Up until a few years ago, Gewürztraminer was the name of that grape that I didn’t know how to pronounce, so I actively avoided it. (It’s pronounced guh-voorts-truh-meaner.) Cut to the present day and it’s one of my favourite white wine varietals, especially here in Ontario. It’s a versatile grape, one that’s constantly surprising me with its depth.Read more
2018 is all about exploring different wines, not just the ones I know and love. Enter Anselmi San Vincenzo, a Garganega blend from famed Italian wine maker Roberto Anselmi. Having seen this wine crop up on my Instagram feed more than once, I was eager to try it.Read more
I've often wondered what makes us gravitate towards a certain brand over another. Why does that bottle of wine appeal to us over the other bottle of wine that's right next to it? Is it the label, or the name? Sure, sometimes it comes down to price, but appearance plays a huge part in what goes into my cart when I'm buying wine I haven't tried before.
Case in point - a few weeks ago my boyfriend and I made a trip to the LCBO to stock up on some ciders, beers and some cheap wines for easy drinking. I grabbed some trusty go-tos and a couple of bottles I haven't tried before. One of those was Yalumba's Y series Viognier. Viognier (pronounced Vee-on-Yay) is a grape variety I haven't fully explored yet and one I didn't know much about so I was really excited to try this wine - a steal for $13.95.Read more
Malivoire’s Guilty Men is a wine that someone else discovered for me. I wish I could say I had the wherewithal to grab this bottle at my local LCBO, but my parents actually gifted me with a bottle as part of my Christmas present ast year. Yes, I’ve been holding out on telling you about this amazing wine for that long. It’s been a busy year, forgive me?