WYKwinos Report No.2

Date/Time: January 14 2010/7:00 p.m. (roughly 2 hours)

Place: Dominic’s residence

1st Bottle 2008 Vineland Chardonnay  
Varietal: Chardonnay Winery/Producer: Vineland
Type: White Wine Year: 2008
Cost: $12.85 Region: Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula
Food to pair: Smoked Salmon LCBO #: new release from Vineland Estate 
Remarks: The smells are apple, pear, peach and tangerine blossom; while in the mouth it’s beautifully smooth and clean with a sweetish note of apples and pears along with a good finish of desirable length.
2nd Bottle 2007 Riesling Cave Spring  
Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer: Cave Spring
Type: White wine Year: 2007
Cost: $14.25 Region: Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula
Food to pair: Chow Mein LCBO #: 00234583
Remarks: The balance between acid and sweetness is nicely done, giving it both tang and roundness on the palate. Flavours or peach, pineapple, basil and flinty minerals are built onto a light to medium bodied frame.
3rd Bottle 2007 Sketches of Niagara Merlot Cabernet  
Varietal: Merlot Cabernet Winery/Producer: Tawse Winery 
Type: Red Wine Year: 2007
Cost: $27.5 Region: Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula
Food to pair: 燒排骨 LCBO #: not available from LCBO
Remarks: This rich blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc has a medley of red currents, cinnamon, cedar and dried flowers on the nose.This wine is not available in LCBO.
4th Bottle 咸亨太雕 (紹酒)  
Varietal: 紹興黃酒 Winery/Producer: 紹興咸亨
Type: Heavy red wine Year: (8 years old)
Cost: HK$120 Region: 中國浙江紹興
Food to pair: 鴨下巴
Remarks: 太雕酒是紹興咸亨酒店主辦專利的傳統酒, 由鑒湖水, 糯米, 小麥制造, 起碼八年釀制.


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Videos produced by Dominic Chan

2008 桂林之旅 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=349

2006 絲綢之路 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=328

2005九寨溝 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=315

2009 Provence, France – Episode 1 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=293

2009 Provence, France  – Episode 2 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=297

2009 Provence, France  – Episode 3 http://video.wykontario.org/?p=301