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Publisher’s Note PUBLISHER’S NOTE I

I've always found that the smell of cinnamon reminds me of Christmastime. And the taste evokes nice childhood memories too (usually in the form of traditional holiday treats). Our cinnamon cover feature brings those simple pleasures back this season. We're featuring hot buttered rum, carrot and cinnamon soup and a traditional moroccan bastilla pie (pages 40­46). Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, there is always a lot to learn. So, we've commissioned Cynthia Peters to answer some of your food­related questions online this month while you're preparing your holiday feast. Visit Cynthia at www.thecountygrapevine.com and ask her your cooking question. :&"(;&+%<"&(#$(%*#=(#==<&('#=,<==&=(=%<;-$>(;?"(%*&(*?@#'+A=B(=?(%?(=%+"%(%*&(,?$C&"=+%#?$B( go online to answer the question she poses on page 66: What is your favourite holiday =%<;-$>D(5?<(E+A(F#,G(<F(=?E&($&)(#'&+=H

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On behalf of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, its Board of Directors, staff and students, I would like to thank you very much for #$,@<'#$>(THUH/H0H(#$(A?<"("&,&$%(F<K@#,+%#?$(?;(4*&(0?<$%A(V"+F&C#$&H(5?<"(F?=#%#C&("&W&,%#?$(?$(?<"(=,*??@B(#%=(I"%#=%#,(6#"&,%?"B(X"H( 7%%E+$$B(+$'(?<"(=%<'&$%=()+=(%"<@A()?$'&";<@H(.?"(?<"(=,*??@(%?(,?@@+K?"+%&()#%*(+()#'&@A("&+'(F<K@#,+%#?$()+=(+(%"&E&$'?<=( opportunity. Laura Branson did a fabulous job of illuminating the hard work and dedication of our young people and their men­ tors. We look forward to future opportunities to partner with your magazine. ­ The Quinte Ballet School of Canada Board of Directors

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Our Writers

Contributors CONTRIBUTORS TONY ASPLER Tony Aspler has been writing about wine for over 30 years. He was the wine columnist for The Toronto Star for 21 years and has authored 14 books on wine and food, including The Wine Atlas of Canada, Vintage Canada, The Wine Lover's Companion, The Wine Lover Cooks and Travels With My Corkscrew. One of Tony’s latest book is !"#$%#&'()(*#$+,',-(,'$.('#$/$+"##0#$+1123112 (with chef Gurth Pretty).

JENNIFER HARDENNE An award­winning journalist, Jennifer Hardenne has contributed to publications ranging from the 4513#$,'-$6,(5 to Chatelaine. Once a die hard urbanite, Hardenne traded her stilettos for more sensible footwear when she moved from Toronto to pastoral Prince Edward County in 2002. Jennifer has recently started a new venture, specializing in artisan soaps and fine skin care products.

DAVID LAWRASON A former 4513#$,'-$6,(5 wine columnist, David is the founder of Wine Access and the Canadian Wine Awards. He is currently a wine columnist for Toronto Life, Ottawa Magazine, and WineAlign.com. www.davidlawrason.com

NATALIE MACLEAN Ontario native Natalie MacLean was named the World’s Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards and has won four James Beard Journalism awards. Her bestselling book, Red, White and Drunk All Over, was chosen the Best Wine Book at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Natalie offers a free newsletter with wine picks, tips and humor at www.nataliemaclean.com.

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Winter Wonderland Niagara Falls, is a captivating destination anytime of the year, but is undoubtedly at its most beautiful on a sunny winter day. Come marvel at over 3 million ground and tree lights during the Winter Festival of Lights, participate in the mid-winter grape harvest and sample some world famous ice wine. Treat yourself to the soothing sounds of a luxurious spa, escape to one of our 3 indoor water parks, or enjoy skating at the brink of the Falls. Take in live theatre, savour fine dining while overlooking the illumination of the Falls, be amazed by our dazzling seasonal fireworks display, and much more. Out of this world is only a short drive away.

Plan your winter getaway in Niagara Falls today by visiting www.NiagaraFallsTourism.com.


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Contributors CONTRIBUTORS JENNIFER MCLAGAN Jennifer McLagan has more than 30 years of experience in the food world. Her first book, Bones: 7#8(9#0:$;(0)1<=$/$>1<# (2005), was widely acclaimed, winning the James Beard Award for single­ subject food writing. Jennifer’s second book, Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient with Recipes (2008) won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Cookbook Cover, the Silver Sprout Award, and both the IACP and James Beard Awards for Best Single Subject Cookbook in 2009. It was also named The Best Cookbook of the Year 2009 by the Beard Foundation. Jennifer divides her time between Toronto and Paris, she maintains a close friendly relationship with her butchers on both sides of the Atlantic, who put aside their best bones and fat for her.

CYNTHIA PETERS Passionate about food and well being, Cynthia is actively involved in a number of food related endeavors. A former communications executive from Toronto, she now leads a second career as a personal chef and owner of From the Farm Enterprises Inc. and From the Farm Cooking School, located in her restored heritage farmhouse in Prince Edward County. Cynthia is a food writer and community advisor for a number of provincial and regional Boards. An advocate for Food Security issues across the province, she enjoys connecting rural/urban businesses, government, community organizations and consumers to create sustainable solutions to today’s food issues.

MICHAEL PINKUS Michael Pinkus has had a 20­year love affair with wine. In early 2005, he decided to leave a career in radio (writing and broadcasting) and combined his love for writing with his passion for wine to become the head­writer and all around Grape Guy for Ontario Wine Review. His mission was to forge out and bring Ontario wines into a more positive light, not just for fellow Ontarians, but for Canadians and other wine lovers the world over. The guy does everything but sing and dance. He is Michael Pinkus and he is the Grapest Guy to know. www.ontariowinereview.com

JOHN SZABO John is Canada's first Master Sommelier. He is the author of WineAlign.com's Vintages Preview and is a principal critic on WineAlign.com. John is part of the Wine Access national tasting panel and a regular contributor to the magazine, and is wine editor for Toronto’s CityBites Magazine. He freelances and is heard regularly on Classical 96.3FM. The rest of his time is spent designing wine programs, teaching, judging and guest speaking around the world. www.johnszabo.com.

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Only Kingston!

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Cirque du Soleil - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quidamâ&#x20AC;? December 11th - 14th, 2010

The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. Only Kingston - its first stop on their North American Tour!

Heart - February 12th, 2011 Heart has sold over 30 million albums and had 22 Top 40 hits.


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Contributors CONTRIBUTORS SHELLEY WILDGEN Shelley Wildgen is a freelance writer/announcer. With her kids raised and on their way, Shelley shares her ancient but renovated County schoolhouse rather harmoniously with her husband, Rob, three cats and three dogs. Shelley spent many years as a radio copywriter and has just recently branched out to magazines. She is also the radio voice for Audio Video 2001 stores in Toronto.

