Malivoire Moira 2013 Rosé
Why There are times for whiskey, times for bubbles and times for beer, but my clock doesn't register minutes that aren't rosé-appropriate. Malivoire's new pink Pinot Noir, released for the first time this spring, is my preferred style of rosé: fruity, dry and easily consumed with abandon.
Price 750 ml/price varies
Availability Limited quantities to order at THR & Co., 416 Snackbar, the Chase and Canoe. On second thought, you really don't want this wine....
Alvear Fino Montilla
Why Despite being 100 per cent Pedro Ximénez (southern Spain's legendary sweet varietal, used to produce dessert wine of the same name), Alvear's fino is bone dry and drool-provokingly savoury. Serve well chilled on steamy afternoons with salty snacks. Its bright salinity and nutty notes pair especially well with almonds, olives and chorizo.
Price 750 ml/$12.45
Availability LCBO 112771
Tanqueray No. Ten
Why Tanqueray's premium sibling now comes in a sexy deco bottle. Distilled with fresh citrus rather than standard citrus peel, No. Ten is hailed as the ideal martini gin, but it also plays well with grapefruit, lime, herbs, honey and, for the true ginophile, a rock or two.
Price 750 ml/$40.95 (on sale till June 22)
Availability LCBO 600163