Canadian Ice Wine

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John B
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Canadian Ice Wine

Postby John B » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:58 am

This is a question for you north-of-the-borderers...you blessed us with the taste of your phenomenal "Ice Wine" and for the life of me I cannot remember the actual grape, vintage, winery, etc.

Would you be kind enough to refresh my memory so that Gayle and I can try to locate some down here, eh?

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby upspirate » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:03 pm

Whyyy does it get so coooold up here eeeehhhh???!!!

(poor attempt at Canadian ice whine humor!!) :wink: :lol:

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby Oyster » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:06 pm

:shock: :shock:

http://www.winesofcanada.com/icewine.html

You may want to read the fine print. Its been nice knowing you guys from up north.

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby BruceDow » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:10 pm

I brought "Naked Grape"...

but there are several reliable brands..

"Inniskillen" and "hillebrand" are two of the larger ones.

Look for a Vidal or late harvest Reisling grape.

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby DaveLott » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:15 pm

Bruce - Thank you so much for bringing some with you. It really is a treat.

Interestingly, my wife does not care for it at all

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby John B » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:45 pm

Oyster wrote::shock: :shock:

http://www.winesofcanada.com/icewine.html

You may want to read the fine print. Its been nice knowing you guys from up north.


"Fine print" - I didn't see any "fine print" - are you pulling my lower extremity?
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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby Iggy » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:31 pm

Ice wine is the process and/or style.. but the grape is typically a Riesling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_wine

You can make home-made 'Ice Wine Style' varieties that are quite good. I made some RJ Spagnols a while back and it was very good: http://www.rjspagnols.com/en/specialty/ ... Style.aspx
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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby Fabricflyer » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:26 pm

John,
Ponzi Vineyards in Beaverton, Oregon just north of you makes a fine Ice Wine.

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby Fabricflyer » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:31 pm

John,
The website is www.ponziwines.com. It is a Dry Riesling.

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Re: Canadian Ice Wine

Postby John B » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:17 am

Fabricflyer wrote:John,
Ponzi Vineyards in Beaverton, Oregon just north of you makes a fine Ice Wine.


Thanks for the help.

I just found one bottle of Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine '06 at a BevMo! store about 30 minutes away - they're holding it for me.
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