Sure, you could go to all the trouble of making a hot chocolate; but what about simply pouring yourself a warming glass of wine this winer? Below, four of our favourites for the cold season. —Vita Daily
Freixenet Prosecco DOC: Presented in a gorgeous bottle, this Prosecco is as delicious as it is distinctive. The finest Glera grapes are carefully harvested and vinified to preserve its fruity and aromatic style. This delightful bubbly is vibrant and fresh with perfumed citrus, apple and floral notes. Great on its own or paired with appetizers.
CedarCreek Platinum Home Block Pinot Noir: In CedarCreek winemaker Taylor Whelan’s words, “Our Home Block vineyard, planted on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake in 1991, has shown us time and again that it produces truly exceptional Pinot Noir. This wine is a tribute to the unique blend of clones planted on clay, silt and stone. I ferment it with wild yeasts and age it in French oak for a year to allow the different expressions of Pinot Noir to marry into a wine that perfectly captures the character of our founding vineyard.”
Red Barn Silent Partner Cabernet Franc 2020: In a traditional sense, Cab Franc is the backbone of many remarkable wine blends around the world and rarely gets to headline on its own. The winemaker, also a silent partner in the making of the wine, is the shepherd that clears a path for this wine to shine.
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019: In 1868, Jacob Beringer left Germany and settled in California, where he built the now-historic Beringer Winery. A vibrant Cab with chocolate, prune, licorice, cinnamon and tobacco aromas, pair this bottle with roast beef, grilled quail or Beemster cheese.