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NEW! Savvy Sip & Shop – order your favorite Ontario wines online

Posted by Debbie

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Introducing Savvy Sip & Shop.  With this new service you can now order ANY wines that we have featured at recent events we have hosted or have sponsored.  Mix & match ANY bottles of your favorite Ontario wines and they will be delivered to your home or office…within a week!  When you order 12 bottles or more, shipping is FREE.

It is that easy to shop for Ontario wines!

 Order Niagara-on-the-Lake wines featured at One Unforgettable Taste & Buy

 Order Prince Edward County wines, ciders & craft beers featured at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

 

Never ordered wines online? No problem.  Our Savvy Team of Sommeliers is ready to help you & give you wine recommendations.  Call us anytime on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926).

 

              

 

 

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Wrap your tongue around this grape variety

Posted by Eva

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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While visitors whose last name is Featherstone frequently visit Featherstone Estate Winery with curiousity that the winery might be owned by a long lost relative.  When owners David Johnson and Louise Engel explain the origins of their winery name, the visitors are eager to try their wines.  You see, long before the term ‘foodie’ was mainstream, David & Louise had a inherent passion for wine. They owned a specialty poultry business in Guelph (the feathers connection!).   They decided to move to Niagara and purchased a 23-acre property that is the site of their home and transformed into the winery and vineyard.  This property has a rock quarry behind it (hence the stones).  The name was born of their experience and their dreams for the future – Featherstone.

Savvy Sommelier Debbie, states that David & Louise have one of the most picturesque home offices in Niagara – a beautiful farm home with a wrap around porch surrounded by slopes of vineyards.  Heavenly!  And so are their wines.

Featherstone Gewurztraminer VQA 2011

LCBO#64592
$19.95

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes:David nicknames this ‘G Wine’ as more often than not visitors can’t wrap their tongue around the word Gewurtraminer – it is a mouthful!  It is a refreshing white wine with aromas & tastes of stone fruit (think pear, peach, apricot) along with some pineapple too with great acidity that makes this a easy drinking wine.

Suggested Food Pairing: Nice on its own or with spicy Mexican, Indian curry or Thai food.

Cheers & Enjoy!

Want to buy this wine?  We can arrange for it to be delivered!

Featherstone has been a feature winery in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club. Like to try this wine or order an assortment of wines from Featherstone? Contact the Savvy  Team on 613-SAVVYCO or cheers@savvycompany.ca to make the arrangements. Or better yet, subscribe to Savvy Selections & outstanding wines from across Ontario will be delivered to your home or office!

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And the Winning Wines are…

Posted by Debbie

Monday, June 20th, 2011
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Ontario Wine Awards 2011

The winners were announced on June 10, 2011 with great fanfare at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards. All of us in the Savvy Team congratulate the award winners – several winemakers who we are proud to have shone the spotlight on their talent & wines in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club.

Raise a glass & enjoy fantastic Ontario VQA wines!

Sparkling Wine Award

Gold: Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvée Rosé

Silver: Château des Charmes 2008 Rosé Sparkling Methode Traditionnelle – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Henry of Pelham Family Estate NV Cuvée Catharine Brut – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvée

Dry Riesling Award

Gold: Château des Charmes 2008 ‘Old Vines’ Riesling Estate Bottled – featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2008 Riesling

Bronze: Thirty Bench 2009 Small Lot Riesling Steel Post Vineyard

Semi-Dry Riesling Award

Gold: Mike Weir Estate 2008 Riesling – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hillebrand Estates 2009 Showcase Riesling Four Mile Creek Vineyard

Silver: Flat Rock Cellars 2009 Riesling

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Quarry Road – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Dry White Varietal Award

Gold: Nyarai Cellars 2010 Viognier – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Gold: Creekside Estate 2009 Viognier Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Riesling Traminer Late Harvest – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Château des Charmes 2009 Aligoté Estate Bottled – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Gewurztraminer Award

Silver: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Gewurztraminer – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Gewurztraminer – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris Award

