Crisp Whites for Summer Sipping

The summer is finally here and the soaring temperatures call for chilled, crisp & thirst quenching whites, made for hot, lazy days of summer. The world is full of such light and fruity cool climate whites, with brilliant natural acidity and steely nature. Their ability to match vast array of dishes makes them an exceptionally versatile food partner and a perfect summer patio... 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: Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon & Lamb Tenderloin

From the sunny shores of Spain’s Penedés region comes this amazing Cab. This is Torres’ most prestigious red, well known to connoisseurs around the world. Vinified with 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes from the selected small vineyard. Tons of dark fruit, plenty of weight with great depth and finesse. Excellent acidity with pronounced aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: TRAPICHE EXTRA BRUT & OOZING BRIE

Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling, Mendoza, Argentina LCBO#: 262261, $ 13.45 Truly an incredible price point for the quality of this delightful Argentinian sparkler from Mendoza’s Uco Valley. An interesting blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Semillon and 10% Malbec, vinified by charmat method. Pretty pineapple nose, bursting with aromas and flavours of granny smith apples. Extended maturation... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Henry of Pelham Estate Riesling & Crispy Potato Pierogies

Lively, just off-dry Riesling, crafted with the grapes grown at the estate’s oldest vineyards’ on the Short Hills Bench in Ontario’s Niagara. Fresh and fruity with crisp acidity. Bursting with aromas and flavours of white peaches, green apples and lime zest with a touch of minerality and petrol on the long, clean finish. VINTAGES#: 557165, $17.95. Tasted January 2016/91... Read More