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    A change of opinion regarding Ill. wines

    Damn! I lost the whole post and I don't want to retype the whole thing, but I want to start a discussion.

    Have any of our Ill. residents tried the offerings from Lavender Crest Winery in Colona?

    I'm very favorably impressed with Ritt's Reserve and Miche Sepi.

    Jono?

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    Re: A change of opinion regarding Ill. wines

    Ah, Colona, Il..in my old area, but I am unfamiliar with the winery. We have a nice wineshop in town that stocks IL produced wines so I will have to take a look. Most often, those wines are sold locally. Did you find them outside the QC area?

    This is their website:

    http://www.lavendercrest.com/ourstory.aspx

    Miche Sepi
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Marechal Foch and De Chanauc......not very familiar with the last two.

    http://wine.appellationamerica.com/g...chal-Foch.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Chaunac

    Ritt's Reserve
    Chambourcin.....again, not real familiar with this variety.
    http://wine.appellationamerica.com/g...ambourcin.html

    A little surprised not to see Norton grapes....also known as Cynthiana....a very common midwest & eastern variety.
    http://www.missouriwinecountry.com/a...orton-true.php

    It is good they have found grapes that are relatively unique and successful for that area.

    The whites are typical of midwestern wineries....Vignoles and Seyval.

    http://www.illinoiswine.com/grape-varieties.html

    http://www.illinoiswine.com/index.html
    Last edited by Jono; 02-24-2011 at 21:58.

 

 

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