“Hockey is Canada… What better way to celebrate this long and rich history than with a great bottle of wine that embodies our pride and passion for all things Canadian”- Murray Marshall (President & CEO Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits)
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd and The NHL Alumni Association officially launched the new Hat Trick VQA Ontario wines this week, and we were there to celebrate them. There was what seemed to be an endless supply of Hat Trick wine (the white is my favourite), lots of NHL alumni, many hockey lovers, good food, and we even got to tour the Hockey Hall of Fame. I don’t know much about hockey, but I had an awesome time exploring the Hockey Hall of Fame while I sipped on several glasses of Hat Trick White.
NHL Alumni and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Bower was there
Johnny Bower back in the day
Bobby Orr wore these skates during the Stanley Cup in 1970
The Stanley Cup…this thing is huge!
From what I hear, this guy is pretty awesome!
Julio schooled me on “The Golden Goal”
Montreal Canadiens Aurele Jolait “The Mighty Atom”s skates
skates worn during the first organized league!
About the wines:
The Hat Trick Red: sourced from 100% Ontario vineyards, and a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Shiraz, to produce a medium bodies blend with characteristics of dark berry fruits and pepper. This wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with steaks, sausages, even a meaty pizza.
The Hat Trick White: a blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Chardonnay which produces a refreshing wine, with crisp characteristics of citrus and tropical fruits. Like the red, this wine is perfect on its own, or can be enjoyed with hot buffalo wings, nachos piled high with chicken and veggies, or just some good ol’ chinese food!
Both wines come in 750ml bottles, are only $12.95 each, and are available for purchase at the LCBO.
Thank you to the NHL Alumni Association and Diamond Estates for inviting us!
peace and love
ps: proceeds from each bottle sold will go right to the NHL Alumni Association to support various charitable causes.