Thursday, May 15, 2008

Report from ... All Canadian Wine Championships – May 12-14 2008

Having spent two grueling days judging a record number (1045) wines, alongside 30+ dedicated international judges who hail from the sea-to-shining-seas of Canada and across the U.S.A., this truly was a grand competition on a national scale for Canada and shows off the great wines that we are capable of making across this great land from both the orchard and the vine. These judges go back to their respect home being able to sing the praises of what is coming out of Canada’s wine regions.

I have some early winners to announce to you … The Best of Show categories – Ontario took 2, B.C. took 2 and 1 went to PEI.

Best of Show Winners – All Canadian Wine Championships:

Red Jackson-Triggs 2005 Meritage Sun Rock Vineyard (B.C.)

WhiteWild Goose 2007 Gewurztraminer (B.C.)

FruitRossignol Blackberry Mead (PEI)

Sweet DessertHernder 2007 Vidal Icewine (Ont.)

SparklingHenry of Pelham Cuvee Catharine Rosé (Ont.)

The rest of the winners will be announced by May 17, I’ll keep you posted.

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