Around the World in Six Rosés

There is a great glass of perfectly chilled rosé for every summer meal and every occasion. Born in sun-soaked Provence in the France’s deep south, rosés are taking world by storm. These days they are vinified with great variety of grapes and made in pretty much every wine producing country in the world. The grapes used in the production of rosés are usually red. The... 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

Wine Pairings to Toast Your Winter Roast

Enjoying warming aromas of slowly roasting meats coming from the kitchen oven while watching giant snow flakes cover the frozen ground is my most comforting indoor winter pastime. Roasting uses dry heat that surrounds the meat, cooking it evenly on all sides to enhance flavor by caramelization. Its perfect for slower cooking of large pieces of meat that makes them tender, crispy,... Read More

Wine Pairing for Grilled Lamb: Les Dauphins Côtes Du Rhône Reserve Red

Traditional Côtes du Rhône red blend from Cellier Des Dauphins. Vinified with 80% Grenache, 15 % Syrah and a touch of Mourvèdre. Medium bodied, fruit forward and dry, it’s bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe summer fruit, a touch of spice, subtle floral notes and smooth, silky tannins. Closes in an earthy, medium finish. Perfect party wine, great paired with succulent... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Perrin Cotes du Rhône Réserve 2012 & Charcuterie

From the five generations of Perrin Family winemakers in the south of Rhone Valley comes this elegant blend of grenache. Medium in body and dry, delivers a ton of ripe black cherries and cassis with a subtle whiff of black pepper. Well balanced and complex, closes in a long spicy finish. Great match with a board of charcuterie and mature cheeses. Share this:Click to share on Facebook... Read More