Canada Day – how will you celebrate?

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Red and white clothes. Festive socks, Canada flag capes, face tattoos, LED lights on your necklaces, umbrella hats. There is no limit to the level and quantity of patriotic clothing you can wear, and with this year being Canada’s big birthday there is really no limit to how “Canada Proud” you can bring to your outfit. Of course, if that’s  not your thing, maybe just a red t-shirt will do

But what about everything else? Food? Beavertails and poutine if you want to get traditional (and stereotypical?). Or maybe some elk sausage with some Ontario spicy mustard? Maybe some local strawberry shortcake and a Quebec cheese plate to finish things off? Again, there is no limit, and it’s fun to explore the bounty our vast country has to offer.

And the wine!! I mean, how fun would it be to pair your patriotic celebrations with some home grown vino? The Canadian wine spectrum has a lot to offer, and something to please any of your guests as you toast how mighty fine our beautiful country is looking at the age of 150. Here are a few suggestions to get your party started. Cheers!

Malivoire Moira Rose – available from the winery for $24.95. You could also try their Ladybug available from the LCBO for $17.95.

The Grange of Prince Edward County Riesling  – perfect for any seafood you’ll be serving. Mmmmm, oysters. Available from the winery for $21.95

Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit  -unique to the winery and in turn, Canada, this Canadian vinifera clone is perfect to accompany anything you’ve thrown on the grill. Available through LCBO, the winery, or the winery’s retail locations. $17.95

This is but a tiny selection – there are so many other wines from almost every single province in Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.  Whatever your preference, add to the festivities by including some Canadian wine with your celebrations. Happy Canada Day!

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