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December 24th

Wine: Empress II VQA

Varietal(s): Reisling

Tasting Notes: read here

Pair it with: ringing in 2022.

Learn more about our latest Empress offerings and their connection to Pelee Island.

December 22nd

Wine: Vinedressers Cabernet Sauvignon VQA

Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes:

Pair it with: Sipping with charcuterie while waiting for Santa

Charcuterie Tips: Charcuterie 101 and “Board” with Wine

December 20th

Wine: LOLA Chardonnay VQA

Varietal(s): Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: read here

Pair it with: Traditional turkey dinner

Recipe: Turkey with Apple Stuffing

December 18th

Wine: LOLA Pinot Noir VQA

Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Pair it with: Cozying up by the fireplace.

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December 16th

Wine: Tailwind Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc Reserve VQA

Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: Offers flavours of cherry and currant with a light hint of cedar. The flavours of red & black fruits are woven beautifully around vibrant acidity and well-balanced tannins.

Pair it with: Roast beef dinner

Recipes: Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Roast Beef or Extra Tender Vegan Roast Beef

December 14th

Wine: LOLA Cabernet Franc Ros├ę VQA

Varietal(s): Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: Read here

Pair it with: Wine Trivia FaceTime Fun with friends

Wine Trivia Research: We’ve done the research for you! Here are 30 Fun Facts about VQA, the South Islands and Pelee Island you can use to create a fun Wine Trivia FaceTime with friends this holiday season.

December 12th

Wine: Bella Red Sparkling VQA

Varietal(s): Chambourcin, Pinot Noir

Tasting notes: Read here

Pair it with: Family coming home.

Did You Love it? Until December 20th, Bella Red Sparkling VQA is 15% off with code CELEBRATE at our online Wine Shop.

December 10th

Wine: Cabernet Franc VQA

Varietal(s): Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: Read here

Pair it with: Lunch after holiday shopping

Why is a salamander on the bottle? Our VQA Core Line series showcases some of the wildlife found on Pelee Island. Learn more about the salamanders here.

December 8th

Wine: ECO Chardonnay Auxerrois VQA

Varietal(s): Chardonnay, Auxerrois

Tasting notes: Read here

Pair it with: Post snow shoveling

Recipe: Potato and Leek Soup

December 6th

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve VQA

Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes: Read here

Pair it with: after outdoor decorating

Recipe: Vesuvio Pizza

December 4th

Wine: Late Harvest Gew├╝rztraminer VQA

Varietal(s): Gew├╝rztraminer

Tasting notes: Read here

Learn more in our blog: Gew├╝rztraminer. Read all about it, including how to pronounce it.

December 2nd

Wine: Thaddeus Smith VQA South Islands

Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec

Tasting Notes: Read here

Pair with: A night in watching holiday movies

Recipe: Smoky Roasted Eggplant Dip

Stay tuned as we unveil each day throughout the holiday season!