Tawse Winery announces the release of Cuddy by Tawse wines

Canadian Music Icon partners with acclaimed Ontario winery

VINELAND, ON, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Tawse Winery is pleased to announce the launch of its newest wine brand, Cuddy by Tawse.  This exciting new label was born from a longstanding partnership with Canadian music icon Jim Cuddy.  This collaborative effort between Cuddy and the award-winning winemaking team of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede has given birth to two new VQA labels that are now available at the winery. The 'Cuddy by Tawse' brand will also be available at select LCBO retailers starting September 17th.

"After many years of drinking great wine, it is my good fortune to work with Tawse and actually create some.  I am very proud of the two new Cuddy Wine varietals we are presenting and hope that people enjoy tasting the wine as much as we enjoyed making it," says Cuddy of the first release that includes a Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot blend.

The grapes for both wines were carefully sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyard sites that use best-in-class farm practices to produce expressive fruit that are true representations of terroir. The Cuddy by Tawse Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged and displays notes of minerality accompanied by ripe apples and pears with allusions to citrus and toasty oak.  The Cabernet Merlot blend is a food-friendly wine showing black fruit, plum, cocoa nib and a richness that hints at dark chocolate.

Mr. Cuddy will be showcasing his new line of wines at the Summerhill LCBO location on Saturday September 17th from 11 am to 1 pm.  Visitors to the store will have opportunity to meet the singer, sample his two new wines and purchase autographed bottles. For more information about Cuddy by Tawse, including where to find it at a store near you, visit www.tawsewinery.ca.

About Tawse Winery: Tawse Winery is an ultra-premium Niagara winery whose portfolio is comprised of the Tawse, Cuddy by Tawse and Sketches wine brands. Owned and operated by the Tawse family, Tawse wines are sold nationally direct-to-consumer as well as in the LCBO and other provincial liquor jurisdiction stores. The company received recognition in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016 from Wine Access Magazine/Wine Align as Canadian Winery of the Year. Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede handcraft all of the wines within the Tawse Winery portfolio.

SOURCE Tawse Winery

Image with caption: "Meet Jim Cuddy (CNW Group/Tawse Winery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160908_C8415_PHOTO_EN_768471.jpg

For further information: For media inquiries, interviews and bottle shots please contact Marie-Helene Morency at 905.562.9500 x 328 or m.morency@tawsewinery.ca.

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