What is food without wine? Joe is our resident wine expert and he will find the perfect pairings for your event.
When it comes to wine, Betty’s expertise really shines. Here’s a tip: wine pairings are less about color and more about weight.
A person should pair lighter cuisine with light-bodied wines and heavier cuisine with fuller-bodied wines. There are delicious whites that can stand up to a beef entree or a spicy dish and many light, fruity reds that pair perfectly with roasted chicken or flaky fish.
Riesling (semi dry) Vineland Estates, VQA Niagara Glass 5.99 Bottle 26.99
A mild floral aroma with a slight minerality on the nose offers a great freshness on the palate. The sweetness on the palate is brought on by grapefruit and pineapple characteristics that linger until the next sip.
Pinot Grigio Bertiolo, Italy Glass 5.99 Bottle 26.99
The bouquet is clearly defined wtih a delicate scent of acacia. Dry but gentle, round, full, pleasantly bitter, with hints of nuts and toasted bread.
Pinot Grigio Joseph’s, VQA Niagara Glass 5.79 Bottle 25.99
This light to medium bodied delicate wine has citrus aromas. Grapefruit & pineapple are featured on the palate with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Pairs well with seafood, and poultry.
Pinot Grigio Walch, Northern Italy Bottle 33.99
A very nice, touch of spring nose, floral with peach, pear and pineapple, very fresh and clean. This Pinot Grigio is light bodied, but with an oily viscosity. The flavor is both sweet and sour, lemon, lime, juicy peach and pear with a nice mineral edge in the mid-palate. The flavors are not big and bold, but measured and balanced. A light but lengthy peach finish, and there is enough of acidity to have you smacking your lips.
Chardonnay (lightly oaked) Seven Peaks, California Glass 5.99 Bottle 26.99
This bright, refreshing wine offers enticing aromas of butterscotch, pear and citrus accented with a slight hint of orange blossom. Flavours of crisp white peach, Gravenstein apple and subtle oak complement the lush vanilla-cream palate, while a wet stone minerality and bright acidity lifts the structure for a brilliant finish.
Chardonnay (unoaked) Konzelmann, VQA Niagara Glass 5.79 Bottle 25.99
Bright yellow-gold colour; citrus fruit with light tropical fruit and vanilla notes; medium-bodied with a zesty, citrus finish.
Chardonnay (oaked) Malivoire, VQA Niagara Bottle 30.99
Aromas abound suggesting pears, baked apple crisp, maple, candied orange and nutmeg. Well balanced, this medium-bodied wine explodes with flavours making way for a long, crisp, mineral-driven finish.
Sauvignon Blanc Map Maker, New Zealand Bottle 33.99
The nose is lifted and exotic, with fresh cut grass and a herbaceous lift. The palate is crisp, clean with exotic fruit such as mangos, pawpaw and passionfruit, finishing with an attractive minerality. The wine is well balanced with excellent weight and an elegant lingering finish.
Chianti Marchesi de’Frescobaldi I Leccioni, Italy Glass 5.99 Bottle 27.99
Markedly fruity, with plum, pomegranate, strawberry, and raspberry, lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by subtly pungent eucalyptus and clove. Smooth and rounded, with judicious, fine-grained tannins and fragrances closely mirroring those on the nose. Ultra-lengthy, fruit-laden finish.
Pinot Noir Malivoire, VQA Beamsville Bench Bottle 34.99
Bright, day-dreamy aromas of dark cherry, plum, caramel, orange peel and woodlot. A silky, mineral-influenced sensation in the mouth precedes flavours of black cherry, dried cranberry, pomegranate and dark chocolate.
Merlot Konzelmann, VQA Niagara Glass 5.79 Bottle 25.99
Semi-transparent ruby, this quaffable wine offers attractive aromas of vanilla, cherry, black raspberry and spice. It’s dry and on the light side of mid-weight with engaging lively acidity and supple tannin framing attractive berry/cherry fruit and spiced vanilla. Tangy pepper and toasty oak notes emerge on the savoury finish.
Merlot ‘Velvet Devil’ Charles Smith, Washington State Bottle 33.99
Bright ruby-red color extends to primary aromatics revealing soft red plums, and suggestions of smoke and cedar. A purposefully, slightly elevated tannic profile puts this Merlot in an entirely new category, providing a robust character that will appeal to all palates.
Malbec ‘Black River’ Canale, Argentina Glass 5.79 Bottle 25.99
On the nose, the intense bouquet of small Patagonic red berries such as cassis, raspberries and prunes is accented by hints of mint. Well balanced on the palate with sweet tannins, velvety structure and a fruity young taste.
Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Peaks, California Glass 5.99 Bottle 26.99
This easy-to-drink Cabernet is classic in style. Sure to entice you on the first sip, aromas of black currant intermingle effortlessly with fresh herbs de Provence and ripe red fruits. On the palate, lush, mouthwatering Santa Rosa plums mix with spicy black pepper, as the taste of rich caramel fills your palate. While soft upon entry, this well-balanced Cabernet firms up for a long, lasting finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ironstone, California Bottle 29.99
It’s ripe and full-bodied, has well-meshed tannin, and comes across as spicy, a bit smoky, with elderberry, black raspberry and black currant flavours.
Shiraz Mount Oakden, Australia Glass 5.99 Bottle 28.99
Lifted nose with scents of pepper and spice with hints of plum and rhubarb. The palate has typical Clare Valley richness sustained by a fine elegant tannin structure.
Zinfandel Blend Rosso Classico Francis Coppola, California Glass 6.29 Bottle 29.99
Purple garnet with aromas of blackberries, cherries and spice. Flavours of plum, currants, dried herbs and toasted oak.
Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione, Italy Bottle 69.99
Light-bodied with the characteristic dustiness of Italian wine. Dried red cherry and raspberry with a cool smokiness and a hint of menthol on the tongue. Refreshing, food friendly acidity and a clean, lean, fruity finish.
Zinfandel Gallo, California Glass 5.79 Bottle 24.99
A refreshing choice in wine offering a smoother, lighter style. This Zinfandel sparkles with strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavors and can be served chilled.
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Glass 4.99 1/2 Litre 11.99 Litre 21.99