Category Archives: Southwest Ontario Wineries

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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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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Low Calorie Wines

The theory that states “if you don’t see me eating food, then it has no calories” is one that I have followed for years. It was usually a piece of cake, a cookie, a quart of ice cream, or something else that was sweet and high in calorie. But if you didn’t see me eat it, I wasn’t going to

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2010 Pelee Island Winery Chenin Blanc Vidal

What a delicious and savory white from Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada! The color of the wine was daybright yellow in my glass. Aroma’s of citrus, pineapple, and melon tantalized my senses! Mouth feel was medium in weight with a good acidity level. Flavors of young white peach, melon, and pineapple abound! On my second sip, more tropical fruit, mineral, and

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Wine Review: Pelee Island Winery “Secco” (Prosecco)

We enjoy visiting wineries and drinking wine from all of the Great Lakes Region! And Canada is no different. In fact, from where we live in Southeast Michigan, Canada is actually our closest wine region. We recently visited one of the largest Canadian wineries called Pelee Island Winery and they produce an excellent amount of quality, flavorful wines! One of

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Wine Review: 2008 Mastronardi Estate Cabernet Franc

2008 Mastronardi Estate Winery Cabernet Franc (Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie North Shore VQA)   9/5/2012 WineSplash 87 We visited Mastronardi Winery in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. This is in the southwestern part of Ontario just north of Lake Erie. Because of its proximity to Lake Erie, the climate here stays more temperate and becomes a perfect place to grow grapes! On sight, this

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