This beautifully illustrated book reveals the painstaking methods and skills used to create one of Canada's most desired delicacies — Icewine.
Niagara Peninsula is renowned for the quality of its Icewine, and from Japan to Europe Icewine is synonymous with the highest level of luxury goods. Inniskillins Wines” co-founder Donald Ziraldo takes readers on a personal tour through the amazing world of cool-climate viticulture and Icewine-making. Ziraldo draws on his insights and experience to bring to life what is an exacting science, an expressive art and an earthy celebration of regional terroir.
The complex factors that determine a fine wine'soil, grape varieties, pressing, cork quality, and the all important cold climate needed to produce Icewine?are all colourfully presented in this handsome keepsake volume. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the painstaking methods and skills used to create one of Canada's most desired delicacies.
Winemaker Karl Kaiser adds a chapter on the scientific aspects of Icewine making. Beautiful photographs complement more than 20 scrumptious recipes from the late, resident chef Izabela Kalabis that rely on Icewine as a main ingredient. Food and wine pairings provide the perfect finish for this luxurious volume, designed to immerse readers in the velvety smoothness of Canada's most precious beverage.
About the author
DONALD J.P. ZIRALDO is the co-founder with KARL KAISER of award-winning Inniskillin Wines and pioneered Canada’s estate winery movement. He has worked to bring Icewine and Canadian wine to the world. He is an educator and creative entrepreneur who is the recipient of a stream of awards and accolades for his business acumen and cultural contributions. Inniskillin was purchased by Constellation brands in 2006 and the winery now joins a company with a worldwide reach. Ziraldo is a collector of Art Deco objects d’art, skis internationally, and is a founding member of the VQA in Ontario.]]>