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We have curated a list of fine wines in a variety of price ranges.
Learn how to taste wine with 4 basic steps. The following wine tasting tips are practiced by sommeliers to refine their palates and sharpen their ability to recall wines. Even though this method is used by pros, it’s actually quite simple to understand and can help anyone to improve their wine palate.
Anyone can taste wine, all you need is a glass of wine and your brain. There are 4 steps to wine tasting:
- Look: A visual inspection of the wine under neutral lighting
- Smell: Identify aromas through orthonasal olfaction (e.g. breathing through your nose)
- Taste: Assess both the taste structure (sour, bitter, sweet) and flavors derived from retronasal olfaction (e.g. breathing with the back of your nose)
- Think/Conclude: Develop a complete profile of a wine that can be stored in your long term memory.
Jackson Triggs Merlot: VQA Niagara - A delicious medium bodied red wine, with notes of oak, vanilla, cherry and plum both on the nose and the palate.
Miller Lash House Red by Southbrook Vineyards: VQA Niagara - Lively red that offers aromas of mulled cherry, candied
strawberry and light spice.
Sandbanks Cabernet Franc: VQA Prince Edward County - Bright ruby colour; floral, plum and dried red pear with hints of chocolate and smoke
Il Ducale Toscana Ruffino Sangiovese: Italy - An innovative blend of the traditional sangiovese with merlot and syrah
Baron Phillipe de Rothschild Pinot Noir: France - Ruby red colour; chocolate and ripe red plum aromas; extra dry, light-medium bodied, ripe plummy-cherry flavours with smooth finish
Marcus James Malbec: Argentina - Spice, floral and black fruit aromas are often augmented by the vanilla or nutty notes contributed by oak ageing.
Jackson Triggs Sauvignon Blanc: VQA Niagara - Pale straw colour with a lively nose of lemon and green apple with a hint of herbs
Miller Lash House Chardonnay by Southbrook Vineyards: VQA Niagara - Bright aromas of green apple, poached pear, and tropical
Mouton Cadet Sauvignon Blanc: Bordeaux France - A blend of sauvignon blanc, sémillon and muscadelle showing flavours of quince, vanilla, nuts and green pear with light cantaloupe note.
Sandbanks Riesling: VQA Prince Edward County - Clear pale straw colour; soft leesy, floral, quince, grapefruit and petrol notes; dry, medium body
McGuigan Pinot Grigio Black Label: Australia - Good varietal character with nuts, fresh bread, grapefruit, floral and spice aromas and a balanced dry palate
Ruffino Prosecco: Italy - A fresh, crisp, vibrant Italian sparkling wine with attractive aromas of freshly cut lemon and lime.
Veuve Clicquot Brut: Champagne, France - Pale lemon with fine bubbles; the nose is filled with aromas of apple, pear, toast and brioche
Miller Lash House Rose by Southbrook Vineyards: VQA Niagara - A fresh, dynamic wine with refreshing raspberry and cherry, a zippy and savoury personality, and a fine mineral quality.
Woodbridge White Zinfandel: California - Pale straw colour; fresh pastry, floral and cantaloupe aromas with hint of grapefruit
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