Wine pairing of the week: Tawse’s Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling & Crab Cakes

Tawse Winery Spark Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard Riesling 2014 From Limestone Ridge, Tawse’s newest estate vineyard comes this pretty aromatic sparkler. Crafted with hand-harvested Riesling grapes in the Méthode Traditionnelle, it displays great complexity imparted by bottle-fermentation. Bright with crisp acidity, it’s bursting with aromas and flavours of green apples, lime... Read More

Wine Pairings to Toast Your Winter Roast

Enjoying warming aromas of slowly roasting meats coming from the kitchen oven while watching giant snow flakes cover the frozen ground is my most comforting indoor winter pastime. Roasting uses dry heat that surrounds the meat, cooking it evenly on all sides to enhance flavor by caramelization. Its perfect for slower cooking of large pieces of meat that makes them tender, crispy,... Read More

Wine pairing for grilled lobster: Albis J.M. Fonseca, Setúbal, Portugal

From one of the oldest and the most prestigious wineries in Portugal, comes this delicious blend of 75 % Moscatel de Setúbal and 25% Arinto. The grapes are harvested in mid-September to preserve Moscatel’s natural acidity and aromatics before they are vinified to dryness. Abundant floral notes with aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, grilled pineapple and litchis. Fruit... Read More

Wine Pairing of the Week: Salmon Tartare & Loire’s Chéreau-Carré Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie

From the vineyards in the golden triangle of Muscadet, on the outskirts of Nantes, comes this deliciously fruity and refreshing white. Vinified from Melon de Bourgogne grapes, it delivers aromas and flavours of granny smith apples, lemon drops and lime zest with pronounced minerality. Dry, with crisp acidity and smooth finish. Perfect aperitif wine! Great match with salmon tartar... Read More

Wine Pairing of the Week: Benjamin Brunel Rasteau & Comforting Roasted Chicken

From the high altitude, terraced vineyards at approximately 250 meters above the sea level in Rhone’s Vaucluse region, comes this juicy, fruit forward blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache. Full bodied, rich and smooth with aromas and flavours of cassis, black cherries and raspberries with a whiff of rosemary and black olives. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with silky tannins.... Read More