I recently spent some time in the picturesque Niagara region in Canada. Not only is the area beautiful and boasts the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, but is also well known for its wines, especially ice wine. Ice wines are sweet, dessert wines made by freezing the grapes on the vine (artificially freezing the grapes is illegal) which turns the water in the grape to ice, therefore thoroughly concentrating the sugars. However, they also make dry wines from grapes including Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Baco Noir, the quality of which has increased greatly over the past years and several of the ones we tried were really very good.
Watch the video above and come with me as I explore the area and learn more about ice wine and the Niagara wine region!
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Tara – Wine Passionista
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