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Brunch Made Easy: Tips, Recipes, & Sparkling Wines

Brunch Made Easy: Tips, Recipes, & Sparkling Wines

Complete your gathering with the perfect selection of sparkling wines from Wine Rack. Along with simply cocktail and food recipes, we're serving up quick tips on how to host a seamless brunch.

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Spring into What's New at Wine Rack

Spring into What's New at Wine Rack

Discover the ultimate springtime lineup with our exciting new arrivals, from a refreshing non-alcoholic option to zero sugar sparkling rosé and more!

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Saintly Negroni Sbagliato

Saintly Negroni Sbagliato

Serve this cocktail all year round, and especially during spring cocktail hours, dinner dates, and special celebrations.

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Midnight Mocktail

Midnight Mocktail

For a cocktail with full flavour and none of the alcohol, try this zingy and delightful sparkling rosé number.

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Wine 101

Tannins 101: Exploring Wine's Essential Element

Tannins 101: Exploring Wine's Essential Element

Discover the beauty and complexity of tannins. From their distinctive taste and texture to their harmonious relationship with food that’s sure to tantalize your senses and pique your wine-loving curiosity.

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Entertaining

Take Your Easter Meal to the Next Level

Take Your Easter Meal to the Next Level

To make the most of your holiday gatherings, we've curated a selection of wine favourites for you to savour and share. Discover four flawless pairings to elevate your Easter table.

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Entertaining

Spring into Seasonal Wines, Pairings, & Cocktails

Spring into Seasonal Wines, Pairings, & Cocktails

Whether you’re living in the garden, dining al fresco, or inviting friends over for patio drinks, we’ve got tasty wine recommendations, pairing ideas, and recipes to make the most of every moment.

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Three Creative Ways to Upcycle your Wine Bottles

Three Creative Ways to Upcycle your Wine Bottles

Unlock quick DIY tips on transforming your empty wine bottles into stylish and functional décor pieces this Global Recycling Day. Repurpose your favourites bottles into elegant accents for your home.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Cartier Irish Cream

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Cartier Irish Cream

When it comes to adding that extra special touch to your St. Patrick's Day festivities, Cartier Irish Cream is the way to go! Exclusively available at Wine Rack, this creamy, delicious, and versatile liqueur is about to become your new favourite.

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Entertaining

Hosting an Oscar Party at Home

Hosting an Oscar Party at Home

Roll out the red carpet because it's award season! Get ready to rock your Oscar party with these 4 tips to help you win Best Party, Best Host, and Best Refreshments. From a bubbly toast to planning themed games, every detail promises a night you won't forget!

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Wine 101

Riesling 101: Fun Facts & Aromatic Sips

Riesling 101: Fun Facts & Aromatic Sips

With the right planning and a touch of creativity, you can impress your guests with an unforgettable evening filled with delicious refreshments, fun games, and of course, plenty of star-studded entertainment. In this blog post, we'll share 4 tips to help you win Best Party, Best Host, and Best Refreshments on the big night.

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Discover Quality Wines at Affordable Prices

Discover Quality Wines at Affordable Prices

At Wine Rack, you can savour the perfect blend of quality and affordability with wines like Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Selection. From Pinot Grigio to Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a variety of formats to choose from, there’s something for any palate and occasion.

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Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Cartier Irish Cream S’mores can be enjoyed over ice, in a specialty coffee, or shaken in THIS creamy and delicious cocktail. Check it out!

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Crimson Lemonade

Crimson Lemonade

This delightful concoction combines the complex flavours of Pinot Noir with the zesty freshness of lemonade for a truly unique and refreshing experience.

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Wine 101

Sweetness 101: Understanding the Basics

Sweetness 101: Understanding the Basics

When it comes to the sweetness of wine, there’s a vast spectrum ranging from bone-dry to very sweet. In this Wine 101, you’ll get an understanding of the basics, what can affect your perception, and how to taste sweetness.

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Entertaining

How to Host a Paint & Sip

How to Host a Paint & Sip

Unleash your creativity and elevate your next social gathering with our comprehensive guide on hosting the perfect paint-and-sip event. Click for four essential tips.

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Entertaining

Give Your Game Night Chili a Flavourful Twist

Give Your Game Night Chili a Flavourful Twist

Discover how to transform your game night chili with a few creative twists that are sure to be a touchdown with friends and family. Elevate the experience further with a variety of toppings and a refreshing Kalimotxo cocktail.

