Crisp Whites for Summer Sipping

The summer is finally here and the soaring temperatures call for chilled, crisp & thirst quenching whites, made for hot, lazy days of summer. The world is full of such light and fruity cool climate whites, with brilliant natural acidity and steely nature. Their ability to match vast array of dishes makes them an exceptionally versatile food partner and a perfect summer patio... Read More

Around the World in Six Rosés

There is a great glass of perfectly chilled rosé for every summer meal and every occasion. Born in sun-soaked Provence in France’s deep south, rosés are taking the world by storm. These days they are vinified with a great variety of grapes and made in pretty much every wine producing country in the world. The grapes used in the production of rosés are usually red. The... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Château des Charmes Cabernet Icewine & Foie Gras

Beautifully luscious red Icewine from one of Niagara’s most prominent producers. A perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Bursting with aromas and flavors of ripe red berries with perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity. Luxurious mouthfeel and long-lingering honey-hued finish. A must-try Ontario Icewine. Perfect companion to fruit-based desserts or as a splurge,... Read More

ICEWINE: Sipping Canadian Liquid Gold

There are a few quintessentially Canadian things and the luscious luxury of Icewine is certainly one of them. It was discovered by a lucky accident in 1700s Germany when a cold front swept through the vineyards and froze the grapes before they were picked. The winemakers picked and pressed anyway and were rewarded by the most luscious sweet wine.  Canada’s affair with the frozen... Read More

Cozy Christmas Traditions: Sipping Glühwein

There is nothing that welcomes your guests and says Christmas like soul-warming aromas of slowly simmering red wine with sliced oranges and mulling spices; cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and cloves, star anise, cardamom, and ginger. Cozy choice of an après-ski treat mulled wine is a favorite drink in the ski huts across Europe. Glühwein or “glow-wine”, named after the hot irons... Read More