A meal without wine is called breakfast (or so the joke goes). But wine is a drink that many don't joke about. With the care and attention it takes to cultivate the grapes and create a memorable experience, these Toronto wine bars pay tribute to the nectar of the gods. Whether you are an oenophile or someone looking to shake off a bad day, these are the places to park. With mood lighting and careful pours, the air seems perfumed by cork and everyone seems a little happier. Or maybe that's just us after a glass or seven.
Although wine is meant to be the star of the show, Toronto is a city for food lovers and the food pairings available at our wine bar choices are sublime. Midfield Wine Bar has short ribs to wash down with your bold red. Or go to Tappo Wine Bar to slurp some egg ribbon pasta tossed in a white wine garlic butter sauce. The extensive wine list is a great read on a cold winter's day. Complement the heavier dishes with a bright white, like a Pinot Grigio.
If wine isn't the answer, we don't know what the question is. Let's drink our antioxidants in their preferred form: one sip at at time.