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Canadian Icewine - 2012 Sparkling Vidal Icewine

Niagara ice wine

Canadian Icewine in Munich! We were invited to present Canadian wines from the Inniskillin Winery from the Niagara region. The evening took place in the Stromberg KOUNGE in Munich. Hosts were both the Tourist Board of Ontario as well as the Inniskillin Winery. She even came with her own cook. He received us with appetizers of German-Canadian cuisine. During his stroll through the bakeries of Munich, chef Tim Mackid discovered the Bavarian pretzels. These excited him so much that he served us a potpourri of Bavarian-Canadian ingredients in the evening. Combined with wafer-thin scallops and Isartaler cheese. He brought this with the Bunsen burner to melt. So it became a hors d'oeuvre that tuned us to what was to come. A dinner in pleasant surroundings, to which we tasted four wines from the Niagara region.

We are curious about what we are served in it
We are curious about what we are served in it
Tim Mackiddie prepares Bavarian-Canadian appetizers
Tim Mackiddie prepares Bavarian-Canadian appetizers
Inniskillin Icewine - presented autumnally
Inniskillin Icewine - presented autumnally
Inviting - the table where we can taste the wines of Inniskillin
Inviting - the blackboard
Delicious! Zander in potato consommé with gnocchi, chives and bacon
Delicious! Zander in potato consommé

Canadian ice wine from Niagara

We were received with a glass of 2012 Sparkling Vidal Icewine from Inniskillin. This made me curious about the wines. For starters - a pike-perch in potato-consommé with gnocchi, chives and bacon - they handed an 2012 Chardonnay from the Montague Vineyard of Inniskillin. We learned that this vineyard is named after a banker. This loves the wines of the winery. However, the owners of Inniskillin had to persuade him for years to enter the wine shop with Eiswein. He hesitated for a long time. Anyway, he thought there was little point in investing in something as rare as good iced wine. When he finally decided to do so, the owners of Inniskillin baptized one of their vineyards after him.

The stars of the evening - Canadian ice wine from Inniskillin
Canadian Icewine - The stars of the evening

Pinot Noir to the main course

The main course - duck on a bed of lentils, garlic, savoy cabbage and carrots - was accompanied by an 2011 Pinot Noir from the Montague Vineyard of Inniskillin. We learned interesting things about the glasses, in which one served the wine. They come from the glassblowing company Riedel from Kufstein in Austria. Riedel produces wine glasses that are not only adapted to white or red wine, but even to grape varieties.

We had the opportunity to taste the wines in different glasses to taste, And indeed! On varietal glass von Riedel brought out the wine aroma more intensely than a wine glass. It definitely reinforces the sensory impressions. The Bouquet of the same wine we experienced in a Riedel glass stronger than in another glass. The consistency of the wine, the soft, silky, velvety wine, was more exciting. The taste of the wine was also much better expressed, we drank this from a Riedel glass. This experience made conversation with all guests of the evening.

Smoked duck on lentils, candied garlic, savoy cabbage and glazed carrots
Smoked duck on lentils

Ice wine Vidal for dessert

For dessert - a chocolate-red wine cake with vanilla meringue, hazelnut Bavarian cream and cocoa nibs - finally followed the star of the evening. An 2012 Ice Wine Vidal from the Inniskillin Niagara Estate, a wine that convinced both Petar and me. Full-bodied, he added the dessert. At the same time he made for a great finish to our menu, presented to us by our hosts. We thank you for the invitation to this meal. That's why we put a visit to Inniskillin on top of our to-do list for our next trip to the Niagara wine region in Ontario.

Chocolate red wine cake with vanilla meringue, hazelnut Bavarian cream and cocoa nibs
Canadian ice wine tastes good - chocolate red wine cake

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Source: own on-site research courtesy of Tourism Ontario and Inniskillin Winery. Our opinion, however, remains our own.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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