Icewine really is Canada’s gift to the world of wine. This sweet and delicious wine is created when grapes freeze on the vine and then are pressed. It takes a hearty grape to withstand our cold Canadian winters (and patient winemakers to see through the weather), but sipping and sharing it is worth all the effort. In fact, you only get one drop of luxurious juice per grape, now just imagine how many grapes it takes to make one bottle of Icewine? That should help explain the price of it too! Icewine can be made from grapes like Vidal, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonny and even Shiraz. It’s a wonderful treat to open and share with friends and family and don’t worry if you don’t finish off a bottle, I have some tricks on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this magical and delicious juice.
Here are some easy ways to enjoy Icewine all year round.
Can 20,000 wine lovers be wrong? iYellow Wine Club is the coolest way to learn about wine – for free.
Our events are hosted in a stunning street-front facility at King and Spadina, where owner Angela Aiello (yes, that iYellow) turns wine tasting classes into parties with a mission.
Did you tune into CHCH Morning Live with Angela this am? She featured some of her favourite local Fall wines. These lighter reds + high acid whites are the perfect transitional wines to get you ready to embrace the colder season with open arms.
We’ve noticed that September chill creeping slowly into the air this week, and as such all we’re craving is red wine! Find some of our favourites from Summer Wine Jam below & sip on.