Oh Canada

Liberty Village Wine Club wine night number 2 finally came and it was a wonderful affair! The theme focused on Canadian vineyards; wines from Ontario, BC and everywhere in between. Again, each guest was to bring a dish and wine to match the theme, but this time really try and pair the two together! There were some amazing pairings and by the end of the night members left STUFFED! (I don’t even think anyone was very drunk because of the amount of food eaten!)

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As a special treat and a new twist, we had PMA Canada Sales Representative, Katherine Lewis in to talk about Peninsula Ridge, a winery located in Beamsville Ontario, footsteps to Niagara Wine Country. As she led us through a tasting of the Semi-dry Riesling and Cabernet-Merlot blend, Katherine did and amazing job of getting the group excited and interested!

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The Riesling is a “cornucopia of pineapple and pear on the nose continue to the palate with fresh acidity and a touch of lemon lime on the finish; a perfect example of balanced acidity and sweetness” It paired really well with a lot of the desserts and pastries that were served!

The Cabernet-Merlot red blend, a “rich yet approachable wine full of blackberry and blueberry flavours had soft, silky tannins. Wonderfully scented and full bodied with a beautiful balance” was one of the favourites of the evening.

My favourite part about our wine nights is how well everyone gets along! Most people do not know each other, but we are all neighbours so it is really nice and pleasing to watch everyone socialize and enjoy each others company.

Some of the most popular wines tasted were the following:

  • Peninsula Ridge Riesling $13.95
  • Peninsula Ridge Cab-Merlot $14.95
  • Inniskillin Riesling
  • Rockway Meritage
  • Chateau des Charmes Chardonnay
  • Chateau des Charmes Gamay

All of these are available at the LCBO!

Some of the great dishes we had included:

  • French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup
  • A veggie platter shaped like the Canadian Flag! (Very cool!)
  • Cheese Biscuits (with Canadian Cheese of course)
  • Timbits (what is more Canadian than that!)
  • Butter Tarts
  • Chicken Pot Pie

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Amazing turn out for the Second Liberty Village Wine Club wine night! Cannot wait for the third wine night already!


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