• Shelley Boettcher

Beautiful Baco Noir

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017 — and what better way to toast its success than with a glass of good Canadian wine? Here's a fantastic Baco Noir from Henry of Pelham Family Estate.

Located in St. Catharines, Ont., Henry of Pelham is a family-owned winery that's been around since 1988.

The Speck brothers and their team make a variety of wines, including some well-regarded sparkling wine.

This red, however, is made from Baco Noir, a hybrid grape that was created in 1902 in France. (Apparently Baco Noir vines are the first to start growing in spring in Ontario, too.)

And the wine Baco Noir makes? It's a bold, lip-smacking jammy red, with notes of dark cherries, blackberries and spice.

Pair with red meats — maybe a bison burger or venison stew — or just enjoy by itself. About $20 a bottle.

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