The year is not yet over, and I've already decided what I consider the Best Ontario Red Wine of 2017! It's Ferox 2015 Merlot Cabernet, $55, available at https://reifwinery.com/shop/detail/ferox-merlot-cabernet or go to www.ferox.ca and scroll down to the wine section, click on the button "purchase" for the Merlot Cabernet. While still young, Ferox is a Niagara virtual winery already gaining attention from writers and aficionados for its super premium bold and powerful wines. It's expensive.
I tasted elderberries for the first time in John Rufa's Elderberry Cider from Kawartha Country Wines, $4 per bottle, in a six-bottle case. This is locally made apple cider infused with elderberry juice. What a lovely flavour! I love cider because it's refreshing, tasty, light, and unlike beer, gluten-free! Our Indigenous people used every part of the elderberry shrub for living, including the making of tools made from the branches, such as arrow shafts and pipes.
My girlfriend Cathy made a fabulous Italian vegetable casserole for her guests last Saturday night. I could not attend the dinner party, as my husband Jack with Alzheimer's had a seizure and is still in hospital. So thoughtful and kind, Cathy brought to my place a good portion of the casserole for me to eat. It was delicious. Wine complements a whole range of interesting casseroles that can be served for everyday dining or for entertaining family and friends.
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Selecting a term
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