Wine Pick: A Niagara Riesling Worthy of the Jays
A perfect companion for take-out food and this weekend’s exciting Jays games.
October 16, 2015
Blue Jays fever has gripped the country, and we’re hoping for another thrilling series against the talented Kansas City Royals, who nearly won the World Series last year. Yes, the Jays are a Toronto-based team, but five of their pivotal players spent time with the Vancouver Canadians, honing their skills at picturesque Nat Bailey Stadium three years ago. Duke graduate and superstar pitcher Marcus Strohman, reliever Aaron Sanchez, closer Roberto Osuna, starting centre-fielder Kevin Pillar, and outfielder Dalton Pompey have all passed through our city—and that gives us reason to jump on the heavily-laden Jays bandwagon.
And while you’re on that rollicking ride, check out this focused, sharp-edged riesling from Niagara’s Tawse Winery. With layers of apple, lime, and nectarine flavours on a bed of stones and racy acidity, it offers a pleasant push-pull of sweet-tart fruit, and ends clean and fresh. It’s a perfect launching pad for take-out meals like Thai cuisine, ramen or Malaysian noodles, fiery chicken wings, or smoked-salmon pizza. Then raise a toast to an incredible sporting team.
Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling