Icewine is one of Canada’s gifts to the wine world so why not partake? It’s expensive but there are ways to soften the blow. Pour small amounts, use just a splash to enrich sparkling wine, or keep the bottle yourself for a week of night caps.
Local Icewine is not just a one pony show. There’s Vidal – luscious, exotic, etc, and then there’s Riesling – heavenly sweetness combined with mineral freshness for a more elegant experience. And the hot new kid, Cabernet Franc – lovely berry fruit flavours.
Cakes or caramel desserts are good food partners, but feel free to explore other combinations. Such as sipping after a Sunday brunch, apré-ski or as a dessert alternative.
The following ‘gift sets’ are available at the LCBO. An opportunity to explore – with some of the best.
HENRY OF PELHAM Icewine 3–Pack (Vidal, Riesling, Cabernet Franc), VQA Niagara 94110 3x200ml $99.95
INNISKILLIN Icewine 2–Pack, (Vidal & Riesling), VQA Niagara 601021 2x200ml $64.95