Venetian Carnival: Feast for the eyes and the palate

The Carnival of Venice or as Italian’s know it “Carnevale di Venezia” is an annual celebration. A colorful and joyful party, world-famous for its festive and colourful masks, masquerade balls and elaborate feasts featuring traditional food and wines of Veneto region. The Carnival dates back to 1162 with a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica”... Read More

Pink Bubbles for your Valentine!

Love is in the air and the most ideal wine to celebrate is light, dry and delicate pink sparkling wine. With it’s pretty, romantic look and frothy bubbles it certainly has powers to seduce, both your date and your palate. As a self-confessed addict of both bubbles and chocolate, my personal love affair with sparkling rosés started a long time ago and it’s still going... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: NIAGARA’S TRIUS RED AND A JUICY LAMB POT PIE

Trius Red 2013, VQA, Niagara Peninsula VINTAGES#: 303800, $ 23.95. 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... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: ALSATIAN Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc & Thai Mango Salad

Beautifully aromatic, dry Alsatian Pinot Blanc vinified with 100% pinot blanc grapes using sustainable farming practices. Crisp, light and fresh with aromas and flavours of ripe white peaches, apples and lemon drops. This is a perfect patio sipping white and a fantastic companion to salads, quiches, grilled seafood and light cheeses. Best served chilled between 8-10C. VINTAGES#:... Read More

Sparkling Wines: Toast the New Year with a Splash of Bubbly!

December is a month to celebrate and Champagne has been an undeniable celebratory drink over the centuries. Stylish and chic, fizz has been associated with fun since middle 17th century when London society discovered the “uplifting” effect of this amazing wine from Champagne with its smooth, seductive bubbles exploding on the tongue in a frothy array of fruity, brioche like... Read More