Here is what we decided today to pair with today’s dinner– General Tao Stir Fry.
Our Pinot Grigio Pick
Lola Pinot Grigio is a white wine produced by Pelee Island Winery, located on Pelee Island in Lake Erie, Canada. It has a VQA designation and is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes, with a light and crisp taste. The wine has an alcohol content of 12.5% and a residual sugar content of 3 g/L. Lola Pinot Grigio is available in a 750ml bottle and a 250ml aluminum bottle. It can be served chilled and is often paired with light seafood and fish dishes, poultry, or pork. The wine is part of the Lola series of wines produced by Pelee Island Winery.
Ada— Lovely amber colour. Moderately light with maybe a slight fizz. This would be a nice sipping wine without food on a hot summer day on the deck. Eminently drinkable!
Rick— I read that this one tastes like green apples, and they’re right. Green apples are my favorite kind so that’s a plus for me. Just a hint of fizz, any more and I’d like it less. I’d buy this one again.
The General Tao was, on the other hand, pretty bland. Maybe I need to start a food blog too – LOL.
Lola Pinot Grigio Taste Profile
|Aroma||Lemony, slight floral note|
|Palate||Smooth, dry, slight hint of honey, fresh citrus|
|Finish||Crisp, clean finish|
Please note that taste profiles can vary depending on factors such as vintage, storage, and serving temperature. This table is based on general information about Lola Pinot Grigio from Pelee Island Winery.
What does VQA stand for in Ontario?
VQA stands for “Vintners Quality Alliance,” a regulatory and appellation system used in Canadian wine regions, particularly in Ontario and British Columbia. Wines that are labeled as VQA have met certain quality standards and are made from grapes grown within a specific geographic area. VQA wines are subject to strict regulations and must meet rigorous production standards to ensure their quality.
General Tao’s stir-fry is a popular Chinese dish known for its bold flavors and crispy texture. It typically consists of chicken pieces that are coated in a cornstarch batter, stir-fried until crispy, and then tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce.
Overall, General Tao’s stir-fry is a flavorful dish that typically involves coating the chicken with cornstarch, stir-frying it until crispy, and tossing it in a sweet and tangy sauce. Specific recipes and variations may differ, so it is recommended to refer to individual sources for detailed instructions.
Pelee Island Winery
Pelee Island Winery is a Canadian winery located on Pelee Island, which is the southernmost inhabited point in Canada and is situated in Lake Erie. The winery was founded in 1979 and has since grown to become one of the largest estate wineries in Canada. The winery spans over 600 acres of vineyards and farmland and produces a wide range of wines, including red, white, rose, and ice wine.
Pelee Island Winery is known for its use of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices. The winery has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, including the use of natural pest control methods and the recycling of grape skins and stems.
The winery offers a range of wine-tasting experiences, including guided tours of the vineyards and winery, as well as tastings of their award-winning wines. Pelee Island Winery also has a wine pavilion on the island that serves as a retail outlet and event space.
Pelee Island Winery has won numerous awards for its wines, including several gold medals at the All-Canadian Wine Championships and the Ontario Wine Awards. The winery is also a member of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) and the Wine Council of Ontario.