Wine

 

We had the opportunity to speak to Sue White,proprietor of the multi-awarded and highly regarded winery Whitehaven located in Marlborough.Sue filled us in on some of the specifics of kiwi wines, what makes them unique, their aromatics, their taste profiles.

Listen to Sue White at 1:04 minutes into the show.

Episode: (WL-05-04-2015)

 

 

On this week's show...Drink New Zealand and think the "King of Sauvignon Blanc",sustainability and the meteoric rise in popularity!

We explore a youthful wine region that has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity, is recognized the world over for its commitment to the environment and sustainability…is widely recognized as the “King of Sauvignon Blanc” which has become synonymous with this region,and has recently been awarded its very own Pinot Noir glass for one of its regions by the preeminent 11th generation Austrian glass maker Riedel. We can only be talking about one country and that is New Zealand!

 

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Read more: Sue White of Whitehaven.. Totally,utterly Marlborough to the last drop!On this week's radio show.

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!

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