Wine 101:  Grapes

What's in a wine grape? Angela Aiello came in to talk with Steven about three white wine grape varieties and three red wine grape varieties grown right here in Canada.

So what makes the difference from a Sauvignon Blanc to a Chardonnay? What about a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon? Isn't all wine the same, either red or white?

The simple answer is No. All red wines and all white wines are not the same. There are hundreds of different White Grapes that produce very different types of white wine. The same goes for red grapes and red wine.

WHITE
Riesling Grape & Riesling Wine
Pinot Grigio/Sauv Blanc Grape & Pinot Grigio/Sauv Blanc Wine
Chardonnay Grape & Chardonnay Wine

$17 - Peller Estates Private Reserve Riesling [Niagara]
Available at:
* The iYellow Wine Store.com delivered to your home (in Ontario)
* At All Vineyards Estate Wines.com, Aisle 43.com & Peller.com
* In the LCBO or your local retail wine store

$14 - Creekside Estates Sauvignon Blanc [Niagara]
Available at:
* The iYellow Wine Store.com delivered to your home (in Ontario)
* Through the Winery www.creeksidewine.com
* In the LCBO or your local retail wine store

$23 - Tawse Sketches Chardonnay [Niagara]
Available at:
* The iYellow Wine Store.com delivered to your home (in Ontario)
* Through the Winery at www.tawsewinery.ca
* In the LCBO (vintages) or your Local Retail Wine Store

RED
Pinot Noir Grape & Pinot Noir Wine
Merlot Grape & Merlot Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon Grape & Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

$25 - Flat Rock Pinot Noir [Niagara]
Availble at:
* The iYellow Wine Store.com delivered to your home (in Ontario)
* Through the Winery at www.flatrockcellars.com
* In the LCBO (some vintages) or your local Retail wine store

$15 - Wild Horse Canyon Merlot [West Coast Blend - BC, Washington,
California]
Availble at:
* The LCBO or your local Retail store
* For more information visit wildhorsecanyonwines.com

$15 - Castillo Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon [Chile]
Available at:
* The LCBO or your local Retail Store
* Through Selectwines.ca
* For more information visit casillerodeldiablo.com

Glassware is a very important part of the wine drinking process to keep in mind - it can make all the difference. Each of the Riedel Glasses were specifically designed for that type of wine.

Riedel 'O' Glasses
Available at Riedel.com, VineyardsEstateWinesStore.com, Aisle43.com,
TheWineEstablishment.com, and other fine glassware retailers.

Angela Aiello is from the iYellow Wine Club: www.iYellowWineClub.com - "Toronto's Hottest Social Wine Club"
To purchase any other Ontario Wine and have it delivered to your home (In Ontario) visit www.iYellowWineStore.com

 

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