What do you do when you get home after a long day of work? You’ve already kicked off your shoes, and hung up your coat. Are you reaching for the remote, a snack, or perhaps a glass of vino? Well, we got a chance to try out the Cigar Box Pinot Noir, and paired it with an actual cigar. Sitting outside, and enjoying the combination, was an excellent way to unwind after a long day at the office (or home office, for that matter).
Bold Wine for Bold Living: Cigar Box Pinot Noir
This Chilean pinot noir is made from hand-harvesting grapes from the famous Casablanca Valley. Known for its crisp white wines originally, there has been considerable success growing grapes for pinot noirs, due to the coastal climate. Located only 30km from the Pacific Ocean, the Casablanca Valley is a relatively new, yet up and coming wine region in Chile.
This Cigar Box wine is a purplish red colour and has a medium intensity. Featuring notes of raspberry, cherry, and flowers while combined with vanilla and caramel from the oak. Together with a bouquet of coffee, licorice and fig, with a hint of smoke and nuts.
How to Pair the Cigar Box Pinot Noir?
Thinking about what to have for dinner, or even date night? This pinot noir is best paired with a wide range of fish. Perhaps a grilled salmon or even a seafood linguine. Cigar Box Pinot Noir also pairs well with game meats, duck, and pork with sweet sauces or marinades.
Where can you pick-up the Cigar Box Pinot Noir?
Cigar Box wines are slowly making its way across Canada.
Now available in Ontario at the LCBO
This Cigar Wine Boxes Pinot Noir is now available at select LCBO stores, visit www.lcbo.com for more details and availability. Unfortunately it isn’t available in this beautiful cigar box per se, but check out some ideas and hacks below on how you can pick-up a LCBO Vintages box from the LCBO to pull together the perfect gift.
Available in Select Provinces
For our gent’s across the country, thankfully the Cigar Box wines have been tirelessly working on distribution, because its readily available at liquor stores across the nation. Available in AB at Liquor Connect. As well as at BC Liquor in British Columbia, SAQ in Quebec, etc. Check online for availability in your area.
Life Hack: Here’s how to Up your Gifting Game
A wine this good, at such a great price, it leaves you a little budget to play with to up your gifting game.
If you know he’s going to love this wine, why not stock up for them and pick-up a wooden box, much like the Vintages ones available at the LCBO in Ontario, although there are a number of them on Amazon and other retailers. Pick one up, which comes in a number of sizes, to slip in 1, 2, 3 or even 6–just pick-up 6-bottles and place them in a beautiful wooden LCBO Vintages box and you’re still under $120.
If that’s not great value, I don’t know what is.