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100 Mile Drinking...

morrigan | | Jan 8, 2008 09:34 AM

Over the holidays, I read "The 100 Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating." I love the idea and it makes total sense...and I already buy food at farmers' markets as much as possible. The other side though, is wine. We drink a lot of wine and are much more familiar with old world producers.

So in aid of local drinking, what are some Ontario wines that I should be looking for? Are there any real "finds" that people have enjoyed?

To get the ball rolling, last time I was at the LCBO, I found a Chateau de Charmes (St. David's Bench) 2005 Viognier ($18.50, I think). It was excellent and I'm sorry I didn't grab two, as I'm told that it was a limited release and all gone, except for at the Laird/Eglinton and Queen/Coxwell locations... I'm currently drinking a Jackson Triggs Gewurztraminer, which isn't half bad...but I think that they import some or all of the grapes, so that's cheating...

What are other people's favorite Ontario wines and why?