There is a wine for every occasion, from a full-bodied red to a crisp white.  Not sure what to buy? Our team has come up with this handy guide to help you select the perfect wine to pair with your delicious meal.

Crisp White

Crisp, bright, fresh, zesty and tart are words used to describe wines in this catagory. Most food pairing options will be found here.

Wine Varieties

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Albariño
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Pinot Gris/Grigio
  • Verdejo
  • Vermentino
  • Verdicchio
  • Garganega

AROMATIC WHITE

Often off dry, and very aromatic, these wines expressthemselves in unique ways, and are therefore appreciatedby a more particular palate and with specific foods.

Wine Varieties

  • Gewürztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Muscat/Moscato
  • Torrontés

Full White

Buttery, rich and oaky. The full-bodied white catagoryis dominated by Chardonnay and often drinks more likea red than a white wine.

Wine Varieties

  • Oaked Chardonnay
  • Sémillon
  • Viognier
  • Marsanne

Light Red

Ranging from simple and fruity to complex and elegant, these wines are noted for their delicate nature. Very low tannins balanced acidity and slightly lower alcohol make these wines very food friendly, but can be over-powered by bold flavours.

Wine Varieties

  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Vin salut
  • Freisa
  • Schiava
  • Brachetto

Medium Red

Rounder fruit, fewer tannins, and higher acidity are typical of the wines in this group. Easily the most food friendly of the red wines. Styles will vary regionally and by varietal, but generally very approachable.

Wine Varieties

  • Sangiovese
  • Zinfandel
  • Grenache
  • Barbara
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Valpolicella
  • Côtes du Rhônes
  • Merlot
  • GSM blends

Full Red

Intense flavours of dark fruits. Much darker in colour. Very ripe and higher in alcohol. They typically have the most natural tannins, and also often receive oak aging. These bold wines pair with equally bold-flavoured foods.

Wine Varieties

  • Syrah
  • Malbec
  • Petit Sirah
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Montepulciano
  • Aglianico
  • Tempranillo

SWEET & FORTIFIED

With the sweet, intense flavours and often higher alcohol, these wines are best enjoyed in small doses. Pair with equally sweet foods or intense blue cheese.

Wine Varieties

  • Port
  • Sherry
  • Madeira
  • Late Harvest
  • Ice Wine
  • Noble Rot Wines

Sparkling

Ranging from simple fruity Prosecco to complex and toasty Champagne, sparkling wines offer a great number of expressions and food matching options.

Wine Varieties

  • Champagne
  • Cava
  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Lambrusco
  • Sekt
  • Brantford

    240 King George Road
    Brantford, ON
    N3R 5L4
  • Kitchener

    385 Fairway Road South
    Kitchener, ON
    N2C 2N9
  • London

    Beaverbrook
    1415 Beaverbrook Avenue
    London, ON
    N6H 0J1
  • Ottawa

    BLOSSOM PARK
    2950 Bank Street
    Ottawa ON
    K1T 1N8
  • Ottawa

    Tenth Line
    2030 Tenth Line Road
    Orléans, ON
    K4A 4X4
  • Pickering

    Pickering Town Centre
    1355 Kingston Road Pickering, ON L1V 1B8
  • Whitby

    TAUNTON GARDENS
    360 Taunton Road East
    Whitby, ON
    L1R 0H4
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