2 STYLES OF RIESLING, and A FUN PINK
I poured Cave Spring Cellars Dry Riesling at a recent seminar in my ‘let’s get started’ category, and now I’m suggesting you do likewise. It’s super refreshing, delicately flavoured, and fun-to-sip in the daylight hours. Yeah, Riesling works best for daytime drinking – lunch/brunch, five-o-clock. Cave’s co-owner Tom Pennachetti says “this is the best Dry Riesling we’ve made in ages”. Fridge door wine for the season ahead – handy screw cap.
Local Squeeze is a laid back, easydrinking, sipper with a mix of tangy lemon zing, and a slight sweetness. At a modest 11% alcohol it could get you through a morn-to-nigh session without too much damage. Undisclosed blend – but I get a lot of the purity of Riesling. A rare ‘fun’ local label.
Okay, not everyone is interested in low alcohol – or the colour pink, but if like me, you tend to overindulge here’s a savior. What’s more it tastes damn good, and the slight fizz adds to the fun. Local wineries are often criticized for a lack of innovation – so I say Rock On Rockwood. Niagara College grad David Stasiuk is working wonders at this winery.
CAVE SPRING 12 Dry Riesling, VQA Niagara 233635 $14.95
MEGALOMANIAC 12 ‘Local Squeeze’, VQA Niagara 357418 $13.95
ROCKWOOD ‘Patio 9’ Pink, VQA Niagara 323766 $12.95