Inniskillin Icewine Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad with Icewine Vinaigrette

Waldorf Salad with Crisp Apples, Toasted Walnuts and Icewine Vinaigrette Wine Pairing: Inniskillin Vidal or Riesling Icewine This play on a traditional Waldorf Salad accentuates the freshness of the salad by using a lighter vinaigrette as...
Inniskillin Icewine and Oysters

Fresh Shucked Oysters with Vidal Mignonette

Wine Pairing: Inniskillin Ice Wine When developing a dish with wine, you have one choice: do you want to compliment or contrast the wine with the food. This pairing is a contrast. The bubbles in...
appassimento

Appassimento: To Dry Or Not To Dry

The appassimento method of making wine dates back to Roman times. Made famous by Amarone, Recioto, Ripasso and Valpolicella wines, it’s a technique of drying grapes off-vine to concentrate sugars and flavours without increasing...
Swiss Cheese

Swiss Seduction

In Switzerland, they greet each other with three kisses, but the allure is in its natural beauty... “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love”, remarked Swiss resident, Albert Einstein. Nor is creamy chocolate,...
rose wine

Two Guys and a Rosé

High noon. A cold winter’s day. I swing open the door and enter the vintage, New York-style saloon of Allen’s on the Danforth in Toronto. We survey the well-worn, solid-wood booths and pressed-tin ceiling,...
Sonoma_Cheese

Savouring Sonoma

"Il faut cultiver notre jardin" —Candide In one hand I hold a Meyer lemon scone with cranberries and white chocolate, in the other, a warm foccacia with shitake mushrooms, roasted garlic, Jack, Swiss and smoked...
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Inniskillin East-West Riesling – Gewürztraminer The silkiness of this pureed soup allows for flavours to linger while the Inniskillin East-West Riesling – Gewürztraminer provides a hint of sweetness and acidity...
Foie Gras, Dordogne

The Foie Gras Trail in Dordogne, France

Driving through Nouvelle Aquitaine to Dordogne is, itself, a romantic experience. So many boutique neighbouring wineries dot the countryside as the winding road meanders past medieval towns that beckon my curiousity. I have to...
Napa Vineyard

Napa Valley: A Delicate Balance

“Napa is the ‘it girl’ of wine country,” I’m told. I’d like to meet her. Over breakfast at the lush Meadowood Napa Valley, steaming pumpkin pancakes with rum raisins, a dollop of fresh ricotta and...
IWEG

Out of the Classroom, Into the Vineyard

With the principle of “active learning”, IWEG (Independent Wine Education Guild) uncorks the best of wine, spirits and saké education. For forty years wine organizations from Italy to California, New Zealand to Chile, and...
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