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Valentine’s Day Pairings + Wine Gifts

Valentine’s Day Pairings + Wine Gifts

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine's or Galentine's, both occasions deserve an aromatic bouquet. We’re referring to the wine kind! See inside for fresh and fruity Saintly favourites paired with desserts. Each sip and bite: A match made in heaven.

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Entertaining

How to Pair Sunday Football Classics with Wine

How to Pair Sunday Football Classics with Wine

Planning a football Sunday party? Not sure what to serve? Discover popular game day + wine pairings that will score big points as you huddle around with friends and family.

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Entertaining

How to Make a Decadent Chocolate Board for Valentine's Day

How to Make a Decadent Chocolate Board for Valentine's Day

Love month is here so what better time to celebrate your love of chocolate? Whether you're cozying up solo or sharing a sweet treat with a loved one, follow these tips on how to create a truly decadent chocolate board. Bonus: Wine pairings!

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Exploration

Sips & Gifts to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Sips & Gifts to Celebrate Lunar New Year

This Lunar New Year, make it extra memorable with a gift of luxury and tradition. Sip and celebrate with a unique bottle: Inniskillin Icewine - versatile on its own, perfect with delectable dishes, or as the star of a sophisticated cocktail.

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Lighter Sips. Full in Flavour.

Lighter Sips. Full in Flavour.

If you find yourself wanting to curb your sugar or alcohol, Wine Rack has you covered!

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Kalimotxo Cocktail

Kalimotxo Cocktail

This two-ingredient recipe mixes one part red wine with one part cola – plus a squeeze of lemon to keep things fresh!

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Saintly Cosmo

Saintly Cosmo

This Saintly twist will take your Cosmo to new heights, making it a drink that's as heavenly as it is classic.

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Entertaining

Temperature 101: Elevate Your Wine Experience with the Perfect Chill

Temperature 101: Elevate Your Wine Experience with the Perfect Chill

This guide explores the nuances and how temperature shapes the taste experience. After all, having a glass of wine is not just about sipping, it’s about savouring.

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Entertaining

Stack, Share, Savour: Irresistible Charcuterie Skewers

Stack, Share, Savour: Irresistible Charcuterie Skewers

With layers of antipasto, from meats and cheeses to pickled vegetables, charcuterie skewers are a fast fix when you’re in the hosting seat.

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Wine 101

How to Taste Wine

How to Taste Wine

We're going back to basics with how to taste wine, exploring the fundamental steps that will elevate your tasting experience and deepen your appreciation for each sip.

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Entertaining

Easy Entertaining with Takeout & Wine Pairings

Easy Entertaining with Takeout & Wine Pairings

Join us on a journey of easy entertaining, exploring the magic of complementary food and wine pairings and discovering local and award-winning wines to elevate your dining experience.

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Entertaining

Curb Your Sugar with Lighter Sips

Curb Your Sugar with Lighter Sips

You can curb your sugar intake while still enjoying a glass of wine or a refreshment. This blog explores a selection of lighter sips available at Wine Rack with 1g sugar or zero sugar. Check it out!

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Entertaining

Lighten Up Your Wine O'clock with a Spritzer

Lighten Up Your Wine O'clock with a Spritzer

A wine spritzer adds a refreshing twist to your favourite glass of wine. In just a few simple steps, you can create a chilled blend of wine, effervescence, and fruity or herbaceous flavours.

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Sparkling Pear Mimosa

Sparkling Pear Mimosa

Effervescent elegance meets fruity perfection in every bubbly sip. In three steps, you can recreate this showstopping recipe at home.

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Amaretto Cabernet Sauvignon Cocktail

Amaretto Cabernet Sauvignon Cocktail

Ready for a new wine routine? Here’s a smooth, fruity, and sweet way to shake things up!

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Entertaining

Movie Nights: Flavoured Popcorn + Bubbly to Match

Movie Nights: Flavoured Popcorn + Bubbly to Match

Complete your movie night with popcorn and bubbly to match. Here are 4 super-easy-to-make flavoured popcorn recipes, plus sparkling wine recommendations to pair with.

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Wine 101

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

From opening and pouring to storing your sparkling wine, we’re breaking things down with some how-to tips. Elevate your next celebration with local sparkling wines as you pop, sip, and clink like a pro!

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Entertaining

Invite Mulled Wine to Your Next Cozy Get-Together

Invite Mulled Wine to Your Next Cozy Get-Together

Mulled wine is more than a drink; it's an experience infusing wine with extra spices and fruit flavours, transforming gatherings into cozy and memorable affairs. Explore an easy recipe to fill your home with inviting fragrances this season.

