Ready to learn some cool wine stuff?
Our virtual tasting series guides you through each wine and helps you understand what you’re sippin’ on and why it matters. Crack open a bottle or two (we don’t judge), pour yourselves a glass, and click on the wine(s) you're enjoying below.
Meet L’abattoir’s Nick Bertoia
The local legend, general manager, and remarkable mind behind L'abattoir’s award winning wine program, Nick Bertoia is who we want and NEED when it comes to selecting and sipping the GOOD stuff. A certified somm., known for his passion, poise, and flair for demystifying the daunting world of wine, he is the industry all-star we want in our corner. With his dedication, reputation and expertise, there’s no doubt he’ll be putting some serious TLC into his summer picks.
Speri, Valpolicella Classico DOC 2019VIRTUAL TASTING
Sperling Vineyards, Rosé 2021VIRTUAL TASTING
Ken Forrester, Roussanne 2021VIRTUAL TASTING
Château Cassemichère, Grand Vin De Nantes 2018VIRTUAL TASTING
Domaine des Hardieres, Les Petits Gars 2019VIRTUAL TASTING
Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC, Villa di Corlo, Non-VintageVIRTUAL TASTING
Savio Volpe's Lisa Cook
Culinary arts? Pastry chef? Award winning wine director? This woman does it ALL. Lisa Cook is a multi-talented powerhouse, whose passion for food led to her keen interest (and ultimate studies) in the world of wine. From developing wine lists to launching full-on wine bars (see one of our favourites: Caffe La Tana), we could all learn a thing or two from Cook (and luckily we will). Can’t wait for the Spring box? You can find her directing all things wine at Savio Volpe, Caffe La Tana and Pepino’s Spaghetti House.LISA'S PICKS
Kitchen Table's Matthew Morgenstern
Joining Kitchen Table Restaurants in 2013, Morgenstern has made a serious mark developing and directing the acclaimed wine programs at legendary local restaurants such as Nicli Antica Pizzeria, Ask for Luigi, St Lawrence, and Di Beppe. Instilled with a deep affinity for hospitality from a very young age and a growing passion for food and wine - the man just gets it. We know we can count on him when it comes to selecting stellar wines for our winter 6-pack.MATTHEW'S PICKS
Downlow Chicken Shack's Doug Stephens
The man, the myth, and the ledgend behind DL Chicken. Doug is an absolute force in the culinary scene. BUT don't get it twisted - the man knows a think or two about fine wines. He believes food and wine are some of life's greatest joys and is always coming up with game changing pairings that'll please any palate. Rest assured, fried chicken master and former wine merchant has you dialed with this season's wine picks.DOUG'S PICKS
Bar Corso’s Michelle Kanis & Anson Lo
Famous for making some of the meanest cocktails in the city; Michelle knows what it takes for something to be perfectly balanced. And when it comes to wine, her palate is on POINT... but it doesn't stop there folks. Joining Michelle front and centre is financier by day and wine director by night, a man you can truly bank on when it comes to selecting your summer sips, the one and only, Anson Lo.MICHELLE'S PICKS
Chambar’s Kelcie Jones
We couldn’t be happier to have the one and only Kelcie Jones - Chambar’s all-star wine director on board as our inaugural Wine Viking. As a perennial student of wine, she knows what’s up and what's new. Touting a WSET Diploma, the VinItaly ‘Maestro’ level, a 3IC Italian wine certificate - you know you’ll be getting some seriously good juice.KELCIE'S PICKS