Kish84 wrote:Belgian wrote:Kish84 wrote:I'm curious, have you had any Pearl Morisette? I've heard nothing but good things about them, but I tend to stay away from/haven't liked many Ontario reds.
Interesting. I would be all over this if I were near the Niagara sometime. Thanks!! And I recently had an amazing VQA red at an event, wish I could recall this somehow better than expected wine. Ontario asks a lot of its consumers in terms of the faith they demand for wines that aren't necessarily that affordable, but I have faith in the many good movements here, even the reds particularly Pinot Noir - some Vintners are a bit of a believer's cult maybe, God bless them if they have well-heeled advocates & some others I believe are true salt of the earth. Visiting a bunch of Ontario wineries is fun and edifying.
You can order Pearl Morisette from their website. I've been tempted to get a bottle, but without having tried any I feel I could probably get a similar wine thats comparable or better from another country for less.
the gamay they have up there now for $30 is really to my taste. best thing to do is hunt down glass pours - places like archive and midfield in the west end, and im sure some east end places have them by the glass. that new wine bar on college where bar italia used to be, 'mad crush', allows you to try anything by the glass if you commit to a 2 glass minimum, which is cool. the PM cuvee blu which is their skin fermented white (a la 'orange wine') is really funky, cider like. They are doing different things.
minimum order from PM is 6 bottles, if you do order, i'd take 2 bottles of gamay