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Wine 101

Your Guide to Holiday Tips & Sips

Your Guide to Holiday Tips & Sips

Perfect pairings are here! Discover a selection of wines to pair with a variety of holiday pastimes as you savour good times and great wines.

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Discovery

Inniskillin Icewine: An Iconic Gift for the Holidays

Inniskillin Icewine: An Iconic Gift for the Holidays

If you’re looking for unique gifting ideas, why not give a world-class gift with Inniskillin’s prestigious and award-winning Icewine. Discover this exquisite collection at Wine Rack!

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Celebrate the Season with Budget-Friendly Wine Gifts

Celebrate the Season with Budget-Friendly Wine Gifts

At Wine Rack, discover budget-friendly wine gifts as you save time and money this holiday season.

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Cartier Irish Cream: The Ultimate Holiday Sipper

Cartier Irish Cream: The Ultimate Holiday Sipper

Creamy, decadent, and oh-so-delicious! Discover this exclusive liqueur that’s not only incredibly versatile, it also comes in 3 sensational flavours, perfect for holiday sipping!

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Icewine Hot Chocolate

Icewine Hot Chocolate

Whether you're enjoying a fireside moment après tobogganing or hosting a movie night with friends, enjoy this elevated take on a traditional favourite, featuring iconic and award-winning Inniskillin Icewine.

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Icewine Martini

Icewine Martini

The result is a chilled and sophisticated cocktail with aromas of mango, apricot, and honey. It's a must-try and the perfect choice for celebrating all season long.

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Easy Eggnog Cocktail

Easy Eggnog Cocktail

Combine Cartier Salted Caramel liqueur, vodka, and eggnog to create a creamy concoction that's incredibly delicious.

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Pop, Sip, & Clink with Local Ontario Sparkling Wines

Pop, Sip, & Clink with Local Ontario Sparkling Wines

After this bubbly exploration, you'll be popping, sipping, and clinking the perfect sparkling wine for your palate, budget, and celebratory occasion.

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Wine 101

How to Pick the Right Wine Glass

How to Pick the Right Wine Glass

In this guide, see why choosing the right wine glassware can enhance your wine-tasting experience.

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Wine 101

What Makes a Wine a VQA Wine

What Makes a Wine a VQA Wine

If you're an avid wine drinker or wine enthusiast, you've likely come across wine bottles with a VQA label, but do you know what it means?

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Entertaining

Crostini & Wine Done 3 Different Ways

Crostini & Wine Done 3 Different Ways

Hello, fellow wine and food lovers! Ever thought about the perfect pairing to set the mood for the evening? Look no further than wine and Crostini!

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Entertaining

How to Pair Wine & Cheese

How to Pair Wine & Cheese

Whether you're hosting a gathering, planning a romantic evening, or simply treating yourself, knowing the art of pairing wine with cheese can elevate the experience to a whole new level.

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Entertaining

How to Style Your Bar Cart

How to Style Your Bar Cart

Need a little inspiration? We've got you covered with 3 simple tips on how to prep and style your dream cart, so it's ready for entertaining.

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Cartier Hot Chocolate

Cartier Hot Chocolate

As the temperatures drop and the cool breeze sends shivers down your spine, there's nothing quite like wrapping your fingers around a steamy mug of rich and creamy hot chocolate.

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Inniskillin Blackberry Smash

Inniskillin Blackberry Smash

Enjoy the elegance of Inniskillin wine, either sipped by the glass or infused in this sensational yet simple-to-make cocktail.

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Top Red Wine Varietals to Try

Top Red Wine Varietals to Try

When it comes to red wines, are you team Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Baco Noir? If you’re having trouble deciding, this blog may help you discover your red wine of choice and why you love it so much.

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How to Cool Down Your Wine in a Flash

How to Cool Down Your Wine in a Flash

Ever forget to put your wine in the fridge? Oops! Then when you go to enjoy a glass, your wine is room temperature? Here are 4 easy tips on how to chill your wine quickly, so you can enjoy your favourite bottle of white, rosé, or sparkling wine as soon as possible!

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Wine 101

The Shelf Life of Wine After Opening It

The Shelf Life of Wine After Opening It

No one wants to waste a good bottle of wine, especially when it's just been opened and enjoyed for one evening only. With these tips for storing wine, let's dive into how you can prolong the freshness and keep the best possible taste with every bottle of wine you open!

