|15 of our favourite morsels for the grill with recommended matches:|
-2010 Yealands, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
$17.99 (SKU #574848)
Flavours of citrus and fresh green herb are the perfect foil for zucchini, eggplant and asparagus. Have some tangy goat cheese on the side.
-2010 Montes, Alpha, Chardonnay, Casablanca, Chile
$24.99 (SKU #390203)
Pineapple, melon, toast and a creamy texture make this the ideal companion with succulent buttery grilled corn on the cob.
-2010 Château de la Gravelle, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine AOC, France
$17.99 (SKU #411066)
A classic match with a slight twist. If you haven’t grilled oysters before you are in for a treat.
-2011 Terredora, Falanghina Campania IGT, Italy
$19.99 (SKU #144790)
Juicy with charming notes of nectarines and white peaches. Be sure to drizzle your fish with lots of fruity olive oil.
-2010 Ormarine, Picpoul de Pinet, Coteaux du Languedoc AOC, France
$13.99 (SKU #124834)
Refreshing vibrant lime and lemon will bring this fish to new heights. Also pairs with pétanque.
-2011 Château de Saint Martin, ‘Eternelle Favorite’ Cotes de Provence AOC,
Cru Classé Rosé $28.99 (SKU #217304)
‘Tis the season to drink pink. This dry rosé is one of the best new releases. Be sure to have plenty of garlicky aioli for dipping.
-2010 Blue Mountain, Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC
Lovely pure bright cherry and black raspberry. Silky and elegant, this is BC at its best - especially with local salmon.
-2009 Mud House, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
$22.99 (SKU #311340)
Concentrated crunchy flavours of cherries and a hint of thyme.
-2009 Santo Cristo, Garnacha, Campo de Borja DO, Spain
$14.97 (SKU #639385)
Lively, fruity and chock-a-block full of pure raspberry flavours with soft smooth tannin.
-2008 Matteo Correggia, Roero DOCG, Italy
$26.99 (SKU # 152819)
Ahhh Nebbiolo! How we love you, especially at this affordable price. One rare treat deserves another. Rabbit it is.
-2010 Koyle, Syrah Reserva, Alto Colchagua, Chile
$17.99 (SKU #748228)
Wild dark berries, smoky and a slight meatiness. A characterful wine simply made for grilled sausages.
-2009 Olivares, Altos de la Hoya, Monastrell, Jumilla DO, Spain
$15.99 (SKU #396804)
Old World and New World meet in the glass. Intense and deep with dark plum and blackberries. Exceptional value.
-2008 Famiglia Bianchi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
$19.99 (SKU #190256)
Move over Malbec. Cab Sauv from Argentina can be just as good. Full bodied with savoury flavours of cassis, green peppers and leather.
-2009 Caymus, Zinfandel, California
$45.99 (SKU #709808)
When you deserve a treat, this is Zinfandel as good as it gets. Brambly blackberry, cassis and sweet tobacco.
-2006 Château Brumont, Madiran AOC, France
$34.99 (SKU #191197)
The Tannat grape is tamed by a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. Firm but intriguing. Red meat required.
*Available at Private Wine Stores only. Prices may vary. All other wines available at BC Liquor Stores.
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- n/v Deinhard, ‘Lila’ Riesling Brut, Germany $15
Succulent on its own but a great match with sushi.
- 2011 Poggiotondo, Bianco Toscana I.G.T., Italy $17
Try as an aperitif, with salad or local seafood. Refreshing!
- 2010 Armonia del Majuelo, Verdejo Viura, Rueda DO, Spain $15
Characterful and ideal with gazpacho or tapas.
- 2011 Winery of Good Hope, ‘Bush Vine’ Chenin Blanc, South Africa $14
Perfect choice when grilling multiple items. Great with fish, pork and poultry.
- 2010, Anakena, Viognier, Single Vyd, Rapel Valley DO, Chile $17
Aromatic & charming. Crab cakes or Asian food are a natural.
- 2010 Yering Station, ‘Little Yering’ Pinot Noir, Australia $16
Chill a little and serve with pork or salmon.
- 2010 Spinelli, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC, Italy $10
Pizza & pasta. Your new house wine?
-2008 Delas, ‘Saint-Esprit’ Côtes-du-Rhône AOC, France $18
Hello lamb & beef kebabs.
-2010 Emiliana, ‘Novas’ Carmenère Cab Sauv, Colchagua Valley DO, Chile $18
The perfect match with burgers or grilled steak.
*All available at the BC Liquor Stores