‘I don’t really have a sweet tooth so I don’t usually have a drink with dessert and even when I do indulge it’s just too sweet.’ In his years behind the tasting bar Reif Sommelier and Wine Club Manager Archie Hood has heard many dismiss Icewine as one dimensional and too [...]Continue Reading →
You don’t need to know anything about Stratus’ history to realise this is a winery that is serious about its craft. One pull on handle of the impossibly tall doors of the minimalist rectangular prism reveals a room of clean lines in shades of black, white and grey.
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Recipes flogged by celebrity chefs that call for dumping an entire bottle of expensive wine into a pot make me cringe. I don’t care how good it tastes, the number of people who are willing to pour a sixty-dollar bottle of Barolo into a beef stew would fit into one of [...]Continue Reading →
Since Peller Estates opened its doors in 2001, while producing worldclass wines, the winery quickly established itself as a culinary giant with an incredible array of food and wine experiences that cater to every budget and taste. The dedication to creating memorable culinary experiences continues with the Icewine festival as Executive [...]Continue Reading →
The ritual of picking grapes in the freezing cold of winter and trying to crush the hard, marble-like orbs into a luxurious and magical drink wasn’t invented in Canada. But it’s Canadians who perfected the art of making Icewine and marketing it to the rest of the world.
One of the big things you’ll notice this year during the Icewine festival, is how wineries try to show the versatility of Icewine when it comes to cocktails and food pairings. For years, wineries have been experimenting with Icewine to accentuate food and drink. I recently heard that Strewn winery was [...]Continue Reading →
At 4pm on January 14th, 2011 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada, on the eve of Wine Country Ontario’s annual Niagara Icewine Festival and celebrations, the Wine Council of Ontario will attempt to break a Guinness World Records™ record for the Largest Wine Flute using Ontario Icewine.Continue Reading →