Yes, the May long weekend is over, but fret not—today is National Wine Day. See, we always know how to lift your spirits! Well, in this case not spirits, its wine … but you get the idea. Try these. —Catherine Dunwoody
Since we can’t travel to the Okanagan (unless you live there and, if so, lucky you) let’s bring some B.C. wine country into our homes while we dream of lifted travel restrictions. Liquidity Wines’ new spring lineup includes a 2020 Pinot Gris ($21), which pairs beautifully with seabass or citrus scallops. The 2020 Viognier ($29) is delish with grilled monkfish or creamy pastas, and the 2020 Rosé ($29) is perfect over margarita pizza or spicy sushi. Shop online, spend $60 and receive free shipping.
Most Prosecco fans have had a long love affair with Bottega, the Italian winery and distillery from the Veneto region with its range of lovely bubbles. They’ve just introduced a new spring bubble, Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Doc Rosé Bottega ($20 at BC Liquor Stores), and it’s wonderful with charcuterie of baked ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, sundried tomatoes and mini croccantini.
The latest from B.C.’s Moraine Winery is Cliffhanger White ($18)—an easy-drinking blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Viognier. Fruit-forward and medium-dry, it plays nice on the patio alone, but we love it with spicy Indian curries or Pad Thai, too.