For this blog, I chose to pair wine to music! I’m excited as it’s a complete first for me! The chosen song is “Rainin’ In London” by the talented Jennifer Lauren. This is a tricky song to pair with wine. On one hand, the chorus is light and bubbly with its slight electronic sound and… Read More Rainin’ In London, Pairing Wine to Music!
Alc./Vol. 12.5 % REVIEW: Made from handpicked grapes using the traditional method, this bubbly is subdued and not overly expressive in terms of aromas. Rich pear pastry is most prominent on the nose followed by peach and hints of banana cream pie and hazelnut. On the palate, the rich pasty follows through with notes of… Read More Cave de Hoen Mausberg Crémant d’Alsace, Alsace France
By: Melanie Lloyd A little over a week ago, I attended Taste Ontario, an event reserved for the media and hospitality industry. It featured over 30 different VQA wineries. All of my reviews including the ones below can be found on nataliemaclean.com. I’m focussing this blog on wine from the Niagara region as I plan… Read More My Top Niagara Wines at Taste Ontario
Alcohol/Volume 13% REVIEW: It’s a rare treat for me to sample Torrontés in a sparkling form. This dry sparkling wine is fragrant on the nose with aromas of rose, cantaloupe, lychee, clementine, and sweet lemon. On the palate it has citrus flavours, a mix of clementine and lemon, or more accurately pomelo with floral and… Read More Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina
12.5 % alcohol/volume REVIEW: This pale yellow sparkling wine has aromas of crunchy red delicious apple, peach, melon, mineral notes, pineapple, honey, and hints of sweet spice, vanilla, and almond. It is medium-bodied and dry on the palate with crisp acidity. It has some richness with lots of minerality and flavours of orchard fruit, red… Read More Jean Geiler Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
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 REVIEW: This straw coloured crémant has delicate aromas of baked apple, crème brûlée, freshly baked bread, citrus, and almond. It is medium bodied and creamy on the palate, with flavours of lemon, baked pie crust, and almond at the finish. Tasted October 2018 WINE-FOOD PAIRING: Great on its own, with pan-seared fish,… Read More Bouvet Excellence Brut Crémant de Loire
REVIEW Straw coloured with delicate bubbles. Aromas of baked pear, apple pie, biscuit, and spearmint. Flavours of baked apple, biscuit, citrus, and mint with a bitter and lingering nutty finish. Medium bodied and very creamy on the palate. Tasted October 2018 Wine-Food Pairing: Enjoyable on its own, with fried chicken, or with other salty fried food.… Read More Wolfberger Crémant d’Alsace Brut