We’ve got your weekend covered
Welcome to Drink Toronto’s weekly “Quick Sip Shopping” List of the steals, deals and awesome things in the world of food and drink we’ve seen this week. Designed to make your life easier, this round up is aimed at getting you in and out of the LCBO faster (perfect for those Union Station dashes to make the GO Train), and eliminate the humming and hawing over where to go for date-night.
Wines for the Weekend
Frescobaldi “Tenuta di Castiglioni,” Tuscany, Italy 2015
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese (the red grape of Chianti) this is ripe and soft with black cherry, blueberry and black pepper spice.
Pair with: Grilled steak.
Bouchard Pere et Fils Macon-Lugny St Pierre, Burgundy, France 2016
100% Chardonnay with crisp notes of apple, pear, lemon and mineral.
Pair with: Grilled halibut.
13th Street “Cuvée Rosé” Sparkling VQA Niagara Peninsula, ON NV
A traditional method sparkler that’s about 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, this soft and creamy bubbly with notes of red raspberry and cherry with mineral back bone.
Pair with: Pasta carbonara.
That’s the Spirit
It’s still officially summer, which means it’s still officially gin season.
Beefeater London Dry Gin on sale until September 10! $26.25 (orig. $28.20) for 750 ml.
Use in: The Southside Cocktail.
On the other hand, back to school and cooler weather puts us in a fall mood. So, apple cider it is!
Shiny Apple Cider, $3.30 for 473 ml can
You Gotta Eat Here
The Good Son
1096 Queen St W.
The Good Son is a favoured stop on our West End Wine Discovery tour. The perfect blend of welcoming neighbourhood restaurant and sleek date night spot, food focuses on local, seasonal and downright delicious. The bar program is just as thoughtful, serving up some of the best cocktails in Toronto with fresh, homemade bitters, syrups and juices and a wine list that is creative and balanced. Best yet? Sundays feature 1/2 price wines.