Last Thursday, I was back at Sage for another night of wine, this time from Canada.
I have to admit that other than ice wine (which I LOVE because I just love everything sweet!),
I had never tried Canadian wines before that night.
Ambassador Neil Reed shared that Canada is proud of its high quality grapes, excellent growing
conditions, and world-class wineries. Niagara Peninsula, the largest wine-producing region, also
makes up 20% of the entire world's fresh water supply, and the second largest, Okanagan Valley,
boasts of fresh fruits and a fresh water lake.
Award-winning Canadian wines
Calamus Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Medal - Ontario Wine Awards 2013
Deep burgundy, aromas of strawberries, blackberries and spice.
Concentrated, luscious fruit forward red wine.
Coyote's Run 2010 Merlot Red Paw
Bronze Medal - Ottawa Wine and Food Show Competition 2012
Silky wine loaded with dark, dried fruit character, powerful velvety tannins
and a long finish.
Coyote's Run 2010 Pinot Noir
Bronze Medal - Canadian Wine Awards 2012, Ottawa Food and Wine Show 2012,
and Intervin International Wine Awards 2012
A rich wine that features dark fruit aromas (black cherry and blackberry)
that dominate the nose. On the palate, there is a rich, velvety tannin with
more dark fruit flavors and hints of spice.
Lailey Vineyard 2010 Syrah
Bronze Medal - Ontario Wine Awards 2012, Intervin International Wine Awards 2012
Silver Medal - Canadian Wine Awards 2012
A nose of roasted meats, pepper, intense black fruits of blueberry, currants and brambles.
With the wines, we also enjoyed some small bites prepared by Makati Shangri-La's
Sage Tapas Bar
Smoked Salmon on Saffron Brioche
Crustacean Lollipop and Spring Roll
Elderflower Panna Cotta, Chocolate Pot de Creme, Strawberry Melba
My favorite of the wines that night was the Calamus Cabernet Sauvignon
But my most favorite Canadian wine is still this sweet, sweet Inniskillin.
PLEASE, SOMEBODY, BRING IT TO MANILA!!!!!!
With Canadian Ambassador and Mrs. Neil Reeder and Makati Shangri-La's Head Sommelier
and Director of Beverage Daniel Blais
Visit the following websites for more information on Canadian wines: