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Christmas, Love, Ontario: Oakville Sommelier

Twelve Days of Christmas, Ontario Style Photo credit: © C. Silversides
Twelve Days of Christmas, Ontario Style Photo credit: © C. Silversides

Some suggestions for pairing all those gifts from your true love, Ontario style:

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Drummers Drumming + Scottish Ale from Highland Brewing Co.

Pair this complex pale ale with roasted meats and root vegetables.

11 Pipers Piping + Cabernet Graspa (Grappa) from Vieni Estates

A festive digestive to enjoy after your holiday meal.

10 Lords a Leaping + Confederation Oak Reserve Whisky from Forty Creek

Aged in Canadian Oak barrels, an exquisite sipper.

9 Ladies Dancing + Vodka Method 95 from Dillon's Small Batch Distillers

Groove with their Method 95 and Cran drink recipe which includes the delicious Dillon’s Bitter Cranberry.

8 Maids a Milking + Cream from Forty Creek

Serve this cream on ice or in coffee

7 Swans a Swimming + Van Alstine Red Port style wine from Karlo Estates

Located near the shores of Lake Ontario, enjoy with roasted nuts and dark chocolate.

6 Geese a Laying + Dry Riesling from Vineland Estates

Goose needs a wine match with good acidity to cut through the fat.

5 Golden Rings + Riesling Icewine from Pillitteri Estates

Drink this versatile wine as an aperitif, with soft cheeses, rich foods, spicy dishes, and desserts.

4 Calling Birds + Trius Brut from Trius Winery

A melodic and pleasing any time sparkling wine.

3 French Hens + Meritage from Sprucewood Shores

Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon blend made in the Bordeaux style, a great match for Coq au Vin.

2 Turtle Doves + Paese from Colaneri

An oaked Chardonnay, could be paired with a meaty fried dove, but I would much more prefer a rich lobster bisque!

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree + Pinot Noir from Le Clos Jordanne

Mature Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with partridge.

So there you have it: Christmas, Love, Ontario

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!