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Blind Tastings with the Ontario Wine Tasting Society

Last week Gary Killops of the Essex Wine Review invited us to attend the Ontario Wine Tasting Society’s monthly tasting at the Royal Canadian Legion.  The society has a Windsor Essex chapter and each month they get together and blind taste wines from around the world.  The crowd was a mix of local winery owners,…


30 Days of Local Wine – Day Twenty Eight: Erie Shore Vineyard, 2007 VQA Unoaked Chardonnay

The 2007 VQA Unoaked Chardonnay from Erie Shore Vineyard is a lovely, fruity, but dry mid-bodied white wine. “It’s fruity, fresh apple and pears, good mouthfeel, medium body and nice clean acidity to make this one fresh and lively wine to sip on”, says Gary Killops of the Essex Wine Review. The wine has a…


30 Days of Local Wine – Day Twenty Seven: Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

If you’re looking for great value, you will find it here in Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery‘s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. You will be hard pressed to find as good an Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon at this price point. This wine is well received dry red wine with a nice medium body, good tannins and acid and is…


30 Days of Local Wine – Day Nineteen: Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, 2009 Pinot Noir

The 2009 Pinot Noir from Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery is the perfect light red wine to pair with distinctly flavored fare such as lamb or turkey. It is very easy to drink and won’t take over the flavors you worked so hard to preserve in your meal. “I have been saying lately that many wineries…