Ice is for Skating – and Winemaking?

Bottle of 2019 Levesque Estates ice wine alongside a statuette of Santa Claus lacing up his ice skates.

Fast facts: 2019 Levesque Estates Reserve Vidal Ice Wine, VQA Niagara On the Lake, Canada $14.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California)   Before my wife and I relocated to California, we lived in Bolton, Massachusetts. You’d be forgiven for not knowing where this town is located.  Carved out of the woods in Central Massachusetts, most people in … Read moreIce is for Skating – and Winemaking?

Drinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

Fast facts: NV Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port, Porto, Portugal ($22.99 @ Costco, California – Item #185916)   In past years, we have counted down the weeks to the big Thanksgiving holiday meal with a progression of wines culminating in a dessert wine.  This is what the Aussies refer to as “stickies” due to their … Read moreDrinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

Ice, ice, Icewine, baby.

2016 Levesque Estates Reserve Vidal Ice Wine, VQA Niagara On the Lake, Canada

Fast facts: 2016 Levesque Estates Reserve Vidal Ice Wine, VQA Niagara On the Lake, Canada $14.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) This is the first of several posts that will feature wines to pair with the upcoming holidays here in the Northern Hemisphere.  This one would be a perfect complement to your dessert table, or – as … Read moreIce, ice, Icewine, baby.