Wednesday, February 25, 2009

16th Annual Wine & Cheese Hospitality Night

Our next upcoming event in on Friday, March 6th, 2009. The 16th Annual Wine & Cheese Hospitality Night will be held in the Harrow Agricultural Building from 7-10pm. This event is a wine and food tasting event sponsored by the Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce and features all 14 wineries of this area. Area restaurants will also be featuring their cuisine. The Dairy Farmers of Ontario will once again have cheeses to compliment wine, music by Spencer for Hire.

We will have all three new red wines available to taste, plus a variety of other wines. We hope you will be able to attend.

All inclusive tickets $20.00 per person. Available prior to the event at The Harrow News, Baubles by Blue, Country Depot and Harrow Post Office. Please contact us for more information
519.738.9858 or

Monday, February 23, 2009

Riesling Rules

We would like to thank all of you who attended the Wine Festival this past weekend. We certainly appreciated it.

The popular wines for us were #1- 2006 VQA Riesling.

#2 & #3 (tied) two of our three new reds: 2006 VQA Duet, & 2007 VQA Cabernet.

These were followed by Baco Noir and Chardonnay.

We expect to release a new Riesling by Spring. We hope you will enjoy as much as all the previous vintages. Thank you again!

Photo coutesty of Essex Wine Review

Friday, February 20, 2009

Looking Forward to a Great Wine Festival!

We are ready to go! The newest Wine and Food Festival in the area will open to the public today at 5pm. It promises to be a great time.

This festival, like many of the successful festivals of this area, boasts a great musical entertainment lineup, along with fabulous cuisine and of course wine.
The Festival is being held at the Windsor Expo Centre. The Centre provides Ample Free Parking immediately to the East of the building entrance off St. Luke St. This is off Seminole (at Walker Rd). We are told that additional parking will be made available off of Walker Road and to south of the Centre if necessary. There is also street parking to the East of main parking lot.

Erie Shore's booth is to the left as you enter the turnstyles of the main entrance of the Centre, and toward the stage. You can't miss it. We will have all three new red wines, three white wines, and both Summer Sun and Sellar Secret available.
There will be non-alcoholic beverage available as well in the T2B booth just south of us toward the stage. 100% of the proceeds of this booth will go to T2B.

We're excited about this festival, and its potential for a February Festival for the area. We think this area and this facility have great potential for the future.

Hope to see you soon! H&A

Friday, February 6, 2009

!!Wine of the Month!!

We are very pleased to have our 2006 VQA Unoaked Chardonnay selected as the wine of the month by Essex Wine Review! This wine continues to receive great reviews. Thank you Essex Wine Review!
We offer these wine notes for the 2006 Erie Shore Vineyard VQA Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Notes: Chardonnay – Erie Shore Vineyard- Harrow, ON
Winemaker – Harvey Hollingshead
Vintage 2006 750 mL Retail $12.95
Aged in Stainless Steel. Sugar Code (0) Serve at 10 Degrees C (50-55F)

The 2006 VQA Chardonnay is a lovely, fruity, but dry mid-bodied white wine. Unoaked.
Nicely matched with most main courses including: chicken, beef, game, lamb, pork, vegetables, cream sauces, most cheeses, pizza, Thai and Chinese.
For more reviews of this and other wines, see essex wine review or our wine list online.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good News for White Wine

There have been a number of studies that have shown white wine has as many health benefits as red. Both red and white wines are rich in anti-oxidants, which prevent a huge variety of diseases. Recent research also shows incredible promise in resveratrol (from red wine grapes) as a new cancer treatment.

We reprint part of this new article on white wine benefits:

"When picking a wine to drink for health, opt for a glass of red over white, right? Wrong. New research shows white wine also has cardioprotective benefits.A study published in September in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry compared the antioxidant effects of resveratrol (from red) and tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol (from white) on rats. The results suggest that white wine is just as powerful as red in improving heart function and preventing artery blockage. “We tested a variety of wines,” says Dipak K. Das, a professor at the University of Connecticut school of medicine, who led the study. ..."

“We found that white wines are rich in a type of antioxidant composition that is similarly present in olive oil.”

One thing hasn’t changed: Stick to a glass a day. /from: