Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I have an interesting question for you about your great love, the hybrids. I do not seem to remember you ever talking about late-harvest/dessert style wines? Also, have you ever seen or heard of a port-style wine from some of the reds varietals you so honour.
Bob, you are right. I have to admit that I am not a fan of stickies, and that is the reason why I very rarely taste them and write about them. It's kind of like Robin and Riesling; he can appreciate it and converse about it, but it's not the wine genre that really gets him excited.
That said, as you know, Vidal is a white hybrid and our most famous hybrid in Ontario; it makes all manner of wines, from crisp, bone-dry table wines (my favourite style of Vidal) to off-dry, late-harvest and, of course, botrytized icewine. I have an icewine about once a year.
I know for a fact that there are wineries making a port-style wine out of red-hybrid varieties, but again, this is not a genre that I personally enjoy, and so I don't keep track of such wines. Sorry Bob!
And thanks for asking about my mom. Thankfully, all is well now.