The Uses of Icewine

2011-12-29 10:59:54

...angels sang when I tasted the duck alongside Reif Estates Winery 2005 Vidal icewine. It reached right into my palate and dismantled the spicing in an extraordinary way, as if it were shining a bright yellow light on the recipe putting each flavour into sharp relief. " James Chatto
 
 
THE USES OF ICEWINE

Bountiful Days of Harvest

2011-11-07 15:16:18

It had been a rather hectic week of wining and dining with events every evening for the past five days. But since we are not ones to sit still for very long (or say “no” to yet another dinner tasting), so it was down to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Reif Estate Winery on October the 22nd to attend its “Bountiful Days of Harvest” evening hosted by winemaker Roberto DiDom...

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We’re raisin’ our own now

2011-06-24 03:15:42

You can't help noticing the raisins garnishing the cheese board at the tasting bar at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. They're a little bit different, larger and darker-looking than their California kin. But that's to be expected, as these are no ordinary raisins. In a Canadian first, the purchase of two Simcoe County tobacco kilns resulted in the first-ever production o...

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Niagara calls

2011-06-24 03:14:53

I don't get out to the Niagara region as often as I should, so every time I arrive again I'm all like, "What? That only took an hour?" And then every time I leave I think, "That was awesome. Why don't I get out to Niagara more often?"

On my latest visit, I stopped by a few wineries that I hadn't been to before, including Reif Estate, owned by Klau...

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Super Sensory Experience at Reif

2011-06-24 03:12:29

What an amazing experience I had Saturday evening enjoying a delicious dinner, al fresco, in the Wine Sensory Garden at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was an event that channeled all of the components of human senses (touch, vision, auditory, smell and taste) into one exhilarating form. After being presented with a choice of either the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc or the just released 2009 ...

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