WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale & Juicy Lamb Koftas

Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia An unexpected South Australian blend of Italian grapes Montepulciano & Barbera with Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted in opulent style, medium in body with plenty of weight. Aromas and flavours of ripe red cherries and a whiff of black pepper. Well balanced and complex, this is a great fruit-forward red perfectly... Read More

Christmas Traditions: Glühwein

Cozy choice of an après-ski treat, mulled wine is a favourite drink of choice in ski huts across Europe. German Glühwein or “glow-wine”, named after the hot irons once used for its mulling, is popular in German-speaking countries and also in French region of Alsace, right across the border. The German tradition dates back to 1420 with noble families starting to grow first... Read More

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

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Niagara’s Trius Red & Juicy Grilled Steak

This iconic Niagara red blend comes in a cool commemorative bottle in a celebration of its 25th vintage. Vinified with 55% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes following 12 months of oak barrel aging. Full in body with grippy tannins. Lovely depth of aromas and flavours with layers of ripe dark fruit, mocha and smoke, leading to a long, lingering cedar-toned... 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