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Brian’s Guide to Pairing Holiday Dinners

All right, then, your heart is set on trying to please all family members at your holiday table, and if that is not testing your culinary skills sufficiently, mull over the prospect of presenting the wines to best show off what is coming the kitchen. Fine, then, start with the traditional big bird. Turkey derives its flavour ...

Christmas at the Vineyard

Friday, December 9   at 6:00pm Register Description: Enjoy a sumptuous 4-course gourment meal prepared by Chef Sebastien Schwab. Pair with your favorite Huff Estate vintages. Relax in the Restaurant’s festive surroundings,  with the special  after-dinner concert featuring  tenor Julian Gallo and chanteuse Lenni Stewart. Register ...

Red, White & Blues

September 9, 2016 – September 9, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: Samantha Martin Nominated for 4 Maple Blues awards, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. Don’t miss your ...

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 ...

New vs Old – Round 3

February 27, 2016 – February 27, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: The gloves are off once again! This is the third instalment of our New World wines vs Old World wines. Jason has a background in New World wines having studied in Australia and travelled through various new world wine regions and believes ...

WORDS for WINE

by Brian Hanna Tasting wine with words can range from mechanical word descriptors, drained of vitality, such as: fruit-forward, buttery and lest we forget, ‘yummy!’; to something delivered from on high, say a papal encyclical, laden with lofty abstractions. Language is how we make sense of the worldly. Each subject needs its own language. The ...

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 ...

SHAPING YOUR TASTE

by Brian Hanna Are you a synesthete? Do you feel vibrations, sense shapes, see colours, or hear sounds when tasting a wine? By definition, it’s the stimulation of one sensory pathway that leads or triggers automatic responses in a second sensory pathway. Can we experience wine by using a black ink pen and draw what ...

Finding Nuggets of Inspiration

By: Brian Hanna For Jeremy, it’s stargazing and for Ronald, it’s backgammon. Often, borne of necessity, we cultivate enticing, engrossing nuggets of passion.  In my case, it’s musing over restaurant wine lists culled from myriad websites around the globe. Wine lists are inventories of taste, authored by a few and well-intended for the measure and ...

2014 Vintage Report by Alex Hunter

In January we reached -28ºC.  Everything above the hills was removed and we worked with our “insurance canes” underneath them. The spring of 2014 was cold and wet and it seemed to last forever.  The County received 348.4 mm of rain from April to June.  Strangely, the timing was that all varietals were able to ...