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: RICOTTA GNOCCHI & RUFFINO DUCALE RISERVA CHIANTI CLASSICO

An elegant and complex blend of 80% Sangiovese with 20% Merlot & Cab Sauvignon hailing from the Chianti Classico region in the heart of Tuscany. Plush and smooth with well-balanced acidity and velvety tannins. Abundance of ripe black cherries and a whiff of cigar box. Closes in a lingering, smoke-tinged finish.     Gnocchi are light as air soft dough dumplings  made... Read More