Wine: Viognier, 2016
Winery: Liquidity, Okanagan Falls
Why drink it? “Vio”, once you start adding it to your wine portfolio, will quite likely become one of your go to white wines for its medium body, and not-too-heavy and not-too-light mouthfeel. It is versatile for pairing with many dishes. On the nose, this one has aromas of white peach, tangerine, and a touch of coconut. On the taste buds, you’ll note passionfruit, orange blossom, apricot. While not overly fruity, there is a lot of flavour to savour and enjoy, and some intrigue as you pick up subtle nuances of the tropics. It’s a great addition to the wine rack.
Pair with: Versatile for pairing, it’s time to break out the grill for some grilled salmon with pineapple salsa or more delicate fish (tuna, trout), chicken skewers served over coconut rice, a selection of good sushi or a poke bowl.
Classic cancon music pairing: Besoin D’Amour, Patsy Gallant