The first wines were gathered from the fermented tears of grape vines that were tormented by their inability to dance the Macarena at their children's weddings. Drink the nectar of botanic tragedy with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of wine and gifts at Caroline Cellars Wine Boutique, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Caroline Cellars uncorks its lush terrain to divulge delicate VQA Ontario–approved wines and memorable boutique gifts. Inhale the entrancing aromas of orange blossom and clementine emanating from a bottle of gewurztraminer (VQA) ($14.70), or pair a pinot noir (VQA) with gamey meats, such as ostrich, rabbit, and celery stalks dressed as deer ($15). The recently released blackberry wine notes its juicy namesake along with a sinuous splash of tannin ($16.50), and cranberry winter harvest dominates turkey dinners with hints of apricot and spicy ginger ($22.50). The Vidal ice wine (VQA) stares at its fruit-cocktail reflection until it's punished for its vanity by roving bands of corkscrews ($25.75).
Caroline Cellars also offers sousers inimitable keepsakes, such as local Canadian wine jellies ($4.50), grape juice ($6.75), and Vacuvin wine pumps and products ($5–$20). Winter hounds looking for something creative to wrap their snowmen in can opt for the fetching rhinestone "Wine a bit, you'll feel better" T-shirt.
The 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships awarded Caroline Cellars a silver medal in the Tree Fruit Off-Dry category for its 2007 plum and a bronze medal in the Soft Fruit Dessert category for its 2006 cranberry winter harvest.
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