Top Wines to Drink to Celebrate Canada Day

Top Wines to Drink to Celebrate Canada Day

With Canada Day coming up on July 1st, it is an excellent opportunity to try some of the country's best Red and Whites! Canada Day long weekend is upon us; regardless of how you plan to commemorate the occasion, there's an ideal wine match just for you.

As a wine store in Calgary, our staff of spirit experts at Cork Fine Wines have curated a selection of wines from various Canadian vineyards to elevate your Canada Day weekend and add an extra touch of delight to your entire summer season.

British Columbia Wines

Go shopping for a bottle from BC when you visit your local wine shop in Calgary. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Tantalus Old Vines Riesling - bright and lively wine that highlights the region's ability to produce world-class white wines with intense citrus and apple flavours.
  • Le Vieux Pin's Equinoxe Syrah - If you prefer red, this Okanagan Valley wine is known for its rich dark fruit flavours and peppery notes
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc - An excellent example of Canadian Cabernet Franc. This wine is rich, full-bodied, and structured with notes of blackberry, bell pepper, and earthy undertones.
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus - Oculus is a Bordeaux-style blend primarily composed of Merlot. The wine is full-bodied with black fruit, chocolate, and spice flavours.

Niagara Peninsula Wines

Niagara Peninsula wines are a testament to the region's diverse climate and excellent grape-growing conditions, making them an exceptional choice for Canada Day. A few standouts to keep in mind when shopping at a wine store in Calgary are:

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir - characterized by its balance of ripe red fruit flavours and earthy notes.

Inniskillin Gold Vidal Icewine - a world-class sweet wine with complex flavours of apricot, honey, and citrus, highlighting the Niagara Peninsula's mastery of Icewine production.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia's burgeoning wine industry is rapidly gaining recognition for its crisp and aromatic wines that perfectly capture the province's cool maritime climate. Keep a look out for these bottles when visiting a Calgary wine shop:

  • Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut - a traditional-method sparkling wine renowned for its refined and vibrant flavour profile, blending green apple and biscuit notes with crisp acidity
  • Tidal Bay Appellation white blend - a wine that showcases a unique expression of the Nova Scotian terroir with its lively, aromatic, and light-bodied characteristics.
  • Gaspereau Vineyards Lucie Kuhlmann - If you want red, try this robust and flavourful wine that beautifully reflects the region's terroir.

Cheers to Canada Day Long Weekend!

Remember to serve these wines at recommended temperatures to appreciate their flavours. Pair them with local Canadian dishes for a truly patriotic celebration. These are, of course, just a few suggestions for Canadian wines, as there are also plenty of great ones from other regions.

Shop our selection online or visit our wine shop in Calgary at Cork Fine Wines and let one of our fine wine experts recommend the perfect bottle for Canada Day. And remember to join our tasting events on Thirsty Thursdays & Fancy Fridays from 1:30 - 6:00 PM!

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