Perfect Pairing: Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Blue Cheese

Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 VINTAGES#: 499459, $ 74.00 The vintage of 2013 in Columbia Valley delivered a long and warm growing season allowing the berries to fully ripen and produced beautifully ripe, well balanced elegant wines. This exceptional red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of 10% Merlot. Powerful and intense, it’s bursting... Read More

Pink Bubbles for your Valentine!

Love is in the air and the ideal wine to celebrate is light, dry and delicate pink sparkling wine. With it’s pretty, romantic look and frothy bubbles it certainly has powers to seduce, both your date and your palate. As a self-confessed addict of both bubbles and chocolate, my personal love affair with sparkling rosés started a long time ago and it’s still going strong. Truly,... Read More

Sparkling Wines: Ring in the New Year with a Splash of Bubbly!

December is a month to celebrate and Champagne has been an undeniable celebratory drink over the centuries. Stylish and chic, fizz has been associated with fun since middle 17th century when London society discovered the “uplifting” effect of this amazing wine from Champagne with its smooth, seductive bubbles exploding on the tongue in a frothy array of fruity, brioche-like... 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

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Artesa Organic Rioja Organic 2016 & Spanish Tapas

Artesa Rioja Organic 2015, Spain Organically grown fruit for this amazing value classic Rioja comes from the high altitude estate vineyards near Alfaro in the southern part of the province. Fresh and fruit-forward with abundant aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, blackberries and plums. Superfine, silky tannins. Beautifully balanced, smooth and supple. Closes in a seductive,... Read More