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Coffin Ridge winery in cottage country rises into the light with these impressive whites

Into The Light White (Born 2012)

Light golden yellow, generous nose of pear, plum and lychee which are also pleasantly dominant in the flavours along with cloves and spice. Excellent balance with just-right acidity and a hint of spice in a unique and elegant overall package. Lingering finish.

A blend of Geisenheim, Prairie Star, Frontenac Gris, and one or two other varieties all chosen for their winter-hardiness. $20.00.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/inventory/searchResults.do?language=EN&itemNumber=326744

Riesling Bone Dry (Born 2013)

Silvery light golden hues dance in the glass as you pour this elegant and delicate riesling. Grown in bone-chilling cool climate, the grapes have clearly risen to the challenge. A bouquet and flavours of bartlett pear and lemon with minerality feel fresh and crisp. Aromatic and rich with flavour. $17.00.

http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/inventory/searchResults.do?language=EN&itemNumber=232744

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9 Bonus Air Miles on Auxerrois at LCBO. A big deal for a super wine (get it by the case)

aux_w_necktagCan I tell you about the best food pairing wine I’ve ever discovered? I’ve been intensively into wine for almost 20 years and I’ve never seen another that pairs so well with such a wide range of food. This’ll be our little secret, and this one fact will escalate you to a new level of wine knowledge. You’ll be almost invincible at matching wine with food.

The Auxerrois variety is a difficult to grow grape in most wine regions, but Viewpointe’s particular terroir in Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) happens to be very Auxerrois-friendly. Good news for Ontario wine consumers.

And the other bit of good news is that you get 9 BONUS AIR MILES between now and January 4, 2014. Why not buy a case. That’s a LOT of Air Miles.

What’s Auxerrois taste like? Somewhat reminiscent of a Riesling, but it also has a hint of spice like a Gruner Veltliner. Yep, it’s a cool little wine to bring along to your next wine and food ditty!

The wine is currently in 60 stores. Here’s the inventory position for the top few stores. If you are in WATERLOO, KITCHENER, OTTAWA, or TORONTO, you’re lucky to have good volumes to stock up. Here’s the complete list of inventory by store.

Top Stores for Auxerrois

1. WATERLOO 115 KING STREET SOUTH
KING S. & WILLIAM (WATERLOO TOWN SQ)
519-886-4970
Dec 22, 2013 64
2. OTTAWA 275 RIDEAU STREET
RIDEAU & KING EDWARD
613-789-5226
Dec 22, 2013 40
3. TORONTO-CENTRAL 2 COOPER STREET
QUEENS QUAY & YONGE
416-864-6777
Dec 22, 2013 37
4. KITCHENER 1005 OTTAWA STREET NORTH UNIT A
OTTAWA & RIVER (STANLEY PARK PLAZA)
519-893-6921
Dec 22, 2013 34
5. ST. CATHARINES 343 GLENDALE AVE.
GLENDALE & MERRITT
905-641-1169
Dec 22, 2013 27
6. KITCHENER 324 HIGHLAND ROAD WEST UNIT 6
HIGHLAND & WESTMOUNT (HIGHLAND RD PLAZA)
519-745-8781
Dec 21, 2013 25
7. GEORGETOWN 236 GUELPH ST. UNIT B
GUELPH & MOUNTAINVIEW
905-877-2721
Dec 22, 2013 23
8. OTTAWA 222 RICHMOND ROAD
RICHMOND & KIRKWOOD
613-729-1735
Dec 22, 2013 22
9. PORT PERRY 1535 HWY 7A
SCUGOG LINE 6 & HWY 7A
905-985-2392
Dec 22, 2013 22
10. ELORA 23 METCALFE STREET
METCALFE & MILL STREET
519-846-0141
Dec 21, 2013 22
11. TORONTO-ETOBICOKE 2946 BLOOR STREET WEST
BLOOR & ROYAL YORK (KINGSWAY)
416-239-3065
Dec 22, 2013 21
12. MAPLE 2943 MAJOR MACKENZIE DRIVE
MAJOR MACKENZIE & JANE
905-832-1367
Dec 21, 2013 20