While celebrating Canada Day don’t let the only sparklers you bring to the celebration be in the form of a thin metal rod. Outdoor celebrating, cook outs and fireworks are the perfect opportunity to pop open a bottle of sparkling wine. Avoid the dreaded LCBO lines and order right from your couch with wineonline.ca. Wineonline.ca carries sparkling wines ranging from under $15 to $50. Below are just a few that will surely put some fun and finesse in your glass.
Delicious on its own or with some of your favorite cook out foods makes this the perfect choice for a summer celebration. Tart green apple with a hint of lemon zest in a creamy, silky, frothy finish. Located in Lake Erie North Shore, the winery was the first to receive a winery license since prohibition. Head winemaker, Carlo Negri, received Winemaker of the Year at the 2005 Ontario Wine Awards. Priced at $14.75.
The CEV Lily series: exceptional, award-winning VQA sparkling wines born of premium vinifera grapes from select Ontario vineyards. The wine’s bubbles come from the “Méthode Cuve Close” fermentation. In simple terms, the second fermentation (giving the wine its bubbles) is done in a sealed tank. The wine is then bottled under pressure versus the typical method of allowing the second fermentation to take place in the bottle. Priced at $15.75. Checkout the fun and risqué Naked Wine Showreview on CEV Lily Sparkling on wineonline.ca.
The Bisol family has been making prosecco in the town of Valdobbiadene in the Veneto region of Italy for five generations. A blend of merlot and pinot noir rosé makes this sparkling wine fun and festive. Pale pink in color, rose-scented and crisp clean full flavors with a hint of citrus. Light and elegant enough to be the guest of honor at your celebration. Priced at $17.95.
This Niagara bubbly is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The fine effervescent bubbles carry the aroma of honey, apples and fresh baked bread. Family owned and run the Bosc family represents six generations of winemaking in the Niagara region. Made in the classic Champagnemethod this sparkler is a sure crowd pleaser. Priced at $22.95.
Tangy pineapple and a hint of apple cider and clean acidity make this a perfect accompaniment to any summer celebration. The lingering finish will keep you coming back, sip after sip. The wine is produced by Vineland Estates Vineyard out of Niagara with winemaker Brian Schmidt at the helm. Priced at $28.20.
Another “pink” sparkler that just screams fun and celebratory times while maintaining an elegant and refined finesse. Fine floral and fruit aromas of apple, citrus and apricot. The delicate strawberry and blackberry flavors represent the best of summer. Produced by the Henry of Pelham out of Niagara. Priced at $29.95.
Need a hostess gift for that cook out this Canada Day? This sparkler comes with its own thermal tube making it perfect for protecting the bottle during transport or gift giving. The wine brings fine floral and fruit aromas to the party. More summer flavors of strawberry and blackberry with a round mouth feel make this wine the perfect tag along for grilled foods. Give this as a hostess gift and ensure you’re invited back for more fun thorughout the summer. Family owned, the winery is located on the Short Hills Bench of the Niagara Escarpment in St. Catherines, Ontario. Priced at $34.95.
This Canada Day don’t let the beer drinkers have all the fun. Sparkling wine doesn’t have to be nor should it be saved for that one time a year when the clock strikes mid-night. I like to celebrate with them through out the year. After all there are so many special occasions such as Monday nights, went to the gym today, cleaned the bathroom, etc….
Order your wines online now and they’ll be shipped directly to you in time for the big celebration. Under wine styles, select Sparkling. But why stop there, stock up now for all your summer wine needs.
Due to alcohol shipping restrictions, wineonline.ca can only ship to Ontario and Alberta at this time. Sparkling wines are only available for shipping in Ontario. We do apologize to those of you in Alberta but don’t fret, there are plenty of great wines to celebrate with on Canada Day and all summer long.