Top 5 Places for Wine in Mississauga
Calling all wine enthusiasts, wine lovers, and wine-drinkers!
Whether you stick by your red wine (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) or a white wine (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio) all wine is a good wine. As someone who loves a tall glass of wine to soothe at the end of the daily grind, these wine bar/restaurants do not disappoint. With mood lighting and the sound of corks popping, each restaurant offers a unique and memorable experience that will satisfy every type of wine lover.
Here are the top five wine restaurants in Mississauga
With the dim lighting, cocktail hour on a Friday night is when you need to be at Cagney's. The atmosphere screams elegance, poise, and a fun night out with friends. Among their signature cocktails that they swear by, their wines are not to be missed. If you are a white wine lover, try the Pinot Noir Sillery Frecciarossa—an Italian wine produced in 2013—or the Butternut Pinot Noir, a California wine produced in 2012. Wines by the glass are always a nice touch with dinner. Cagney's is on the pricier side and glasses can range from $9.00 - $19.00.
Wine to try: Cagney's house white Kavos, Paros Greece (medium-balanced, low-acidity, dry) for $12
From the outside, you can tell this authentic Irish pub was a historical heritage building built in 1832. Located in the heart of Streetsville, the outdoor patio, lively atmosphere, and drink selection males this place a hit. Wine is probably not the first drink that comes to mind, but you will be pleasantly surprised. In a surprising twist, Cuchulainn's offers red and white wines (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc) among others. The friendly, upbeat and attentive the servers are exceptional and make the night fun and entertaining.
Wine to try: Pinot Grigio white wine (well-balanced, high-acidity, dry) for $8
Depending on how adventurous you are with your wine choices, this place could be perfect for you. Alioli provides a long list of wines from France, Italy, California, Chile and more. Alioli perfectly describes Italian wines using very detailed language. You can almost visualize where the wine was cultivated, processed and made to satisfy your palate. The popular grapes used for red wine production are Barbera and Dolcetto grapes. Barbera has a sweet and fruity taste while Dolcetto grapes are not as sweet. Each wine on the menu has a story behind how it became one of the finest wines we taste today.
Wine to try: Prosecco, an Italian sparkling white wine similar to champagne. It's well-balanced with fruity taste and costs $12
Solstice serves modern-style Italian cuisine along with a wide selection of the finest wines. As you walk in, you immediately feel the sophistication and beautiful atmosphere. From the way the food is plated to the servers who are experts on how to describe the wines they offer, Solstice provides an incredible wine-tasting experience. Wines by the glass come in 6 oz. or 9 oz. and Solstice offers their house white wines (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc) and red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, and Passimento). The wine menu changes every six to eight weeks to include wines that pair with the seasons and to feature the most popular wines to try.
Wine to try: Solstice house white wine Pinot Grigio (well-balanced, citrusy, high acidity, dry) for $12
Rogues is well-known for using the freshest ingredients in the food they serve. Located on Dundas at Erin Mills Parkway, Rogues is a fine-dining Italian restaurant with tons of wines to choose from, ranging from sparkling, red, white, rose, to blends. The selection of wines is broader at Rogues, as they offer wines from Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and Portugal. The wine list does not offer a description of the different wines, but the servers are very knowledgeable in leading you to a wine that perfectly matches your food and taste preferences.
Wine to try: J. Lohr, Chardonnay, Riverstone, Arroyo Seco Monterey 2014 (medium-balanced, citrusy, high acidity, not very dry) for $11
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