Choosing the Perfect Bottle of Wine for St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th, and friends and families worldwide are gearing up to wear all the green and get festive, perhaps celebrating a toast with a beer or a good bottle of wine!

But with all the fine wine options in Calgary, how do you select the perfect one to toast on St. Patrick’s Day? Whether you are just getting into wine yourself or someone with an experienced taste palette, the quality of every bottle you purchase should be exceptional.

Here are some tips for choosing fine wines to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Calgary.


The practices from growing the harvest to the winemaking stages are essential factors that will determine the final quality of the wine. To get the most and ensure consistency out of grapes, wineries follow four main steps:

  • Macerations
  • Fermentation
  • Extraction
  • Aging

Anything from the climate, sunlight and temperature will also influence the quality of fine wines in Calgary. The grapes that receive the perfect combination of all these factors will produce the highest quality wine.


When it comes to fine wines, there are four leading indicators of their quality:

  • Balance -The wine’s components must be balanced, including its alcohol and fruit levels, acidity, sugar, and acidity.
  • Complexity - Low-quality wines lack a complex flavour profile. In comparison, high-quality fine wines have numerous hints of flavour, allowing you to taste each note.
  • Finish - High-quality fine wines in Calgary will have intense flavours with a lingering long-lasting finish.
  • Typicity - Wine enthusiasts will also look for specific appearances and tastes, from Barolo, Rioja or Australian Shiraz.

If you have any questions, our in-store specialists at Cork Fine Wines will gladly help you with your selection!

Newest Cork Offer - Domaine de L'Enclos + Giodo from Sicily

Cork Fine Wines had been given advanced access to a small shipment of Domaine de L'Enclos just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Check out some incredible Nerello Mascalese with big scores from Tuscan star Carlo Ferrini!

The Wines:

  • Pietradolce Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2021: $27.99, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Vinous
  • Alberelli di Giodo Terre Siciliane Carricante: $104.99, 95 Wine Advocate, 95 Suckling
  • Alberelli di Giodo Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese: $104.99, 96+ Wine Advocate, 96 Suckling
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis AOC 2020: $54.99, 89 Tim Atkin
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis 1er Cru 'Beauroy' 2021: $69.99, 91 Atkin
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau de Vey' 2021: $72.99, 92 Atkin
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis 1er Cru 'Montmains' 2021: $79.99, 92 Tim Atkin
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis 1er Cru 'Fourchaume' 2021: $87.99, 94 Atkin
  • Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis 1er Cru 'Fourchaume' 2020 Magnum: $167.99

Offer notes: all prices are per bottle and include delivery, tax, and deposit - no surprise charges or hidden fees. Limited quantities are available. Order via the order form or send an email to with any questions.


Be prepared for St. Patrick’s Day by picking up the perfect wine bottle for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Check out Cork Fine Wines for the finest collection of wines in Calgary. We also offer free wine tasting downtown- Join us for Thirsty Thursdays & Fancy Fridays from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.

Are you looking for something special for St. Patrick’s Day? Then come by our store and let one of our experts help you choose the right bottle from our cellars to your collection.

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