Gold: Calamus Estate 2009 Pinot Gris – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Fielding Estate 2009 Pinot Gris – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Inniskillin 2010 Pinot Grigio – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Award

Gold: Jackson Triggs 2009 Gold Series Fumé Blanc

Silver: Creekside Estate 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Jackson Triggs 2009 Gold Series White Meritage

Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Under $20

Gold: Magnotta Winery 2007 Chardonnay Special Reserve

Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2009 Warren Classic Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Lailey Vineyard 2009 Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Over $20

Gold: Exultet Estates 2009 Chardonnay

Silver: Tawse 2009 Robyn’s Block Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Coyote’s Run Estate 2009 Red Paw Vineyard Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Unoaked Chardonnay Award

Gold: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Vineland Estates 2009 Chardonnay Musqué – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Chardonnay Musqué – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Rosé/Blanc de Noir Award

Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2009 The Rogue Pinot Noir

Silver: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Ladybug Rosé – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Palatine Hills Estate 2010 Cabernet Franc Rosé – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Sketches Rosé – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Southbrook Vineyards 2010 Connect Organic Rosé – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Gamay Award

Gold: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 M2 Small Lot Gamay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Gamay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Malivoire Wine Company 2009 Courtney Gamay

Pinot Noir Award

Gold: Tawse 2008 Laidlaw Pinot Noir – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2009 Excellence Pinot Noir – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Rosewood Estates 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Red Hybrid Award

Silver: Sandbanks Estate 2008 Foch Reserve

Bronze: Sandbanks Estate 2009 Baco Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon Award

Gold: Fielding Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Southbrook Vineyards 2007 Whimsy Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 19 – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Strewn 2007 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon – – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Cabernet Franc Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hillebrand Estates 2008 Showcase Cabernet Franc ‘Carlton Vineyard’

Silver: Peller Estates 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc

Bronze: Pillitteri Estates 2007 Exclamation Cabernet Franc Reserve  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Rosewood Estates 2008 Cabernet Franc  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Merlot Award

Silver: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Merlot Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Hillebrand Estates 2007 Showcase Merlot ‘Carlton Vineyard’

Syrah/Shiraz Award

Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2007 The Rogue Syrah

Silver: Lakeview Cellars 2007 Syrah Reserve (Diamond Estates-The Winery)

Bronze: Southbrook Vineyards 2009 Triomphe Syrah – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Kacaba Vineyards 2008 Syrah winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Creekside Estate 2007 Shiraz Reserve- winery featured in Savvy Selections

Meritage and Cabernet/Merlot Blends Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Meritage Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Vineland Estates 2007 Cabernet Merlot Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Magnotta Winery 2007 Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve

Late Harvest Award

Gold: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Château des Charmes 2008 Late Harvest Riesling Estate Bottled – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Calamus Estate 2009 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Vidal Icewine Award

Gold: Inniskillin 2007 Pearl Vidal Icewine

Silver: Inniskillin 2008 Sparkling Icewine

Bronze: Inniskillin 2006 Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine

Vinifera Icewine Award

Gold: Magnotta Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc Icewine Limited Edition

Silver: Mike Weir Estate 2008 Cabernet Icewine

Bronze: Peller Estates 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine

Blended White Award

Gold: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2009 Top Bench White – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hinterbrook 2010 Cabernet Franc Blanc

Bronze: Legends Estates 2010 Truth

Blended Red Award

Gold: Wayne Gretzky Estates 2008 Estate Series Shiraz/Cabernet

Silver: Reif Estate 2009 The Magician – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Vineland Estates 2009 Pinot Meunier – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Best Label Design Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2008 Single Vineyard Syrah

Silver: Lakeview Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Bronze: Fielding Estate 2007 Chosen Few Red

Wine Journalism Award

Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail

White Wine of the Year Award

Château des Charmes, 2008 ‘Old Vines’ Riesling Estate Bottled

Red Wine of the Year Award

Flat Rock Cellars, 2007 The Rogue Syrah

Innovation in the Vineyard Award

Deborah Paskus, Closson Chase Vineyards

Winemaker of the Year Award

Paul Pender, Tawse Winery – Savvy Selections June featured winery & winemaker

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And the envelope please…

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Known as the “Oscars” of the Ontario wine industry, the highly anticipated results of the prestigious Cuvée Wine Awards have been announced & celebrated! Several of the wineries & their award winning wines have been featured in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club

