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  The Mediadrome - Food - Vin de Glaciere: Ice Wine
Ice wine coats a crystal goblet with a thin layer of golden sheen that is nearly the consistency of maple syrup.
Ice wine must be naturally produced -- if a vintner is found to be using artificial means to “fast-freeze” his grapes, the VQA will cast off the rebel and relegate him back to to making simple table wines.
Ice wine can be made using either red or white grapes, yet the Germans have taught us that Riesling and Gewurztraminer grape varieties make the best ice wines, owing in part to their incredible constitution and ability to withstand the most inhospitable cold winter conditions.
www.themediadrome.com /content/articles/food_articles/ice_wine.htm   (871 words)

  Ice wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ice wine (or icewine or Eiswein in German) is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen.
Natural ice wines require a hard freeze (by law in Canada a minimum of -8 °C/ 17 °F and in Germany a minimum of -7 °C/ 19 °F) to occur sometime after the grapes are ripe, which means that the grapes may hang on the vine for several months following the normal harvest.
Ice wines from white varieties tend to be pale yellow or light gold in color when they are young and can maderise (acquiring deep amber-golden color) as they age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ice_wine   (1056 words)

 Ohio grapes become sweet nectar that is ice wine
Wine lovers will clamor to pay $35 for a half-bottle of Chalet Debonne's ice wine when it is released this fall, and it should attract notice far beyond the state.
Ice wine may be Ohio's ticket to vivicultural fame.
Ice wine has been around for decades but rarely was produced outside Germany until the Canadian government encouraged its winemakers to give it a try in the late 1980s.
www.azcentral.com /home/wine/articles/0809icewine09.html   (1144 words)

 NSERC - Ice Wine
“Ice wine is an intense wine,” says Dr. Hennie J.J. van Vuuren, Director of the Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.
Using high-density DNA micro arrays, the NSERC grantee discovered that certain strains of wine yeasts are more sensitive to stress (not the kind of stress caused by your in-laws during the holidays, but the osmotic stress from the high concentration of sugars) than others.
Ice wines produced with these yeast strains are being subjected to rigorous sensory evaluation – for clarity, bouquet and, of course, taste.
www.nserc.ca /news/features/041223-1_e.htm   (360 words)

 Ice wine
Ice wine is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen.
The most famous (and expensive) ice wines are German Eisweins, but ice wine is also made in Canada and the United States.
Natural ice wines require a hard frost to occur sometime after the grapes are ripe, which means that the grapes may hang on the vine for several months.
www.pheeds.com /info/guide/i/ic/ice_wine.html   (237 words)

 EncycloWine: Encyclopedia for Wine Enthusiasts - Ice wine
Typical grapes used for ice wine production are: Riesling, considered to be the most noble variety by Germans; Vidal Blanc, highly popular in British Columbia and Ontario; and, interestingly, the red grape Cabernet Franc.
Ice wines from white varieties tend to be pale yellow or light gold in color when young and can maderize (acquiring deep amber-golden color) as they age.
Connoisseurs argue whether ice wine improves with age or is meant to be drunk young.
www.encyclowine.org /index.php/Ice_wine   (961 words)

 Ice Wine
The wine grapes were left on the vines until the first deep frost and then the grapes went through the freeze and thaw cycles.
Ice wine is usually enjoyed as a dessert wine, but like most wines, this is always up to the individual wine lover and which wines they prefer.
Ice wine is becoming very popular among wine connoisseurs around the world and you will probably begin to see more brands and companies producing ice wines in the future.
www.fine-wine-guide.com /ice-wine.php   (603 words)

 Strat's Place - Daniel Rogov - A Few Words About Ice Wine
Starting in the 1960s, German and Austrian ice wines began to attain high international acclaim, and about a decade later the ice wines of Canada surprised the world by their excellence and now, despite their invariably high prices, they are sought out with great diligence.
Inniskillin, Ice Wine, 2001: Traditional ice wine, easily comparable to the best of Germany, this deeply sweet but remarkably well balanced wine and elegant wine almost attacks you with luxurious flavors of peaches, litchis, pears in the way of fruits and then honey, cinnamon and candied fruits on the long finish.
All of which is fine, for this remarkably full bodied ice wine has exquisite balance between honey, tropical fruits, raisins and spices in its flavors and aromas and with plenty of lively acid to keep it fresh and refreshing on the palate.
www.stratsplace.com /rogov/words_about_ice_wine.html   (1039 words)

