I love a theme, so I love Hallowe’en! Here are some on-theme wines to bring to your costume party, to offer cold parents from the neighbourhood as trick-or-treat on through, or to enjoy in the dark in your basement (if you’re that house on the street).
Food photos by Ian McCausland
Recipe from: The Cellar Door (October 2015, Issue 22)
This delicious potato dish doubles as a beautiful vegetarian main course or a new side dish that might just overshadow that turkey this Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to pick up the perfect wine pairing (listed at the end) at Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Wine is intricately woven into the cultural fabric of Georgia. The Georgian winemaking method of burying an earthenware vessel called a qvevri in the ground creates wines with unique amber colour that has the structure of a white wine with some characteristics of red wine, due to the whole skin maceration (the wine sitting on the skins for the whole fermentation).
Issue 22 of The Cellar Door (2015) explores strange and unusual grape varieties. These are grape varieties that don’t fall into the varieties we are used to seeing. Because we are creatures of habit, we tend to shy away from new grape varieties that we don’t recognize. In the feature, “The Unusual Suspects,” we de-mystify new and unusual grape varieties by comparing them to the grapes we are used to drinking: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.