Wine

The Wine Ladies in the newly renovated stunning kitchen at Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma County.

America's #1 selling Chardonnay for 20 years and counting! Handcrafted from 100% Jackson Estates Grown grapes grown in the Kendall-Jackson vineyards along the cool coastal growing regions of Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, and Mendocino County. Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly. Perfect for Easter celebrations!

Available at the LCBO in Ontario for $19.95 per bottle

 

Randy Ullom shows The Wine Ladies the Chardonnay.

Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster

Luxurious Liquid Gold. Canada's Icewine. The Wine Ladies speak with Co owners Jamie Macfarlane and Karen King of The Ice House Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Jamie also known as "The Wine Wizard" reveals why Canada's Icewines are the best in the world while Karen a "Sensory Specialist" shares pairing secrets other than sweets that go beautifully with this amazing wine. The Wine Ladies also make and enjoy The Ice House Winery world renowned N'Icewine Slushies.

 The Wine Ladies fashions provided by Mainstream and accessories by PrettyThingz, two of Oakville's finest retailers!

Read more: The Wine Ladies TV Luxurious Liquid Gold,Canada's Iconic Icewine

 

Considering such an ancient wine region has only recently been introduced to this delicious, versatile and ever popular grape, Syrah or Shiraz it has taken exceptionally well to the “terroir” of the island and making quite an impression. 

 

Sicily, definitely on the radar of many a wine critic, is being recognized for the teriffic value this sun-drenched island’s wines have to offer. And Syrah is definitely one of them...Here in Sicily this grape typically expresses itself with a  little softness and considerable spice. Obviously a style that is hitting the mark with many a palate confirmed by the high demand for the wine by international markets.

 

 

Case in point, the Casa Planeta Syrah IGT has a beautiful deep ruby colour, is medium bodied and offers up lush flavours of plum, blackberries and cherries with hints of pepper and herbs. It is easy drinking and a wonderful partner for a wide range of foods, whether a chunk of hard cheese, a pasta or a meat dish.

 

 

For information contact Noble Estates Wine and Spirits

 

Read more: Syrah from Sicily... can be scrumptious!

The island of Sicily offers up a terroir-trifecta for the grapevine!  Hilly and mountaneous with loads of sun and little rain Sicily is well positioned to produce excellent vino and that is exactly what it is doing and for incredible value. With a history of wine culture  that dates back to the eighth century B.C. this fertile sun-drenched land coupled with its Mediterranean positioning is an oasis for the grapevine.

 And now with the modernization of the industry embracing state-of-the-art enology coupled with tradition Sicily has come of age. Whether focusing on the indigenous grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese and Grillo or the international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio this island is garnering lots of attention from many wine lovers and critics alike.

Pinot Grigio, one of the most popular white wines today is typically a crowd pleaser, fresh and crisp with inviting aromas  that include apple, pear and melon, sometimes with floral, and sometimes mineral notes too. Sicily's Montalto's Pinot Grigio offers up great fruit on the nose including apple and melon.... there is a touch of minerality too with a finish that stays for the final act! 

Montalto's Nero D'avola Cabernet Sauvignon also showcases the quality and expression of the terroir of Sicily. 

The colour is deep red in colour, the aroma and the flavour seduces with dark fruit and spice. It is medium bodied with a once again a long finish that satisfies and beckons another sip, and another....

Wines available through www.selectwines.ca

Read more: Sun-drenched Sicily, ancient culture of wine comes of age with teriffic value vino!

Vino from Veneto...Valpolicella Ripasso rewards the palate with bright blackberry fruit, notes of vanilla and black liquorice... Delicious! Valpolicella is a wine that comes from the region of Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, home of the “big gun” Amarone and of Romeo and Juliet! When a Valpolicella is classified as a Classico and done in the ripasso method, the wine reaches new heights in flavour, texture, body and aromatics! The designation of “classico” requires the grapes to come from the original Valpolicella production zone which was later adjusted in 1968. The great majority of grapes used are the same as for Amarone, the corvina, molinara and rondinella varietals although small percentages of a few others are permitted.

The methodology of “ripasso” greatly concentrates the bouquet, flavours and texture. How? “Ripasso” literally means “re-passed”. After the fermentation process when producing  an Amarone, the unpressed skins of the dried grapes are then used for the production of Valpolicella. These dried grape skins add body, character, complexity and a boost of alcohol strength.

 

 

Our Negrar Ripasso Valpolicella Classico is dark ruby red in colour, is seductive in the nose with lush blackberry and black liquorice notes and a hint of mint. Full bodied with a touh of vanilla the texture is rich and with a good finish. 

 

Negrar is a cooperative winery founded in 1933 and located in the Classico area of Valpolicella. With 210 farmers/partners producing typical grapes for Vapolicella on a surface of 530 hectars, they are one of the major producers of Amarone, Valpolicella and Ripasso wines.

 

 

The Negrar Ripasso Valpolicella Classico to be featured at our upcoming event Oct 4th.

Mark Anthony Group

www.markanthony.com

 

Read more: Vino from Veneto... Valpolicella Ripasso delights!

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