Blog Posts - Chardonnay



Niagara Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1 of 2

The first day of my 2-day visit to Niagara for the annual Grape & Wine Festival was on September 17. We visited 4 wineries on this day, two in Twenty Valley and two in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Our first stop was at Magnotta Winery to whet our appetite...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1

On the weekend of June 11-12, 2016, I visited Niagara wine country to take in the annual New Vintage Festival and indulge in Discovery Pass Experiences throughout the region. Saturday's activities centered around the wineries of the Niagara Escarpmen...

Niagara New VIntage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1

On the weekend of June 11-12, 2016, I visited Niagara wine country to take in the annual New Vintage Festival and indulge in Discovery Pass Experiences throughout the region. Saturday's activities centered around the wineries of the Niagara Escarpmen...

Domaine Hamelin Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2014 (Burgundy) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a lovely Premier Cru Chablis made by the award-winning winery of Domaine Hamelin. This wine will be in LCBO VINTAGES on September 3.Like the 2012 Domaine Hamelin Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru that I enjoyed last year, the grapes for this...

McMichael Collection Group of Seven Chardonnay 2014 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Sunday night's wine was this Unoaked Chardonnay that was created by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in collaboration with Diamond Estates Winery. It is one of two wines that is part of the collection - the other is the 2014 McMichael Collection...

Arboleda Wine Tasting with Emily Faulconer

In late-May, I had the pleasure of tasting the wines of Arboleda from Chile with winemaker Emily Faulconer. The venue was El Catrin, in the Distillery District, where after tasting through the Arboleda portfolio, we had the opportunity to try the win...

The Tragically Hip Ahead by a Century Chardonnay 2014 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a limited edition that was released at the beginning of May, 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Tragically Hip's highly acclaimed 5th album – Trouble at the Henhouse. This Chardonnay is a nice follow-up to the criticall...

Margan 2014 White Label Chardonnay - Hunter Valley

PERFECT Australian Chardonnay to servewith a French Chicken Cordon Bleu.AUSSIE CHARDONNAY FOR FRENCH DININGDavid EllisANDREW Margan used fruit off exceptional low-yielding vines on his Saxonvale Vineyard in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Val...
by Vintnews on Jul 8, 2016

VINTAGES Release July 9: Summer Pantry + Cool-Climate Chardonnay

The LCBO VINTAGES Release on July 9th will be on shelves this coming Saturday and features smart wines for the summer pantry as its main theme. The mini-theme focuses cool-climate Chardonnay, to coincide with the 6th annual International Cool-Climate...

Top Wines from Savour Australia Wine Tasting - May 2016

This mid-May tasting titled "Savour Australia" featured wines from about 25 wineries and was held in a compact room at George Restaurant on Queen Street East. At times, the room felt very small due to the high number of people in attendance. Overall,...

Fifth Leg 2015 Treasure Hunter Chardonnay - Margaret River

GREAT with crabs or prawns, or if you're not into seafoods,with oven-baked pork belly and a creamy sauce.SHARE REWARDS OF A TREASURE HUNTER David EllisWESTERN Australia's quirky-named Fifth Leg have a new addition to their range that they've dubbed t...
by Vintnews on Jun 27, 2016

Top Wines at Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour - May 2016

At the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour in May, as expected, there were many very nice Sauvignon Blanc wines, including some oaked styles, and Pinot Noir wines. However, there were two wines that stood out - a young Syrah that showed impeccable balan...

May 28 VINTAGES Release: Veneto + Judgment of Paris

The May 28 VINTAGES Release will be on shelves this coming Saturday and features the wines from Veneto as its main theme, while the mini-theme features the players from the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting.We'll begin with the secondary theme that hono...

La Crema Chardonnay 2014 (Monterey) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a sneak peak of the La Crema Monterey Chardonnay that will be on LCBO VINTAGES shelves across Ontario on June 1st.Originally named La Crema Vinera, meaning "best of the vine", the once family-owned and operated winery conc...

Tilapia with a 4-Herb White Wine Sauce

I know tilapia is one of the cheapest fish you can get from the grocery store, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it super delicious! It’s a mild, white fish that will pretty much… The post Tilapia with a 4-Herb White Wine S...
by That Square Plate on May 8, 2016

Gegrilltes Filet von der Lachsforelle mit Grillgemüse und einem kräftigen Chardonnay

Ostern ist vorbei, nun kommt das sonnige Frühjahr. Höchste Zeit den Grill anzuwerfen! Zum Grillen eignen sich nicht nur ganze Fische, auch Fischfilets kann man lecker zubereiten. Man muss nur ein wenig aufpassen dass sie nicht trocken werden. Heute...
by Dinner fuer Gourmets on Apr 1, 2016

Pinot Noir Red Wine Jelly

Years ago I owned a retail business that I ran from my home. I had a small shop in my finished basement and I would hold regular open houses for local clients as well as ship orders from online sales. I carried a wide array of items that were related...
by Creative Culinary on Mar 29, 2016

Domaine Millet Chablis 2014 (Burgundy) - Wine Review

Opened up this clean, delicious Chablis (Chardonnay) last night and it paired well with one of my favourite Indian dishes - large shrimp with onions and tomatoes.The story of Domaine Millet begins when farmer Philippe Millet settled a piece of land c...

Seriously Cool Red 2012 and Seriously Cool Chardonnay 2015 (Ontario) - Wine Reviews

Southbrook Vineyards is proud to launch these two new wines produced by internationally-acclaimed winemaker Ann Sperling. Created from Niagara-grown grapes that followed Sustainable Winemaking Ontario standards, these Seriously Cool wines also suppor...

Nals Margreid Baron Salvadori Riserva Chardonnay 2012 (Alto Adige) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is a delightful follow-up to the 2013 Nals Margreid Pinot Noir that I opened up in January. From Winery Nals Margreid top-of-the-line Baron Salvadori Selection series, the grapes for this Chardonnay come from the Margreid Vineyard in t...


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