Weingut Wechsler Sustainability has become an increasingly important concept within the global wine industry. However, it is all too often a misunderstood notion, with broad interpretations and diverse implications. It is typically used interchangeably with terms like organic, biodynamic and natural. While all three can be a part of sustainability, it encompasses much more, referring […]

Fall Flavours

WITH RYAN GILCHRIST SOMMELIER I’m often asked, ‘what’s your favourite wine?’. My initial thought to such a question is…’it’s complicated’. What I do tell them is this…I try as many different wines as I can. AND…I drink wine seasonally! We’re now in the midst of my favourite time of the year, Autumn. Beautiful fall colours, […]

Food Pairing With Sonoma Pinot Noir

WITH ROB NELLIS SOMMELIER Sonoma Pinot Noir has come a long way from its fairly innocuous beginnings. Lead by the examples of superstar pioneers like Williams Selyem, Littorai, Kosta Browne and a host of others, winemakers are crafting wines of ripeness, elegance and texture. These would never be confused with Burgundy, nor should they be. […]

Christmas Dinner Done Differently

WITH ROB NELLIS SOMMELIER Navigating the wine selection at LCBO VINTAGES to choose a special bottle for Christmas dinner – perhaps something a little different or unexpected – can be a daunting task. There is a common misconception that you pair the wine to the turkey at the centre of the meal, but that tends […]