New Caste Brown Ale
If you’re a big fan of barbecued or charbroiled steak, and have never ventured past drinking Budweiser at a BBQ, I highly suggest you try a Brown Ale, such as Newcastle Brown Ale from England or KLB Nut Brown Ale from Ontario, Canada. English Brown Ales tend to have a lot […]

Brown Ale and Food Pairings

Canadian Flag and Wine
Baco Noir is a wine that is pretty much exclusive to the soils of North America. It is not a popular wine, as it is a bit of a conundrum. If you look at it, it’s extremely aromatic, and dark, thus you’d expect something that’s rich and complex. Instead, it’s […]

Baco Noir and Food Pairings

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Riesling is arguably the most versatile white wine when it comes to food and wine pairing.  Its style can range from bone try, to insanely sweet, which is why it has such a limited audience.  Unaware people might have had a style they didn’t like, and then pigeonhole Riesling as […]

Pairing Riesling with Food

IPA Beer Glasses
India Pale Ale differs from regular pale ales (which are golden coloured and mid bodied beers) in that it tastes stronger, and hoppier.  North American India Pale Ale tends to be even stronger than the original British versions, and has more of a citrus flavour. India Pale Ales were originally […]

IPA Beer – India Pale Ale

Bugs Bunny and Carrot Juice
Pairing wines with Easter can be tricky due to the variety and volume of food on the table.  However with our picks, you’ll be able to hop along with your choices rather quick! Our strategy is to pair the wine with the main dish being served, but remain versatile enough […]

Perfect Wine for Easter

King Ralph
For many, Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine of kings.  It is a complex and full bodied red wine meant for equally challenging and bold dishes.  While in many countries it’s often a key varietal for blends, such as the famous Bordeaux wines of France or Super Tuscans of Italy, in […]

Cabernet Sauvignon & Food Pairings

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‘ABC, anything but Chardonnay.’  As a former wine sommolier I heard this phrase a lot! To a certain degree I agree that you should drink whatever style of wine you like best.  When it comes to food pairings, however, I find those who discount chardonnay due to its mass appeal might miss out […]

What to Pair with Chardonnay

Grüner Veltliner (GROO-ner VELT-lie-ner) is an Austrian White Wine is a light to medium bodied white wine (although there are fuller bodied versions) that often has a greenish tint to it. Typical flavours and aromas you’ll get from this wine are melon, grapefruit, and quite often green vegetable smells such […]

Pairing Food with Grüner Veltliner

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Ripasso is what I like to call  ‘baby Amarone’ as it is made from the left over dried grapes that are originally used to make Amarone.  Basically they add these Amarone grapes to a Valpolicella wine to increase the flavour and/or intensity of the wine.  On the label you may […]

Ripasso Wine and Food Pairings