On the wine trail at the Niagara Food & Wine Expo

Last night we continued on the wine trail and visited Niagara Falls Ontario Canada convention center for the Niagara Food & Wine Expo. Attorney Barbara Piazza and her spouse and my wife and I had a great night and tasted a variety of vintages. There were wineries from local Canadian regions and wines from all over the world.

What do 20 Bees, Dan Aykroyd and Hatrick have in common? Each are trademarks and are on the labels of the Diamond Estates Winery located it Niagara on the Lake Ontario.

I personally sampled the 20 Bees Shiraz and before the night and I found it necessary to return for a second helping before retiring for the evening.

The great thing about wine tastings is that you could also go out on a limb and try something new. I sampled a Cherry wine from Wooden Bear L winery located in the heart of Ontario’s garden Simcoe Ontario.

The cherry was a bronze medal award winner at the 2012 Canadian Wine Access Awards. It was a light dry red wine made from the Montmerency cherry. It certainly was deserving of the award.

There was an exhibition by the Canadian food and Wine Institute at Niagara College and various exhibits from other merchants. We saw many different types of wine glasses and decanters.  There was an a live exhibition of the 5 ounce decanter by Versovino. According to the spokesman  that is the perfect amount for a single glass serving.

The color and shape of the bottles by Voga from Italy captured my interest and the attention of many at the expo.

We tasted local wines and chocolate from Chile. The musical atmosphere made the evening fly and we had a wonderful time. The evening left me looking forward to our next stop on the wine trail.