I often find it difficult to choose a place to eat or grab a drink. Not because there's nowhere to go, but because Toronto has SO many options it's hard to pick just one! I love discovering new places and my latest adventure was to Cafe Taste. Deep in the trendy neighbourhood of Queen West, Cafe Taste is an unassuming place to stop with it's dark exterior. Little would you know that it opens up to a little garden oasis in the back with drooping ferns and a stone pathway. I love their focus on local products, fair trade coffee, and eco-friendly initiatives, such as using biodegradable cups. They also promote bringing your own mugs and takeaway containers as part of their "non-throwaway" culture - got to love that! Usually the idea of going to a wine tasting sounds formal and and slightly uncomfortable, but I felt perfectly relaxed here. Everyone is so friendly and laid back, it's such a welcoming environment. Not a connoisseur? Not to worry! The servers are incredibly helpful when selecting wines. The menu offers a variety of Canadian red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines. And if you're not sure which one to try, they come in very affordable 2 oz. glasses. I enjoy a glass of wine here and there, but I love cheese. So the assorted cheese platter was an obvious choice. What I didn't know was that they actually specialize each platter for you based on your wine selection. Now I know the best type of wine to drink with my favourite aged cheddar at home. If you want more than just a platter of cheese, they also offer other appetizers and desserts so you don't leave hungry. Next time I go I'm leaving room for the chocolate fondue! What's your favourite local hot spot and why?