All posts by Jason Sharpe

How To Drink Huff Wines Responsibly

Riesling Off Dry – This is an ideal wine for sipping on the patio while sharing some laughs and memories with some long-time friends… or for those who live with their cat a TGIF Netflix night will also do. All Day Rosé – As the name suggests, perfect for enjoying no matter what time of ...

Showcasing “Terroir”

By: Brian Hanna (Sommelier, ACSP) Why can’t you buy a loaf of bread and tell where the wheat was grown, or savour a lemon and say instantly whether it comes from Spain, Mexico or Florida. The ANSWER: This is what marks wine from almost any other agricultural product known to us. I suppose if you ...

Kitchen Considerations

Submitted by Brian Hanna Today’s blog appears to be taking a decidedly culinary twist. Let’s call them kitchen considerations. *** A sprinkling of toasted nuts will help draw out many dishes to the oak-accented flavours of barrel-aged Chardonnays. *** If your wine is more acidic than the dish you’re having with it, consider a couple ...

Huff Estates Produces Kosher Wine

Huff Estates is proud to announce that in partnership with Rabbi Teitlebaum we have released the first kosher wine of Prince Edward County, and one of the only VQA kosher wines available in Ontario. For full article please click link below and to purchase please visit the Huff Estates wines page. http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?q=node/140859 ...

2013 Pinot Gris – Michael Pinkus

“Here’s a different take on Pinot Gris – 40% oaked with 10% new oak – giving the wine a decidedly Chardonnay-like mouthfeel: apple and pear fruit show off a creamy texture with some depth of spice … this is better than the usual stuff you find under the label of a bottle of Pinot Gris ...

Pinot Gris 2011 – Vic Harradine

“he exotic nose of red licorice, binned apple with tropical fruit peeking through sets the stage for a bold and balanced Gris. Lively flavours on the palate—blood orange, lemon drop and white peach—give way to a balanced, refreshing aftertaste garnished with orchard fruit and mineral notes. It’s medium bodied with good mouth feel and oodles ...

Reserve Gamay 2008 – Vic Harradine

“Tangy and spice-laden, this serves up a delectably well-balanced mouthful of flavour with pie cherry, black currant and red currant galore that’s preceded by aromas of toasty oak and char. Medium bodied and nicely textured, the racy finish delivers a persistent stream of cranberry and spice-infused strawberry mingling with supple tannin. This pours perfectly with ...