Pairing Wine & Late Summer Bounty

Late summer bounty at Ottawa’s ByWard market is on full display. Dazzling array of vibrant colours, aromas and textures, a true sensory overload. I can never resist the urge to buy a little bit of everything and then try to come up with some creative ways to use it all up before it passes its prime. Golden corn, juicy red tomatoes, shiny plump eggplants, sunny-yellow squash and sunset-hued ripe Ontario peaches, it’s hard to choose. This time... Read More

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 sipper.  Beat the heat and head to the isles of France for some famous... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Vina San Pedro 1865 Vineyard Chardonnay & Grilled Salmon

Vina San Pedro 1865 Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Chile This beautifully crafted 100% Chardonnay hails from Elgui Valley in the north of Chile. With the Pacific Ocean only 25K away, the climate is moderate and perfectly suited for the varietal. Bursting with aromas and flavours of zesty citrus with papaya notes as a great surprise. Creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Refreshing with crisp acidity due to partial malolactic fermentation and pronounced minerality.... Read More