Great wine and cocktail ideas this Holiday Season


With various holiday parties and events shared between family and friends this season, it's a safe bet that wine and cocktails will be part of the mix.
The good folks over at Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake have offered a couple of delicious wine options that go well with turkey and are easy to drink. They've also included a couple of cocktail recipes for you to responsibly indulge in (gotta still maintain responsibility when you drink, friends).
Their wine-savvy team recommends a Gamay and Kerner Nouveaux for holiday entertaining. They are the first wines of this year’s harvest released on the third Thursday of November as is the tradition around the world for Nouveau releases.  Only a few weeks ago, this wine was a cluster of grapes in the vineyard but by rapid fermentation and quick bottling, all is ready at the midnight hour!

First up is a 2015 Gamay Nouveau from Reif Estate Winery:

Next up is a 2015 Kerner Nouveau, also from Reif Estate Winery:

Here are a couple of very easy to make festive cocktail recipes, courtesy of Lakeview Cellars:

Poinsettia Cocktail

2 ounces of Lakeview Cellars 2008 GMR Sparkling wine
1 ounce of 20 Bees 2011 Cabernet Franc Icewine
1 ounce of cranberry juice
Frozen cranberries, orange zest and white granulated sugar for garnish

Rim cocktail glass in white granulated sugar
Combine sparking wine, ice wine and cranberry juice in glass
Garnish with frozen cranberries and a light dusting of orange zest

Deck the Halls

2 ounces of Lakeview Cellars Riesling Icewine
1 ounce of 20 Bees Chardonnay
2 ounces of apple juice
Ice and lemon peel for garnish

Combine Icewine, Chardonnay and apple juice in a glass over ice
Garnish with a lemon peel

The aforementioned wines are currently available at the LCBO for a limited time while quantities last.

Drink responsibly and utilize one of the many options (Uber,taxi, friends, family, public transport) if you even think you've had to much too drink to operate a car.
Here at Modern Mississauga, we're all about enjoying yourself and having a great time year round. But we kinda need you to come home in one piece.