Holiday Wines ““ Local Whites

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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


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