Top 5 Wines for Canada Day: Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sizzle beside the Grill

Here are my top 5 wines for Canada Day … be sure you’re well stocked up!

Cheers,

Natalie

 

2010 Flat Rock Cellars Riesling, Niagara, Ontario

The touch of melon sweetness here makes this wine so much more delicious and versatile with food, from glazed ham to medium curries. This is a delightful wine, light and spritely.

$16.95
Score: 88/100.
Pair with: planked salmon, summer salads

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2006 Jackson-Triggs Entourage Silver Series Brut Méthode Classique, Niagara, Ontario

Superb: Look out world, Canada’s coming out! Toasty with green apple goodness and a lovely and persistent mousse. This is classic and elegant with the right finesse for any celebration.

$22.95
Score: 91/100.
Pair with: grilled chicken, lobster dishes

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2008 Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Okanagan, BC

Bright cherry and raspberry aromas with a pleasingly mouth-watering juiciness. Some vanilla smoke with lovely elegance and balance.

$24.95
Score: 90/100
Pair with: seared tuna, grilled Portobello mushroom

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2009 Prospect Winery Census Count Oaked Chardonnay


A buttery, green apple number that's rich and full-bodied but not too heavy. Good use of oak brings together the package in a creamy, toasty, tasty quaff.

$12.99
Score: 87/100
Pair with: corn on the cob, lobster in butter

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2010 Kacaba Summertime Series Rebecca Cabernet Franc Petite Sirah Rosé, Niagara, Ontario

A pretty, raspberry-fresh rose, with tart, mouth-watering acidity that makes it ideal for many dishes. Delightfully alive in the glass!

$14.95
Score: 87/100
Pair with: grilled pork chops

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