I’m a big fan of home grown white blends and after a recent tasting of Bench 1775 Chill, I was left wondering, what took me so long? This is a perennial award winner for the winery and it’s easy to understand why. Yet I’ve never had it until now. My bad. It’s a proprietary blend of a number of white grapes that takes its lead from Sauvignon Blanc. This is a really deep white wine…what some often call a winter white. It gets that because you can pair it with richer dishes and the wine won’t be overwhelmed. Rather it’s a great match with roasted chicken or turkey with your favourite root vegetables. Perfect as an aperitif with your holiday parties too.
Price: $19.49 (plus tax)
Available: Everything Wine in North Vancouver or South Surrey
Price: $19.90 (plus tax)
Available: Village VQA Wines in Kitsilano