WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: TRAPICHE EXTRA BRUT & OOZING BRIE

Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling, Mendoza, Argentina LCBO#: 262261, $ 13.45 Truly an incredible price point for the quality of this delightful Argentinian sparkler from Mendoza’s Uco Valley. An interesting blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Semillon and 10% Malbec, vinified by charmat method. Pretty pineapple nose, bursting with aromas and flavours of granny smith apples. Extended maturation... 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

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Huff Estates 2012 South Bay Chardonnay & Sinfully Creamy Brie

An elegant Chard from the warmer South Bay vineyards of Ontario’s Prince Edward County, the winner of 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. Big and bold with excellent fruit concentration, depth and complexity. Aromas and flavours of lemon drops, apples and nectarines with a whiff of that unmistakable County minerality. Rich, luxurious mouthfeel, closes in a long, lingering, vanilla-almond-tinged... Read More

Sipping & Tasting Ontario Wine & Cheese

Wine & Cheese truly are a perfect pair. Both available in astounding range of styles and they often get more complex with time. When pairing them it’s important to consider texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Cheeses can be split in four major categories: Fresh:   Soft and spreadable, mild or tangy Soft:      Creamy decadent cheeses with bloomy rind Hard:    Usually... Read More