Submitted by the American Wine Society Metro Detroit Chapter
In a rare opportunity to compare the wines of Michigan and Ontario, fifty members of the US based American Wine Society and the Canadian based Ontario Wine Society met to taste similar wines from both regions. The wines were selected by Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon of Plum Market for Michigan and Sommelier Claudia Murdoch-Taylor for Ontario — in their first meeting, and that of the two organizations.
There were nine varietal wines in matched pairs, along with many others including a Meritage and an Ice Wine. A partial list is shown below.
The occasion exemplifies the special relationship of our two nations, and that of the adjoining Windsor and Detroit cities. For their wine lovers, Michigan and Ontario each have well over 100 wineries and make wines from all popular grape varietals, of which many are world class.
L. Mawby “Blanc de Blancs Brut”
Verterra Pinot Grigio 2013
Fontaine “Woodland White”(Auxerrois) 2013
Chateau Grand Traverse “Ship of Fools” 2012
Black Star Arcturos Chardonnay “Sur Lie” 2013
WaterFire Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Left Foot Charley Riesling “Missing Spire” 2013
Bel Lago Pinot Noir “Moreno” 2013
Marland Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon 2014
Colio Winery Sparkling Charmat Lily NV
Pelee Island Vendage Tardive Pinot Gris 2008
Cooper’s Hawk Talon White (Auxerrois) 2013
Pelee Island Singing Moon Pinot Blanc 2012
Colchester Ridge Flagship Chardonnay 2014
North 42 Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Sprucewood Reserve Riesling 2013
Oxley Winery Pinot Noir 2013
Viewpointe Focal Pointe Cab Franc 2010
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