Day 32 – Alvento Wines

 Alvento Winery Vineland, Ontario www.alvento.ca  Winemakers,  Elyane Grenier and Bruno Moos  Emilie Series Wines  See Below  Available Online and the Winery  My introduction to this tiny winery goes back a few years. I originally met Bruno and his assitant wine maker Greg Yemen at a typical wine tasting event. The event wasn’t focused on Ontario wines, and… 

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Day 31 – Foreign Affair Winery Merlot 2007

 Foreign Affair Winery Vineland, Ontario www.foreignaffairwine.com  Winemaker, Phil Clarke  Merlot 2007  $42  Available Online and the Winery  The story goes that owner Len Crispino along with his wife Marisa and daughter Stefanie spent some time in Italy in the 90s and were romanced by the Amarone style of wines. Len and Marisa were drawn to the appassimento… 

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Day 30 – Charles Baker Riesling 2008

 Charles Baker Wines Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario www.charlesbaker.ca  Winemaker, J-L Groux  Riesling 2008  $35  Available Online and through Stratus Winery  Today is day 30 of ’30 Days of Local Wine’. But if the history of this program is any indication, today is most certainly not the last day. Once again, due to the enormous amount of support and response… 

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Day 28 – Kacaba Syrah 2006

 Kacaba Vineyards Vineland, Ontario www.kacaba.com  Winemaker, John Tummon  Syrah 2006  $22.95  Available Online, Winery  After a successful career in the fitness industry, wine maker John Tummon decided to pursue his life long dream of wine making. He had been an amateur wine maker since his school days, and participated heavily in wine judging and tasting competitions. About… 

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Day 27 – Guilty Men Wines

 Guilty Men Wines  Beamsville, Ontario www.malivoire.com  Winemaker, Shiraz Mottiar  Red, Sauv Blanc, White  See Below  Available Online, Winery, and LCBO (see below)  Recently at the Taste Ontario event, I had the chance to briefly chat with Martin Malivoire of Malivoire Wine Company. Martin was eager to chat about the winery’s latest project, the Guilty Men series… 

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Day 26 – Cattail Creek Pinot Noir 2008

 Cattail Creek Family Estate  Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario www.cattailcreek.ca  Winemaker, Colin Ferguson  Estate Pinot Noir 2008  $18  Available Online and at the Winery  The history of this famiy owned winery located in the Niagara region, can be read on their website. “In 1957, the history of the Cattail Creek Estate Winery began when our maternal grandfather, Opa Epp,… 

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