A handy, decidedly un-stuffy guide to 50 of the best Ontario wines under $50 a bottle.
In this handy portable guide to the top 50 Ontario wines under $50 a bottle, wine expert and educator Luke Whittall abandons the usual language of tasting notes in favour of a more personalized, approachable style, focusing on experiences, good company, and where a wine might take your thoughts.
As a wine industry professional, Whittall has often found himself inspired more by the way non-professionals talk about wine than the “hints of fresh cherries, dried herbs, and soupçons of eucalyptus” style typical of traditional wine writing. Sipster’s Pocket Guide describes the experiences bound up in the tasting of 50 of the most amazing wines this province has produced, including reds, whites, rosés, sparkling, and dessert wines.
With offbeat pairings that leapfrog from Frank Sinatra to truffle brie, digital detox to charcuterie, and an index of attitudes that lets you choose a wine based on your mood (be it cottage country or campus house party, accessible or argumentative) it’s anything but stuffy. Before you head to the liquor store to deliberate over your next sip, take a glance through Sipster’s.