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Icewine at Night – Inniskillin

Photo blog from the Icewine Dinner at Inniskillin
Icewine Vodka Martini in an Iceglass

Pingue's Meats & Upper Canada Cheese

Glacier Bay Oysters with Icewine mignonette – Served in the cellar with Sparkling Vidal Icewine


Crispy Pork Belly from that magical animal

Vidal Foie Gras Brulee? The Chef is just showing off

Strip Loin with Bernaise demands a closeup


Don't lick the Icebar set up for smores - serving Cabernet Franc hot chocolate


Callebaut Chocolate and CabFranc Icewine - say no more!

Ridiculously large chunks of Aged Parmesan with Oak Aged Vidal

Thank you to the staff at Inniskillin, Marcie, Chef David Penny and Winemaker Bruce Nicholson.  I took photos because words would not do it justice.

Y210K – It’s time to Panic

It’s time to panic.   It seems to me that nobody has taken notice of the fact that the upcoming year of 2010 is actually more binary than the year 2000.   I’m concerned that everybody is ignoring this potential Armageddon.  Dust off your Y2K generator and fill up your basement shelter with canned goods and bottled water. Its Y210K people and it’s scary!

If I am right, and I’m pretty sure that I am, I need to get a small collection of wines to see me through this event.  This will hold me over until Al Gore gets everything fixed (did he really win a Nobel Prize or did I imagine that?).

Don’t just go out and get some wine – buy it by the case – buy it in a state of panic, it’s Y210K!  Actually, buy it by the half case so that you have more variety to drink during this crisis.

December’s release from Vintages has some great choices for a half case. 2007 was a great Niagara vintage and  Ontario makes a great Cabernet Franc so pick either …

Premium Red – Inniskillin’s 2007 Reserve Series Cabernet Franc and was rated 90 by Natalie MacLean. It would be great with or without canned food.

Value Red- Jackson-Triggs 2007 Proprietors’ Reserve Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon (LCBO 560680 $12.95) is a great deal and a great wine.  I featured it at Red Brick Cafe in September to rave reviews.  That reminds me to put several bags of coffee in my bunker.

Also, both of these wineries are also located within a short distance of Guelph so I can bike there to get some more if I need to.

If the other person in your bunker likes white wine then I have a couple of choices from Chile…

Premium White – Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Vintages 135426 $15.95).

Value White – had the Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc on the LCBO list at a party last night and loved it. It is a little light but brave enough for times like this.

Times like these demand planning – don’t get caught without good wine for the end times.