Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Saskatchewan Fruit Wine

We sipped our way through rhubarb, cherries, apples, black currents and saskatoon berries at a wonderful fruit wine night at Souleio in Saskatoon.

The fruit wines and the apple cidre are lovely elixirs produced locally by Living Sky Winery, while the berry-flavoured spirits are made in-house at Souleio. Pick your favourite fruit and enjoy!

"We don't want to hide the fact that it's fruit wine.
We want it to taste just like the fruit!"
- Sue Echlin, Living Sky Wines

The evening began with a presentation from Tyler Kaban, grad student at the University of Saskatchewan, who's made it his passion to breed a grape hybrid (using indigenous grapes crossed with wine varieties such as shiraz and pinor noir) that will thrive on the prairies. We'll be hearing more about that in the future...

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