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
Though there have been fleeting moments of spring, it’s still winter(ish) weather here in Toronto. As I write this the skies are grey and the temperature is below zero. I don’t mind the cold, but I’m gearing up for patio season, and I honestly can’t wait, but there is an upside to this cooler weather: cozy Canadian Chardonnay.
As the weather gets cooler, I find myself gravitating to some of my favourite things: sweaters, good books and of course - wine. I'm a seasonal wine drinker; I drink more red in the winter than I do in the summer, but I am occasionally known to toss that habit out the window and crack a delicious Rosé in the middle of December. That said, I have been craving winter whites – like Chardonnay and Fumé Blanc – lately.
I have had Kew's Fumé Blanc kicking around in my wine fridge since June, and the beginning of October seemed like the perfect time to crack this beauty.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?