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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Day 25 – Sanson Estate Winery Syrah 2007

 Sanson Estate Winery Essex County, Ontario http://dsanson.mnsi.net/  Winemaker, Dennis Sanson  Syrah 2007  $19.95  Available Online and at the Winery  Sanson Estate is a tiny winery in the Amherstburg region of Lake Erie North shore. A farm where former chef Dennis Sanson grows grapes and a variety of animals. When you walk into the tiny tastting room, a… 

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Day 23 – Flat Rock Wines and El Gastronomo Vagabundo

 Flat Rock Cellars Jordan, Ontario www.flatrockcellars.com  Winemaker, Ross White  Twisted, Pinot Noir, Sparkling  See below  Available Online and at the Winery  What is the single most asked question about Ontario’s various wine regions? “Where do I go to grab a bite to eat, between all the wine trekking?” It’s a tough call and the options vary from… 

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Day 20 – Five Rows Pinot Noir 2007

 Five Rows Craft Wine St David’s, Ontario www.fiverows.com  Winemaker, Wes Lowrey  Pinot Noir 2007  $50  Available Online and at the Winery  I discovered Five Rows Winery on a fairly recent winery hopping trip through the St David’s bench with wine writer Rick VanSickle. We opened the door, and stepped into what appeared to be the barrel cellar…. 

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Fed by Corey Mintz and John Placko

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a ‘Fed’ session with Toronto Star food columnist Corey Mintz and culinary director of Maple Leaf Foods John Placko. “We’ve agreed on a menu to take advantage of the last of Ontario summer bounty: corn, tomatoes, peaches and pork. The idea being that Placko cooks high, I cook… 

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