Wine 101 – Sauvignon Blanc


Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape variety that is believed to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France. The grape has since spread to many other wine-producing regions around the world, including New Zealand, California, and South Africa.

Sauvignon Blanc is known for its bright and zesty characteristics, with flavors of green apple, grapefruit, and sometimes tropical fruits like passionfruit. It is also known for its herbaceous and sometimes grassy notes, which can give the wine a unique and refreshing quality.

Food pairing suggestions for Sauvignon Blanc include seafood such as oysters, shrimp, and sushi, as well as salads and light vegetarian dishes. The wine’s bright acidity and citrus notes can help to balance the flavors of these dishes, while its herbaceous qualities can complement their freshness.

Sauvignon Blanc is also known for its versatility in terms of pairing with different cuisines, as it can pair well with everything from Thai and Vietnamese dishes to Mediterranean and South American flavors.

Wine 101 – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a popular red wine grape variety that is believed to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France. The grape is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, and it is now widely grown in many wine-producing regions around the world.

Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its bold and full-bodied characteristics, with high tannins and acidity. It is often aged in oak barrels, which can add flavors of vanilla, spice, and toast. The grape also has a distinctive aroma profile, with notes of black currant, black cherry, and sometimes green pepper or tobacco.

Food pairing suggestions for Cabernet Sauvignon include red meats such as beef or lamb, as well as hearty stews and strong cheeses. The wine’s tannins and acidity can help cut through the richness of these dishes, while its bold flavor profile can complement and enhance their flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon can also pair well with dark chocolate or other desserts that are not too sweet.


Make a Difference in the Lives of Dogs and Cats

Dear Wine Lovers,

During the month of March, when you purchase any Winexpert Classic, Reserve or On The House wine, will make a $10.00 donation to the Oakville and Milton Humane Society. Your donation will support the care of two very special rescued animals that need our help, Beauty and Shelby (see below). They have been at the shelter for a while and like many others are searching for their forever homes.

In the meantime, they need our support to help cover the cost of their care.
Learn more about the OMHS.

Your support is greatly appreciated.  You are totally PAWSOME!


Domestic Short Hair
1 Year old




Shelby was found as a stray, so we don’t know anything about her life before coming to us. She is ready to find her forever home!
Shelby is a very sweet cat who is still a little bit scared of life. While she has made a lot of progress while here, and has been so brave, she still has a bit more to go!
Simple things like petting, and picking her up will be a work in progress for Shelby, although we have discovered her one true love! Temptations Creamy Purée! With one of these tasty treats, Shelby will gladly come out of her shell to devour her snack while purring away!
Food will definitely be the way to Shelby’s heart, which will be a great way to earn her trust and love! Once she gets comfortable in her home, she will make sure to let her personality shine!
Shelby is looking for a quiet, adult only home that has lots of patience to show Shelby the world isn’t scary! If she sounds like the purrfect cat for you, please apply for her today!
Click photo to see more photos and learn more about Shelby!


Labrador x American Bulldog
3 Years old


Beauty was transferred from another rescue and came to the Humane Society all the way from northern Manitoba. Little is known about her life before rescue. She is affectionate and attention seeking. She is sweet, friendly and loves pets.
Beauty is always happy and smiling. She is smart, food motivated and house trained. She travels very well in cars, is high energy, playful and goofy. Beauty loves scratches on her behind and will back up into you for a good bum scratch.
Click photo to see more photos and learn more about Beauty!


Reminder: Niagara Reserve 2022

Great Wines from Niagara are available to reserve!

Every year our Niagara wine program grows in popularity.

This year is no different. We are offering the following exceptional wines made exclusively from grapes grown in Niagara on the Lake.
Niagara Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Chardonnay                   

1. This year’s Niagara will be a single varietal of Cabernet Franc, matured in French Oak barrels. Bottling Fall 2023

2. The Riesling is off-dry, crisp, aromatic and very food-friendly. Bottling Spring 2023

3. The Chardonnay is aged in Oak Barrels for 6 months and ready to bottle in Summer 2023

Each batch makes 30x 750ml bottles.

