Half Price Wine Toronto

We love wine, but we don’t always love the price tag that it comes with. Therefore we’ve compiled a list of the half price wine Toronto has to offer in order to get you drinking any night of the week. Overall we have featured half price bottles, but you may find some other wine deals and drink specials peppered throughout. Even so, it is best to call ahead or check social media if you plan to visit as we can’t guarantee that all wine specials will be up-to-date.

Half Price Wine Toronto Drink Specials

Monday

Toronto West

  • Bacchanal just off Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Portland Variety on King West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Union on Ossington Ave. 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Nuit Social on Queen West1/2 Price Bottles
  • Paris Paris on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles from 12-4pm
  • Gladstone Hotel on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Drake Commissary in the Junction 1/2 Price Bottles

Toronto East

  • Ascari Enoteca on King East 1/2 Price Bottles from 5-11pm

Toronto Downtown

  • The Chase Fish & Oyster on Temperance 1/2 Price Champagne
  • Parcae in the Templar Hotel on Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Montecito on Adelaide West 1/2 Price Bottles from 5-9pm
  • Locals Only on King West 1/2 Price Bottles and Glasses
  • Ballroom at John and Richmond 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Joe Bird on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles 5-7pm

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Boxcar Social at Summerhill 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Cava near St. Clair Station 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Aviv on Dupont 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine 
  • Annex Hotel near Bathurst Station 1/2 Price Bottles 

 

Tuesday

Toronto West

  • The Ace on Roncy 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Boehmer on Ossington 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Bar Altura on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles and Glasses
  • Bar Sybanne on Ossington 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Burdock on Bloor West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Chantecler in Parkdale does $1/ ounce wine and Buck a Shuck Oysters
  • The Drake Hotel on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine, Prosecco, Champagne 
  • Paris Paris on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles 12-4pm
  • Parts & Labour in Parkdale 1/2 Price Select Bottles

Toronto East

  • Boxcar Social on Queen East 1/2 Price Bottles

Toronto Downtown

  • Cactus Club 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Craft Beef Market on Yonge + Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles of Rosé
  • Earl’s on King 1/2 Price Bottles
  • King Taps on King 1/2 Price Bottles + Pizza Specials
  • Locals Only on King West 1/2 Price Bottles and By the Glass and Buck a Shuck Oysters 5-8pm
  • Joe Bird on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles 5-7pm
  • Wellington Pub on Wellington 9oz Wine for 6oz
  • Peter Pan on Queen 1/2 Price Bottles 

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • L’Unita Enoteca in Yorkville 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine

 

Wednesday

Toronto West

  • Soso Food Club on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Paris Paris on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles 12-4pm
  • Beast on Tecumseth 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Sapori on Dundas West 33% Off Bottles 
  • Stamps Lane on Roncesvalles 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Birreria Volo on College 1/2 Price Bottles, $10 per Glass
  • Tanto on Ossington 1/2 Price Bottles and Pre Fixe 
  • Drake Commissary  on Sterling 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine, Prosecco, Champagne

Toronto East

  • Core Restaurant on Queen East 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Gare de L ‘Est on Queen East 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Brickyard Bistro on Gerrard 1/2 Price Bottles
  • The Peasant Table on Queen East $1 per Ounce of Wine
  • Dominion Pub and Kitchen on Queen East 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • The Broadview Hotel on Broadview 1/2 Price Bottles (Ground Floor Only) 

Toronto Downtown

  • Forno Cultura on King 1/2 Price Bottles + Cider
  • Cactus Club on Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Joe Bird on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles 5-7pm
  • Locals Only on King West 1/2 Price Bottles and Glasses
  • Island Cafe on Toronto Island 1/2 Bottles After 5pm (Spring-Fall)
  • King Taps on King 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Montecito on Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles 5-9pm
  • Fox & Fiddle at CityPlace 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Goodman Pub and Kitchen on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles & $6 6oz pours until 6pm

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine
  • Rosedale Diner on Yonge 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Boxcar Social on Yonge 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Bier Markt in Don Mills 1/2 Price Bottles 

All Locations

  • Fresh Restaurants 1/2 Price Bottles 

 

Thursday

Toronto West

  • Lisbon by Night on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Paris Paris on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles 12-4pm
  • Hello 123 on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • i deal coffee & wine bar on Ossington 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Superfly on Brock 1/2 Price Bottles and $30 Pre-Fixe 

Toronto Downtown

  • Joe Bird on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles 5-7pm
  • Locals Only on King West 1/2 Price Bottles and Glasses
  • Shark Club at Yonge and Dundas 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Cibo Wine Bar on King West 1/2 Price Bottles 4-7pm
  • Northern Maverick Brewing Co. on Bathurst 1/2 Price Bottles After 4pm

