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Matt Steeves, Quails' Gate Estate Winery Optima Totally Botrytis Affected

Why This Wine: A Sauternes wine with blue cheese is a match made in heaven! Canada's Quails' Gate Winery is making a truly world-class Sauternes-style sweet wine that does in fact pair perfectly with your favourite blue cheese, or dishes with blue cheese in them, like Stilton Cheesecake - my favourite!

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Joe Harwood Estates Winery Marquesa 2011

Why This Wine: Harwood Estate's Marquesa is a port-styled fortified wine made from the Marquette grape. It has aromas of raisins, cassis, spiced honey and black cherries with a velvety smooth finish. This wine was just incredible with some local 9-year-old cheddar. It would also go well with other aged or blue cheeses.

Picton, Ontario
Prince Edward County, Ontario
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Dan Thirty Bench Wine Makers Riesling

Why This Wine: I discovered the Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2011 Riesling while touring the winery. It pairs quite well with cheeses as its acidity cuts through the lipid/protein and cleans the palate, while the intense fruit and residual sugar complements the cheese’s saltiness and the minerality adds another taste dimension.

Toronto, Ontario
Niagara, Ontario
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Adam Gaspereau Vineyards Muscat 2011

Why This Wine: I was fortunate to try this for the first time with winemaker, Gina Haverstock. I love the combination and intensity of tropical fruit, lime zest, passion fruit, followed by a long unexpectedly dry finish. It's built to handle heat, so I'd pair it with a local Fox Hill Jalapeño Gouda straight from the farmers market.

Halifax, Ns
Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
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Tom La Face Cachée de la Pomme Ice Cider 2011

Why This Wine: No Canadian wine goes better with sharp, aged cheddar or blue cheese than an ice cider from Quebec. This one is among the best of its class. I first tasted it about ten years ago and was immediately charmed by its intense apple sauce aromas and ideal balance between sweetness and acidity.

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