Wine of the Week: Alvento 2019 South Wind Rosé

I abruptly stopped in my tracks at the LCBO when I first laid eyes on this beautiful wine bottle. How gorgeous is this fantasy goddess label?! The Alvento 2019 South Wind Rosé is one of four wines part of the Ontario winery’s WIND series. Each wine in the WIND series features a Wind Goddess to represent the cardinal directions and natural expressions of the wines. The South Wind Rosé is a medium-bodied dry wine with lots of juicy flavours. This Rosé is bursting with ripe flavours of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Enjoy the South Wind Rosé chilled with summer salads, barbeque chicken or pork tenderloin. You can find the Alvento 2019 South Wind Rosé at the LCBO for $19.95. Or visit the Alvento Winery online shop to purchase all four of the WIND series wines. I will be running with the wind to get more of the delicious South Wind Rosé!

Alvento Winery Ontario South Wind Rose Wine Review VQA



Wine of the Week: Spade & Sparrows Rosé

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s line of wine, Spade & Sparrows, is finally available in Ontario! Of course I had to try the Rosé first and it was definitely worth the wait! The Spade & Sparrows Rosé is an extra-dry light-bodied wine that is very easy drinking. Made from California grapes, this Rosé has bright flavours of strawberry, nectarine and rose petals. I also have to mention the beautiful rose gold label and prettiest pink colour of the wine! The Spade & Sparrows Rosé can be enjoyed all on it’s own, but will pair perfectly with sushi, summer salads or seafood linguini. If you want to try this Rosé (and I highly recommend that you do!), get it while you can! You can find the Spade and Sparrows Rosé at the LCBO for $22.95, but it’s only available at a select few locations. And the bottles they have is it for the year. So stock up and get ready to Rosé the days away with the beautiful Spade and Sparrows!

Kaitlyn Bristowe Wine Spade and Sparrows Rose Review


Wine of the Week: Pixie Petite Rosé Spritzer

The new Rosehall Run Pixie Petite Rosé Spritzer is the best wine from I can I’ve tasted. I’m obsessed! This isn’t too surprising since the Pixie Petite Rosé Spritzer is made from Rosehall Run’s popular pink bubbly, Pixie, a Vidal and Pinot Noir blend. Pop open a can of the Pixie Petite and you’ll taste a wine bursting with flavours of strawberry, peach and citrus with a pretty petite fizziness. Because the Pixie Petite is a spritzer there are some lovely added bonuses – only 150 calories, 7 grams of sugar and 5.5% alcohol. Absolutely perfect for beach days, outdoor adventures or hanging out in the backyard. And trust me when I tell you that the Pixie Petite should be paired with your favourite snack foods. I’ve been loving it alongside a big bowl of sea salt chips! You can find the Rosehall Run Pixie Petite Rosé Spritzer at the winery online shop and the LCBO for $3.95. An excellent price point for a premium wine spritzer locally grown and crafted in Prince Edward County, Ontario!


Wine of the Week: Traynor Ophelia Piquette ’20

I have another delicious low-alcohol wine for you! The 2020 Traynor Ophelia Piquette is only 7.2% alcohol, but packed with juicy flavour. Piquette is a low-alcohol wine made from grape pomace (left over grape skins, seeds and stems) and usually has a touch a fizz. It was traditionally enjoyed by French farmhands and vineyard workers, but has had quite the resurgence in popularity over the past few years! 2020 was the second year that Traynor Vineyard, in Prince Edward County, produced their Ophelia Piquette. This time around they added local apple cider, instead of water, and reduced the amount of sugar/acid added so that the wine is more concentrated. Traynor also used more red wine grapes, which gives the 2020 Ophelia Piquette it’s vibrant deep pink colour. Upon first sip of the Ophelia Piquette I knew it was going to become part of my regular wine rotation! This easy-drinking wine has bright flavours of raspberry, grapefruit and watermelon with a touch of funky earthiness. Order the Ophelia Piquette ’20 for $20.00 through the Traynor online wine shop.

