On July 28th we were lucky enough to be invited to chat with Annette Hamm on CHCH Morning Live! On the show, we tasted five top Canadian wines that you won't find in local liquor stores, but are available on our site. And in honour of the show, we are discounting shipping by 50% on any wines from the five featured wineries – for July 28th only!
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Here are the five wineries that were featured on the morning show – as well as the top wine picks:
- Laughing Stock Vineyards in Naramata, BC
Morning Live Show Wine Pick: 2011 Portfolio
The Grapes: Made from the five Bordeaux grape varietals; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.
The Wine: Aged for a total of 19 months in oak which gives it incredible structure, and presents aromas of dried berries, cedar, and spice with black cherry, anise and herbal notes on the palate.
The Awards: Portfolio won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence this year in its 10th vintage, and is the flagship wine at Laughing Stock Vineyards.
Pair It With: Prime rib, lamb with rosemary, roast duck, beef stew.
- Road 13 Vineyards in Oliver, BC
Morning Live Show Wine Pick: 2011 Jackpot Syrah
The Grapes: Produced in small, select quantities with Syrah grapes and a dash of Viognier.
The Wine: Dark and rich with a nose of fresh black pepper, ripe blackberries, and vanilla. On the palate, you get luscious blackberry, mulberry and chocolate notes.
The Awards: This wine won the Gold Medal at the BC Wine Awards.
Pair It With: BBQ steak, burgers, and grilled meats of any kind.
- 13th Street Winery in Niagara, ON
Morning Live Show Wine Pick: 2012 Gamay Noir Sandstone Vineyard
The Grapes: 100% Gamay Noir, hand-harvested.
The Wine: This wine is made from 30 year old vines that yield rich, bold fruit. Wine is aged in French oak barrels and offers dark cherry and spice on the nose, and dark fruit, black pepper, and vanilla on the palate.
The Awards: Bronze Medal at National Wine Awards for 2011 vintage and winner at Cuvée Awards for 2010 vintage.
Pair It With: Roasted turkey, duck, grilled red meats and firm cheeses.
Buy wine from 13th Street Winery with 50% off shipping!
- JoieFarm in Naramata, BC
Morning Live Show Wine Pick: 2013 A Noble Blend
The Grapes: Made with the noble grapes of Riesling, Pinot Banc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and Auxerrois.
The Wine: Made in the traditional style of Alsace, France. Each varietal has been carefully blended to bring the natural aromatics to the forefront. On the nose, there’s tropical fruit, nutmeg, and clove while the palate is more fruit-forward with lychee, guava, and lime.
The Awards: JoieFarm has been named the “Best BC Winery for White Wines” by the Georgia Straight, and the 2013 Noble Blend has won Silver medal at the Los Angeles International Wine Awards, San Francisco International Wine Competition, Riverside International Wine Northwest Wine Competition.
Pair It With: Perfect sipping on its own, or with summer salads and fresh seafood.
Buy wine from JoieFarm with 50% off shipping!
- L’Acadie Vineyards in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia
Morning Live Show Wine Pick: 2011 Vintage Cuvée Rosé
The Grapes: A blend of L’Acadie Blanc, Seyval Blanc, and Marechal Foch grapes.
The Wine: Certified Organic and made using traditional sparkling methods. Aged for two years, this wine has fine bubbles and fruity aromas of cherry, raspberry, and cranberry.
The Awards: Gold Medal & Top Scoring Sparkling at Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards, Bronze medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
Pair It With: Any celebration! Also great with pasta in rosé sauce, lobster risotto, roasted chicken, and mild cheeses.
Buy wine from L’Acadie Vineyards with 50% off shipping!
How It Works:
• Go to mywinecanada.com
• Add wines to your cart from any of the five wineries above that were featured on the morning show
• Check out (please note that the shipping costs have already been reduced by 50%, so the shipping cost that you see when you check out is the sale price)
• Rest easy knowing that you got a screaming deal for top wine that will be delivered right to your door!