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.... Read More

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 France’s deep south, rosés are taking the world by storm. These days they are vinified with a 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

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

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel & Charcuterie

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, California, USA Crafted with the fruit from many different vineyards throughout California’s Lodi region, all vinified separately before blending. Fruit forward and earthy with perfectly balanced, vibrant acidity, this is a delicious blend of 77% Zinfandel with 23% of Petit Sirah. Bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black fruit, a touch... 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