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 Pairing of the Week: Benjamin Brunel Rasteau & Comforting Roasted Chicken

From the high altitude, terraced vineyards at approximately 250 meters above the sea level in Rhone’s Vaucluse region, comes this juicy, fruit forward blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache. Full bodied, rich and smooth with aromas and flavours of cassis, black cherries and raspberries with a whiff of rosemary and black olives. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with silky tannins.... 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