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

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Château des Charmes Cabernet Icewine & Foie Gras

Beautifully luscious red Icewine from one of Niagara’s most prominent producers. A perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Bursting with aromas and flavors of ripe red berries with perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity. Luxurious mouthfeel and long-lingering honey-hued finish. A must-try Ontario Icewine. Perfect companion to fruit-based desserts or as a splurge,... 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

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