Pair Up, Wine-d Down


Do you appreciate the finer things in life? Do you scorn your peers who can’€™t tell a chenin blanc from a pinot grigio and don’€™t realize how very wrong it can be to pair a sultry malbec with tuna carpaccio?
Even if you don’t really care that much, but you enjoy a good glass of wine, Ottawa has something you’€™ll be thrilled to discover: DiVino Wine. Tucked unobtrusively into a stretch of Preston Street in Little Italy, this little gem offers everything any wine and food aficionado could desire’€”wine seminars and tastings, whisky and scotch tastings (even olive oil seminars), and more.

DiVino’€™s is also a restaurant serving regional Italian dishes offered in half and full portions for those who want to build their own tasting or pairing menus. This is not your mama’€™s spaghetti bolognese’€”think seasonal menu with choices like homemade gnocchi with gorgonzola and radicchio, fettuccine with truffle oil and wild meat ragu, or elk tenderloin dusted with chestnut flour and served with a juniper wine sauce.

DiVino’€™s also offers authentic regional Italian cooking classes. Course themes change regularly’€”sign up now for an Italian Comfort Food cooking class. Planning a trip? You can take Italian language courses here, or join a wine and culinary tour of Italy organized by DiVino’€™s. If you’€™re looking for somewhere to host a private party with wine pairings, small plates and a sommelier to explain them, DiVino’€™s has that covered too, and we can tell you first-hand that it’€™s a fabulous experience.

Cin cin! Tested by Patti R., Ottawa


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