Canada’s Best Wine with Cheese: Quails’ Gate Video

In this video, we chat with the Gold Medal Winners of Canada’s Best Wine with Cheese in The Great Canadian Wine Match.

Winemaker Tony Stewart joins us from his winery Quails’ Gate in BC’s Okanagan Valley along with wine lover Matt Steeves, in Ottawa, who championed the winning wine during a very competitive voting process.  We talk about:

–    Why Optima made such a big impression on Matt the first time he tasted it

–    How Optima pairs with cheeses, and which types are best suited to it, as well as some desserts

–    What makes Optima unique on the Canadian wine landscape, and how it’s different from icewine and other late harvest wines

We’ll post part two of our conversation soon. In the meantime, try some of this gorgeous dessert elixir.

Okanagan Valley, BC VQAQuails' Gate Estate Winery Optima, Totally Botrytis Affected 2010

Divine! A heavenly elixir of Garden of Eden peaches and apricots and clementines. Sinfully great.  Pair with fruit flans, blue cheeses and great conversation.

Score: 93/100

Price: $29.99

Drink: 2012‐2022

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