 Ice Wine - A&E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ice Wine is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after luxury goods for the urbane wine drinker.
Grapes were pressed while still frozen, with the ice being discarded, to capture the sugar, acids and extracts from the grapes and produce this very intense wine.
Since Ice Wine is highly regulated, the wine must be naturally produced, and in some years wineries will lose entire production as crops succumb to nature's forces.
www.harbus.org /news/2004/11/15/Ae/Ice-Wine-806566.shtml   (439 words)

 Liquor Cabinet: Dessert Wines- Ice Wines - Slashfood
Ice wine grapes only yield around 20% of the juice of normally harvested grapes, so this is a very risky business proposition because one stroke of bad luck can lead to the loss of the entire harvest.
This is the key to ice wines- the fresh fruit flavors, as opposed to botrytized wines which get their sugar levels from the Noble Rot mold with the accompanying mature and aged flavors.
Usually ice wines are made from botrytis free grapes, but this isn't really a major consideration and many times the plastic sheeting raises humidity levels so that the wines may have small botrytis levels as well.
www.slashfood.com /2006/12/15/liquor-cabinet-dessert-wines-ice-wines   (1445 words)

 -Canadian Ice Wine & NW Ice Wine Style Wines
Ice wines are made by a surprising number of Oregon and Washington wineries.
The resulting wines are not nearly as good as the real thing, and changes in the law in 2003 has forced wineries that make such wines to label them as something other than ice wine.
An ice wine in all but name, this delectably rich dessert wine is full of scents of peach, melon, and pear, and flavors of fruit, toasted nuts, and a nice crisp acidity that finishes fresh and sweet i
www.northwest-wine.com /Ice-Wine.html   (1940 words)

 What is True Ice Wine? - Associated Content
Ice Wine is made in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, and in Slovenia.
But, to make TRUE Ice Wine, the grapes are left on their vines until the outside temperature reaches a chilly -19.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
True Ice Wine, which is made from grapes that are naturally frosted on the vines, is considered to be better in quality when the two wines are compared.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/41033/what_is_true_ice_wine.html   (669 words)

 Ice Wine
Ice Wine can be bought online and you can have ice wine delivered straight to your front door from our online store.
Purchase a bottle of ice wine and prepare to be impressed with its polished smooth sweetness.
You can buy Inniskillin ice wine, which is known for a more traditional deliciously bottomless sugary flavor with an excellent finish.
www.primewine.com /Buy-Wine-Online/Ice_Wine.htm   (489 words)

 Tagaris Winery : - ice wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The ice wine Wine ice wine Food Festival has established a tradition of marrying great wine, great food, and a great university.
Randy, Lee and their ice wine Karen on the Napa Valley Wine ice wine is a magazine for people who enjoy making wine at home.
The Sturge-Weber Foundation’s mission ice wine 1987 ice wine to ice wine the quality of life for individuals with Port Wine Stain Birthmarks (PWS), Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) and ice wine Syndrome (KT).
www.tagariswinery.com /ice_wine-1.html   (521 words)

 What is Ice Wine?
Ice wine, or as it's known in Germany, Eiswein, is made from frozen grapes.
The first ice wine was produced in Germany in 1794, the result of an accident.
Ice wine is the perfect treat to share when spending a relaxing evening with good company and good food.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-ice-wine.htm   (420 words)

 1998 Oak-aged Vidal Icewine (half bottle) - A fine wine from Canada
Icewine is winter's gift to the wine lover: one of the best-kept secrets of the wine world that garners gold medals in virtually every competition in which it is entered.
This wine bursts on your palate showcasing ripe exotic fruits followed by a coasting of tangerine and stone fruits.
My mother does not like the taste of wine, but when she was introduced to Inniskillin, that was all she ever asked for as gifts from family and friends.
www.wine.com /wineshop/product_detail.asp?PProduct_ID=YNG125543_1998&Nu=p_family_name   (693 words)

 Gramona Ice Wine. Riesling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jaume Gramona sought to produce wine of similar characteristics with grapes from a vineyard where it does not freeze during the harvest months.
The result is a highly concentrated, fruited wine that is at once sweet and tart, which endows it with a selective character, aging capacity and fascinating possibilities for in-bottle evolution.
Accompaniment: The foods to be paired with this wine vary depending on the point of its evolution in which the bottle is uncorked.
www.gramona.com /rie-gb.htm   (350 words)

