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It's Wine O'Clock

Summer time = Party Time

White Wines

White wines are made from both white grapes and black grapes. White wines are not fermented with grape skins. The skins are separated so only the clear grape juice is used. White wine has few tannins. White wine goes best with lighter dishes, such as poultry, fish and other seafood, curries, tacos, cheese, salad, popcorn, and chips.

Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wines are carbonated wines, hence the nickname “bubbly.” Sparkling wines are made from black and white grapes, and carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring byproduct of fermentation. Sparkling Wines go best with light foods, such as soft cheeses, seafood, including smoked salmon and shrimp, salad, fresh fruit, and popcorn.

Red Wines

Red wines are made from black grapes fermented with the grape skins (which is where the red colour of the wine comes from), seeds, and stems. Red wine is high in tannins. Red wine goes best with hearty dishes containing red meat, such as BBQ ribs, burgers and steak, pasta, and pizza.

Rosé Wines

Rosé is a wine known by its blush or pink colour. This pretty colour is created when the juice of black grapes is fermented with the skins for a very short period of time, from a few hours to a few days until the juice turns colour. It's low in tannins, Rosé is a popular crowd-pleaser, especially for summertime parties, and a great choice as a starter wine because of its light, sweet flavour.

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