Cave de Hoen Mausberg Crémant d’Alsace, Alsace France

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

Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina

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

Jean Geiler Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

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

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