Paint the County

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in art show

Saturday July 31st

10am – 4pm

Downtown Picton

Creativity in Action…

Up to 20 County artists will take to the streets of Picton on Saturday, July 31st, set up their easels and paint outdoors from 10am to 4pm. Follow these masterful works back to the Art Cellar gallery at Black Prince Winery to bid on your favourite in a silent auction.

The silent auction closes Sunday August 1st at 4pm.

What a great way to see artists at work and take home a piece of  The County!

Participating artists:

Amelie Koning, Ron Pickering, Thelma Knobbs, Mary Brett, Gerry Putnam, Doreen Hepburn, Laverne Chisan, Joan Mackay, Mile, Murtanovski, Vanessa Pandos, Pamela Carter, Mia Lane, Marta Smith, Judy Plomer, Judy Kent, Dayna Law, Ann Wood, Aidan Haley, Kyle Sherwin, Cynthia Dinsdale.

*Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to PEC Alternatives For Women, a counseling agency dedicated to providing safe and confidential services while working to end violence and abuse of women.

Paint the County is an Arts on Main Gallery initiative sponsored by Black Prince Winery and Prince Edward County Arts Council.

Cigar & Wine Pairings

July 22nd, 2010 | Posted in event

Guys night out

Wine tastings are usually offered with food pairings, most often cheese, but on Wednesday evening Black Prince wines were wonderfully paired with something more smoky in nature ….Cigars.

 “Guys Night Out”, the brainchild of Scout Design director Rene Dick, collected a curious group of men on the deck of Black Prince Winery to puff and sip the night away. Matthew Greenwood,  The Cigar Chief, located in Picton, educated the group on the art of cigars from how to cut, light and smoke while Andrew McLuhan further enhanced the experience with a selection of delicious Black Prince Wines.

 Cigars can be as complex as wines. It’s a like a wine palate issue: it’s a taste, it’s a relaxation and most of all it’s a camaraderie with friends trading tasting information which was surely the case on Wednesday evening.

 guysFonseca Delicias                   Strength 1/5

Fonseca cigars are mild to medium in strength and high in quality. The flavors are subtle aromatic herbal. The mild sugary sweetness is extremely well balanced by a hint of saltiness. 

Black Prince Chambourcin 2006 VQA
Soft Raspberry & Elderberry Nose
Wood & Spicy
Medium Bodied with firm Hybrid Acid
Soft Tannins, Smooth Finish   

Romeo Y Julieta Petit Coronas    Strength 3/5

Romeo cigars are characterized by robust and complex flavors. Every kind of flavors imaginable, floral, nutty, herbal, “tangy”, fruity, woody, beans (cocoa, coffee, vanilla etc.), are present in abundance. the hallmark unmistakable “Romeo” style taste is that none of these flavors stands our in particular. Besides being rich and complex in flavors, another advantage of Romeo Y Julieta cigars is that they are not particularly tannic and need relatively short aging time to appreciate.

Black Prince Cabernet Franc 2008 VQA
Red Berry Fruits
Subtle Earthiness
Fruit Forward
Soft & Subtle Oak
Raspberry & Dark Plum Flavours 

guysBolivar Coronas Junior              Strength 4/5

All Bolivar models feature an unmistakable unique “Bolivar” taste. This taste is indescribable but not too difficult to recognise. Heavy “earthiness” is the hallmark of this brand. “Tangy” flavors, fruity sweetness and strong toasted tobacco taste are also present in abundance. The Coronas Junior is a small cigar which sports strength and great complexity, bolivar style. A powerful little cigar.

Black Prince Merlot 2009
The boys were given a sneak taste of this wonderfully smooth, full bodied red wine that will be released in the Fall of this year.

Guys Night Out…

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in event

Guys night OutLooking to be educated in the fine art of cigar smoking and wine tasting,  on July 21st as we will be joined by Matthew Greenwood from M-R Cigar & Chocolate located in Picton.  Matthew will be bringing his finest cuban cigars and educating all on the fine art of cigar smoking.  In between puffs your taste buds will be tantilized with a selection of finely paired wines.  As a special bonus, Black Prince will be tasting barrel samples of it’s fine Merlot that is scheduled to be released later this fall and will be offering special pre-purchase price. 

The event will take place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, July 21st, the cost is $25.00.

Patio Sipper…

July 16th, 2010 | Posted in pinot gris

Pinot GrisSummer heat getting to you?

Cool off with a crisp clean glass of our newly released Black Prince Pinot Gris 2009.

This is a bold expression of varietal typicity with a lovely nose of floral with guava notes.  The long pronounced upfront taste leads to a wonderful zing with lots of fruit.  The  crisp, clean finish and balanced acidity keeps you coming back for more.

What a great wine to enjoy on the patio!

Studio Tour Wine & Cheese

July 11th, 2010 | Posted in Private label

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Studio Tour Cheese   
For all lovers of fine Wine & Cheese we are pleased to announce the release of the Studio Tour Private label cheese from Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. made exclusively to pair with the Black Prince Winery Studio Tour private label Seyval Blanc.
Truly a match made in heaven! 
 Geoff Webb, General Manager
This special edition cheese is 100% county sourced, goat milk wash rind in the
Studio Tour white wine and is only available at Black Prince Winery and
Cooke’s Fine Foods.
The flavour of the cheese is slightly salty with long earthy notes and a mushroom accent. The taste of the rind watermarks the taste of the wine. The paste oozes when ripe, firm when young with less earthy flavours and restrained lactic characteristics which compliments the lovely aroma of pink grapefruit and peaches in the wine. The fruit-forward citrus flavours and typical minerality of this county seyval blanc with its balanced acidity cuts right through the creaminess of the cheese inviting another bite, starting the whole flavour sensation over again.