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!
Alcohol/Volume: 14.5% REVIEW: This Italian Red made from Sangiovese and Colorino is complex on the nose with aromas of strawberry jam, smoke, cedar, sweet spice, autumn leaves, chocolate, leather, and black pepper. This is a food friendly wine with moderate but well integrated tannins. It is full bodied with strawberry and plum flavours, as well… Read More Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Colorino 2015 Rosso di Torgiano, Umbria Italy
Alcohol/Volume 14.5% REVIEW: A purple-hued Chilean Red that is meaty and has aromas of cassis jam, blueberry pie, violet, sweet tobacco, cedar, vanilla, and sweet spice. It is full-bodied on the palate with smooth tannins and an acidity that is perfectly balanced with the flavours and structure of the wine. It has tart blackberry, dark… Read More Marques de Casa Concha Carmenère 2010, Peumo Chile
Alcohol/Volume: 13.5% REVIEW: This ruby coloured Red made from the Italian native grape Nero di Troia is very fragrant on the nose. It has juicy aromas of sour cherry and plum as well as floral notes of violet and rose. In addition, there is chocolate, cedar, leather, cloves, and cinnamon. The tart fruit follows through… Read More Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2012, Puglia Italy
By: Melanie Lloyd I love sparkling wine and I’m very excited to write about this subject. With the holidays around the corner and with so many different types of sparkling wine, I’ve decided to focus this blog on Champagne, the king of bubbly. Here is some information about Champagne and its various styles. PROFILE: Medium… Read More Champagne: A Guide Through This Iconic Bubbly
By: Melanie Lloyd 13.0% Alcohol./Vol. REVIEW: A medium-bodied Cab Franc with aromas of ripe srawberry, lilac, earthy beets, sweet spice, and herbal notes. It is also nicely rustic with a subtle hay barn quality. In terms of flavour, there’s tart plum and chocolate, with faint floral notes seeping through. It has wonderful acidity and the… Read More Karlo Estates Cabernet Franc 2016
By Melanie Lloyd I recently had a lunch date at Bite Burger House, located at 108 Murray Street in downtown Ottawa. The ambiance was cozy and laid back. The service was friendly and the food was savoury and succulent. I ordered the Double Bite Me, which is a juicy double beef patty served with double… Read More Bite Burger House Makes A Tasty Burger
By Melanie Lloyd I recently had the opportunity to interview Jan-Daniel Etter of Vignoble Clos du Vully located in Navan. Jan-Daniel is passionate about winemaking, full of life, and articulate. As I was interviewing him, I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful guest he would make on any television or radio show. Listening to… Read More Interview with Jan-Daniel Etter of Clos du Vully