 Unusual Wine Labels
To make ice wine the grapes must freeze on the vine and be picked and pressed while still frozen.
It is a gamble for the winery to leave grapes on the wine, long past normal picking time in the hop that they will survive rot and birds and the winter will cold enough to freeze them.
Ice wine is sold in 37.5cl and 20cl bottles and a high price reflects the effort used to make this magical rare wine.
www.winelabels.org /wines2.htm   (902 words)

 Sub-Zero Wine Blog - Wine Expert Tips - Ice Wine
Ice wines are made by leaving the grapes on the vine long after the growing season ends, to be harvested by hand in the wee hours of the night after the grapes have frozen solid.
There is another category of more affordable ice wines made by simply freezing the grapes in the freezer, rather than waiting for mother nature to do her thing naturally in the vineyard.
Lows in the German wine region are in the mid 40's currently.I agree that the Bonny Doon sweet wines are delicious.
blog.subzerowine.com /tips/2006/10/18/ice-wine.html   (496 words)

 Canada fights to protect its ice wine - theage.com.au
Canadian wine exporters, outraged by what they claim are fake ice wines from Australia and New Zealand in Asia, are trying to patent their product in a bid to protect their market share in Asia.
The Canadian wine makers want their sweet, thick ice wine to be exported with a seal guaranteeing that it is made from grapes frozen on the vine and crushed at minus-8 degrees Celsius.
Ice wine is thought to be made by a few wineries in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/01/12/1041990180199.html   (538 words)

 Northwest Ice Wine - A Magical Thing
What makes ice wine production a bit miraculous is a phenomenon of nature; water stays frozen longer than other vital components of well-ripened ice wine grapes.
In fact, about 30 pounds of grapes are needed to produce a single 375-ml bottle of ice wine while it takes only three pounds to fill a 750-ml bottle of standard wine.
As ice wine grapes are harvested and begin to warm, frozen water begins to crystallize, while the remaining components hang suspended as highly concentrated liquid drops among the water crystals, with sugar and flavor levels two to three times higher than those of grapes harvested earlier in the season.
www.winesnw.com /news_reviews/archive_icewine.htm   (1221 words)

 Article - Ice Wine of B.C.
The first ice wine to appear on the Canadian front was a Riesling ice wine, made in British Columbia by Walter Hainle in 1973.
The 1998 Reserve Chenin Blanc Ice Wine was produced with grapes taken from Buoy Vineyards, while the 1997 Reserve Riesling Ice Wine was made with grapes harvested from the winery’s estate vineyard—Whiskey Canyon.
The winery’s Semillon ice wine is made with grapes harvested from their eastern Washington vineyard, Desert Wind, in the Columbia Valley appellation.
www.winesquire.com /articles/2001/wnw0106.htm   (2723 words)

The blooms of Ice Wine are a clear rich violet purple.
What is particularly exciting about Ice Wine is that it is a full dormant plant that performs beautifully in Florida.
There are so few modern gold edged purple daylilies that are also dormant, making Ice Wine a very important garden flower and hybridizing plant.
www.distinctly.on.ca /petit/icewine.html   (79 words)

 Ice Wine
This special wine is produced from a blend of white grapes that have been left to hang until they are frozen then picked and pressed to extract a very concentrated juice often accentuated by Botrytis.
Softened by a residual sugar of over 5% this wine can be appreciated by many non wine drinkers as well.
This is a special unique wine produced after the first freeze in late November.
www.saintjosephvineyard.com /html/ice_wine.html   (186 words)

 Dessert Wine - Inniskillin Sparkling Ice Wine (375ml) Dessert Wine - 57865
Because of the super high sugar concentration of the frozen grapes, the fermenting to produce an ice wine is difficult to say the least.
This wine has all of the qualities and attributes of an ice wine but with the additional finesse and grandeur garnered by making it in sparkling form.
On the red side the general rule of thumb is to serve dessert wines that are sweeter than the dessert.
www.wineglobe.com /57865.html   (645 words)

 The Ontario Ice Wine Juice
Ice wine is vinted from the "must" of frozen grapes.
Canadian Ice wine found global recognition at the Vinexpo 91 in Bordeaux France, for winning several prestigious awards and titles.
They have an ice wine called Country Symphony Number 9 that is sure to please.
www.sentex.net /~kamil/productice.html   (453 words)

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