Inniskillin and Wine Awakenings have collaborated to launch the Icewine Aroma Kit containing the 12 most common aromas found in Inniskillin Riesling and Vidal Icewines. Initially it will be showcased at the Xerox Icewine Gala at Niagara Fallsview Casino on Friday, January 13th, where guests can try testing their own recognition skills. It will also be features during this year’s upcoming Niagara Icewine Festival, and as part of private Icewine experiences throughout the year.
The kit includes an illustrated booklet telling the story of Icewine, and how to use the 12 aromas, along with a personal profile pad and twelve individual scent trivia cards. Icewine is a wine that has us discovering many different layers of aromas, and now we can uniquely identify them with the help of this sensory kit.
Demonstrations are being offered during the Icewine Festival at Inniskillin Winery on:
Sat. Jan. 14, Sun. Jan. 15th and Sat. Jan. 21, Sun. Jan. 22nd (11-5)
1. Demonstration and Tasting Seminars-11:00 am and 1:00 pm
-reservations recommended (10 people per seminar-Riedel Room). Experiment with the aroma kit while sampling two Icewines-Riesling and Oak-Aged Vidal.
2. Interactive display-11:00 am-4:00 pm
-will allow experimenting with the aromas; no reservations required.
ABOUT WINE AWAKENINGS
Wine Awakenings is a dynamic and innovative company taking “leisure learning” to a whole new level. Inspired by the work of leading wine educators and academics, they have produced a collector’s series of varietal wine aroma kits to awaken one’s ability to identify the aromas found in wine. Their unique method of differentiating between the most popular wine varieties makes sensory wine education more accurate, relevant and exquisitely personal. They are based in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and are a small group of wine professionals dedicated to enhancing enjoyment of wine.