I find myself sipping on some prosecco tonight – how about you?
Lately I’ve been having a lot of bubbly and I’m certainly not complaining! Whether it be champagne, prosecco, or cava…I love it all! They all offer different experiences at different price points. I mean we all love champagne, but if you are like me…atleast current me…I can’t afford to spend $100+ a night on this stuff. So what do I do? I turn to other bubbly producing countries to help me out!
Think prosecco if you generally like something on the sweeter side. Think cava if you are looking for tremendous value. Think Canadian sparkling wine if you want to “go local” (if you are a canuck of course lol). There are other countries doing interesting stuff – Australian sparkling shiraz – which is certainly an acquired taste….go explore!
The point is, you don’t always have to spend a lot to get a good bottle of bubbly. $15-25 CAD can get you far. However, if you got money to burn, then go for it!
What bubbly is your go to? Do you only drink it on special occasions? Saturday morning mimosas?
Let us know!
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What’s in your glass this evening? Well it doesn’t compare to what I’m having – bold statement, right? Sometimes you just got to be. Like our good friend “007” aka James Bond, tonight I’m having some Bollinger Champagne.
This stuff is soooo goooooood. I must thank my fellow colleague, Greg, for this recommendation. This bubbly is very tasty and features baked apple pie with a nutty finish. At an alcohol level of just 12.5%, this champagne is light and refreshing!
If only I could have this every day…
Have you had Bollinger Champagne before? What was the reason?
Anyways, time to get back to celebrating a special champagne birthday!
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Hope you had a great weekend and to all you dad’s out there…hope you are having/had a great day. Cheers to you!
What did you all get up to this past weekend? I had the chance to go to Prince Edward County for the very first time and Wine Cru Reviews co-founder, Greg, was my tour guide/fellow explorer!
“The County”, as it is often referred to, is just outside of Kingston, Ontario and features some of the best wines Ontario has to offer. First stop, was Three Dog Winery. When we arrived to the open concept tasting room, there were a lot of people enjoying chilled rose and white wines on this particularly warm day. We had the opportunity to try several of the wines, and they were all very good. However, the Reiki Off Dry Riesling was a stand out for me – loved this wine. Definitely one of the best spots if you are looking to have some BBQ, live music and a friendly atmosphere.
But before we go any further…
Why did we go to the county this weekend of all weekends? We were invited to attend UnCork Canada – which featured wines from across the nation, coast to coast. The venue was just off main street, in a beautiful historic building called the Crystal Palace. Wines from B.C. to Nova Scotia (and everything in between) were offered for tastings and some were even medal winners from the All Canadian Wine Championships held a week earlier. There was no shortage of wine that’s for sure! To see some of the great pictures from our trip, check out our Instagram page – @winecrureviews
After a couple of hours at the event we decided to venture off and visit some of the wineries while we were in town.
In addition to visiting Three Dog Winery, we visited:
All were very different experiences… the following is the coles notes version of my experience:
Huff was very modern, classy and had some amazing bubbly. TerraCello, is a very rustic and has a very “old world” feeling to it – pizza appears to be their thing. Broken Stone was a great find, and featured some tasty chardonnay. Closson Chase is QUALITY and worth the premium pricing. Lacey Estates, is a great family winery, that has some amazing white wines – especially the 2013 Gewürztraminer!
I had a lot of fun and can’t wait to go back again! There is something for everyone in PEC.
Have you ever been to the county? What wineries did you visit?
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p.s. Happy Early Birthday Greg! Pop that champagne!