August 09, 2016

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Pair The Love

Visit Sue-Ann Staff and 10 other neighbouring wineries on February weekends for PAIR THE LOVE a special celebration of bold reds and chocolate. 

What are WE offering, you ask? Three, count 'em, THREE brand new red wines with three delicious treats! For $10 per person, enjoy a tasting of 3 bold reds paired with chocolate covered bacon, chocolate dipped pringles and chocolate covered cherries from Cherry Lane!

No reservation necessary (although if you're coming with a large group, we'd LOVE advance notice), just swing up to the winery for this fabulous tasting experience and share your story/photo on social media using #pairthelove.


 For a full list of participating wineries and their  special offers, visit https://www.twentyvalley.ca/site/annual-events

End-of-vacation w(h)ining

Friends,

Let us take a moment of silence to mark the end of a glorious two weeks of vacation. It was a brief staycation, cut short by my employer’s requirement that I actually return to work. Total buzzkill. This time off will be sorely missed. But it’s time to get back to saving the world, one translation at a time [translator’s note: this may be a gross exaggeration]. 

Besides being a request for your positive thoughts as I prepare to head back to work, this post seems like an opportune moment to share a few great wines that I’ve had the pleasure of drinking over the past little while.  

Sue-Ann Staff Fancy Farm Girl

Foxy Pink 2014 ($14.95)

Just to balance things out after a red, a white and a beer, obviously a rosé is next!

2013 Fancy Farm Girl       Foxy Pink    GOLD Medal - 2015 Ontario Wine Awards

This is not the type of rosé I usually go for. Unlike my favoured dry rosés, this one is classified as medium on the LCBO sweetness scale, but I didn’t find it cloying at all due to the equally high acidity, making for a well-balanced wine. The riesling is apparent on the nose (90% riesling and 10% cab franc) and it tastes of red delicious apple, pear, lemon, peach, raspberry, cherry, roses and hibiscus. This wine is fun and delectable, and at $14.95, it’s a great way to start an evening with the girls. Also, it pairs really nicely with pan-fried tilapia!

LCBO STORES:    

http://ow.ly/oS6h3034SlQ