favourite date spots. This was prior to having kids and having to plan for a sitter. Back then, Absinthe was in a garage converted into a restaurant on Holland. It was small and cozy with limited seating, friendly service, and… Read More Absinthe: An Intimate Warm Restaurant with Fantastic Food!
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
By Melanie Lloyd Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to sample wine from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through a couple of tastings and a wine expo. This blog will focus on red wine and is simply a starting point to the many wines from the area. A special shout out goes to Donna… Read More Red Wine from Ottawa-Gatineau: Embracing the Uniqueness