As the new year rolls in, we’re taking the time to reflect on our favorite moments of 2015. From roadside snacks to epic airplane adventures, it’s been a wild ride!
Up next: our favorite bottles of the last year. From wine to beer to cider, it seems there’s something amazing being poured every minute in Ontario!
Rebecca’s Best Bottle
“Pint of Moonlit Wit from Northwinds Brewery in Collingwood. Perfectly refreshing at the end of the day paired with fries and aioli – Julia and I enjoyed them on a visit to the brewery earlier this fall, I’ve been hooked since.”
When: October 2015
Where: Collingwood, Ontario
Agatha�s Best Bottle
?Hands down, my favorite sipper of 2015 is still the Cherryosity from West Avenue Cider. It’s available at a couple places near my home base, but more and more I’m seeing it on curated tap lists. It’s fruity yet dry, perfectly effervescent, and just oh so perfect.?
When: July 2015
Where: In better bars and pubs across Ontario
Julia�s Best Bottle
?Picking just one winner is tough. Too tough. So I’m going to go ahead and make it a tie between the Grange‘s legendary Bunny Wine (a pinot/gamay blend that oh yes, comes in magnums only) and Hinterland’s Whitecap, a crisp sparkling option with hints of citrus and peach. Delicious! ?
When: June 2013
Where: The Grange, Prince Edward County
Anna’s Best Bottle
“The Peach Berliner Wiess, from Burdock, here in Toronto. They made a couple of batches using Niagara peaches that tasted like summer in a bottle. I didn’t think I would love sour beer, but that wiesse made me a believer.”
Where: Burdock, Toronto
Okay, we didn�t each just choose one. You can�t! There�s just too much. Here are the things we drank that we all just can�t stop talking about.
- This Pommies cider with a side of nitro at a Cider Makers Dinner at Spirit Tree
- These homemade Ontario blueberry sodas from Cheesewerks in Toronto
- This slow brewed Winterbrook hops tea from Pluck Teas
- All the rosA�.
- This Peach Bellini Slushie at Hinterland in The County
- This totally over-loaded Caesar from Backhouse in Niagara
- This Meredith’s Ginger Syrup & Sour Cherry Slushie from the Ravenna General Store