Sixty-Six Gilead Distillery produces a small-batch, crimson rye whisky that totally fits the bill. The colour is the result of aging in red wine barrels. I find by adding couple of drops of room temperature water, this whisky opens up, allowing an alchemy of subtle flavours — figs, honeycomb and licorice — to manifest itself.
The past week was toasty hot. As I popped ice in the dogs’ water bowl, I decided I really wanted a simple, local bowl of vanilla ice cream. Then I decided to add a little dessert wine. ’Twas sublime and ever so cooling in this heat.
We have an excellent selection dessert wines in the County, be they late harvest or ice wine. Simply select your favourite and enjoy.
Pinot Grigio from Three Dog Winery… excites the palate with mouthwatering aromas of honeysuckle and apple blossom with hints of mango and pineapple. The tropical influence persists on the palate and, paired with its understated (yet present) acidity, makes this a wonderfully versatile wine, either as an aperitif or a wine to pair with a variety of food dishes.
I recently tasted the 2014 Huff Rosé wine, made exclusively from Prince Edward County Cabernet Franc grapes. A shade of washed dusty rose is tempting, while aromas of ripe strawberries, red current and tomato jam beckon. This wine is a bouquet of red fruit, wrapped around County minerality, for your enjoyment.
Terracello Winery … 2014 Pinot Nero (Noir) is a delight. It hits all the correct notes on the nose, with hints of smoked bacon and Spice Island mace, wrapped around red berry. There is soft red raspberry and cherry on the palate — and a sharp cleansing finish.
Karlo Estates … Gilmore wines now available for purchase at their winery located on Danforth Road. The rosé, made from Pinot, really caught my attention as a wine to be appreciated for its correctness and charm … The Gilmore red is a careful blend that reaches all the right notes, and the white — that will appeal to all — is collaboration between Doug Gilmore and the late, and greatly missed, County visionary Richard Karlo.
Welcome to East & Main
Your hosts, Kimberly and David, want the memory of the best in local fare to bring you back to Prince Edward County. Their idea: provide luxury comfort food, but use fresh local ingredients with perfect service that never intrudes upon the camaraderie of good friends. Wellington offered the natural intersection for wine, produce and country casual.