MARNIE WOODROW Marnie is a freelance journalist, novelist and writing instructor. Her work has appeared in !1<1')1$>(?#:$!"#$4513#$,'-$6,(5:$!"#$@,)(1',5$A10) and many literary journals. www.marniewoodrow.com

Our Photographers JIM NORTON Jim has made his passion for photography his work and today specializes in product, food and still life photography. His photography has won him several Graphis awards and can be found in several national publications including Canadian Living, Cottage Life, Homemakers and Wedding Bells.

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STEVEN ELPHICK Steven Elphick is an award足winning photographer. He won Applied Arts awards in 2007 and 2008, and has been judging wine professionally since 1988. He resides in Toronto with his wife, Paula, and a Cavalier spaniel named Charlie.

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EVER EMBRACED YOUR INNER RAMAKI? FELT A LITTLE DOWN IN THE DOLMAS? ROCKED A KICK-ASS KABOB?

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Calendar of Events ART, CULTURE, FOOD & WINE EVENTS

NOVEMBER 3­27 What: Countylicious Where: Various restaurants www.countylicious.ca Experience the best of the season with this three­course celebration of County bounty. Participating restaurants will showcase their talents and fresh local ingredients by serving <F(F"#\]-\&(E&$<=(;?"(^OYHYY(+$'( ^O_HYYH( NOVEMBER 20­DECEMBER 5 `*+%a(`+==+#@(`#$&(.&=%#C+@(SYbY Where: Various County wineries www.thecountywines.com County wineries are celebrating the harvest with music, entertainment, good food, great locally­produced wines, mulled ciders and seasonal activities and treats. Check out the website for a complete schedule. NOVEMBER 21 What: Santa Claus Parade Where: Consecon You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry. Santa Claus is coming to Consecon, and the whole town will

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be there to welcome him. Don’t miss this spirited example of good, old­ fashioned small­town fun. NOVEMBER 26 `*+%a(.&=%#C+@(?;(1#>*%=(!+"+'& `*&"&a(U@??E-&@' `+%,*(%*&(C#@@+>&(?;(U@??E-&@'(,?E&( to life under a canopy of sparkling light. Main Street will close down at 6:00 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village will turn on at once. The F+"+'&(;?@@?)=(+%(ZaOYH NOVEMBER 26­28 `*+%a(.&=%#C+@(?;(%*&(4"&&= Where: Crystal Palace (Picton .+#">"?<$'=Q(+$'(0?EE<$#%A(0&$%"&( Banquet Room ZbO]PcZ]PZdZ(?"(ZbO]PcZ]OcYP This year’s festival has so many trees, it needed two full rooms to accommodate them. Drop by and check out the beautifully­decorated trees and catch the spirit of the season with your favourite holiday sights and sounds. Admission is free and proceeds go to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.

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NOVEMBER 27 What: Wassail Carol Cavalcade Where: Various vineyards www.pecwinetours.com Board the bus and welcome in the winter with an afternoon full of wassailing and wine. The bus leaves Books & Company on Main Street in Picton at 1:00 p.m. and stops at Huff Estates, Barley Days Brewery, Sugarbush Vineyards, Closson Chase and By Chadsey’s Cairns. Bus fare is $20.00 and includes song sheets, rehearsal, treats and more. NOVEMBER 27 `*+%a(/@?)(.??'(I$$<+@(V??'( 0@&+$(+$'(.+#"(V+@+(e(/#@&$%(I<,%#?$ Where: Angeline’s Restaurant e(2$$B(U@??E-&@' ZbO]OdO]OOYb 4*&(0?<$%Af=(/@?)(.??'(,*+F%&"(#=( getting in the pre­holiday spirit with a celebration of good, clean food. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. NOVEMBER 27­28 `*+%a(4*&(8&'(U+"$=(.&=%#C&(."?@#, Where: The Red Barns, just outside of Picton. www.theredbarns.com


CALENDAR OF EVENTS Explore artistic alternatives to conventional gifts during this two­day holiday extravaganza. NOVEMBER 28 What: Santa Claus Parade Where: Picton 7$,&(%*&(.&=%#C+@(?;(4"&&=(&$'=B(#%f=( time to welcome Santa Claus to Picton. Santa and all of his friends will make their way down Main Street at OaYY(FHEH( DECEMBER 4 What: Book reading Where: Lipson Room, Books & Company, Main Street, Picton The Prince Edward County Authors .&=%#C+@(F"&=&$%=(g+$&(h"R<*+"%B( who will read from her latest novel, Sanctuary Lane. The reading starts at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

DECEMBER 3­11 What: Quartet Where: Prince Edward Community Centre www.pecommtheatre.com

Community Centre. Enjoy local wines, gourmet treats and live classical guitar from Jamie Stever. Tickets are $10.00 and include one free tasting. All proceeds go to the Community Centre.

The Prince Edward Community Theatre kicks off its third season – +$'(%*&(-"=%(+%(#%=($&)(C&$<&(i()#%*( a production of Ronald Harwood’s QuartetH(4#,G&%=(+"&(=%#@@(j<=%(^OYHYY(;?"( three productions. Or by single­show tickets in advance for $12.50 or pay $14.00 at the door.

DECEMBER 4 What: The Nutcracker Where: The Empire Theatre, Beleville ZbO]dZd]YYdd The Quinte Ballet School of Canada performs The Nutcracker at 2 and 7 FEH(4#,G&%=a(3EF#"&(U?\(7;-,&B(ZbO] 969­0099. They will also perform in Oshawa on Dec. 11, 2 and 7 pm. 2$;?a(ZbO]dZS]dScPB( www.quinteballetschool.com.

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Photographer Sandi Ralph visited nine County vineyards and created this series of 20 prints mounted on aluminum. See them for yourself at this limited engagement at the Oeno Art Gallery. DECEMBER 18 What: Christmas in the Air Where: Albury Church, 2681 Rednersville Road The Country Church Players present Christmas in the Air, an evening of carols, comedy and more for the whole family. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Pay what you can. Proceeds go to support Quinte Health Care. Experience Fine Living at its Best with Henderson Homes Beautiful styling and unique design combine to make your dream home a reality. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for urban convenience, or tranquil country living, we have the community to suit your needs, style and budget. At our newest community, Forest Hill, enjoy panoramic views and explore forested parkland on naturally landscaped walking trails in the heart of downtown Brighton.

