Georgia's Wine Picks

I truly am a Chardonnay kind of gal. No chance of me being a member of the ABC club…. Anything BUT Chardonnay especially when I get a taste of this stunning wine. My wine pick was brought to me by a good friend and fellow wine lover.
From the county, Prince Edward County, this 2013 Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfiltered was a knockout. What can I say… not inexpensive, but worth the $39.00 dollars.

 


The Chardonnay came from 5 different sites, all very close to the winery, with the idea of blending to create a richness, complexity from the various terroir. It reminded me of a great Burgundy but at a bargain price. So alluring on the nose, I love that toasty brioche aroma and then it had a mouth watering beautiful citrus flavor with a hint of mineral… really yummy!

Norman Hardie Winery

Listen to my wine review at 4:35 minutes into the show.

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We are talking today on the radio show about enjoying some wonderful summer sippers.I have to thank Linda, a friend of ours for bringing over this bottle of wine last week which I had never had the pleasure to taste.Thank you Linda!

It’s a pretty wine,pinkish and coppery in colour although they call it a white wine, not a rosé but the hue of pink is due to the grape it is made of Pinot Gris,which otherwise is known to most as Pinot Grigio.

It is the Kacaba Vineyards Jennifer’s Pinot Gris 2014. Kacaba Vineyards and Winery located on the Niagara Escarpment Bench in Vineland. The fruit was hand harvested then permitted to cold soak for twelve hours to achieve its bronze and copper hue before undergoing a gently hole berry pressing.

I found this wine quite elegant.It was fruit forward with touches of pink grapefruit, some red fruit and had a refreshing acidity. Much more going on in the glass than a lot of Pinot Grigios out there. I really enjoyed this Pinot Gris!

Awards

SILVER MEDAL – ONTARIO WINE AWARDS 2015

 

Available at the winery or online at Kacaba Vineyards and Winery. $17.95 per bottle

 On this week's radio show...Summer cocktails, beers and wines…dish it up! Lindeman's 1000 moments of Sunshine.Sip and Sleuth to Win - $100.00 Neal Brothers Foods tote bag filled with goodies and snacks.

 

 

We are well into the throws of summer and we hope you are all enjoying a little summer fun, whether at the cottage, on a beach or maybe on your patio or wherever you are. On today’s show we are going to share with you some spectacular summer drinks, cocktails, wines, super craft beers and snacks to help make your vaca days even that much more delicious!

Episode WL 07-20-2015

Listen to Georgia's 's wine review at 3:00 minutes into the radio show.

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 Happy Canada Day everyone! I am also celebrating our west coast and the stunning Okanagan Valley, with a winery situated in the desirable sub region of the Naramata Bench. The Naramata Bench boasts ideal conditions for ripening Merlot and Bordeaux varieties. And believe me this is no laughing matter, the winery Laughing Stock strives everyday not to live up to its unfortunate name! Lol

My wine is the Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend, and what’s cool about this wine, is the winery encourages you to have a Blind Trust in the wine by not disclosing the varietals on the label.Try it and see what you think. Its a big Bordeaux style blend.

A very intense wine with ripe blackberry, blueberry. Medium bodied and ripe tannins. Chocolate notes and a long finish.

If you really want to know the varietals are listed, they are kept under wrap and seal of the capsule. 

$37.95 at Vintages… at the LCBO

 

Episode WL 06-22-2015

Happy Canada Day! Introducing our new weekly radio segment SIP and SLEUTH To Win!

 

 

My wine pick today hails from the Yarra Valley, Australia, the company founded in 1928 is one of  “Australia’s First Family of Wines", a group of 12 family owned Australian wineries that represent 16 Australian regions across 4 states and have collectively more than 1200 years of wine making experience.
 
I happened upon this wine prior to attending an outstanding tasting featuring 11 of the 12  First Families of Wines and decided then that it was to be a wine pick for me.
The wine is De Bortoli Gulf Station Yarra Valley 2013 Pinot Noir. I bought it for $19.95 and immediately was struck by the silkiness, the complexity and rich texture, it was medium bodied with bright ripe fruit… but not over ripe and with a vibrant acidity, intense in flavor and refreshing at the same time.I really liked this Pinot Noir, a bargain to me for $19.95.

 

 

De Bortoli Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2013

—VINTAGES#: 15511
19.95 per bottle

 

 

I really liked this Pinot Noir, a bargain to me for $19.95. Hello to Darrin de Bortoli, 3rd generation,Darrin is the winemaker and we had the opportunity to meet Darrin for a second time at the “speed wine tasting” as they called it… lots of wine so little time. And that is my wine pick.

 

Listen to my wine review at 3:59 minutes into this week's radio show.

 

On this week's show...Calling all Dads out there.This show is for you! We have you covered for your special Father's Day!
 
 
Coming up we’re going to talk about what might be some of your favorite things…like lip smacking delicious bold burgers or crunchy flavor filled spicy homemade tacos or to quench your thirst how about a small batch craft beer chock full of flavor,no additives,all natural, just 100% pure delicious
 
Or straight from the small,rugged and remote Scottish island of Islay comes the authentic premium single malt Scotch whisky,a wee dram for you lads perhaps?

 And for the fine wine,food and film buff we bring you the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, taking place on Father’s Day weekend where you can choose from a plethora of wine tasting diners, movie premiers, short film screenings, and much more!

And finally the tables are turned on The Wine Ladies when we are interviewed by Laura Wolfe a student who is studying the art of social media and blogging. We give her our thoughts on social media!

Alright so its time now to salute all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day, let's start!!!


 

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So we always like to share some of our "The Wine Ladies" wine experiences with all of you and last week we attended one at the beautiful Bosk restaurant located in the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. We had the opportunity to meet James Healey who was visiting here from Marlborough and James is one of the two founders of the prestigious New Zealand winery,Dog Point Vineyard and also the former winemaker of Cloudy Bay.

We had a great time and Nigel Sowman the head viticulturist at Dog Point Vineyard was also there (loved his accent) as well as Richard Dittmar the VP of Trialto, the agency that represents this winery here in Canada.Between the 5 of us we had some great wine and some great conversation.

James, Nigel, (on the left) Richard on the right) and Susanne and Georgia.

Nigel Sowman, Georgia and James Healey

So I am going to follow suit and fill you in on another fave of the day, but warning there are not that many cases available, so act fast if you like aromas like juice cherry, raspberry, touches of viloet, touch of earthy flavours and a lively acidity, complexity and good length in your Pinot Noir! If you said yes, Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 is your wine. Premium price but coming from producers that critics are saying things like "gathering cult status" - James Haliday $49.95.

 

On this week's show...Unlock your love of Cinema.The 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, otherwise known as NIFF is coming up soon, kicking off June 18th -21st.
 
 
Over 50 films will be premiering and the Niagara region will be awash with actors, movie directors, producers, script writers, its going to be fantastic. 
 “Uncork your love of Cinema” at this weekend long event marrying film, food and wine,  with a wide range of ways you can participate, starting off with a stupendous opening night extravaganza gala, loads of movie screenings, wine tastings, and glittering after parties just to name a few.
 Lets not forget the other stars… our star winemakers,and chefs who have teamed up to bring you the  foodie and film  buff oscar worthy wine tasting dinners, exquisite wine and food pairings all weekend long.
 
  

 

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