Category: rosé

THURSDAY NIGHT WINE TASTING! 6-8PM!  Boxes R 4…

THURSDAY NIGHT WINE TASTING! 6-8PM!  Boxes R 4 Foxes!!!

It’s still true that no vessel, once opened, keeps wine as fresh as a box. (Unless you want a whole keg – in which case, get in touch! We got you!) But when it comes to having something handy in the fridge at all times, boxes are very hard to beat. Oxygen is the enemy and the vacuum seal is your friend. We’ve been carrying a wide variety of boxed wine for a long time, and tonight, we’ll be drinking inside the box with Kent Johnson Wine Consultingand Communal Brands – AKA SYNTH-POP GENIUS KENT ODESSA!  It is still August here in the city (as in many places, we hear) and everything will be CHILLED. Our A/C is cranking as always in the Shrine of Wine and of course we’ll have the WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, and VINYL!

Schplïnk, Grüner Veltliner Box 2018

We’ve been big fans of this bright, citrusy Grüner since Kent first brought it through our door.  Beach, park, backyard… The high-acid and mineral background keep it clean no matter what the scene. Easy-pleasy-lemon-squeezy. Is there any good reason not to buy this box in August?  Organic grapes, spontaneous fermentation.  $32

Hérisson, Rosé 2018

Fruit from vineyards around the village of La Sylve in the Herault department of the Languedoc. The aim was to produce a fresh, balanced, and expressive rosé and we think the results will speak for themselves. Oh, and why the hedgehog? They couldn’t resist its utter adorableness, and they love hedgehogs. One person here said “Frickin’ delicious!”  Put on your Bo Jacksons and come on down. Vegan & very chillable.  $30  

Hérisson, Coteaux Bourguignons Rouge 2017

Classic passetoutgrains-style red from Gamay & Pinot Noir, 100% estate fruit from Domaine Rochebin’s vineyards around Mâcon. Nice and easy, medium-bodied, red-fruited. Backyard BBQ, rooftop, gallery opening, or just in the fridge – this box fits like a sharkskin suit! Just ask Candy-O! Vegan and bulletproof!  $34

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Wines from Argentina + Europe’s Hidden Gems featured + lots more to choose from, including a 2009 Riesling for $20. http://bit.ly/2MmIEhF

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this $11 Fantini Cerasuol…

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this

$11 Fantini Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé (87 pts) from Italy tonight. Available at LCBO now. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2GUl1s3

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the August 3…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the August 3, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Taste Trends + South Africa featured + lots more from the rest of the Release: http://bit.ly/2LNvgCJ

🍷  Excellent Bandol Rosé (91 pts) from Proven…

🍷  Excellent Bandol Rosé (91 pts) from Provence in my glass tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now for $23. Full review here: http://bit.ly/3301kbL

🍷  I had the pleasure of visiting Cairanne – …

🍷  I had the pleasure of visiting Cairanne – southern Rhône’s newest Cru – to taste the brilliant white and rosé wines. Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2GoX9wI

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from July…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from July 20 LCBO VINTAGES Release. 20 under $20 + fresh Italian whites featured + lots more. http://bit.ly/2XWmV1g

🇮🇹 🍷  Happy Sunday! Chilling out with this …

🇮🇹 🍷  Happy Sunday! Chilling out with this refreshing $18

Planeta Rosé

(89 pts) from Sicily that is coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 20. Full review: http://bit.ly/2XDI8BE

🍷  Cooling down with this fresh and organic T…

🍷  Cooling down with this fresh and organic Tavel (88 pts) tonight. Available at LCBO now for $17. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2NyHvVu

🍷  Here are my top wine picks from July 6, …

🍷  Here are my top wine picks from July 6, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Cool New World #wine regions + Cool-Climate Chardonnay featured + lots more: http://bit.ly/2xsB4Zk