Please contact us for pricing or if you have any questions. 

Don’t miss out! Email us to reserve

Denis & Nicole

New Year’s Eve Sparkler Cocktail


New Year’s Eve is perhaps the most iconic of drinking holidays. New Year’s Eve brings a particular level of class and sophistication to drinking. This is, of course, largely to do with the signature drink of the holiday: Champagne.

Not everyone has an appreciation for the bubbly French wines, though. Others prefer to toast the end of the year in style with brightly colored bubbly drinks. The New Year’s Sparkler is such a drink; it’s a breeze to make and can be adjusted to individual tastes.


  • 1 ounce berry-flavored vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • 3 1/2 ounces Champagne, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: skewered raspberries


Add the vodka and pomegranate or cranberry juice to a chilled Champagne flute.

Top with the Champagne.

Garnish with raspberries on a long skewer.

Yields: 1 serving

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LE22 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

VIOGNIER, ROUSSANNE & MARSANNE are the only three white wine grapes permitted to be grown in Northern Rhône. 

Tantalizing peach, apricot, and Meyer lemon flavours, just hinting at honeysuckle and brioche. This textured wine leans to the fuller side but stays smooth and fresh with elegant balance. 



Wine Pairing Recipe!

Easy yet elegant, these savoury pastries are perfect for the fruity palate and balanced acidity of the LE22 Viognier Roussane Marsanne. 
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LE22 Aglianico Barbera

Aglianico (‘ali-yawn-nico’), considered one of Italy’s 3 greatest wine grapes, partners with popular Barbera to create a balanced blend with big personality. You’ll savour every sip of this big Italian red. 

A balanced blend with big personality. Dominant flavours of black cherry, pepper spice, blackberry and plum are enhanced with licorice, dried herbs, and a light mineral note. This is a wine to sit back with, sip and savour. 

FULL BODY & DRY | 14% 


Food Pairing Recipe!

Even with a few clever shortcuts, lasagna is a labour of love – but so worth the effort. So, take your time, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the process as you make this beloved dish to share with family and friends. 
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LE22 Pinot Grigio Gewürztraminer

THIS UNIQUE DUO is a New World take on the historic Gewürz-Pinot Gris field blends of Alsace, France. Distinctive & delicious Gewürztraminer brings a new dimension to perennial favourite Pinot Grigio. 

Juicy and refreshing with a kiss of sweetness and loads of character. Juicy peach and bright citrus, with underlying flavours of lychee, cantaloupe, and light notes of ginger spice and lemon zest. 



Food Pairing Recipe!

Nutty, sweet and a little smoky, these skewers can be served as an appetizer or weeknight main course and are delicious with our juicy and citrusy LE22 Pinot Grigio Gewürztraminer. 
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LE22 Malbec Bonarda Syrah

This food-friendly blend of Argentina’s favourite red varietals has it all – red fruit, dark berry, spice, vanilla and chocolate. Mendoza’s altitude is key to these concentrated flavours and zesty acidity.
BONARDA is the 2nd most planted grape in Argentina. Its punchy fruit flavours and soft tannins make is a great blending partner.


Food Pairing Recipe!

A beefy, garlicky burger accented with rosemary and a tangy yet creamy blue cheese sauce; this is a match made in backyard barbecue heaven. 
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LE22 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

This classic combination never disappoints. Cab Sauv and Merlot were made for each other and it shows in this silky, seamless blend. 
A classic combination. Black currant and dried herb aromas lead to a palate stacked with layers of deep cherry, black fruit, baking spice and mocha. A concentrated and seamless blend with silky tannin.



Wine pairing recipe!  

Up your appetizer game with this Perfect Party Pairing. The earthy, meaty flavours of these flavourful mushrooms are the ideal partner to our silky LE22 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend. 
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