Who: Salt Spring Vineyards
What: Karma Brut
Where: Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Why: Do you really need a reason to drink bubble? Not me, ever. Especially when it’s Methode Champenoise, painstakingly made from 100 per cent Salt Spring Island-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is the vineyard’s initial sparkling release, and only 80 cases of this bubbling beauty were produced. You’ll feel like you’ve picked a four-leaf clover if you get your hands on this special bottle. Karma has a great texture of numerous tiny bubbles and a crisp, citrus and bright apple palate. The finish is clean and refreshing.
When: How about a little good luck Karma for upcoming St. Patrick’s Day? No need to dye this with green food colouring though. Would be lovely as an aperitif and with canapés. And you’ll need something for that toast
How (much): $29.90 at winery or specialty stores.
Winespeak of the Week: Methode Champenoise refers to the pricy and time-consuming traditional method of sparkling wine production. The same procedure is mandated by French A.O.C. wine law for the Champagne region.