Sunday, June 4, 2017

In The Pink

Summer's now on everyone's radar and so's Canada's hottest category of wine to go with the juicy burgers and practically everything else!

A couple of great new dry rose choices for sipping, savoring or slurping are here now from our good friends at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara.

Fresh, fun, delicious and utterly elegant, Cuvee d'Andree Rosé 2015 is a welcome re-release of last year's Ontario Wine Awards Gold medal winner. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, it has vibrant color and tastes of wild strawberries fresh-picked from the fields.

It's $15.95 and there are just 120 cases available, at grocery stores, the winery, Toronto and Ottawa retail boutiques and

The 2014 Rosé Sparkling, a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is made by the traditional method, Champagne style, second fermentation in the same bottle, and spent two years resting on the lees before being disgorged by hand.

It's a very reasonable $32.95 and there are mere 35 cases -- in the same outlets as the Cuvee d'Andree.

Holy Moley

A staggering 150 billion glasses of wine are enjoyed every year, mostly vino grown in Europe, and a good chunk of it is consumed in (wait for it...) the Vatican!

    At 54 litres per person annually, it’s the world’s highest per capita consumption. Who knew?

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