My wine pick this week is from Rosehall Run located in one of Ontario’s newest VQA regions, Prince Edward County.The county is situated just under 2 hours east of Toronto. Both Georgia and I have been hosted several times by Lynn and Dan Sullivan the proprietors and winemakers at the winery including when we did a photo shoot for Pie Magazine a year or so ago that involved a rusty old tractor and sparkly gowns!
PEC’s area soil’s have a stark resemblance to France’s Burgundy Region,where Chardonnay are world renowned. Chardonnay reigns supreme in the county too and my pick the ROSEHALL RUN JCR Chardonnay 2011,is a testament to that having recently won the prestigious 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC): SILVER OUTSTANDING Award.
This Chardonnay enticed me with its fruity aromas of golden delicious apple, and yellow pear. The 2011 cool summer helped hold the great aromatics and crispness that makes County Chardonnay so appealing. I love it. Delicious paired with a creamy BRIE or milk chocolate. Available through the winery, many fine restaurants in Toronto and the LCBO. $29.95 in our market.
The Wine Ladies at RoseHall Run for the PIE Magazine photo shoot…. the rusty tractor served as a great back drop.
A “sweet” show …exploring anything and everything having to do with one of life’s greatest pleasures
The 4th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show Toronto is coming up, its incredible. Always an extravaganza and celebration of this delectable treat… with fine chocolate samplings, incredible vendors, demos and of course the Chocolate and Wine Salon, hosted by The Wine Ladies featuring local and international wines and a selection of spirits too.
On this show we learn a little about the history, and the allure of this magical cocoa plant, how its grown, how its made, best enjoyed,with which wines, and learn a little about its many health benefits as well from the Doctor in the house!
So starting off… Joining us Joey Cee, the founder of Luxury Chocolate Show, as well as the Toronto Chocolate Festival started in 2005, as a 10 day and now expanded to a 23 day event…. he is a formidable force in so many ways, multidimensional beyond belief…in entertainment, music, magazine publishing, creator of various other festivals, Joey Cee at the top of the show
Next up we’ll be talking wine and chocolate pairings, AND sweet and savoury Chocolate dinners!
Sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman and her husband Chef Eyal Liebman, founders of L is for…., offering exquisite private dining experiences and Chocolate Dinners, we’ll chat with this dynamic, hugely talented duo about a very special Wine and Chocolate dinner happening Nov 8th, and we will be there, can’t wait!
Also a very special feature of the show is the Chocolate and Wine Salon that we’re going to be hosting… one of the wineries who will be pouring that day is one of our faves, we love Lynn and Dan Sullivan, the owners of Rosehall Run… from the wine region of Prince Edward County, a beautiful quaint region, a culinary hot-spot with amazing wines, and we’ll be chatting with Lynn in just a bit
And to pair with Lynn’s wines and others, BRIX chocolate… with the cocoa sourced specifically to produce amazing chocolate to pair specifically with a variety of wines… the founder of BRIX, Dr. Nick Proia, a wine lover and lover of chocolate will join us, and finally to close off the show, also being poured in our salon, “Amarula” that delectable, luscious liqueur from South Africa, it comes from a fruit, that “drunkens” the elephants! We will welcome Nicole Oliva from Peter Mielzynski Agency here in Toronto to tell us about that