Sure, many Canucks fans like to hit the local pub and gulp a beer while viewing ice carnage. But some prefer a guaranteed seat, say, on their own couch. And others drink wine. But which wines pair well with hockey? Conveniently for us, Kitsilano Wine Cellar was able to provide guidance in time for today’s Stanley Cup Playoff game. Here are their top three alternatives to beer for ardent Canucks fans.
#2 Local ciders like the Sea Cider‘s sparkling “Rumrunner” and “Pippin” ($15-17) along with Merridale‘s handcrafted “Traditional” cider ($6-10) are fermented, like wine, using organic BC apples instead of grapes. These grown-up options range from dry to semi-dry and are a fantastic match for easy chip’n’dip snacks, plus wood fired pizza.
#3 Who doesn’t love bubbly? The Cave de Lugny Cremant de Bourgogne Brut RosÃ© ($25.99) is a dry rosÃ© from Burgundy with fresh strawberry notes and a hint of creamy mousse. The bubbles suggest the festive mood of the Stanley Cup and the pink tint represents the Bruins‘ blood that will be spilled. Best of all, it plays nicely with game snacks like oysters and cheese plates.
Kitsilano Wine Cellar, 2235 4th Ave, 604-736-7660, Kitsilanowinecellar.com
Last modified: June 6, 2011