Day 5 – Huff Estates 2007 Southbay Chardonnay

 Huff Estates Prince Edward County, Ontario www.huffestates.com  Winemaker, Frederic Picard   South Bay Chardonnay  2008  Limited availability at Vintages (88955)    I have deep appreciation for the food and wine industry in Prince Edward County. Without even taking passion into account, there is a palpable sense of collaboration and camaraderie between chefs, winemakers and producers. I have heard… 

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Day 4 – Sue-Ann Staff Robert’s Block Riesling 2009

 Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Jordan, Ontario www.staffwines.com  Winemaker, Sue-Ann Staff   Robert’s Block Riesling 2009  $21  Available at Winery only  I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I first visited Sue-Ann at her estate winery in Jordan. From an initial release of Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Baco Noir, Sue-Ann has since introduced an icewine and the… 

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Day 3 – Life is Good Wines

 Life is Good (Creekside Winery) Jordan, Ontario www.lifeisgoodwines.com  Winemaker, Rob Power  2008 Chardonnay (146852)  2007 Cabernet Merlot (146860)  Available at Winery and LCBO. Both wines are $12.90  The proliferation of affordable ‘VQA wines’ is a trending topic right now. Many have voiced their appreciation and desire for more inexpensive (but still VQA) wine. Why not? every other… 

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Wine Wednesday – 13th Street June’s Vineyard’s Riesling 2008

13th Street June Vineyard’s Riesling 2008$16.95, VINTAGES 147512www.13thstreetwinery.com When friends or family members ask for wine recommendations, by now, they often know what I’m going to say: “buy something VQA, preferably a white, probably a Riesling.” There are some wines that stand as my go-to recommendations, if people are flexible with prices ranges, I’ll inevitably… 

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Day 2 – Cave Spring Cellars 2009 Riesling Dolomite

 Cave Spring Cellars Jordan, Ontario   www.cavespringcellars.com  Winemaker, Angelo Pavan  Riesling Dolomite 2009, $16  Available at Winery only  Cave Spring is Niagara’s, ah, heck, let’s just say Canada’s, best producer of Riesling and, as far as I’m concerned, up there with some of the best in the world. The winery’s top cuvee, the CSV (Cave Spring Vineyard)… 

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Day 1 – Muscedere Vineyards

 Muscedere Vineyards Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario www.muscederevineyards.com  Winemakers, Fabio & Rob Muscedere  Muscedere Red Varietals >  2008 Reds (see below)  Available at Winery, or by phone. 1-519-965-1075 Restaurants (Toronto): Granite Club, Sette Mezzo Ristorante The whole idea behind ‘30 Days of Local Wine’ has been, to explore our culinary rich province, and share stories of the various… 

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Bringing back 30 days of local wine

Last year’s 30 days of local wine started with an initiative. A challenge to drink only Ontario wines for 30 days. We took the challenge (WCO), and documented the process in a month long feature. We played on the initiative, exposing the culture of local food and wine in Ontario. The result was a highly… 

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