iYellow Wine ClubThursday, July 31, 2014
The event I went to was called Summer Sippers and we had the chance to sample some of the best VQAs paired with sliders, skewers and slaw. For those of you who aren't familiar with VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance), it means that the grapes used to produce the wine were 100% fresh Ontario grown grapes. There were both red and white wines from Jackson-Triggs, Le Clos Jordanne, and Inniskillin and different types of food paired with each.
We ended up walking around and trying the whites first and then finished off with the reds. Unfortunately some of the food ran out rather quickly so that was a bit of a disappointment when it came to pairings. Luckily the cheese was plentiful, so that complimented the wines quite nicely. Everyone that worked at the iYellow Wine Cave was very knowledgeable, friendly and more than willing to educate us about the wines we were sampling.
2013 Inniskillin Niagara Estate Series Pinot Grigio - $13.45
Jackson Triggs Reserve Shriaz-Cabernet 2013 - $13.95