We are so thrilled to announce we are now serving wine and beer at our Albert & Metcalfe and Glebe locations. After sipping our way through dozens of options (tough job, we know), we finally settled on this truly amazing selection of wines (and two very tasty beers), chosen to complement our salads and warm bowls to perfection.
From a delicious Ontario red to the prettiest French rosé, we made sure to include crowd-pleasing wines from some truly special producers. So whether you’re unwinding after a long day, meeting friends for a bite or just treating yourself to some much-deserved solo time, we’ve got the perfect sip to make it extra-special.
Read on to see just what makes these bottles so special, and what to try them with first.
Cave Spring Cellars 2016 Dolomite Cabernet Franc
We are so proud to offer this amazing Ontario wine from Cave Spring Cellars in Niagara. A medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Franc (87%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (13%), this world-class red is rich and dry, with aromas of dark berries and warm hints of cedar, cacao, cassis, dried herbs and caramel. Why the name? It’s inspired by the dolomitic limestone rock in the soil of the Niagara Escarpment, which gives this wine its unique hints of spice, herbs and berries. Aged for 11 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barriques, it’s the perfect pairing for a hearty stew or warm bowl.
Try it with:
Butter Cauliflower Curry
Mexican Chicken Stew
Fired Up Chicken
From the Loveblock Farm winery in New Zealand’s South Island, this crisp and refreshing blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Arneris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer is the perfect mix of ripe fruit and zippy mineral acidity. Beautifully pale in the glass, it smells and tastes even better than it looks, with aromas of white peach, passionfruit and citrus and a tropical palate of pineapple, ripe stone fruits and citrus. Grown on difficult terrain and produced using organic and biodynamic farming methods, this complex and aromatic wine is a true labour of love.
Try it with:
Thai Mango Salad
Château Pesquié 2017
Les Terrasses Rose
Rosé all day! This beautiful, pale pink wine comes from Château Pesquié, an organic and sustainable winery run by the Bastide family in the southern Rhone Valley. Aside from looking like a pretty pink gem in the glass, this blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah is filled with the heavenly aromas of raspberries, fresh flowers and citrus, with a well-balanced and lively palate bursting with fresh berries and lemons. Grown at an elevation of 300 feet above sea level, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel rather than oak barrels, to help preserve their fresh, fruity character as much as possible.
Try it with:
Crispy Taco Salad
Ginger Chicken Salad