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2012 Rosewood Select Series Merlot

Rosewood Estates Winery 2012 Select Series Merlot Appellation: VQA Niagara Escarpment Alcohol Percent: 13.9 % LCBO Sweetness Descriptor: Dry Residual Sugar g/L:  1.1 g/L Brix at Harvest: 23.7 ˚Bx Total Acid g/L:: 6.2 g/L Cases Produced: 1142 Drinking Through: drinking well over next 3-5 yrs Bottle Size(s): 750ml Decanting: No Description:Description: The growing season of 2012 was

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2013 Cabernet Merlot

Vineland Estates Winery 2013 Cabernet Merlot Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula Varietal: Cabernet Franc 61.8%, Merlot 22.8%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15.4% Alcohol Percent: 12.5 % LCBO Sweetness Descriptor: Dry Residual Sugar g/L: 7.4 g/L Brix at Harvest: 21.5˚Bx Total Acid g/L:: 5.2 g/L Cases Produced: 3007 Drinking Through: drinking through 2022 Oak Treatment: 6 months with oak

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2013 Field A – Riesling

Vineland Estates Winery 2013 Field A – Riesling Appellation: VQA Niagara Escarpment Varietal: 100% Riesling Alcohol Percent: 10.3 % LCBO Sweetness Descriptor: Medium Residual Sugar g/L: 15.0 g/L Brix at Harvest: 19.0 ˚Bx Total Acid g/L:: 9.03 g/L Cases Produced: 113 Drinking Through: drinking through 2020+ Oak Treatment: None Service Temp.: 11 – 12 ˚C

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Lemon Squares with Short Crust

Lemon Squares with Short Crust Crust: 1 Cup Butter (Room Temperature) ½ Cup Sugar 2 Cup All-Purpose Flour Filling: 8 oz. Cream Cheese 2 Cup Sugar ¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour 3 Eggs ½ Cup Lemon Juice 1 T Lemon Zest For the crust, preheat the oven to 350F, in a bowl blend together the butter,

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Beef Tartare

Beef Tartare 1 lb. Beef Tenderloin (silver skin removed, finely diced) 1 Shallot (minced) 2 T Capers (chopped) 1 Red Pepper (finely diced) 1 T Roasted Garlic (minced) 1 t Espelette 1 Zest of Lemon 1 Small Bunch of Fresh Parsley (chopped) 1 Small Bunch of Fresh Chives (chopped) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt &

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto 2 Cup Risotto 2 Shallots (small dice) 4 Double Smoked Bacon Strips, chopped 1 Cup Pumpkin (small diced & roasted) Salt & Pepper ¼ Cup Pumpkin Seeds 1 Cup Olive Oil ¼ Cup Monforte Toscano (grated) ½ Lemon (juiced and zested) 2 Cup Basil Cress (washed and picked) In a large pan

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Golden Beet Salad

Golden Beet Salad 1 lb. Baby Golden Beets 1 T Mustard Seeds ½ C White Wine Vinegar 1 T Granulated Sugar 1 T Whole Black Peppercorns 1 T Allspice 2 Bay Leaves 1 Bunch Thyme, chopped with stems reserved 1 Bunch Parsley, chopped 2 Strips Double Smoked Bacon ½ lb. Upper Canada Ricotta ½ lb.

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Hot Smoked Whitefish

Hot Smoked Whitefish 1 L Water ¼ C Kosher Salt ¼ C White Sugar Lemon Zest from one Lemon 1 Side Whitefish Bring to a boil, then turn off and allow to cool. Brine fish for 4 hours. Dry fish with paper towels, then hot smoke for approximately 20 – 30 minutes, until fish reaches internal temperature

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