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DECEMBER 31 What: Rockin New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve )#%*(."&''A(M&%%&(e(%*&(.@+E&= Where: Wellington District Community Centre www.pecounty.on.ca Ring in the New Year as you dance the night away to your favourite hits from the 50s and 60s. Admission includes a light snack and party favours. 0+@@(ZbO]PcZ]SbPk(;?"(E?"&( information. GV

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CATCH A WAVE .?"(+(;&=%#C&(%?<,*B(+("&'("#KK?$(+,,&$%=(%*&(%?F( of Abbott of England’s Wave glass bowl. 34,#5,65('5%2,557',-'C*(($'C,65(&='MR?'J,#$'K-O=' A5%%;S(5+='?G>P>T>PGQTQ

ITALIAN IMPORT Handcrafted by artisans in Northern Italy, Match Pewter has created a line of barware that is truly majestic. Each piece is stamped by its maker and buffed to a warm lustre to create the rustic look. They are food­safe and lead­free with pewter alloy. 34,#5,65('5%2,557',-':*($2.'8%9$-*7='MNN'J,#$'K-O' L#2-%$='?G>PQH?PHHHN


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AT PORT Port Sippers originate from the 16th century and are designed to enhance the wines experience. Savour the moment with this sleek glass Port Sipper KA(.#$+@(4?<,*H(V#;%(K?\&'(+=(+( set of four. Available locally at Side Street Gallery. Gift K?\&'(+=(+(=&%(?;(;?<"H(^OdHdd 34,#5,65('5%2,557',-'K#+('K-*((-' C,55(*7'M?Q'J,#$'K-O'W(55#$F-%$=' !@O'?G>P>TTPNNNV

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FavouriteThings Some of our favourite things are beautiful items for everyday living that can be incorporated into holiday entertaining. Here is a selection of tableware, serving pieces and decorative accents that remain charming from season to season.

Z,65('&(*4#2('The Sophie Conran for Portmeirion collection combines beauty and brains. This award­winning oven­to­tableware collection is easily transferable from freezer to oven. Pieces are team players, serving more than one function. Measuring jugs morph into serving pieces, while mixing bowls become salad bowls. 34,#5,65('5%2,557',-'[*6,$'E%/-='MT'\#$F'K-O'W(&-=' 8%6%9*F='XTVNP>H>PQRQNY',$+ C#56(*-'D'E#F.-.,55='GHGIGH>'J,#$'K-OL#2-%$=' X?G>PQH?P>G>GY

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Wood Works

Abbott of England’s red toned wood serving bowl compliments any season and kitchen.

PHOTOGRAPHY 2008 © MICHAEL KENNA

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“A clinic on County pinot ...” David Lawrason

“ One of the top two producers in Ontario...” Jancis Robinson

CLOSSON CHASE 629 Closson Rd. Hillier, ON. 613.399.1418 TASTING ROOM OPEN APR.629 CLOSSON RD. HILLIER, ON  15­NOV. 30, MON­THURS 11AM­5PM/ FRI­SUN 10AM­6PM 613.399.1418  DEC. 1­ APR. 14 MON­FRI BY APPOINTMENT/SAT­SUN 11AM­5PM WWW.CLOSSONCHASE.COM Order Online and have it shipped to your door at www.clossonchase.com PHOTOGRAPHY © 2008 MICHAEL KENNA

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OVOPUR is a revolutionary, &,?];"#&$'@A(-@%&"H(4*&(&>>]( shaped unit and thermal properties of its porcelain body preserve and regenerate %+F()+%&"H(.#$&(E+%&"#+@=(@#G&( porcelain, glass and metal are handcrafted following the age­old traditions of Chinese artisans. The environmentally sound OVOPUR unit doesn’t consume any electricity – using gravity instead %?(-@%&"H(6&=#>$&'(#$( Canada, it is made from sustainable, renewable, and recyclable materials. 34,#5,65('5%2,557',-'[*6,$' E%/-='MT'\#$F'K-O'W(&-='8%6%9*F ''''XTVNP>H>PQRQNY

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it was only a matter of time before they’d come together. But we can ?$@A(=F&,<@+%&(+=(%?()*?(-"=%(,+E&(<F( with the brilliant idea of mixing them. The patent for such a recipe would *+C&( K&&$( )?"%*( +( ;?"%<$&H( .?"%#-&'( wine would soon become the most popular, and viable, wine style shipped around the world, celebrated on the most illustrious tables. Alcohol is, of course, a great preservative, used in many products from medicine to perfume. When a distillate is added to wine, it becomes considerably more stable, protected from microbiological spoilage and less sensitive to oxidation. .?"%#-&'( )#$&=( +"&( %*<=( E<,*( K&%%&"( suited to shipping on long sea voyages. Imagine the conditions of life aboard an 18th­century sailing vessel heading from, say, the Netherlands down to Cape Town and on to the East Indies, or from Lisbon across the Atlantic – and the Equator – to the colonies in Brazil. The hot, humid conditions onboard the ship would have turned regular table wines into vinegar by the time they arrived at their destination. Not =?( ;?"%#-&'( )#$&=H( X+$A( ?;( %*&E( &C&$( improved during long periods at sea.

A quick survey of the major maritime traders of the last thousand years and their principal wine trade routes allows one to map the origins of the )?"@'f=( K&=%]G$?)$( ;?"%#-&'( )#$&=a( Seaports such as Marsala in Western Sicily, Porto in Portugal, Jerez (Sherry) '&(@+(."?$%&"+(#$(=?<%*&"$(/F+#$B(+$'( Islands like Madeira, Portugal’s supply stop on the way to the Americas and their African colonies, and Samos and Limnos in the Aegean Sea, to name but a few of the most famous. /&C&"+@( ;?"%#-&'( )#$&( =%A@&=( +"&( possible, based evidently on the grapes involved and the type of spirit used (neutral grain alcohol, grape or fruit­based distillates), but also of critical importance is the timing of ;?"%#-,+%#?$B(%*&(+,%(?;(+''#$>(+@,?*?@( to wine. If the spirit is added to fresh grape must, fermentation is prevented and the resulting beverage is both strong and very sweet and grapey. Technically this is known as a mistelle; some of the better­known mistelles are Pineau des Charentes from Cognac +$'( 8+%+-+( ;"?E( 0*+EF+>$&( #$( ."+$,&B( +$'( %*&( X<=,+%=( ?;( 1#E$?=( and Samos Vin Doux from Greece.

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If alcohol is added part­way through the fermentation process, the resulting wine will have some of the complexity of fermented grape juice, while still retaining considerable residual sugar. This is the technique used to make E+$A( ?;( %*&( )?"@'f=( ,@+==#,( ;?"%#-&'( wines, called vins doux naturel, such as Port, sweet Madeira and Marsala. Adding alcohol after a wine has fully -$#=*&'( ;&"E&$%#$>( A#&@'=( +( =%"?$>B( dry wine. This is how dry Madeira and Marsala are made, as well as all sherries (sweet sherries are sweetened after the fact). Regardless of the degree of sweetness, mistelles and ;?"%#-&'()#$&=(,?$%+#$(K&%)&&$(+K?<%( 15% and 22% alcohol. Nowadays, a better grasp on the chemistry of wines allows winemakers to produce stable, round­the­world­ shipment­worthy wines without the addition of alcohol. The easy availability of sugar has also made the =)&&%(W+C?<"(?;(,@+==#,(;?"%#-&'()#$&=( much less prized and rarer than it once )+=H( I=( =<,*B( %*&( ;?"%<$&=( ?;( ;?"%#-&'( wines have waned on markets around the world in the last century: They’re down but not out.


