Plum and Blueberry Shooters
WITH PELLER ESTATES ICE CUVÉE VQA
A red icewine might seem the obvious choice for a dessert made with ripe Ontario plums and blueberries, but these shooters (recipe on page 158) aren’t very sweet at all, so let’s go with something more subtle. Ice Cuvée is a traditional-method sparkling wine finished with a dosage of Vidal icewine—a brilliant idea that adds a touch of sweetness and some exotic lemon marmalade and pineapple nuances to the bubbly. A unique Ontario product, the wine is best served well-chilled, in Champagne flutes—the perfect presentation if someone wishes to propose a toast. Cheers!