Does seeing the sun and enjoying the higher temperatures get you excited!? You’re not alone! This month lets all try to find some time to sip, savour and do a little dancing to enjoy the coming of Spring! Whether it’s in your living room, on zoom or out in the park. These wines will have you singing and dancing in the sun!
Longshot Pinot Grigio 2019
Gear up for California Wine Month with Longshot Pinot Grigio. Longshot Winemaker Beth Liston is relentless in making her wines creatively and expressively, this wine was night harvested and the winemaking approach favours the aromatic varietal and expressive mouthfeel. Blended with Chardonnay and Viognier this wine has subtle notes of lemon and apple balanced with minerality and elegance. Designed for all sorts of great foods! Start with Antipasti, like seafood salad or marinated fish like grilled octopus. Try Fried fish or vegetables such as fritto misto – or even fish and chips! Light pasta sauces including seafood like clams, or cream based area perfect!
Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier 2019
Meet Laurent Miquel and his hailed 100% Viognier from Corbières, France. This wine is ultra-loved by it’s fans and sells out every time it enters the LCBO. Laurent produces the “Nord Sud” cuvées from selected parcels of mature, naturally low-yielding vines at his family estate, in the south of France. It is night time harvested and is partially fermented in French oak barrels. This precious wine is uber fragrant with lovable notes of honeysuckle and stone fruits like peach and apricots. Balanced with texture and medium weight this wine is a pure delight to taste and is quite unique. If you love aromatic wines, Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier is a must try wine and a cult favourite for wine nerds. The winery is HVE certified – the french sustainability certification. The French Ministry of Agriculture developed the Haute Valeur Environnementale or HVE certification in 2001, a three-tiered system that encourages farms and vineyards to focus on increasing biodiversity, decreasing the negative environmental impact of their phyto-sanitary strategy (i.e. measures for the control of plant diseases, reducing the use of pesticides and fungicides), managing their fertilizer inputs, and improving water management. Making every sip that much better!
Stel + Mar Premium Rosé
Who doesn’t love a good rosé, straight from California this tetra pack is uber friendly on the wallet and on the palate. STEL+MAR is the result of two friends and their families coming together to make crowd-pleasing and award-winning California wines. The winemaking philosophy is to let the terroir speak for itself. California is home to a diverse range of winegrowing regions and each one imparts its own unique flavour profile into a wine. STEL & MAR use grapes grown across California—from the rolling hills of Paso Robles in the South to the foggy, cool climate of Mendocino in North. This is certainly one of our must have wines for spring.
19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red
Cali Red is a red blend – 65% Petite Syrah, 30% Zinfandel and 5% Merlot – that has been aged in American oak, and it contains rich vanilla and chocolate notes and hints of smoke. Following a successful launch in British Columbia and Alberta late last year, 19 Crimes is bringing the collab – which is also the brand’s first-ever California wine – to Ontario. After an exclusive e-commence launch on the LCBO.com in December, bottles of Cali Red will be hitting shelves at LCBO locations across the province starting March 1, 2021.19 Crimes is well-known for its innovative use of augmented reality (AR) technology on its wine labels, and Cali Red will be no different – Ontarians who pick up a bottle will have a unique opportunity to get an “up close and personal” Snoop experience on every bottle.
Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Based in Napa Valley, Bread & Butter produces classically styled California wines made to be easy-going and approachable. Bread & Butter wines benefit from the morning mists of the pacific ocean and the fog that rolls over the hillsides each and every morning as well as rocky soils that produce great wines. It’s a truly beautiful site! This is a luscious and smooth Cabernet aged in both American and French oak barrels. This wine is a hit with many red wine lovers! With notes of toasted oak, rich vanilla, ripe blackberry and chocolate and soft tannins it’s a perfect pairing with grilled ribeye steak, blue cheese burgers, or a savoury mushroom pizza. This is a perfect pairing with grilled ribeye steak, blue cheese burgers, or a savoury mushroom pizza. Feel free to also try pizza delivery!
Chateau de Montgueret Cremant de Loire Brut
Crement is sparkling wine made in the traditional method (just like Champagne) made in other parts of France. It’s one of my favourite sparkling wines and the price never breaks the bank! This sparkling is from The Loire Valley made with chenin and chardonnay and it’s just spectacular! Pair with your favourite playlist on Spotify, an outdoor patio brunch and a treat after a little retail therapy. Definitely one of the perfect wines for spring.