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Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

So for me this week, I am going to our wine growing region of Lake Erie North Shore, our most southerly wine region. Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012 is my wine pick this week.The winery we are very familiar with Colio Estate Wines.  

Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012

Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

In fact we commandeered the mechanical harvester in the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards not too far back.. and have stomped grapes in the barrel cellar…we’ve got quite the intimate relationship with this winery!

 My pick is Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012 (vintages 395277)…which by the way Cab Franc is the Papa of the King Cabernet Sauvignon.And Colio’s Cab Franc vines are in the oldest part of their vineyard, so called the “Old Farm”, not one to gravitate naturally to Cab Franc but this time I did and I am glad I did.

For $19.95 big bouquet of blackberries, raspberry touch of spice, of pepper and on the palate big flavor of more blackberry and cassis, I really like it… with my roasted lamb chops I made on my Himalayan salt stones! Great by for $19.95

Listen to my wine review at 5:12 minutes into this week’s radio show.

 

On this week’s showI am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st.

Episode 22

Our subject,narrow, yet very broad, global in scope of importance to many many wine makers, and certainly wine lovers,and drinkers alike…around the world……we will be dedicating this show and honoring one of the most popular and prolifically grown white, wine grape varietals!

Here is a description of the varietal. Can you guess?

I am a white grape, of noble heritage of the species vitis vinifera.
I am planted in over 400,000 acres worldwide.
I can be made in many styles.
I am NOT finicky.
I have a club named after me…the ABC Club.
There are also numerous spas using me as their namesake, and even baby girls are being named after me.
I am so special that I have a special day that has been named in my honor, on which 1000’s of people around the world celebrate my heritage, what I am and the kind of wines I can make.

I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st, hence our dedication to this illustrious grape here today!

 

Wente Vineyards The First Family of Chardonnay…Come Celebrate National Chardonnay Day May 21st with us!

  

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Wente Vineyards The First Family of Chardonnay…Come Celebrate National Chardonnay Day May 21st with us!

Wente….First Family of Chardonnay
Join Chardonnay lovers,producers & winemakers from around the world by tweeting your favourite pictures of Chardonnay wine,vineyards,culinary experiences and events. #i#ChardDay
 

 On this week’s radio show….

Calling in from Livermore Valley California, just about thirty miles or so east of San Francisco is Amy Hoopes.(left side) Amy is the Executive Vice President of the family owned winery of 5 generations which has a legacy with Chardonnay dating back to 1936 and now has its own Chardonnay clone as the most planted Chardonnay clone in all of California.The winery is Wente Vineyards.

Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay

Pale straw colour,tropical fruit and a touch of coconut aroma; tropical fruit and soft vanilla oak flavour.
LCBO #175430
$17.95
 

On this week’s show…

I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st.

Episode 22

Our subject, narrow, yet very broad, global in scope of importance to many many wine makers, and certainly wine lovers,and drinkers alike…around the world……we will be dedicating this show and honoring one of the most popular and prolifically grown white, wine grape varietals!

Here is a description of the varietal. Can you guess?

I am a white grape, of noble heritage of the species vitis vinifera.
I am planted in over 400,000 acres worldwide.
I can be made in many styles.
I am NOT finicky.
I have a club named after me…the ABC Club.
There are also numerous spas using me as their namesake, and even baby girls are being named after me.
I am so special that I have a special day that has been named in my honor, on which 1000’s of people around the world celebrate my heritage, what I am and the kind of wines I can make.I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st, hence our dedication to this illustrious grape here today!

  

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California Square

California Square Chardonnay…”IT IS now HIP TO BE SQUARE”…On this audio podcast we speak wit winemaker Virginia Lambrix.

California Square

California Square

Square is the new green!

Thursday May 21st is International Chardonnay Day!

Join Chardonnay lovers,producers & winemakers from around the world by tweeting your favourite pictures of Chardonnay wine,vineyards,culinary experiences and events.#ChardDay

 

We invite you to listen to Virginia Lambrix at 17:26 minutes into the radio show.

We’ll be speaking with Virginia Lambrix who will be calling in from Sonoma, California and Virginia is the winemaker at Truett-Hurst Winery. We’re going to be chatting with Virginia about the winery’s line of wines called “California Square” where we learn among other things that “IT IS now HIP TO BE SQUARE”. These wines are housed in the world’s first square wine bottle, beautifully designed, but also very importantly environmentally friendly.

Here is a quote from the designer of these bottles.

“If the wine industry turned over to square instead of round bottles we’d save almost a million trees in outer cardboard boxes alone. That’s not to mention savings in shipping and storage! Stranger & Stranger 

That’s amazing!

 

Medium gold; aromas of vanilla, pineapple and yellow apple; dry, medium bodied with moderate acidity; flavours of tropical fruit and rich vanilla
  LCBO # 356717        $18.95 per bottle

On this week’s show…

I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st.

Episode 22

Our subject, narrow, yet very broad, global in scope of importance to many many wine makers, and certainly wine lovers,and drinkers alike…around the world……we will be dedicating this show and honoring one of the most popular and prolifically grown white, wine grape varietals!

Here is a description of the varietal. Can you guess?

I am a white grape, of noble heritage of the species vitis vinifera.
I am planted in over 400,000 acres worldwide.
I can be made in many styles.
I am NOT finicky.
I have a club named after me…the ABC Club.
There are also numerous spas using me as their namesake, and even baby girls are being named after me.
I am so special that I have a special day that has been named in my honor, on which 1000’s of people around the world celebrate my heritage, what I am and the kind of wines I can make.I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st, hence our dedication to this illustrious grape here today!

Wente Vineyards The First Family of Chardonnay…Come Celebrate National Chardonnay Day May 21st with us!