A roundup of tips and sips to enjoy the best the city has to offer By Natalie MacLean
Here are my top three wine picks to quench your thirst this summer
2010 Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay
$19.95 • Barossa Valley, Australia • 91 points
Love the hazelnut richness and green apple vibrancy that mingle on the nose of this wine! The palate is a rush of white peach, nectarine, and nutmeg, with refreshing lime acidity on the finish. I also love the backstory on this wine: it was named in honour of the winery’s accountant of 30 years, Miles Summers. His sun will never set with this wine. Pair with roast chicken, lobster in butter, and corn dishes. Best 2012 to 2014. LCBO 269829.
2009 James Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc
$14.95 • Pemberton, Australia • 88 points
A refreshing and crisp white with come-alive herbal aromas and mouth-watering lime notes. Not too grassy. A lovely clean finish. Pair with Thai food, grilled prawns, crab cakes, or other shellfish such as oysters and mussels. Best 2012 to 2013. LCBO 187039.
2011 Hungaria Sauvignon Blanc
$9.95 • Etyek, Hungary • 87 points
A zesty white with refreshing notes of green melon, lime, and gooseberry. Thirst-quenching, with a zippy finish. Incredible price for this quality. Pair with creamy pasta, Asian dishes, salads, and seafood. Best 2012 to 2014. LCBO 269688.