This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Popcorn Chardonnay VQA Niagara Peninsula

Canada Day is this Friday, and we are planning to open something Canadian to celebrate! We have many wines to be proud of, from BC’s Okanagan Valley to Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, but this year we’ll stay closer to home and open a bottle of Popcorn Chardonnay. This wine has quickly become an Ontario favourite, and if you haven’t tried it yet, Canada Day will be the perfect time to pour a glass and feel some local pride.

Tasting Notes: Popcorn Chardonnay leads with lemon and ripe apple, followed quickly by creamy, buttery notes and vanilla from the generous yet balanced use of oak. A clean finish makes this richly styled Chardonnay a delicious sip.

Enjoy With: Seafood dishes like crab cakes or lobster, pan seared salmon or trout, roast chicken, pasta with creamy sauces, cheeses like camembert or baked brie, and buttered popcorn (of course).

Style: A dry, full-flavoured, full-bodied white wine.

Terroir/Region: The Niagara Peninsula is the most planted wine region in Canada. Chardonnay thrives here, harnessing the diverse soils and microclimates of the region to create subtle, complex differences in the wines. Niagara Chardonnay can change in character from one plot to the next, giving Chard lovers endless options, all while supporting local!

Producer: The team at Popcorn is only interested in making the finest Chardonnay for a reasonable price. They rigorously tasted and compared the wines that founded the rich, oaky style of Chardonnay, and wanted to show that Ontario could make it just as well as those other regions. The proof is in the bottle.

AvailabilityPopcorn Chardonnay is available in the Ontario VQA section of your local LCBO and for online ordering.  Grab a bottle to enjoy on Canada Day, and maybe another – it happens to be $1.00 off until July 17!

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Price: $15.95, Now: $14.95; Save $1.00 until July 17, 2022

LCBO #: 20264

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.