Friday, August 15, 2008


I have been drinking Pelee Island Gewurztraminer for months now, so I guess I must like it, huh? Well...I do because I find it to be a nice, fruity Gewurztraminer that is sweet enough and has just the right amount of zing on the end to make my mouth go "Wow!"

I like that!!

Pelee is the first Ontario wine I tried when I moved back to Toronto from the Okanagan, so it kind of has a special place in my heart. Isn't that nice? The fact is that I find it to be reasonably priced, highly enjoyable and an excellent wine for daily drinking.

Here I have tried the 2006 Reserve which I find just a little smoother than the regular Gewurztraminer. It is a nice fruity wine (just how I like them) with a hint of lychee and spice (as it should) and was easy to drink. The cost was under $15.00 at the LCBO.

I hope to visit this winery one day; it looks fantastic and I have got to see Pelee Island. Here's a link to Pelee's website:

If you haven't tried Pelee Island, get on it!


Anonymous said...

One of my altime favs!

Cheers mate!

Expressions by MBG said...

Hi there ... the Pelee is wonderful ... but if you ever want something VERY SMOOTH with relativiely low acidity and want to take a "romantic" drive with "L" to the Niagara Region go to a small family winery owned by the Konzellman Family ... they're late harvest Gewurtzraminer is FANTASTIC ... stock-up it goes quickly and unfortunatley cannot be purchased at the LCBO yet ... maybe some day! ... it's TRULY worth the drive!


Livingston Cooks said...


Good on ya!! Keep up the drinking!!!



Livingston Cooks said...

Hey Monica:

Thanks for the tip. My favorite white is Gewurztraminer hands down and I'm always looking for new ones to try. I like the Pelee, and I drink it pretty much daily, but my favorite is Angel's Gate. It kicks ass!


Anonymous said...


I've been following your blog from time to time and I noticed that you haven't posted any deserts. Do you have any special pastries, cakes or even bread puddings that you could share?
Rita Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Livingston Cooks said...

Hello Rita:

I'm really glad you look in on my blog from time to time. It's good to know that people actually take interest in my blog because it takes quite a bit of time to do the cooking, photography, uploading and posting. I do enjoy it, however.

I do like to make desserts as a matter of fact. When I attended chef school, pastry was my favorite class and I even considered becoming a pastry chef but that would have required a third year of school and I just wasn't prepared to do that. Anyway, I have always had a strong pastry contingent in my kitchens and I consider dessert the crown jewel of a good meal.

Having said that, I was just thinking the other day that I have to get some desserts on LIVINGSTON COOKS. I have a couple, but I need more. I promise I will get on that VERY soon for you.


Anonymous said...

Nice recomendaton, thanx