30 Days of Local Wine – Day Nineteen: Black Bear Farms & Estate Winery, Bear's Reserve

The Bear’s Reserve from Black Bear Farms & Estate Winery is a limited edition wine is made from their delicious hand picked black raspberries. It is a bronze medal winner at the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Many people who have tried Bear’s Reserve say it reminds them of a Portugese port wine. It…

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30 Days of Local Wine – Day Eighteen: Mastronardi Estate Winery, 2007 Syrah VQA

The 2007 Syrah VQA from Mastronardi Estate Winery is a gold medal winner from the Shores of Erie Regional Wine Awards in 2010. This wine has a sugar code of 0 and has a bright bouquet of sweet tobacco with hints of green pepper. It produces rich flavours of ripe berries, graced with well structured…

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30 Days of Local Wine – Day Seventeen: Aleksander Estate Winery, 2009 Pinot Grigio

A dry, crisp, refreshing white wine, the 2009 Pinot Grigio has quickly become Aleksander Estate Winery’s most popular white. Grown in Kingsville by Rob Repko, this wine is boasts the green apple crispness with a round finish. Excellent as an aperitif, alongside appetizers and cheeses, chicken and fish dishes. Chef Scott Edmunds of Centro tried…

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30 Days of Local Wine – Day Sixteen: Black Bear Farms & Estate Winery, 2008 Strawberry Wine

The 2008 Strawberry wine is made from the 2008 Black Bear Farm & Estate Winery harvest of hand picked strawberries grown right  on their very own farm. The crop had a light sweetness, however this wine is sweeter than their 2007 variety of strawberry. It holds a strong aroma of strawberries as well. This wine…

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