I absolutely love a great white from the Niagara region and an excited to see they are getting some great respect!
Last week I wrote about bubbles and dessert wines and how they make their way into holiday fêtes like bookends on a shelf.
When the fizz has left the flute and the appetizers turn eclectic, the imperative focus shifts from pétillement to whist white. It just so happens that a remarkably rich and complex local folio of four will stand in the festive spotlight this coming weekend. Two are more than affordable while the others will demand a few pennies. First of all, it’s the holidays, so go out and indulge yourself. Secondly, the splurge picks are two of the best Ontario white wines I have tasted in 2012.
The grape: Chardonnay
The history: Derek Barnett embraces the no-oak Ontario groove and masters it
The lowdown: Could very well be the most versatile white wine style for the Ontario dinner…
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