Red WineThirty Bench Wine Makers, Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2007

 

Limited Edition Red Winemegalomaniac – John Howard Cellars of Distinction, Sous Terre Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2007

 

White Wine Riverview Cellars Winery, Gewürztraminer 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in August 2011

 

Limited Edition White Wine Creekside Estate Winery, Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Viognier 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in March 2011

 

LCBO Red WineEastDell Estates Winery, Black Cab 2009

 

LCBO White WineJackson Triggs Niagara Estate, Black Series Sauvignon Blanc 2009

 

Sweet WineInniskillin Wines, Riesling Icewine 2008 **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2008

 

Limited Edition Sweet Wine

Strewn, Riesling Icewine 2008 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in May 2011

Stoney Ridge Cellars, Gewürztraminer Icewine Barrel Fermented Barrel Aged 2009 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in October 2010

 

Sparkling Wine

13th Street Winery, Premier Cuvée NV 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Cuvee Catherine Rosé Brut NV 2ND PLACE

Hillebrand Winery, Trius Brut NV 3RD PLACE

 

Chardonnay

Niagara College Teaching Winery, Dean’s List Chardonnay 2009 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in November 2010

Pondview Estate Winery, Barrel Fermented / Aged Chardonnay 2009 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in April 2011

 

Riesling

Twenty Twenty-Seven Cellars, Fox Croft Vineyard Riesling 2009 1ST PLACE

Cave Spring Cellars, Riesling CSV 2008 2ND PLACE

Gewürztraminer – Riverview Cellars Winery, Gewürztraminer 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in Sept 2011

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Creekside Estate Winery, Creekside Estate Vineyard, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery March 2010

Five Rows Craft Wine of Lowrey Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 2ND PLACE

White AssemblageStonechurch Vineyards, Quintet White 2009

 

Pinot Grigio / Pinot GrisFive Rows Craft Wine of Lowrey Vineyards, Pinot Gris 2009

 

ViognierCreekside Estate Winery, Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Viognier 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery March 2010

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Strewn, Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir 2007 **Savvy Selections feature winery in May 2010

 

Cabernet Franc

Thirty Bench Wine Makers, Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2007 1ST PLACE

Kacaba Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

Meritage – Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2007

Merlot – Hillebrand Winery, Showcase Merlot ‘Carlton Vineyard’ 2007

 

Red AssemblageNyarai Cellars, Veritas 2007 **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2009 & 2011

 

Syrah/Shiraz

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate, Delaine Vineyard Syrah 2007 1ST PLACE

Stonechurch Vineyards, Syrah Reserve 2007 2ND PLACE

 

Tony Aspler Cuvée Award of ExcellenceBill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards:

For selflessly promoting the Ontario wine industry in London and New York. (Bill organized and arranged for Ontario Chardonnays to be blind-tasted by leading wine writers in Toronto to select the best to be shown to the trade and wine press in London and New York).

**Southbrook Vineyards was a Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

 

Cuvée Award of Excellence in ViticultureKevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines Inc.

 

More about the awards…
The Cuvée Wine Awards are the only awards in Canada where the winning wines are chosen by the winemakers.  The judging process upholds strict criteria for the award winners and the wines selected for pouring at the Gala. This year, 50 winemakers tasted over 270 wines from 62 wineries to determine the winners.

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Stock up on Ontario wines – FREE Shipping

Posted by Debbie

Monday, December 13th, 2010
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Stock up on Ontario wines for the holidays!
Complementary shipping offer

 

During the month of December, the following wineries are offering FREE SHIPPING when you order a case of 12 bottles directly from Savvy Company.  This way you will to be sure to have wine on hand for holiday entertaining and last minute gift-giving.

