Firstly – invite a group of friends who enjoy a day drink just as much as you 😉
Second step – gather the food! We got all of our goodies fresh from the St. Lawrence Market. I highly recommend visiting your city’s local farmer’s market to get the best seasonal products. Our picnic consisted of charcuterie, fruit, cranberry tarts, olives, crackers and a variety of Canadian cheeses. I especially love the pink buns!
Next, and most importantly, is to choose the wine. I picked out the VQA Pelee Island Pinot Noir Reserve from Southern Ontario. This is a medium bodied, dry wine that pairs well with a lot of foods – perfect for a daytime picnic. Plus, I love the pretty grey and white label! It’s a smooth wine with low tannins and tastes of cherry, plums and earthiness. Good value for $17.45 at the LCBO, http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/pelee-island-pinot-noir-reserve-vqa/458521#.WfhsNYWcGhc.
Lastly – pick a spot at the park, assemble the bounty and enjoy your fall picnic!
Cheers! – GDW