Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine Jan 8, 2016 FriYAY: What Wines to Buy for Friday Night SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFriYAY is the best day of the week hands down. Whether yours falls on a Sunday, a Thursday, or the actual day itself, it is cause for celebration and a big glass of something. Shake off all your week’s hardships with these amazing wines.Unsworth Vineyards Charme De L’Ile, Cowichan Valley BC ($21)Nothing sets the tone for a Friday evening better than bubbles. This classic drink of celebration should not be reserved for special occasions only, although one could argue that the anticipation of two glorious days of no work is celebration in itself. Unsworth’s prosecco-style sparkling wine, Charme De L’Ile, is a bottle that I frequently pop on a Friday night. This wine is elegant and fresh with zippy notes of green apple, pear and citrus with a dry finish. It’s a great pairing with pre-dinner appies or sipped on its own whilst you relish in that special Friday feeling.Pewsey Vale Riesling, Eden Valley Australia ($22.49)Wines with lively acidity to wake me up are my go-to on a Friday night. Once the delirious excitement wears off you often find yourself crashing and burning after a long, hard week. This wine’s got your back, don’t worry. Pewsey Vale makes premium Australian Riesling at a great price point and it is delicious. Expect flavours of white peach, pineapple, lemon, lime and elegant dry minerality on the palate.Cusumano Nero D’Avola Terre Sicilane IGT, Sicily Italy ($16.49)If staying in on a Friday night is more your style then I highly recommend you kick back with this delicious Italian red by Cusumano. Nero D’Avola is Sicily’s favourite grape and it makes a wine that is bold in peppery, plummy flavour but possess beautiful silky tannins. Pair this wine with pizza and a warm fire to welcome the weekend in style.Granville Island Osake Junmai Nama, Vancouver BC ($14.49)Why not step a little out of your comfort zone on a Friday night and try something new? Vancouver-based sakemaker, Masa Shiroki, makes stunning rice wine at his store on Granville Island. Junmai Nama has fresh acidity on the palate with flavours of melon, pear and rice. It is lovely to sip on its own and even better with any kind of Asian cuisine.—By Anna Romeyn SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.