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Google Trends Canadian grape variety interest

Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red and White Grape Varietal Wines

 mywinepal  January 17, 2022  1 Comment on Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red and White Grape Varietal Wines

In 2021 we stayed at home mostly, with little travel, usually local, due to COVID.  I’ve read that sales of wine, beer and spirits had increased in 2021.  I wondered a bit more about the wines we were drinking across Canada.  For example, was Chardonnay the top white wine in BC or Nova Scotia?  Was Ontario the top consumer of…

Thirty Bench Rosé 2019

Thirty Bench Rosé 2019 with Stir Fry

 Anita Dorion  January 13, 2022

It might be -20 outside (Celcius!!), but that definitely doesn’t stop me from opening up a rosé when the mood strikes! And that mood struck the other night for what ended up being a very delectable pairing. The wine: Thirty Bench Rosé 2019 (ON $29.95 from the winery)The meal: Hoisin fried green beans, broccolini and mushroom stir fry, tofu, and…

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018

 Anita Dorion  January 6, 2022

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018 (ON $45) A few Wednesdays ago I shared the 2nd wine from my blind Pinot Tasting and today I’m back with the final installment of the individual wines! The third wine we tried was from Canada. It was Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018. And weirdly enough, this…

Karl MyWinePal at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery vineyards

MyWinePal Wine Article Coverage and More for 2021

 mywinepal  December 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered how much work you’ve done in a year on your job or hobby?  I’ve written many wine articles this year, and in previous years, but never really counted to see how many articles I’ve written and how to classify them.  I thought I’d try it this year and see if there are any surprises.  For most…

Ontario Wineries Interviewed for 2021 Harvest

Talking with Ontario Winemakers about the 2021 Harvest – 2nd COVID Edition

 mywinepal  December 3, 2021

This is my fourth year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions of southern Ontario, which should have some differences in climate and harvest.   The three winemakers I interviewed this year are:…

Windrush Estate's 2019 Jonathan Boyle Classic Cabernet Franc

Windrush Estate’s 2019 Jonathan Boyle Classic Cabernet Franc

 Anita Dorion  November 24, 2021

Windrush Estate’s 2019 Jonathan Boyle Classic Cabernet Franc (ON $39.95 from the winery) Happy Wine Wednesday friends. I’ve been craving a Cab Franc lately – now I don’t know if that’s  @kristys_winetravels or @cabfrancchronicles’s doing – but whatever it was, I’m happy to say I obliged and opened up a beautiful local Cab Franc the other night. Enter Windrush Estate’s 2019 Jonathan Boyle…

Red Tail Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

Ontario’s Red Tail Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

 Anita Dorion  October 27, 2021

Red Tail Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 (ON $24 for 2019 vintage) I’ve raved about Ontario Pinot before, and well, I’m here to tell you I probably won’t ever stop. And the latest Ontario Pinot that I devoured was Red Tail Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018. This was a smooth traditional tasting cool-climate Pinot that was light-bodied with a medium finish. It…

Grange of Prince Edward Chardonnay Sur Lie 2019

Ontario’s Grange of Prince Edward Chardonnay Sur Lie 2019

 Anita Dorion  October 21, 2021

Grange of Prince Edward Chardonnay Sur Lie 2019 (Sold Out at Winery) The other day, I opened up a bottle I’ve had since earlier this summer – Grange of Prince Edward Chardonnay Sur Lie 2019.  So what’s Sur Lie mean? “Sur Lie” means that the wine has been kept in contact with the dead yeast cells and is not racked…

Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara

Ontario’s Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara

 Anita Dorion  October 15, 2021

Speck Bros. Bianco Secco Lazzara ($17.95 at LCBO) Last weekend I opened Spec Bros’ Bianco Secco Lazzara as a little pick-me-up. And today I wanted to share my tasting notes on this bubbly made from Riesling with supporting roles coming from Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. Green apples, pears, lemon rind, white blossoms, hay, and a touch of sweetness dominated the nose….

Thirty Bench Small Lot Gewürztraminer 2019

Ontario’s Thirty Bench Small Lot Gewürztraminer 2019

 Anita Dorion  October 8, 2021

Thirty Bench Small Lot Gewürztraminer 2019 $29.95 (from winery) Over the weekend, I posted a reel featuring my favorite fall salad which I paired with this wine – a local Ontario dry Gewürztraminer. Now this is a varietal I don’t necessarily gravitate towards, but when I tried it during a visit to Thirty Bench Wine Makers over the summer, I…