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J+"@?(,+@@=(*#=()#$&(nM+$(I@=%#$&(!?"%oB( and it has been the best seller at the winery since its recent release. As with many great success stories, much is owed to fortune and circumstance and the ability to recognize an ?FF?"%<$#%AH((J+"@?('#'$f%('&@#K&"+%&@A( =&%( ?<%( %?( E+G&( ;?"%#-&'( )#$&=( )*&$( he purchased his property in 2005, though as an award­winning amateur winemaker, he had made Port­style wine in the past and thus had some experience with the technique of fortifying. In 2008, his PEC estate­ >"?)$( ."?$%&$+,( l?#"( N+( *AK"#'( variety) had reached a very high level of ripeness, 27º Brix, almost too much sugar to ferment into dry wine. At the same time, during one of his reconnaissance missions down to the Niagara Peninsula to look for grapes to F<",*+=&( N+K?<%( *+@;( ?;( J+"@?( 3=%+%&=( production comes from Niagara), he came across a vineyard of Merlot still hanging late in the season at an #$,"&'#K@&(Obp(U"#\H(n4*&"&()+=(+()#$&"A( #$('#=%"&==Bo("&C&+@=(J+"@?B(n%*+%(=%#@@(*+'( stocks of the 2006 and 2007 vintage in the cellar. They had no room in the winery to bring in the Merlot, and given the general oversupply of grapes in 2008, there were no buyers either. They were simply waiting to collect a rescue subsidy from the Ontario government for viable unused grapes. I thought, ‘Hmm, I can use those grapes to make a Port­style wine.’”

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/?( J+"@?( K"?<>*%( %*&( <@%"+]"#F&( X&"@?%( back to the winery in PEC, where he K@&$'&'(#%()#%*(%*&(+,#']"#,*(."?$%&$+,( and allowed it to ferment. When it reached what he describes as the “right level of sweetness,” neutral spirit was added to stop the fermentation. “I had heard so many people say that Port and sherry are too sweet; it’s hard to drink more than a small glass. I wanted to make something much drier and more versatile than a typical Port, and people love it.” J+"@?f=(#$#%#+@(#$%&$%#?$()+=(%?(E+G&(+( tawny style of Port, aged for several years in­barrel, though he couldn’t resist showing it to visitors while it was aging. The reactions were so positive, and the barrel samplings so frequent as word got out, that eventually he was forced to bottle it. “I only had two barrels,” he confesses, “ and nothing to top­up with. So as the level in the barrel dwindled, I had to bottle it to avoid too much oxidation.” 4*&( $&\%( =%&F( )+=( %?( -$'( +( $+E&( ;?"( %*&($&)(,"&+%#?$B(+$'(%*"?<>*(+;-$#%A( and history, he hit upon the idea of naming the wine after Peter Van I@=%#$&B( +( E+C&"#,G( -><"&( #$( !"#$,&( Edward County history. Born in New York State of Dutch descent, Van Alstine participated in the American 8&C?@<%#?$+"A( `+"( +=( +$( ?;-,&"( ?;( %*&( U"#%#=*( 1?A+@#=%( I"EAH( :&( W&'( to Canada in 1784 and landed in Adolphustown. He would later build %*&(-"=%(E#@@(+%(V@&$?"+B(+=()&@@(+=(%*&( .&""AB(,"&+%#$>(%*&(K+=&(;?"(+(*&+@%*A( economy in Prince Edward County. Van Alstine was also a Member of %*&( 1&>#=@+%#C&( I==&EK@A( ;"?E( bcdO( to 1796, a Justice of the Peace and =#>$#-,+$%( @+$'?)$&"H( n2( *+'( "&+'( +( lot about Van Alstine and had in some )+A=(#'&$%#-&'()#%*(*#=($?$],?$;?"E#=%( )+A=Bo( =+A=( J+"@?H( n2fC&( +@)+A=( K&&$( a bit of a maverick myself with my winemaking.” (As proof of this, in J+"@?f=( -"=%( C#$%+>&B( SYYkB( *&( E+'&(


“I wanted to make something much drier and more versatile than a typical Port, and people love it.” Richard Karlo no fewer than 11 wines, a rare and daring feat for a new winery.) Then a ;"#&$'( ?;( J+"@?f=( "&=&+",*#$>( +",*#C&=( in Toronto discovered that the land on )*#,*(%*&(J+"@?(3=%+%&=f(C#$&A+"'=(+"&( now planted had originally belonged to Van Alstine. The connection through property ownership, a shared rebellious nature, and the British and their love for Port was too much to ignore. The wine was christened Van Alstine Port.

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PROFILE

when you’re a kid you don’t dream of becoming a winemaker, unless you’re the child of a winemaker.

I=(+(A?<$>(K?A(>"?)#$>(<F(#$(."+$,&B( ."s's"#,(!#,+"'()+$%&'(%?(j?#$(6?,%?"=( Without Borders. His father was a doc­ tor, a surgeon, living near Paris. “I liked his job because he was very close with F&?F@&Bo(=+A=(."s's"#,H But now, as a successful winemaker at Huff Estates, he can state quite candidly that he wasn’t a good stu­ dent. And after his baccalaureate, his father advised him to think twice about medical school. So he decided to take another route and study man­

+>&E&$%(+$'(-$+$,&H(U<%(%*#=(-&@'(?;( =%<'A( )+=( $?%( ;<@-@@#$>H( /?( )*&"&( '#'( %*&()#$&(,?$$&,%#?$(,?E&(;"?ED “My dad was from Burgundy and we always had good wines from Bur­ gundy and Bordeaux at home, so I always liked wine. But it was never in mind as something really strong in the K&>#$$#$>H( I$'( %*&$( )*&$( 2( -$#=*&'( my studies, I did my army service for a year (in 1996). When I came back, I wanted to do something different. I wasn’t really attracted to manage­

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I;%&"( -$#=*#$>( %*&( ;?<"%*( A&+"( ?;( *#=( MBA in Montreal at Concordia Univer­ =#%AB(."s's"#,()&$%(%?(.?"%(T<fIFF&@@&B( Saskatchewan, for two months to work on a farm. On his own on the F"+#"#&=B(*&(*+'(+(@?%(?;(%#E&(%?("&W&,%( on his future as he sat on a tractor, =&&'#$>( %*&( -&@'=( ;?"( )*&+%B( ,+$?@+( and barley. He reasoned, “I like wine. You work with nature; you’re a farmer basically, except that there is chemis­ try involved.” `*&$( *&( "&%<"$&'( %?( ."+$,&B( *&( %?@'( his mother (his father having passed away) that he wanted to study wine. He went to Beaune at the age of 27 and spent four years there, and sub­ sequently he took a further degree in oenology at Dijon. Concurrently he found a job in Vougeot at Do­ maine Christian Clerget working with the owner and his wife for almost 18 E?$%*=B( =%<'A#$>( &C&"A( ."#'+A( +$'( working the rest of the week at the winery. And then he began to travel, spending another four years tour­ ing the world “to learn how to make wine.” His travels took him to Califor­ nia, Chile, Italy and South Africa. “I was trying to do two harvests a year,” he recalls. 4*&(;+"E&"()*?(*+'(*#"&'(."s's"#,(#$( Saskatchewan, a family friend, want­ &'( %?( -$'( +( C+,+%#?$( *?E&( #$( %*&( =?<%*( ?;( ."+$,&H( ."s's"#,( =<>>&=%&'( to him that, since he was heading for the wine industry, why not buy a vine­ yard which he would look after and his former employer could vacation %*&"&H( 8&%<"$#$>( %?( ."+$,&( +;%&"( *#=( global experience, he was ready to get involved in the vineyard project. It took six months of research to put a -$+$,#+@(F@+$(%?>&%*&"H(4*&(A&+"()+=(

