Category Archives: Canada

North 42 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Fresh, crisp, and refreshing. Here is a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc from Ontario, Canada’s Lake Erie Shore that is expressive and full of pizzazz! Aroma’s and flavors of ripe pineapple, grapefruit, gooseberry, and young kiwi. Fun and zesty x 2! On the second sip, seductive Asian Pear came through with notes of fresh cut grass and a nice minerality on the

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Oxley Estate Riesling – Lake Erie North Shore VQA

It is so rewarding to find great wines from micro-climates that most people may have never heard about! It is just a matter of time before the world discovers that wineries from Ontario, Canada along the Lake Erie North Shore are making world class wines on a regular basis. There are about a dozen wineries in this area with more

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North 42 Degrees Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

One of the great things about drinking Cabernet Sauvignon from northern areas is that they are lighter in style and can pair with foods that normally only pair with Pinot Noir or Grenache wines. North 42 Degrees Winery is located in Colchester, Ontario, Canada right off the shore of Lake Erie and at 42 degree latitude. All the wines here

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Chardonnay 2012

This is one of the most popular stops on the Beamsville Bench near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Thirty Bench Winery is very rustic from the outside with beautiful views of the town of Beamsville and Lake Ontario. But the inside of the winery is very upscale and sophisticated with hardwood floors and lots of tasting tables. You just get

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Angel’s Gate Archangel Pinot Noir Brut Rosé 2009

If the Angels have been stashing away their favorite wines, then they forgot to lock the gate because one of the best sparkling Rosés have just been discovered here! Angels Gate Winery is from the Niagara region of Canada and proves award winning wines can come from places you may least expect. And you thought Canada only had hockey, beer,

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2010 Sprucewood Shores Meritage Hawk’s Flight Reserve

Dedicated to the Hawks migration across Southwestern Canada, this red blend is just as exciting! A sumptuous Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc will make your senses take flight. Deep garnet in color with aroma’s of ripe red berries, red licorice, and cedar. Across the palate, full bodied and bold but with a nice velvety texture. Flavors

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A Garden of Summer Rosés

When Summer is coming up “Rosés”, then we must take advantage and sip them in. So many varieties, flavors, and smells…how can we try them all in just 13 short summer weeks? Colors that go from a pink salmon to a deep cranberry hue. They just scream fun, flavor, and festivities! Just as a rose can be wild and briery,

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Trius at Hillebrand Sparkling Brut (non-vintage)

After tasting this sparkling wine tonight from Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada, I look for reasons to drink sparkling wine much more often! I bought this bottle from my last visit to Trius Winery last summer and it was definitely worth the wait. Great sparkling and great memories from a winery that loves to please the public palate.

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