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JT_SBLesson #10 COOL vs HOT

Grape variety is often prescribed as the way to select wines, but I disagree. Sure, it’s a good starting point, but winemaker’s style and climate are what usually determines the wine’s style or character. The overall feeling.

Case in point are the two Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc wines found at your local LCBO. The Ontario wine is crisp and refreshing, while the Okanagan Sauvignon is mellow and rich. Ontario cool climate versus west coast warm climate. Up tight versus laid back. Different styles – different uses. Have the Ontario for aperitif and the Okanagan with a spicy BBQ’d chicken. Have fun.

Two reasons to drink Canadian eh!

JACKSON-TRIGGS 08 Sauvignon Blanc, VQA Niagara 58438 13.75

JACKSON-TRIGGS 07 Sauvignon Blanc, VQA Okanagan 593111 13.75

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  • The Okanagan is discontinued in Ontario and not available nearby. Any alternates to suggest? Many thanks.

  • Kathryn, the BC product has been discontinued but there is still inventory available in the system at many LCBO locations. If it is not available at your location talk to the product consultant or manager and ask them to order one in for you.

  • Found a bottle when I was visiting an out-of-town friend, thanks. What a shame that it has been delisted.

    This was a great lesson. I got it! Same wine — different experience.

    I will certainly pick either of these wines again.

    Perfect for a summer evening … like tonight.

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