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Did you get used to drinking Sparkling over the Holidays?    There’s no need to stop…

Did you get used to drinking Sparkling over the Holidays? There’s no need to stop…

For a versatile pour, nothing beats sparkling; it beautifully pairs with almost any food.  The secret is its great acidity and lack of tannins.  Acidity refreshes your palate and makes the next bite of food more enjoyable.  That’s one reason sparkling is so good with rich and oily foods like smoked salmon or potato chips.  Good acidity makes a great…

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Ravine Sand & Gravel Redcoat 2014

Ravine Sand & Gravel Redcoat 2014

Ravine Sand & Gravel Redcoat 2014

This is a Bordeaux style blend leaning towards more Merlot in 2014 vintage. There’s a little blueberry on the nose, but the flavours of red currants, cherries, plums, and cedary spice on the palate. It’s a very good #wine for your red meats or grilled portobello mushrooms. #barrie#downtownbarrie#alliston#orillia#collingwood#bradford#newmarket#simcoecountyliving#livinginsimcoecountyRavine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara College Dean’s List Pinot Noir 2010

Niagara College Dean’s List Pinot Noir 2010

Niagara College Dean’s List Pinot Noir 2010

This is the Niagara College Canada Dean’s List Pinot Noir 2010 aged in Canadian oak. Should have opened it a bit sooner. It’s mature, and perhaps a little past its prime, with pine, cedar, forest floor, and some cherry fruit. Still a pretty good accompaniment for filet mignon. #barrie#downtownbarrie#alliston#orillia#collingwood#bradford#newmarket#simcoecountyliving#livinginsimcoecounty