Summertime & The Sipping Is Easy

July 3, 2024

Best beverage suggestions for every summer occasion! —Vita Daily

Picnic in the Park

Gathering with pals for a sun-drenched picnic? Cupcake 201 Sauvignon Blanc is a vibrant, crisp wine with flavours of Meyer lemon, white nectarine and key lime that integrate with subtle hints of grapefruit, gooseberry and citrus, culminating into a long, balanced finish. Lobster rolls and potato salad would be divine park pairings for this whimsical white!

Camping Out

When you gear up to head out to your local campground, be sure to pack the cooler with Dillon’s canned Vodka Cocktails, starring an award-winning vodka that’s made from fresh Canadian rye grain and vapour distilled through oak for natural smoothness. Fun flavour combos include Blueberry, Peach & A Twist of Lemon, and Raspberry, Lemon & A Hint of Lavender. Crack one open and let the camping good times roll!

Beach Day

Is there anything better than a summer Saturday when the sun is shining and the only thing on your agenda is to hit the beach? Saturday Sun’s Laidback Rose has notes of melon and red fruit, pairing well with beachy bites like charcuterie and watermelon feta salad. Just don’t get any sand in your glass!

By the Pool

Nothing says summer like a poolside lay-out! The perfect wine to accompany this hot-weather endeavour is Josh Cellars Rosé, boasting a bright nose with aromas of fresh strawberries, white flowers and stone fruits and, on the palate, citrus, white peach and strawberries. Pair it with a poolside platter of fresh berries and chilled seafood, like shrimp or ceviche.

At the Cabin/Cottage

A cabin or cottage getaway, complete with cool lake dips and crackling fires, calls for a winning whisky. Jura 12 Years is the perfect accompaniment to such a summer pastime. Gold-hued, with dark chocolate, honey, walnut and soft citrus on the nose and flavours of coffee, salted bananas, liquorice and brown sugar, pour a glass, kick back and relax!

Dining Al Fresco

When you can finally feast with family and friends outside, reach for CedarCreek Platinum 2023 Pinot Noir Rosé: powerful, ripe and savoury, with notes of crushed stone, aged citrus rind and potpourri. Serve it with an al fresco menu of salad, mildly spiced chicken or fish, a Thai green curry.

Barbecue BYOB

Whether you’re hosting or heading to a friend’s place, do not barbecue without a bottle of Lost Peak 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. This smooth sip shows hints of black cherry and plum, with soft tannins and undertones of chocolate and coffee. It’s the perfect match for steak, prime rib and hard, full-flavoured cheeses.


  1. Wendy Germaine

    July 9th, 2024 at 11:46 pm

    This sounds like my kind of wine. Lost Peak 2019 hints of Cherry, Plum with soft tannins and undertones of Chocolate and Coffee. I really like this

  2. Wendy Germaine

    July 9th, 2024 at 11:47 pm

    This sounds like my kind of wine. Lost Peak 2019 hints of Cherry, Plum with soft tannins and undertones of Chocolate and Coffee. I really like this. This has not been said, by me only now

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