This bottle of Cabernet Franc 2008 Ice Wine, purchased on Pelee Island located on the Canadian side of lake Erie, deserves to have every tasty last drop preserved for human consumption. This spirit meets the VQA(VQA stands for Vintners Quality Alliance) standards. It better, we paid $45 for this relatively small bottle of wine!
The knowledgeable guides at Pelee Island Winery informed us that Ice Wine was a discovery rather than a thought out process to make wine. It happened that the grapes which had frozen and thought perished with respect to wine production got pressed anyway and turned out to be much better in many regards than regular wine. The young woman guide who explained this so lucidly to us happens to be a linguistics major in college so no surprise there!
Also, did you notice that it is spelled Icewine one word. A little pretentious, but that’s ok. When you put out a bad ass wine, you get to turn two words into one word all you want. The guides at Pelee Island Winery will definitely get this.
Let’s move on to the point of the article. I have destroyed one too many wine corks, not being patient enough to operate the cork screw device. Enter the wine pourer that you see in the picture below. This bad boy effectively replaces the cork and allows for an easy and convenient pouring of your expensive, hard to replace wine. We picked up these two bar pro wine pourers at Sam’s club I believe for $5.49.
Remember people, wine is widely reputed to be good for your heart and to reduce plaque build-up in your arteries. So taking care of your wine is just like taking care of your heart!