The folks at Cave Spring have come out with Canada’s first bubbly produced from Chenin Blanc grapes. The Loire Valley in France has been making sparkling Chenin for decades, and it’s always been one of my favourite alternatives to Champagne. Cave’s wine is very pure, light and delicate, and falls somewhere between Champagne and Prosecco styles. Super crisp aperitif or oyster wine.
Two things I really like about this wine are its superb quality and its truly local expression. France is the role model, but the delicacy and purity of expression are uniquely Niagara. Pour with pride.
Cave Spring Cellars 06 Chenin Blanc Sparkling, VQA Niagara
128363 $29.96 (an LCBO holiday release)
P.S. Home for the Holidays: Cave Spring and Inn on the Twenty will be hosting a wine and food pairing event on December 5th and 19th at 11:30 featuring holiday hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon on rye toast with fruit mustard cream, with wines to match and recipes to take home so you can impress everyone when you entertain over the holidays!! Reservations required. $15. per person. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-562-3581 ext 302
Auld Lang Wine: January 9th and 10th 1pm – 3pm (no reservations required) A chance to purchase some of the old wines of Cave Spring Cellars. Bottles from 2000 to 2006 vintages including Riesling, Chardonnay and an assortment of reds. Many of these wines will be in very limited quantity and some will be available for tasting.