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2002 and vineyard land in the south of ."+$,&( +%( %*+%( %#E&( )+=( >&%%#$>( C&"A( &\F&$=#C&H( 4*&A( $&C&"( '#'( -$'( )*+%( they were looking for. But a chance meeting in the south of ."+$,&( )#%*( %*&( '+<>*%&"( ?;( +( ;+E#@A( ;"#&$'(=&%(."s's"#,(?;;(#$(+$(<$&\F&,%­ ed direction. The woman who would K&,?E&( *#=( @#;&f=( F+"%$&"( '&W&,%&'( him from his vineyard quest. Since the woman in question, Jennifer Hard­ enne, who used to work at The Globe and Mail as assistant editor on Report on Business magazine, was returning to Toronto and he had no job, he de­ cided to follow her to Canada. ."s's"#,f=( -"=%( j?K( #$( %*&( )#$&( #$'<=%"A( in Canada was with Peninsula Ridge in Niagara, working under a compatriot, Jean­Pierre Colas. He did the harvest with Jean­Pierre in 2002, and when that was done, he was ready to return %?(."+$,&(=#$,&(%*&"&()&"&(;&)()#$&"A( jobs available in Niagara. “Then Lanny Huff (the proprietor of Huff Estates) came to Peninsula Ridge,” he recalls, “and Norman Beal %?@'( *#E( )&fC&( >?%( +( ."&$,*( )#$&­ maker here who’s looking for a job. That’s how I met Lanny. A few months later I came to the County after Christ­ mas. Lanny showed me where he wanted to build his winery. I was not really keen at the beginning. When I came here there were three metres of snow, minus 20º Celsius and nothing to do here with wine. So I was not super­ sold on the idea, but I liked Lanny’s enthusiasm. Lanny is a visionary and he has the tools to be a visionary. And after working in countries where wine has been made for so long I thought, at my age, this could be an exciting challenge. So I said to Lanny, I’ll give #%(-C&(A&+"=(%?(%"A(%?(K<#@'(%*&("&F<%+­ tion, the quality, the winery. And here we go, I’m starting my eighth harvest.”


PROFILE I$'(."s's"#,f=(F+"%$&"B(g&$$#;&"(:+"'­ enne, is well settled in the County too, *+C#$>(>#C&$(<F(-$+$,#+@(j?<"$+@#=E(%?( start her own local business, Amarais Artisan, which makes natural soaps.

you have to work with numbers, you have to work with your Brix and your acidity to ensure the balance of your product. But we also know that the grapes show us the direction.”

What is it about the County that keeps ."s's"#,(!#,+"'(*&"&D(n2(%*#$G(%*&()+A( of life here is extremely attractive. Not only because it’s a good location. We’re between the triangle of the three big cities in Canada: Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. It’s a beautiful place, especially in the summer with beaches. And it’s an island. The is­ land thing makes it something special. If you don’t live here, you don’t feel that. Secondly, the people here have been very welcoming. And third, my j?KH(2;(2()+=($?%(*+FFA(*&"&(+%(-"=%(2f'( probably be gone.”

`*+%( )?<@'( *&( @#G&( %?( +,,?EF@#=*D( “Like all of us, I’d like to make our vine­ yards easier to manage and able to produce a certain amount of grapes that would allow us to produce 100% 0?<$%A(;"<#%H(U<%(#%f=(=?('#;-,<@%(%?(>"?)( grapes here, I think we’ll have to for­ get that. In Niagara a good vineyard can crop two, three, four tonnes per acre, here if you reach one tonne per acre you’re lucky. I’m talking about ripe grapes. Some people produce two or three tonnes per acre but it’s not always very ripe.”

When he arrived eight years ago, there were two wineries in the County +$'( bY( C#$&A+"'=H( l?)( %*&"&( +"&( OS( wineries and 60 vineyards. “We’re the second largest vineyard area in On­ %+"#?(+;%&"(l#+>+"+H(/?(%*&"&f=('&-$#%&­ ly something happening here. That’s the energy which is more exciting for E&B(K&#$>(?$&(?;(%*&(-"=%H(2%f=($#,&(%?( see people coming now because ?;( +@@( %*&( )?"G( )&( '#'( %*&( -"=%( ;&)( years, trying to produce wine, going to all the shows in Ontario to promote %*&( 0?<$%AH( I%( -"=%( )*&$( A?<( )&"&( presenting a bottle of County wine people were saying, “I don’t even )+$%( %?( %+=%&( #%Ho( ( /?( )&( *+'( %?( ->*%( that. It took us three years to make people listen. We have a lot of work to '?(K<%()&()&$%(%*"?<>*(%*&(-"=%(=%+>&( pretty well.” I$'( )*+%( '#'( ."s's"#,f=( U<"><$'#+$( &\F&"#&$,&( K"#$>( %?( %*&( 0?<$%AD( n2$( Burgundy what I learned was to work more with my mouth and my nose. It was more the farmers’ way than we do here. Of course, as a winemaker

The Huff Estates South Bay Chardon­ $+A( SYYc( %*+%( ."s's"#,( !#,+"'( E+'&( won Best White Wine at the 2010 On­ tario Wine Awards. “Chardonnay is such an interesting variety and it grows very well here. Whatever we can say, we’re a white wine part of the coun­ try here. Not only are we a cold cli­ mate, we’re a very cold climate. So it’s always going to be easier to make a good white wine than a good red )#$&H(.?"(%*&(F&?F@&()*?(E+G&(!#$?%B( I think it’s great – and a lot of winer­ ies have shown how Pinot can be ex­ cellent here – but I think white wine is going to be our strength here. And I do believe that sparkling wine can be something very special here.” GV

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`*&$(E?=%(?;(<=(%*#$G(+K?<%(=%<;-$>(;?"(%*&(*?@#'+A=B()&(%*#$G(?;(K"&+'(=%<;-$>(#$( a traditional roast turkey. Today, creativity is the key when it comes to both %*&(#$>"&'#&$%=(+$'(%*&(C&==&@H(."?E("?@@&'(K&&;(%?(F?"G(@?#$B(%*&(,?EK#$+%#?$=( are endless.