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Wine 101

Elevate Your Sweet Treats with Complementary Wine Pairings

Elevate Your Sweet Treats with Complementary Wine Pairings

Are you more of a candy or chocolate lover? We say, why choose, especially during spooky season - the ultimate sweet-treat extravaganza! Since we prefer TREATS over tricks, we have 5 spooktacular wine pairing ideas for you to try and love!

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Meet Vintage Ink: Unique Wines with Unconstrained Expression

Meet Vintage Ink: Unique Wines with Unconstrained Expression

If you're in search of a truly unique wine experience, look no further than our Vintage Ink collection. From distinctively expressive red wines to unconventional blends, experience various flavours that dare to be different in these 6 must-try Vintage Ink wines.

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Sip Quality Wines & Refreshments on a Budget

Sip Quality Wines & Refreshments on a Budget

Save money on your wine without compromising on flavour or experience. Because at Wine Rack, you can find delicious wine products for under $10, $15, $20, and $30! You can also splurge on items that are for someone special or for a celebratory occasion.

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Wine 101

Wine 101: Rosé Wine

Wine 101: Rosé Wine

Rosé can be produced in a range of different styles – light, dry, fruity, sweet, and sparkling. See what makes this versatile varietal such a wine lover’s dream as we name our top picks to enjoy – any season and occasion! Here we will uncover fun facts about rosé wines!

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Wine 101

The Anatomy of a Wine Glass & Why It Matters

The Anatomy of a Wine Glass & Why It Matters

The glass holding your favourite wine can determine the difference between a good sip and a great one. See why as we list the 4 basic parts that make up a stunning glass of wine and contribute to an amazing wine-tasting experience.

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Jackson-Triggs Single-Serve Sangria

Jackson-Triggs Single-Serve Sangria

Whoever said sangria is reserved for summer months only, hasn't tasted this Jackson-Triggs Sangria with a twist! The addition of liqueur gives this wine-based cocktail an even more delicious flavour.

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Vintage Ink Manhattan

Vintage Ink Manhattan

Here's the perfect Halloween-inspired cocktail to make during the spooky season. Not everyone has vermouth on hand, which is great news for this rendition of a classic Manhattan!

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Growers Hot Toddy

Growers Hot Toddy

How to give your hot toddy an apple cider twist! Enjoy this slow sipper as a nightcap or when playing cards with family.

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Wine 101

Ontario's Wine Story: A Toast to Tradition & Taste

Ontario's Wine Story: A Toast to Tradition & Taste

Latitude, lakes, and limestone are what makes Ontario's terroir so unique and special. Learn more about our cool-climate home, the elegant and award-winning wines produced here, and get to know some of Ontario's best wineries.

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Discovery

Elevate Your Holiday Feast with Perfect Pairings

Elevate Your Holiday Feast with Perfect Pairings

Elevate your dining experience from start to finish with 3 perfect wine and food pairings for your holiday table. Whether it's that initial appetizer that sets the tone, the hearty main course, or the perfect dessert, Wine Rack has your wine pairing needs covered!

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Baked Brie Appetizer for Easy Entertaining

Baked Brie Appetizer for Easy Entertaining

A timeless classic for any gathering is Brie cheese! Check this easy cheesy appetizer recipe that's sweet and spicy and can be paired with a variety of local Ontario wines for your next get-together.

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Five Benefits of Buying Box Wine

Five Benefits of Buying Box Wine

From longer shelf life and reduced waste to its eco-friendliness and added convenience, box wine has a lot to offer. Another amazing benefit? Better value for your money! Learn more and discover your favourite local wines just in a bigger box.

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Entertaining

Sparkling Wines: Elevating Everyday Celebrations

Sparkling Wines: Elevating Everyday Celebrations

When it comes to enjoying sparkling wine, the right glassware can make a significant difference! Learn why glassware matters as well as the importance of temperature and making the most of your bubbles with complementary wine and food pairings.

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Find Your New White Wine Favourite

Find Your New White Wine Favourite

Are you on team Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling? Let's find out! Get to know these popular varietals as you discover your ultimate white wine favourite.

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Entertaining

Top Refreshments for Your Cooler

Top Refreshments for Your Cooler

Love added convenience? Try grab-and-go beverages! From crisp cider and refreshing wine spritzers to hard sparkling teas, there's something fruity and bubbly to suit any taste.

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BASK Pinot Rum Punch

BASK Pinot Rum Punch

Entertaining friends for drinks this summer? Here's a killer wine cocktail to punch up your pitcher!

