WINTER WARMING RED WINES

It’s that time of the year again. The air is crisp and the colourful leaves have fallen. The mercury is dropping, fogs are rolling into town and a welcoming sent of wood-burning fire is everywhere. Time to cocoon, curl on a couch in front of the fireplace and enjoy some fleshy, big, bold and beautiful winter warming reds with perfectly balanced fruit, tannins, and alcohol. The kind of wines perfect for fireside conversation and comforting,... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Kew Vineyards Pinot Noir & JUICY ROASTED CHICKEN

Elegant and complex, fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Niagara’s Beamsville Bench. Bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, raspberries and plums with subtle herbal notes. Silky, smooth, well integrated tannins. Plush and velvety mouthfeel. Long earthy-tinged finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon, roasted chicken or pungent ripe Brie. Score: 92/100. Tasted November 2017. VINTAGES#: 520080, # 23.95. Share this:Click to share on Facebook... Read More

PORT & STILTON: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

Luscious Port, a traditional sweet red wine of Portugal’s Douro valley is a red wine fortified with an addition of a grape spirit to stop the fermentation, leaving the wine with residual sugar and higher alcohol. That leftover sugar makes it lusciously sweet and perfectly suited as a dessert or after dinner drink. One of the classic and best-known cheese and port combinations is Port and Stilton. The sweetness of the wine beautifully balances... Read More