Norman Hardie Wine Review

By / Wine + Drinks / May 31st, 2013 / 2

Today, Michael Pinkus’ Ontario Wine Review is featuring Norman Hardie 2011 County Pinot Noir!

Norman Hardie began his career simply as a wine lover. Following his heart, he travelled to France and studied at the University of Dijon and under the tutelage of Burgundy’s best winemakers. His love of wine continued to grow as we became a sommelier. Finally, Norman took the step he’d been working toward for so long: he became a winemaker, learning from the best in California, Oregon, South Africa and New Zealand, eventually settling in Ontario’s Prince Edward County.


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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