Jamie Macfarlane is known as the most experienced Icewine maker in the world and his wife, Karen King is a sensory researcher. Together, they own The Ice House Winery, home of Northern Ice Premium Icewine.
As Icewine Specialists, their vision is to bring versatile and innovative ways to create, serve and enjoy this NIagara region specialty.
The Art of Blending Icewine
So now we are on a roll in creating our new recipes for Northern Ice “Party in Your Mouth” Cocktails. Some favourites are:
- Add 20% Northern Ice Riesling Icewine to a simple white wine to enhance up front fruit nuances and provide a long, luscious crisp delivery of flavour.
- Add 20% of Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine to a red wine with big red fruit notes that carry too much astringency to enhance up front fruit nuances and provide a long, smooth delivery of flavour.
- Add 2 parts of Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine to 1 part Gin. The wonderful mellow Icewine fruit flavors of dark cherry, plum and fig latch on to the gin botanicals to round out the whole experience.
- One of the best ways to test Northern Ice Vidal nuances and character is by taking it for a test drive in a classic Martini, two parts Icewine to one part vermouth, with a dash of orange bitters. Our preferred Icewine Martini gin is Beefeater which provides more of a juniper balance to the earthy stone fruit tones of the Vidal.