.?"( ,&$%<"#&=B( ,??G=( *+C&( K&&$( "&#$­ C&$%#$>( %*&( )?"'( =%<;-$>( ;"?E( ;?",&­ meat to dressing. The word dressing actually came into fashion during the Victorian times with the polite society. Recipes incorporating even oysters )&"&(<=&'(;?"(=%<;-$>(+(%<"G&AB(+@?$>( with lemon peel, parsley and rice. Combinations of various cheeses and vegetables can be one of the more #$%&"&=%#$>("?<%&=(;?"(=%<;-$>B(&=F&,#+@­ ly when the vegetables are colorful and contrast nicely with the protein. .?"( &\+EF@&B( =?E&%*#$>( +=( =#EF@&( +=( a homemade pesto can look and taste amazing if it is rolled into a but­ %&"W#&'( F#&,&( ?;( ,*#,G&$( ?"( F?"G( @?#$H(( 4*&(+''&'(K&$&-%(?;(<=#$>(K<%%&"W#&'( meats is that there are no bones for your guests to deal with, and it pro­ vides an opportunity to do some im­ pressive plating. Use odd numbers like

?$&( =#>$#-,+$%( =@#,&( ?"( %*"&&( =E+@@&"( ones when you are creating your indi­ vidual plates for serving. Or if you pre­ fer family style, a platter of slices can also impress. A whole chicken is one of my favou­ "#%&( =%<;-$>( ,+C#%#&=B( +=( A?<( <=&( K?%*( the white and dark meat. While I do prefer roasting to poaching (as it gives E?"&( W+C?<"QB( +( F?+,*&'( K+@@?%#$&( of chicken served room temperature can be quite colourful and perfect for a buffet lunch. By pre­blanching the vegetables before you assemble the ballotine, it creates a vivid pinwheel of colour. In the spring, the combina­ tion of asparagus and carrots can be quite impressive. M&>&%+K@&=( +@=?( G&&F( A?<"( =%<;-$>( lighter and won’t compete with your other sides, should you choose a rice

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or potato compliment. My Roasted Stuffed Chicken Roll is actually based on an old Tuscan recipe. The original recipe was used for important ban­ quets, and the chicken was wrapped in prosciutto. The entire roll was boiled in spiced water and then left over­ night with a weight on it. My version *+=( K&&$( =#EF@#-&'( +$'( %*&( "?@@=( +"&( roasted with the skin on to provide ex­ %"+(W+C?<"(+$'(E?#=%<"&H The Italians served Pollo Ripieno alla Lunigiana with a salsa verde and a sweet and hot preserved fruit sauce. Instead, try a local wine or current jel­ ly. It adds a bit of sweetness but does not compete with the amazing taste of the dish. It also pairs nicely with a new bold 2009 Pinot Gris from Stanners Vineyard. Happy Holidays. Cynthia


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INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup/125 ml pine nuts 1 tbsp/15 ml olive oil O(](P(@K9bH_(](S(G>()*?@&(,*#,G&$ b(?$#?$B(-$&@A(=@#,&' 1 clove garlic, minced 2 lbs/1 kg Swiss chard, or spinach, stems removed 1/2 454g container ricotta, well drained 1 cup /250 ml freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 1 egg Salt and pepper PREPARATION: !"&*&+%(?C&$(%?(O_Y.9bkY0H

Place deboned half of chicken on a piece of parchment paper. Try to create a consistent thickness across %*&(&$%#"&(=<";+,&(KA(K<%%&"WA#$>( E&+%(+=($&&'&'(+$'(-@@#$>(#$(+$A( open areas. Cover with another layer of paper and pound with a mallet until about a ¼ inch (0.5 cm) thick. Repeat on other half of chicken. You should now have two @+">&(W+%(F#&,&=(?;(,*#,G&$H(N5?<( can ask your butcher to do the whole deboning if you wish!) Starting with one piece of chicken, at its widest side, mound a long row ?;(*+@;(?;(=%<;-$>H(/F"#$G@&(*+@;(?;( F#$&($<%=(?$(%?F(?;(=%<;-$>H(

Toast pine nuts in a pan over medium­low until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. (Watch closely as they can burn quickly). Set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat cook onion until golden brown, about 10 minutes. X&+$)*#@&B(-$&@A(,*?F(/)#==(,*+"'H( When onions are golden, add garlic and Swiss chard. Cook until limp, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly. In a bowl, mix cheeses and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in vegetable mixture until well incorporated. Place in fridge until ready to use. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut chicken in half. Cut out and remove its back. Cut off wings and remove. Starting with the breastbone, using a sharp knife, cut along bone and remove meat from bone. Move along to leg and thigh and remove that bone as well. You should now have one W+%(F#&,&(?;(E&+%H(8&F&+%()#%*(%*&( other side. (You can freeze and save these bones, back and wings for making stock). Carefully remove skin and set aside for later.

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8?@@(,*#,G&$(-"E@A(@#G&(+(j&@@A"?@@B( tucking sides in as you go. Cover roll with skin and tie some string along roll to keep everything in place. Repeat with remaining piece of chicken and ingredients. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until chicken reaches an #$%&"$+@(%&EF&"+%<"&(?;(bZY.(Ncb0QB( about 45 ­50 minutes. There will be some liquid extracted from rolls. Remove from oven. Cover and let rest for at least 15 minutes before you slice. Serve with your favorite wine jelly, if desired.


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Newsy Sips: BY DAVID LAWRASON

FROM THE 2010 \^@CKZ!@'Cb3@e':cKZ^d3E OF CANADIAN WINE MY MOST RECENT CHANCE TO TASTE COUNTY WINES EN MASSE ,+E&(+%(%*&(J#$>=%?$(V"+$'( .&=%#C+@(?;(0+$+'#+$(`#$&(?$(7,%?K&"(bZ%*B(;?@@?)&'(KA(+(%"#F(%?(%)?($&)()#$&"#&=(%*&($&\%()&&G&$'H( I=(+(,?]?"'#$+%?"(?;(%*&(.&=%#C+@B(2()#@@(%"A(%?(,?$%+#$(EA(>@?)#$>("&C#&)=(?;(%*&(&C&$%H(4*&(#$%&$%()+=B(+$'( #=B(%?(,"&+%&(0+$+'+f=(-"=%(+$$<+@()#$&(;&=%#C+@(%*+%(#$C#%&=(@&+'#$>()#$&"#&=(;"?E(+@@(F+"%=(?;(%*&(,?<$%"A( to showcase their best and newest wines. Being “the home side”, Prince Edward County obviously has E<,*(%?(>+#$B(K<%(%*&(J#$>=%?$(V"+$'(.&=%#C+@(F+#$%=(+(K#>>&"(F#,%<"&(%?(,?$C#$,&(0+$+'#+$=(%*+%(0+­ nadian wine as a whole can achieve excellence. This year there were nine PEC wineries, seven from l#+>+"+B(=#\(;"?E(UH0H(+$'(%)?(;"?E(1+G&(3"#&H((4*&($&)@A]"&$?C+%&'(V"+$'(4*&+%"&(#$(J#$>=%?$(*?=%&'(%*&( event and raised money for its illustrious program of live drama, dance and music performances.

