Aphrodisiac Wines for Spring

Seductive Wines for the Spring Season

Winter over, it comes time again to welcome back the crocuses, fresh air and our own fervor and vitality. Luckily, just in time for spring, a slew of seductive wines have just been released that will satisfy your renewed appetite. If the ‘fever’ has not yet set in, these sensual selections are bound to get your blood flowing.



A fresh, perky selection from, Austria, this terrific-value white is refreshing, vibrant and will help reset your senses.

Salomon Undhof Salomon Groovey Grüner Veltliner 2010, Kremstal, Austria, 669606, $12.95




Big, mouth-filling flavours are lush and gratifying in this Malbec from Argentina’s hottest and most successful growing region of Mendoza.

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2008, Mendoza, Argentina, 79798, $19.95



Relinquish yourself to the soft, romantic, feminine and generous nature of Burgundy’s region of Volnay renown for its wines of elegance, silken mouth-feel and delicately, yielding aromatics.

Domaine Roux Père & Fils Vieilles Vignes Volnay 2009, Ac, Burgundy, France, 208538, $29.95




Guaranteed to make you flush - this provocative Merlot-based blend from South Africa has plenty of allure, posh appeal and tension at an irresistible price point.

The Oak Valley Blend 2005, Wo Elgin, South Africa, 214361, $16.95





When looking to impress, this exotic, heady and tantalizing blend from Lebanon’s cult producer Château Musar will surely fire up your senses.

Chateau Musar 2002, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 109413, $51.95


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Sara d'Amato is a Toronto-based wine consultant, sommelier and feature critic at WineAlign.com. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Niagara College's winery and viticulture technician program, she was the youngest and only woman to win the grand prize at Canadian Renaissance Wine Tasting Challenge in 2006 as featured in CBC's Wine Confidential Documentary. Sara has been awarded The Ontario Hosteliery's Top 30 Under 30 Award and is a staunch promoter of local wine and gastroculture.

Sara is a member of the Wine Writer's Circle of Canada and continues to participate in judging wine competitions across the country. Currently, Sara sits on the board of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.