Best Wines with Dessert

Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three Canadian wines to pair with dessert. From the 40 wines nominated, these three wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these dessert recipes!

Congratulations to the winners! My personal thanks to all who voted in this competition: a true, grassroots celebration of the amazing wines we make in Canada. Please let me know if you have suggestions on how to make next year’s competition even better. Come back for in the fall for a pairing match with international wines under $25!
Black Sage Pipe 2007
Okanagan, British Columbia
Deborah Black Sage Pipe 2007

The Pipe (like Port) is a dessert in itself with ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, chocolate, plum, figs, vanilla and a nutty finish on the palate. As a chocoholic, I've tried it with a Madagascar chocolate bark chunked with Madagascar chocolate nibs. It's death by chocolate with a deliciously happy ending!

Nominated By:

North Vancouver, Bc
Huff Estates Winery Zero De Gris 2009
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Joe Huff Estates Winery Zero De Gris 2009

The nose has aromas of apricot, fig and candied lemon peel with marmalade and baked apple notes on the palate. There is a beautiful balance of acidity and sweetness that lingers on the finish. Pair it with pineapple & macadamia nut tart or a chilled compote of peach, nectarine or apricot with crème frâiche.

Nominated By:

Picton, Ontario
Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006
Malagash, Nova Scotia
Adam Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006

This full-bodied icewine displays intense honey, peach, and spice notes, combined with some lively lemon acidity on the finish. I had it for the first time with a caramelized lemon tart with sea salt and it was the beginning of many endings at the dinner table in my house!

Nominated By:

Lunenburg, Ns




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