To order, simply call 613.SAVVYCO (613.728.8926) or email cheers@savvycompany.ca

These are featured wineries from our Savvy Selections wine of the month club.  To make it easy for you to decide which wines to include in your order, the team of Savvy Sommeliers offers our picks – all have our ‘Savvy Selections’ stamp of approval affixed to each bottle. These hard to find wines are not currently available at the LCBO.

NOTES:
– Orders can only be shipped to a home or office address located in Ontario.
– By Ontario law, the delivery must be signed for by someone over the age of 19. 
– Shipping will take up to 3 business days.  The wines will be delivered by courier or Canada Post  – whichever service is most convenient for you.

Black Prince Winery – Prince Edward County
RED: Black Prince Cabernet Franc Reserve VQA 2007 $15.75/bottle
Case of 12 bottles $189

Cattail Creek Family Estate Winery  – Niagara on the Lake
WHITE: Chardonnay Musque VQA 2009 $17/bottle
RED: Merlot VQA 2008 $18
RED: Cabernet-Merlot VQA 2006 $18
Mixed case (4 bottles of each of these wines): $212

Huff Estates Winery – Prince Edward County
**Complementary shipping on 6 or more bottles
SPARKLING: Vidalescco 2009 (dry sparkling wine) $19.95/bottle
WHITE: South Bay Vineyards Chardonnay VQA $29.95
RED: Stuntman Stu Red Line Merlot VQA 2008 $19.95 ($2 of every bottles is donated to the Sens Foundation supporting children’s programs in Eastern Ontario)
DESSERT: First Frost 2008 (light sweet wine) $19.95
Mixed case (3 bottles of each of these wines): $269.40

 

Lailey Vineyard – Niagara on the Lake
**Complementary shipping on 6 or more bottles
WHITE: Riesling VQA 2009 $18/bottle
RED: Cabernet-Merlot VQA 2006 $20
RED: Pinot Noir VQA 2007  $25
RED: Impromptu VQA 2007 $45
Mixed case (3 bottles of each of these wines): $324

Niagara Teaching College – Niagara
WHITE: Unoaked Chardonnay VQA 2009, $14.95
RED: Cabernet Sauvignon VQA 2006, $15.95
RED: Cabernet Sauvignon VQA 2007, $18.95
RED: Meritage VQA 2005 $32.95
Mixed case (3 bottles of each of these wines): $248.40

Rosehall Run Vineyards – Prince Edward County
WHITE: Riesling VQA 2008 $17.95/bottle
RED: Pinot Noir Cuvée County VQA 2008 $21.95
RED: Cabernet Franc Cold Creek VQA 2007 $29.95
Mixed case (4 bottles of each of these wines) $279.40

Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery – Beamsville Bench (Niagara region)
WHITE: Gewurztraminer VQA 2008 $18/bottle
WHITE: Reserve Chardonnay VQA 2008 $25
RED: Pinot Noir VQA 2008 $18
SPECIALTY: Ambrosia Mead 2006 $36 (mead is a lightly sweet wine made with local honey – a specialty at Rosewood)
Mixed case (3 bottles of each of these wines) $291

Tawse Winery – Beamsville Bench (Niagara region)
SPECIAL ICEWINE GIFT PACK: $99
The following wines are beautifully p
ackaged in a wooden box  – each bottle is 200mL.
Cabernets Ice Wine VQA 2008
Gewurztraminer Ice Wine VQA 2008
Riesling Ice Wine VQA 2009

SPECIAL HOLIDAY ASSORTMENT: $164.90
WHITE: Robyn’s Block Chardonnay VQA 2008
WHITE: Riesling VQA 2009
WHITE: Quarry Road Vineyard Gewurztraminer VQA 2009
ROSE: Sketches of Niagara Rose VQA 2009
RED: Grower’s Blend Pinot Noir VQA 2009
RED: Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc VQA 2008

 

To order any combination of these wines per winery, call our Savvy Sommeliers on
613.SAVVYCO (613.728.8926) or email us – anytime!

 

 

  

 

 

 

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