A Niagara White Christmas

I absolutely love a great white from the Niagara region and an excited to see they are getting some great respect!

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Last week I wrote about bubbles and dessert wines and how they make their way into holiday fêtes like bookends on a shelf.

Related – Sparklers and “stickies” from the upcoming VINTAGES, December 8th Release

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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