deVine Thoughts

June 26, 2008

Niagara Riesling

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Tags: , , — Mel @ 1:25 pm

megalomaniac melAuthor: Melissa Priestley

With the temperatures climbing and Canada Day just around the corner, I’ve turned my wine-quaffing attentions towards Canadian whites – specifically the Rieslings coming out of Niagara. For those who still shun Canadian wine, I dare you to try a Niagara Riesling and tell me it’s not tasty.

Niagara has, arguably, the best climate in Canada for growing Riesling; the Okanagan in B.C. is just too hot, causing the grapes to lose that edge of acidity that makes them so refreshing in the warm weather (not to mention enhancing their versatility in food pairing – seriously, these things work with everything from seafood to chips and dip). (more…)

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