Our partial Appassimento Syrah and Whisky Barrelled Cabernet Sauvignon are both relatively new to The Foreign Affair Winery portfolio. They both represent our innovative spirit - the team at the winery is always striving to push the envelope, evolve and improve, and ultimately to wow Ontario wine drinkers from one year to the next. 
The Syrah has seen three vintages in our portfolio - 2015, 2016 and now 2017. This most recent vintage is the first to receive an incredibly high score of 92 points from local wine critic Tony Aspler, 'The Wine Guy'. Starting out as a Wine Club exclusive red wine, we have now extended access to this bold red to all fans of Foreign Affair wine. Using an old-world technique like Appassimento in this new-world setting of Ontario, there is no road map or instruction manual available to winemakers. Therefore those that pursue such a method are building their own roads, and making their own rules. For our winemaking team, working with the Syrah varietal was a new experience, one they were unafraid to embark upon. Syrah can be found in a wide array of styles around the world, and we believe that ours is a one-of-a-kind! 
Syrah 2017 ~ 92 Points!
With aromas of dried blackcurrant, black cherry preserve, savoury spices, fresh black fig and subtle oak and vanilla. The palate has flavours of cherry and blackberry with accents of spices like fresh cracked black peppercorn. The ripe fruit flavours are balanced with the smooth bold tannins, oak and acidity.
Pair this wine with dishes such as charcuterie and firm aged or blue cheese, arancini, eggplant caponata, peppercorn crusted roast beef, rosemary lamb and creamy mushroom gnocchi.
$54.95 / bottle
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Of course, our Wine Club Members now have exclusive access to the unique and delightful Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. If you are a Member and would like to place an order for this wine, contact us. If you are interested in learning more about our Wine Club - click here
Another one-of-a-kind, and characteristically innovative wine in our portfolio, is the Whisky Barrelled Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was the result of a unique partnership with Master Distiller, Dr. Don Livermore. The idea formed, the barrels were swapped, and both Winemaker and Distiller set out to age their product in untraditional housings. The results being a Pike Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Aged Whisky, and an even bolder partial Appassimento Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Canadian Whisky Barrels. Again, this wine was released first to our Wine Club Members, but now the limited remaining inventory is available to all Foreign Affair wine fans!
Whisky Barrelled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This luxurious wine has layers of dark fruit intermingled with rich whisky barrel notes. Aromas and flavours of rich caramel, vanilla, smokey oak, cedar, forest floor, cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. With full, firm tannins and a long finish.
Enjoy this bold red wine alongside dishes such as or including; aged and blue cheese with charcuterie, BBQ short ribs, prime rib roast, blackened tuna steaks, sweet potato mash, smoked beef brisket, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, pasta Bolognese, and dark chocolate desserts. 
$64.95 / bottle
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Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150 (to any Ontario address), and order yourself a few bottles of each of these bold reds. You can also book a complimentary Virtual Tasting with any 3 wine order. Invite friends and family to order the same wines and then book a date and time for a educational and engaging tasting with a member of our team. 
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