Places in Toronto to enjoy a glass of wine

There is nothing quite like a comprehensive wine list to match a beautiful food menu, but sometimes you want to try something different to drink with each course. The answer is a visit toone of Toronto’s fantastic wine bars and taverns, where talented sommeliers have done the hard part, creating a large list of wines by the glass and wine flights, leaving you to enjoy the fruit of their labours.

Enoteca Sociale

1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

This is a classic Italian wine bar, offering a vast list of wines both by the glass and the bottle and a menu of delectable food to go along with your drinks. The staff can offer educated recommendations on wine and food pairings that will make your experience there that much better.

Midfield Wine Bar

1434 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y6

This place brings the feel and energy of an Italian taverna to Dundas West. With a beautiful space and a wonderfully knowledgeable sommelier who has chosen an eclectic mix of wines to showcase, this is the place to be in the West End. The menu has some delectable food on offer as well.

Reds Wine Tavern

77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1P9

You will find Reds Wine Tavern in the Financial District, or at its second location at Yonge & Gerard. Experienced staff will help with wine pairings in an upbeat, relaxed environment, perfect for kicking back after a hard day’s work.


980 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

This is Leslieville’s delicious answer to the question: can we get some fantastic wine down here? The Chef’s Menu is highly recommended, and they will pair wines without emptying out your wallet. The food is simple, but well prepared.

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Caesars are a staple in Canadian cuisine; they're right up there with poutine, Nanaimo bars, maple syrup and Kraft Dinner. The unlikely combination of vodka, Clamato and Worcestershire sauce with some celery, asparagus or even bacon thrown in for the grand finale, doesn't sound like it should work. But it does. Here's where to go in Victoria to enjoy some of the best Caesars in town.
Charcuterie, a French method of cold meat preparation, has taken off in Victoria and the results are delicious. The intense flavour created by the curing of pork and other cuts of meat, pairs wonderfully with artisanal cheeses, pickles and condiments for an elegant and social snacking experience. If you're looking to get in on the culinary fun, head to one of these charcuterie hotspots.
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