Celebrating Canadian Wine on Canada’s 150th Birthday

Celebration of Canada’s 150 Birthday is also a celebration of Canada’s world class wines. With several wine producing regions from coast to coast, Canada produces wines in many styles. Best known for production of premium icewine, Canada also produces world-class sparkling, white, rose, red, dessert and fortified wines. Our vine-growing regions stretch from the Atlantic... Read More

Fall Feasting: Fine Wine & Food of Ontario

Fall has arrived to Ontario and there are few more enjoyable things than a harvest-inspired meals splashed down with bottles on bottles of white and red wine pairings. When matching these heart-warming dishes with wine it’s important to keep in mind that the elements in both wine and food should enhance and not necessarily complement each another. Following are a few of... Read More

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... Read More

Summer Sipping & Sizzling : Red Wines of Niagara & Grilled Steak

We Canadians love to cottage, grill and sip away our short summers and nothing says summer like perfectly charred, melt-in-your-mouth, juicy chunk of steak on a balmy summer evening and a glass of rich red to splash it down with. A perfect time to dig up some big reds out of your cellar. The smoky flavours in these big reds imparted by barrel aging work wonders with the charring... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir & Sausage Pizza

A hidden gem from Peller Estates and the winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines, this well-crafted, elegant Gamay Noir is bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries and blackberries, a touch of black pepper and soft, well integrated tannins. Medium in body, dry and fruit-forward, closes in a long, lingering earthy-toned finish.... Read More