Corks & Platters


Last night I encountered an incredible little local piece of heaven!

Corks and Platters opened this past June and caters to any sort of wine or local restaurant lover (looks like I might have found my new hotspot!)


Featuring wines only from Ontario, this small wine bar seats just under 15 people and provides quite the experience. Whether you choose to sit on the tree trunk bar stools, play chess with wine corks, or just enjoy their incredible, original decor, this place has a lot to offer!


What I found very refreshing was the knowledge and experience the Owner had! As I was waiting for my friend to join me, we had an amazing talk about the wines she carries, her educational background and where she has travelled in the wine world.

She was great at answering any questions customers had, recommending wine by giving full descriptions and characteristics and providing food pairings! She even made her own beef jerky!

I had a lovely time and so did my friend! I would definitely go back and recommend Corks and Platters to anyone who loves small local establishments!

There is no website yet so I have provided the address for you below! Check it out, you will NOT be disappointed!

Address: 2220 A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E9


The Pink Truck

Move aside Fall, we are still enjoying the summer with the release of the Two Oceans Moscato! New to the shelves as of September 18th, this floral and fruity wine has aromas of apricot and peaches and leaves your palate with a sweet taste of pear. It is crisp and smooth and is the perfect pairing with seafood, grilled meats and salads.

This past weekend, the Pink Moscato Truck drove around the Greater Toronto Area to show consumers just how amazing the new Moscato is! There were giveaways, a beach theme set up in the back and knowledgeable staff sharing information about the new hit product!

image002image004I decided to join the bandwagon and grab a bottle see what all the commotion was about! I invited some of my girlfriends over, and served the Moscato with a homecooked meal.

My first thought was, what would pair really nicely with a sweet wine that was different and would really bring out the flavours of the wine? It would either have to be a sweet food or one of my favourite pairings, something spicy! The reason they complement each other perfectly is because the sweetness of the wine tones down the spiciness of the food and the hot elements help bring out more fruit in the wine. The lower alcohol content of the wine doesn’t increase the dish’s spice, instead the sweetness adds as a coating on your tongue.

Our appetizer was one of my favourite salads! It’s easy to make and tastes delicious: The Crunchy Ramen Noodle Asian Salad. It was a perfect light start with the Two Oceans Moscato.

Next, for our main course, we made Pad Thai!Even though non of us has cooked Thai food before, the dish came out amazing! There were sauteed vegetables, roasted peanuts, perfectly flavoured peanut sauce with a spicy kick and most importantly, it paired amazingly with the moscato! I myself cannot handle too much spice and Pad Thai is usually a spicy dish. The sweetness of the wine was able to help me enjoy the meal THAT much more! It was an delicious meal and I was the lucky one who got to keep the leftovers!

IMG_2559There are so many different rules to pairing food and wine, but when you get it just right, it makes the WORLD of a difference! This definitely helped me get ready for my week!

Go out and try the new Two Oceans Moscato!


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