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Regional Wineries 1

REDTAIL VINEYARD

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CASA­DEA ESTATES WINERY

4

ROSEHALL RUN

5

SANDBANKS ESTATES WINERY

6

BY CHADSEY’S CAIRNS WINERY

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Oak Heights Winery

Toronto

422 Partridge Hollow Road, Consecon 46 Stapleton Road, Hillier

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62 37

1186 Greer Road, Wellington

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1243 Greer Road, Wellington

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Ottawa

Belleville Bay of Quinte

17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington

2

17432 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington

Big Bay

62

KEINT­HE WINERY

49 Hubbs Creek Road, Wellington

KARLO ESTATES

Trenton

NORMAN HARDIE WINERY

Bay of Quinte

561 Danforth Road, Hillier 1152 Greer Road, Wellington

Muscote Bay

HARWOOD ESTATES

18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier

Sophiasburgh

HINTERLAND

1258 Closson Road, Hillier

12

STANNERS VINEYARD

13

LIFT HAUS

14

CLOSSON CHASE VINEYARDS

15

THE GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD ESTATE WINERY

Ameliasburgh

76 Station Road, Hillier

805 Closson Road, Hillier

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629 Closson Road, Hillier

990 Closson Chase Road, Hillier

16

LACEY ESTATES WINERY

17

THE OLD THIRD

18

SUGARBUSH VINEYARDS

19

HUFF ESTATES WINERY

20

BLACK PRINCE WINERY

Wellers Bay

10

9

Rosehall 3

4

22

EXULTET

23

HALF MOON BAY WINERY

24

DEL GATTO ESTATES

25

WAUPOOS ESTATES WINERY

26

COUNTY CIDER COMPANY

27

BERGERON ESTATE WINERY

19

Hallowell

18

Hillier

13

12

Hillier

13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton

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West Lake

104 Brewer Road, Milford 1106 Royal Road, Milford

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ROSEHALL RUN CHARDONNAY MUSQUÉ 2009 VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: Chardonnay skeptics will be won over by this charmer. It’s very pale in colour with a lime green tint. It offers up a delicate, minerally granny Smith apple nose )#%*(+(@#>*%(+"?E+%#,B(W?"+@($?%&H(7$(%*&(F+@+%&(#%f=('"A(+$'(,"#=F()#%*(@&E?$AB(>"&&$( +FF@&(W+C?<"=((,+""#&'(?$("+,A(+,#'#%A(*#>*@#>*%&'(KA(+(&C+$&=,&$%(X<=,+%]@#G&($?%&H( 1?$>B(,@&+$(-$#=*H(^bcHd_

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THE GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD FUMÉ BLANC 2009 VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: This is a deceptively ,?EF@&\( )#$&( %*+%( =<>>&=%=( =#EF@&( W+C?<"=( ?$( %*&( $?=&B( K<%( ?F&$=( <F( =<"F"#=#$>@A( ?$( %*&( F+@+%&H( l?%&=( ?;( >"+==AB( >"&&$( ->( in the bouquet don’t suggest the richness and ripeness of the ;"<#%(?$(%*&(F+@+%&B($?"(%*&()#$&f=(@#C&@A(=F#$&(?;(+,#'#%AH(.@+C?<"=( ?;( @&E?$B( ><+C+( +$'( >??=&K&""A( -@@( %*&( E?<%*( %?( +( =+%#=;A#$>( E?<%*];"&=*&$#$>(-$#=*H(^SPHd_

COUNTY GRAPEVINE RATINGS:

The County Grapevine(F"?C#'&=(+$(?F#$#?$(?$()#$&(K+=&'(?$(+(bYY]F?#$%(=,+@&(+=('&-$&'(K&@?)a 95­100 points Outstanding characteristics and exhilarating to drink. Excellent quality, complexity and depth.

90­94 points Excellent characteristics and very enjoyable to '"#$GH(8&-$&'(K+@+$,&B( complexity and depth.

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85­89 points Very good characteristics and a pleasure to drink. Expresses good quality, balance, complexity and depth.

80­84 points Good characteristics and drinkable. Simple and displays some balance.

Below 80 points Lacking in quality, character and balance.


TASTING NOTES

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EXULTET ESTATES 2009 CHARDONNAY: VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: The debut vintage from Gerry and Lia Spinosa’s vineyard near Milford (Long Dog and the Lighthall Vineyard are neighbours) shows a very classy, fragrant nose of nectarine, butterscotch, and generous oak spice. It’s mid­weight, elegant and almost silky smooth with a sweet attack, then a tart, mineral, very =F#,A( ( +$'( =@#>*%@A( *?%( -$#=*H( 3\,&@@&$%( length. Give the oak a year to meld. ^O_HYY

HUFF ESTATE 2008 SOUTH BAY CHARDONNAY VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: 2%( )#@@( K&( '#;-,<@%( %?( ;?@@?)( <F( ?$( %*&( E<@%#]>?@'( performance of the 2007 South Bay Chardonnay, but ."s's"#,( !#,+"'f=( =%&+'A( *+$'( +$'( =&$=&( ?;( "&-$&E&$%( +$'( @+A&"&'( W+C?<"=( +"&( j<=%( +=( &C#'&$%( #$( %*&( SYYkB( with well­integrated, complex peach, brulée, nutty and =E?GA(+"?E+=(+$'(W+C?<"=H(2%f=(,"&+EA()#%*(+(K#%(E?"&( tartness and briskness than the 2007, and the same subtle E#$&"+@#%A(?$(%*&(-$#=*H(^SdHd_(

HINTERLAND 2009 WHITECAP VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: This is a new Vidal­based bubbly from a small Prince Edward County winery that specializes in sparkling wine. Bottled under a crown cap that pops, it is a light, %#>*%B(?;;]'"A(-[[()#%*(,@&+$B(=#EF@&(+FF@&B(W?"+@(+"?E+=H(2%f=(@#>*%(K?'#&'B(;+#"@A( =#EF@&(+$'([#FFA(+$'('"A(?$(%*&(-$#=*()#%*(+(,@&+$(E#$&"+@B(@&E?$A(+;%&"%+=%&H( Almost in Moscato style, but drier, with a County edge. $19.95


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\c^@ZPac' MVVR' a^EE^cb' AE3@8' VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: This is a fascinating blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir fermented and aged 20 months in Hungarian oak barrels. It’s a golden­ coloured, opulent wine, loaded with exotic orange, persimmon, cashew, caramel and spicy oak aromas. It’s full­bodied, creamy and rich, with great +,#'#%A(+$'(E#$&"+@(<$'&"F#$$#$>H(.#$#=*&=('"A(+$'(%*&( length is excellent. $50.00

