Canada from Coast to Coast

By / Wine + Drinks / September 3rd, 2014 / 2

As a Canadian wine writer I find it my duty to shine the light on great Canadian wines … After all, if I don’t who will? That’s why each month I’ll take a look at some of the good ones that cross my lips.

Your mission this month, if you choose to accept it, is to try the following three wines that I fell for and I think you will too (this message will self-destruct in …):

Sperling Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, British Columbia ($27.95)

A dark fruit core of cherry and strawberry which burst both on the nose and in the mouth; but then along comes delicate tannins which add to the enjoyment of the wine without overpowering.

Benjamin Bridge 2013 Nova Seven, Nova Scotia ($24.95)

A white wine “highlighting select Muscat grape varieties from the east coast that brings sweet and peachy to the next level, all with a little spritz to make it interesting.

Fielding 2013 Lot 17 Riesling, Ontario ($27.95)

A succulent blend of aromas and flavours neatly balanced by acidity and sweetness: pear and peach bring the fruit, while the minerality helps the wine sing on the palate, here we get that full-on Niagara Bench Riesling experience.

For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.

Michael is an award-winning journalist: Promoting the Promoters Award Cuvée 2010 and Ontario Wine Awards Journalist of the Year 2012.  He is also a national and international wine judge - Ontario Wine Awards, All Canadian Wine Championships; Best of Riesling — Germany; Essencia do Vinho — "Top Wines of Portugal".  He is currently the President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada and the wine columnist for Ottawa Life and Grand magazine as well as regular contributor to Tidings, and Grapevine ... his reviews have also appeared in the LCBO Vintages magazine. Michael has also added a YouTube channel to his activities where he reviews bottles of great Ontario wine on a weekly basis. In whatever he does, it is Michael’s desire to educate, inspire and encourage others to grow their own love and enthusiasm for wine – and to realize that it is their palate that ultimately makes the decision.

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