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Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls

Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls

Stop scrolling - lunch is served! Get ready for crunchy, colourful, and full-of-fresh-flavour goodness - all wrapped into one delicious roll.

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Watermelon Feta Summer Salad

Watermelon Feta Summer Salad

This salad is barbecue chicken's best friend! Watermelon is a quintessential summer fruit, which is why this recipe will be on repeat all season long.

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Sandbanks Rosé Campari Spritz

Sandbanks Rosé Campari Spritz

Calling all Negroni and Aperol Spritz fans! You will love this rosé Campari spritz, it's the perfect pre-dinner patio drink - light, refreshing, and zingy.

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Layered Nacho Dip

Layered Nacho Dip

Sometimes less is more, and this dip is the definition of no fuss no muss while still being ridiculously delicious.

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Growers Sparkling Watermelon Cosmo

Growers Sparkling Watermelon Cosmo

If you're looking to keep cool, you've come to the right place!

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Gourmet Hot Dogs

Gourmet Hot Dogs

Are you tired of eating a boring ol' hot dog? Kick it up a notch with a fully loaded gourmet version instead!

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Jackson-Triggs Negroni Sbagliato

Jackson-Triggs Negroni Sbagliato

This Negroni Sbagliato is simple to make and easy to enjoy. In just minutes, you have the perfect and refreshing sipper.

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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and Melon

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and Melon

Your less-than-30-minute appetizer is here serving up salty, sweet, and juicy goodness. Perfect for any occasion - special or spontaneous.

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Growers Moscow Mule

Growers Moscow Mule

Our secret to a tasty mule? A cider twist! This version features Growers Cider and the result is an incredibly crisp, bubbly, and refreshing cocktail.

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Cartier Mudslide

Cartier Mudslide

Want a cocktail that's both decadent and easy to make? We've got one: a Mudslide! Featuring Cartier Irish Cream, the result is an ultra-creamy and ultra-delicious sipper.

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Jackson-Triggs Ginger Lemon Spritzer

Jackson-Triggs Ginger Lemon Spritzer

This fizzy number is a balanced taste of tangy, sweet, and bubbly. Made with hydrating sparkling water and Jackson-Triggs PS Light Pinot Grigio 8% alcohol wine, it's a lighter way to enjoy cocktail hour.

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Inniskillin New York Sour

Inniskillin New York Sour

Whiskey Sours are all the rage, and yet this New York Sour takes it one step further by adding a floating layer of dry red wine.

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Watermelon Wonder PRIDE Frosé Kit

Watermelon Wonder PRIDE Frosé Kit

Our Watermelon Wonder PRIDE Frosé Kit has a bit of sweet, a bit of zest, and a whole lot of icy cold refreshment to quench your thirst on a hot summer's day.

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Rockin' Red Superfruit Sangria Kit

Rockin' Red Superfruit Sangria Kit

Sun, sips, and sangria! We're bringing you our Rockin' Red Superfruit Sangria Kit with key ingredients you'll need to create this sensational sip at home!

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Whimsical White Sangria Kit

Whimsical White Sangria Kit

Crisp, tropical, and tangy! White wine fans will love our refreshing Whimsical White Sangria Kit.

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The Bouquet Cocktail

The Bouquet Cocktail

We're mixing it up (literally) with this fun and fruity cocktail, made with Inniskillin Vidal Icewine and Growers Cranberry Pomegranate Cider.

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Spring Mojito

Spring Mojito

Sweet, crisp, minty and sparkling! Here's a wine-loving twist on a classic mojito cocktail.

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Nouveau Paloma Cocktail

Nouveau Paloma Cocktail

We love putting a twist on the Paloma so we're swapping out the typical grapefruit juice for Growers Grapefruit Pomelo cider.

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Spring Spritz

Spring Spritz

This wine cocktail delivers a pop of colour, lively refreshing flavours, and an upbeat attitude.

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Your Ultimate White Wine Marinade

Your Ultimate White Wine Marinade

For the warmer weather ahead, you'll need a trusted marinade for all of your grilling needs – this one's a keeper!

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Caramel Crunch Coffee Cocktail

Caramel Crunch Coffee Cocktail

Attention coffee lovers, this specialty coffee is creamy and delicious with just the right amount of decadence.

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Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail

Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail

Love oatmeal cookies? How about an Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail? This liqueur cocktail recipe is one we’re sure you’ll be smitten with!

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