Mother’s Day Virtual Wine Tasting & Dinner

Gift Mom with a bouquet and a meal she can truly savour!

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Wine and dine your favourite lady in the comfort of her own home!

Mother’s Day Virtual Wine Tasting

While we await our next opportunity to gather our loved ones for a leisurely excursion through Niagara-on-the-Lake, why not treat Mom to an expansive wine-tasting session right at home? On Sunday, May 9th from 4pm, join wine expert and educator Anna Jarosz on Zoom as she guides you through a carefully curated selection of seven unique wines hailing from different regions around the world.

In this introductory wine class, you’ll envision sun-soaked vineyards and channel the earthy whiffs of aged oak barrels while discovering a wide range of grape varieties, wine styles and winemaking methods. As you sip your way through each distinctly flavoured wine, learn how to assess and appreciate the quality of a wine, and create your own tasting notes using the placemat and crib sheet included in your kit. To maximize your tasting experience and prevent muddied flavours on the tongue, we recommend using a clean, dry glass for each wine and having water nearby to cleanse your palate.

 

Wines you’ll enjoy:

Cave Spring ‘Canoe’ Riesling VQA, Niagara Peninsula, ON, Canada
Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Catena Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina
Cave Spring Pinot Noir, Beamsville Bench, ON, Canada
Mission Hill Shiraz, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
Château Dudon Gallien, Sauternes, France

 

Wine tasting kits:

For one (14oz) – $50
For two (28oz) – $90
For three (42oz) – $125
For four (56oz) – $150

 

Spaces are limited, and orders must be placed by Sun, May 9 at 12pm (or before we sell out!). Wine tasting kits can be picked up on May 8 from 11am-6pm and May 9 from 12-2pm. Please select your preferred pickup date and time upon checkout. Look for the Zoom link in your email a few days prior to the event, and email wineadvice@oliverbonacini.com if you require any assistance.

We can’t wait to virtually clink glasses with you!

Mother’s Day Dinner — SOLD OUT!

Looking to make a pit stop in the Middle East for some savoury bites? Our take-home Mother’s Day dinner for two is the perfect complement to our worldly array of wines, or a splendid standalone meal if you wish to forgo the grapes.

From our creamy Labneh & Za’atar and tangy Hummus & Crisps to Rosie’s Spiced & Braised Lamb Shoulder — which promises succulent drippings that beg to be mopped up with warm, doughy Pull-apart Pain au Lait Buns — this extravagant feast is packed with flavour from the first bite to the last.

Pre-order your dinner box by Wed, May 5th at 3pm for pickup on Sat, May 8th from 11am-6pm or Sun, May 9th from 12pm-2pm. Some preparation is required, and instructions will be provided in your kit.

Browse the menu below — pre-orders are now available!

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89. for two

marinated olives
garlic, chilies, citrus

labneh & za’atar
sheep’s milk labneh, mountain thyme, sesame, sumac

hummus & crisps
whipped chickpeas, tahini, cumin

cabbage & kohlrabi slaw
cranberries, parsley vinaigrette, chickpeas

Rosie’s spiced & braised lamb shoulder
rapini, lemon potatoes, spiced rhubarb & tomato jam

pull-apart pain au lait buns
sesame, olive oil, sea salt

pistachio pavlova
passion fruit, white chocolate, macerated strawberries, sea buckthorn syrup