Monday, February 22, 2010
On the eleventh day of the Olympics, we raise a glass, in honour of our athletes, of Creekside Estate Winery 2007 Shiraz. The winemaker at Creekside Estate Winery – Craig McDonald - hails from Australia so it is almost natural that when he makes a Shiraz, he is going to put an Australian mix on the final product and, when you combine his expertise plus the expertise of the rest of the winemaking team at Creekside and the incredible growing season that 2007 has become to be known for Ontario, it is not much doubt that this wine is a world unto its own. Typical Shiraz is mostly black pepper and cloves in the aromas and the flavours alike but the 2007 growing season added a couple of extra dimensions to these components – slight floral and plummy, jammy fruit. Today, the medal rounds include Ski jumping, Cross Country skiing and Figure Skating with continued competition in curling, hockey and my favourite, the start of the Freestyle Skiing Aerials. I know I will be watching the Men’s Aerials with a glass of Creekside Estate Winery’s 2007 Shiraz – will you be joining me? This wine can be picked up at the winery, online - http://www.creeksidewine.com/2007-shiraz/ - or at your local LCBO store.