Category Archives: White Wine
Name – Dirty Laundry “Say Yes” Pinot Gris
Region – Okanagan Valley; Summerland District
Description – Wine is light and crisp, perfect for summer days with friends out on the patio.
Aroma – White peaches and pears, and floral aromas.
Body – light-bodied
Taste – Fun, fresh and vibrant with white peaches, pears, and a hint of honey.
Finish – Crisp and dry.
Food Pairing – This wine pairs nicely with seafood, and light snacks. We chose to go with homemade salmon and cream cheese pastries. Two fluffy puff pastries wrapped around a thin layer of smoked salmon all in a bed of creamy cheese. It went perfectly with this fun and light hearted Pinot Gris.
Name of Winery: Oyster Bay Marlborough Winery
Name of Wine: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Region: New Zealand, Marlborough
Grapes: Not Documented
Characteristics: Lively penetrating fruit
Smell: Hints of fruit
Taste: Crip with hints of gooseberry, kiwi, passion fruit
Finish: Dry, Smooth
Food Pairing: This wine pairs well with any kind of cheese, fruit and a bit of spice. The pairing that was presented was in keeping with the time of year (Thanksgiving) while still featuring the foods that go best with the wine. Slightly sweet crackers with cranberry and almonds were offered with a mild cranberry cheese from England that some said tasted like cheese cake. As a second snack, ground turkey was mixed with baked sweet potato, ginger and orange zest for a baked turkey fritter.
Name – Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc
Region – Okanagan Valley; Naramata Bench District
Description – Wine is intensely fruity and aromatic with great complexity and balance consistently clean, crisp and fresh
Aroma – Mineral, pear, ripe apple, and floral aromas
Body – medium-bodied
Taste – Crisp and clean with a smooth texture and notes of peach and green apple infused with a flinty-smoky essence
Attack – Open with pear and apple skin notes followed by mouth-watering tropical fruit and pear notes
Finish – Zesty
Food Pairing – This Pino Blanc wine goes well with a lighter type cheese, swiss, goat or fontina cheese on a light cracker. Quiche Lorraine or asparagus quiches make a great pairing also.
Region: Vilafranca del Penedes Estate, Catalan country of El Penedes; municipality of Torrelles de foix40 km south of Barcelona, Spain
Grapes: Macabeo 35%, Xarel.lo 40%, Parellada 25%
Colour – straw yellow color with green tones
Appearance – bright; elegant & balanced Spanish sparkling with fine bubbles,
Aroma – soft aging aroma with signs of flower, ripe fruit & citric; white flower & citrus scents dominate the nose
Body– shows good weight & mouth feel
Taste – palate offers fresh stone fruits & pleasant creamy flavors
Attack – a complex, structured palate
Mid-Palate – extremely vivacious in mouth compensated with a pleasant elegance & equilibrium; with papaya, thyme & baked apple flavors
Finnish – medium long & smooth on the finish
Food Pairing — Pairs with salads containing fruits (especially apples, grapes, and pears) or nuts, pasta and rice dishes, fish, spicy foods, poultry and white meats. Also pairs well with lamb, stews, and carpaccio. This wine also goes with desserts or enjoyed as an aperitif.