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Why Pinot Grigio and Moscato should be on your summer wine list

Why Pinot Grigio and Moscato should be on your summer wine list

Wine & Spirits

Why Pinot Grigio and Moscato should be on your summer wine list

These two wines from the Cavit Collection are a perfect match with all of your favourite summer foods. Here's why.

Cavit Collection Pinot Grigio 
Just like that crisp white shirt in your closet, this crisp white wine goes with just about anything. It makes a fresh apertif on the deck, and then moves straight in to dinner without batting an eye. 

Crafted from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes grown in Trentino, Friuli and Veneto, Italy, this pale straw–coloured wine is cold-fermented in stainless-steel tanks, which preserves the delicate flavours and aromas of the fruit. It is dry (not sweet), with a refreshing hit of acidity, and offers up citrus and green apple aromas that are amazingly food-friendly.

Serve this Pinot Grigio chilled, before or during dinner. (Or anytime, really!) It's delicious on its own, of course, but it makes a fantastic partner to appetizers — pair it with creamy cheeses and sliced baguette, smoked salmon and crispbread, or even zesty guacamole and tortilla chips. For dinner, Pinot Grigio is an ideal match for lighter proteins, such as fish, chicken or veal, and creamy pastas. Its refreshing acidity helps balance rich sauces and complements the smoky goodness of your favourite grilled dishes. 

Pinot Grigio is an excellent dry white wine for cooking. It's so good in risotto — add it to the recipe while it's cooking and serve it alongside the finished dish. Use Pinot Grigio in any recipe that calls for dry white wine and enjoy the clean, crisp dimension it adds. 

null Buy it: Available at the LCBO or, $13.20.

Cavit Collection Moscato
With a sweet taste balanced by just a bit of acidity, Moscato is the perfect partner for a huge range of foods — from appetizers to mains to desserts. It is your go-to wine for serving with ripe summer fruits, especially juicy peaches.

Made from Moscato grapes grown alongside the Po River in Italy's gorgeous Lombardy region, this pale yellow wine is cold-fermented in stainless-steel tanks. The juice stays in contact with the grape skins briefly to give it a fresh, beautiful aroma that's fruity and almost flowery. It offers up flavours of apricot, white peach and sage, which complement a wide variety of foods. 

A chilled glass of Moscato is the perfect party starter, and it's a fun choice for mixing in sangrias, punches and fruity wine cocktails. Its sweetness is the ideal match for foods that are salty, spicy, bitter or highly aromatic. Think cheeses, cured meats, crudités with your favourite dips, or even cumin-laced hummus and pita wedges. For dinner, enjoy it with your favourite fiery foods, such as Thai green curry or grilled shrimp tacos. Or save a bottle to enjoy with dessert! Moscato has the ideal sweetness level to make any dessert — from decadent chocolate to simple fruit salad — taste even more luscious.

Moscato is a delicious lower-alcohol option. It contains only 7.5% alcohol, rather than the typical 12% or more in many other popular white wines, so it tastes refreshing and lighter on a hot day.

null Buy it: Available at the LCBO or, $12.95.

Forgot the Corkscrew?
Party over. Wait, no it's not! Cavit Collection wines are now sealed with screw caps to keep their flavours and aromas as fresh as the day they were bottled. They make picnics and cookouts much easier.


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Why Pinot Grigio and Moscato should be on your summer wine list