Traynor Ophelia Piquette 2020 Ontario Wine


Wine of the Week: 2019 Cave Spring Rosé

The 2019 Cave Spring Rosé has been released and it is looking better than ever! But it’s not just it’s looks that have changed, the 2019 Cave Spring Rosé has an all new taste that is much different than previous years. The pretty new bottle is filled with light pink Rosé made from VQA Niagara Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes. The 2019 Cave Spring Rosé is extra dry and medium-bodied with crisp flavours of grapefruit, cherry and lemon. It’s very lively acidity make it great for pairing with light fare like turkey lettuce wraps, salads and white pizza. You can find this pretty pink wine at the LCBO or winery shop for $14.95.


Wine of the Week: Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé

The last week I’ve found myself really looking forward to spring. Fresh flowers, bright skies and pretty pastels….ah I can’t wait! While the weather may not be matching my sentiments, my beautiful friend Lola is giving me a taste of those springtime vibes. The Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé has the most elegant label, prettiest pink colour and sophisticated tastes. Made with Cabernet Franc grapes from the southernly Pelee Island, the Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé really reflects a springtime air. It’s a medium-bodied dry wine with crisp flavours and lovely balance. Take a sip of the  Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé and you’ll be transported to a warm spring day with it’s bright flavours of  field strawberries, wild flowers and fresh herbs. Perfect to pair with grilled shrimp, chicken souvlaki or salads. You can find the Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé in the LCBO VQA section for $15.95 or purchase directly through the winery’s online shop. Get a taste of spring with the lovely Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé!

Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rose Wine Review


Wine of the Week: Three of Hearts Rosé

With Valentine’s being only a couple days away, I had to feature one of my favourite pretty pink wines! Rosés over roses, right? The way to my heart is definitely with a beautiful bottle of Rosé! If you’re the same, or know someone that is, you need to pick up a bottle of the Three of Hearts Rosé. The Three of Hearts Rosé is an Ontario wine by Speck Bros. It’s a beautiful blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris that will have you swooning! This is a light-bodied dry Rosé with elegant flavours of strawberry, grapefruit and melon. It will pair very nicely with white pizzas, seafood dishes or just all on it’s own! You can find the Three of Hearts Rosé in the VQA section at the LCBO for $19.95. Give your heart what it’s really craving this Valentine’s Day, a bottle of the Three of Hearts Rosé. Doesn’t get more romantic than that!

Three of Hearts Rose Ontario Wine Review Valentines Day


Girl on a Budget: Sparkling Rosé Wine Under $15

The spring season brings lots of celebrations. And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a bottle of pink bubbly! But all the celebrating can add up for a girl on a budget. For that girl on a budget that loves her pink sparkling toasts, I have the wine list for you! Read on for nine of my favourite sparkling Rosé wines under $15. Keep the Rosé Partay going at all your celebrations this spring season!

Contraband Sparkling Rose Brut – $11.75

Contraband Sparkling Rose Brut VQA - girl on a budget

Yellowglen Pink Sparkling Rosé – $12.95

Yellowglen Pink Sparkling Wine - girl on a budget

Henkell Rose Piccolo Sparkling – $12.95

Henkell Rose Piccolo Sparkling WIne - girl on a budget

Cono Sur Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé – $13.95

Cono Sur Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé - girl on a budget

Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rosé Sparkling – $13.95

Jacob's Creek Moscato Rosé Sparkling - girl on a budget

Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Brut Rose – $14.95

Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Brut Rose - girl on a budget

Yellow Tail Bubbles Rosé – $14.95

Yellow Tail Bubbles Rosé - girl on a budget

Valdivieso Brut Sparkling Rosé – $14.95

Valdivieso Brut Sparkling Rosé - girl on a budget

Pelee Island Lola Blush Sparkling – $14.95

Lola Sparkling Rose Wine - girl on a budget