K3@eA3@\K' MVVT' b^cKE^@Cf' VQA Ontario Canada: Made from Niagara and County fruit, this is a rounded, slightly off­dry Riesling with peach, honey, lemon and mineral aromas and W+C?<"=H( 2%( *+=( >"&+%( +,#'#%A( %?( K?@=%&"( %*&( "#F&B( *?$&A&'( ;"<#%( W+C?<"=H( 4*&( @&$>%*( #=( C&"A( >??'B( %*&( -$#=*( #=( =R<&+GA( ,@&+$( and dry. An all­purpose sipping or dinner Riesling at a fair price. Winery and WinerytoHome.com $14.95

STANNERS VINEYARD 2009 PINOT NOIR (non­VQA) Prince Edward County, Ontario 0+$+'+a((/%+$$&"=(*+=($?%(A&%(=#>$&'(?$(%?(MTIB(=?(!"#$,&(3')+"'(0?<$%A(N+$(?;-,#+@( VQA designation) does not appear on the label. It is, however, 100% from their home C#$&A+"'(#$(:#@@#&"H(2%f=(+(@#>*%B(K<%(#$%&$=&@A(W+C?<"&'B(!#$?%()#%*(@#;%&'(,"+$9=?<"],*&""A( fruit, cinnamon stick spice, vague woodsy notes and vanilla. It’s tart­edged and A?<%*;<@@A(%+$$#,B()#%*(&\,&@@&$%(@&$>%*H(I(%AF#,+@(0?<$%A(!#$?%H(U&=%(SYbS(%?(SYb_H(^O_HYY(

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JOHN SZABO WHEN I TASTE MY STARTING POINT 2/(47(177J(.78(`2l3/(4:I4(83.1304(U74:(.87X(`:383( 4:35f83(V87`l(Il6(.87X(`:20:(V8I!3N/Q(4:35f83( XI63H(2(177J(.78(I(62/42l04B(8307Vl2qIU13(Il6( 263l42.2IU13(!87.213H(/!302.20(I87XI/9.1IM7h8/(I83( NOT IMPORTANT. THEN THERE’S BALANCE: WINE SHOULD U3(.78(682lJ2lVB(l74(`78/:2!B(`24:7h4(3t03//B(78( 63.2023l05B(7.(I107:71B(I026245B(82!3l3//B(3t48I0427l( 78(7IJ(i(/2q3(I17l3(673/(l74(2X!83//H(4:3/3(I83(V776(07XX3802I1( WINES. BUT THE WINES THAT GO BEYOND MERELY CORRECT ‘COMMERCIAL STYLE’ IN MY VIEW ARE THOSE THAT HAVE ANOTHER DIMENSION. IT’S NOT MAGIC OR IMAGINATION OR PROJECTION – THE MORE ONE TASTES, THE EASIER IT IS 47(8307Vl2q3(83I115(47!(`2l3/H(I(013M38(`2l3XIJ38(0Il(I842.202I115( XIl2!h1I43(M284hI115(3M385(07X!7l3l4(7.(`2l3(476I5B(/IM3(.78(4`7( 082420I1(ThI1245(.I0478/a(V3lh2l3(07X!13t245(Il6(13lV4:H(I(`2l3(`24:(I( `263(Il6(I!!3I12lV(I88I5(7.(I87XI/(Il6(.1IM7h8/B(Il6(`:20:(12lV38/( 7l(3l613//15(83M3I12lV(X783(Il6(X783(1I538/(7.(07X!13t245B(`211( ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MY COLUMN, AND ON MY TABLE!

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\3bE!' cKZ3ZcK' MVVR' g[^@Z[K VQA Ontario, Canada: 4*&( -C&( ,@+==#,( U?"'&+<\( >"+F&=( ;?"( Quintus (cabernet franc, sauvignon, merlot malbec and petit verdot) are sourced from across Ontario (Niagara and Prince Edward County) to make this fresh and lively wine. The nose is full of light red berry fruit and fresh herbal­ vegetal character, dominated by cabernet franc it seems. The palate is light, lively and juicy, with light tannins and brisk acidity. All in all a pleasant, fresh, food friendly and versatile, cool ,@#E+%&(=%A@&("&'(;?"(,<""&$%(&$j?AE&$%H(^OZHYY

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CLOSSON CHASE 2008 SOUTH CLOS CHARDONNAY VQA Prince Edward County: In the 2008 South Clos the percentage of new wood used to age %*&()#$&()+=("&'<,&'(%?(_Yu(%?(K&%%&"("&W&,%(%*&(@&+$&"(=%A@&(?;(%*&(C#$%+>&H( And the result is a much better balanced wine that allows the minerality of the County to shine through. It’s still very much in winemaker Debra Paskus’ concentrated and rich signature style, with fully ripe pineapple, nectarine and +FF@&(W+C?<"=(+%(+(E&"&(bSHZu(+@,?*?@B()*#@&()??'(F@+A=(+(K+,G>"?<$'("?@&( +''#$>(+$(&\%"+('#E&$=#?$(?;(W+C?<"H(8#C&%#$>(+,#'#%A(%#&=(&C&"A%*#$>(%?>&%*&"B( @&+'#$>(#$%?(+(-$&B(@?$>(-$#=*H(V"&+%(K+@+$,&B(#$%&$=#%A(+$'(@&$>%*(?C&"+@@(i( one of the most elegant wines from Closson Chase that I’ve come across. 6"#$G(?"(*?@'(P]Z(A&+"=H(^OdHd_

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WAUPOOS WINERY 2009 GEISENHEIM MAPLE ICE VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: Made in the same vein as icewine but then ku( E+F@&( =A"<F( #=( +''&'( %?( %*&( ;&"E&$%+%#?$( =?( %*+%( %*&( E+F@&( W+C?<"( becomes seamless, never overbearing. Hard to tell there’s maple in here %#@@(#%(*#%=(?$(%*&(@<=,#?<=(-$#=*B(%*&$(#%(#=(j<=%(+(%?<,*H(

HUFF ESTATES 2009 VIDALESCCO VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: A take­off on an Italian Prosecco wine made with the Vidal grape. Lots of citrus on both the nose and palate here; there’s also green apple and a hint of sweetness that pokes out from behind the heavy veil of citrus taste and acidity. $19.95

HARWOOD 2009 JUST DESSERTS VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: Made from a whole assortment of hybrids, this sweet dessert wine delivers with sweet raspberry, cherry and cranberry on both nose and palate with great K+@+$,#$>(+,#'#%A(?$(%*&(-$#=*H

HINTERLAND 2007 LES ETOILES VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada: Name means ‘Star’ and yes it is – a 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a delightful peachy colour. Apple and citrus with great minerality and wonderful acid balance. Touch of sweetness tickles the tongue, alongside %*?=&(K<KK@&=(?$(%*&(-$#=*H(^OdHSY

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