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine

 

Friday

Toronto West

  • Paris Paris on Dundas West 1/2 Price Bottles 12-4pm

Toronto East

  • White Lily Diner on Queen East 1/2 Price Bottles After 5pm

Toronto Downtown

  • Joe Bird on Queen’s Quay 1/2 Price Bottles 5-7pm
  •  Montecito on Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles of Champagne
  • Friar & Frikin on John 1/2 Price Bottles 
  • Locals Only on King West 1/2 Price Bottles and Glasses

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine

 

Saturday

Toronto West

  • Hello 123 on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles

Toronto Downtown

  • Drake Mini Bar on York 1/2 Price Bottles

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine

 

Sunday

Toronto West

  • Cote de Boeuf on Ossington 1/2 Price Bottles
  • The Good Soon on Queen West 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Edulis on Niagara 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Alimentarti on Roncesvalles 1/2 Price Bottles 11-6pm
  • Uncle Mikey’s on Dundas West 30% Off Wine and Sake
  • Chantecler on Queen West $1 per Ounce Red Wine
  • Sakai Bar on Dundas West 25% Off Sake

Toronto East

  • Good Cheese on Gerrard 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Wynona Toronto on Gerrard 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Off the Hook at Bloor and Broadview 1/2 Price Bottles and Oysters

Toronto Downtown

  • Drake 150 on York 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine, Prosecco, Champagne
  • Figo on Adelaide 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Marben on Wellington 1/2 Price Bottles
  • The Walrus Beer Hall and Pub on Bay 1/2 Price Bottles
  • Constantine on Charles 1/2 Price Bottles After 5pm

Toronto Yorkville, Mid Town + Uptown

  • Le Paradis on Bedford 30% Off Wine
  • Farmhouse Tavern on Dupont $8 All Glasses 8pm-Close
  • Parallel on Geary Ave. 1/2 Price Bottles

25 North American Food and Drink Tours You Must Experience

Shout out to Flight Network for featuring not one, not two,
but
3 of our tours!
Check out this recent post from Flight Network that features 3 of our tours: our popular Prince Edward County wine tour, our unique “Sake A to Z” tour, and our new brand of foodie tours with  Eating Through T.O. We are thrilled to be on this distinguished list of some of the finest food & wine tours in North America!

2-Day Getaway Guide for Prince Edward County

Wine of Prince Edward County Wine Tour from Toronto New World Wine Tours

A weekend away in Prince Edward County is a total dream for any wine-lover or foodie as there are wineries, craft breweries, and cideries around every corner. The mix of fertile and rich limestone soils of the peninsula grow some incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,  for impressive still and sparkling wine. Often compared to Burgundy or The Willamette Valley, this is an area to watch for Canadian Wines. 

It is close enough for a weekend getaway or even a day trip from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Its no wonder that over the last decade the county has gone from a sleepy camping destination to a national treasure with farm-to-table restaurants, boutique hotels like The Drake Devonshire (a property by the famous Drake Hotel Toronto), and possibly even home to an international culinary school in coming years. 

We’ve developed an infographic guide for you to enjoy all the highlights of ‘The County’ (as the locals refer to it) and help plan out your perfect route.

Some of our Favourite Wineries:

The From The Farm Cooking School is also a fun way to spend some time with loved ones and enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end. 

Just want to relax? Let us do the planning and get ‘Cozy in The County’ on one of our wine tours.

Sake Cocktail Recipe- SPICY SAKE PINEAPPLE SANGRIA

Sangria is a great party drink because you can make it well in advance and it taste better the longer all the fruit and flavour combine and mature. This recipe is to make a full pitcher of sake sangria. 

Mix everything and leave it in the refrigerator add ice and soda when you serve it to taste. If you want to increase the spice, just muddle raw jalapeño with some pineapple juice and add it to each cup or the pitcher.

To make the jalapeño syrup:
3/4 cup water 
3/4 cup sugar
1 diced jalapeño

Combine all in a pot. Bring to a boil. Then let sit until cool. Run through a strainer to remove the jalapeño pieces and seeds. 

Sake Cocktail Recipe- Oni Negroni

The Oni in Japanese culture is a spirit, ogre, or demon with horns. We could not resist the name ‘Oni Negroni’ and had to find a way to show off the signature orange, fiery, colour of the negroni while still managing to make it light enough to taste the sake. We opted for Aperol and Lillet to replace Campari and Vermouth. Hopefully you find the result devilishly delicious.

Wine of the Week: Stratus Weather Report Viognier

Temperatures are rising and falling everyday but Viognier is a rich and complex white that can be equally enjoyed on a crisp evening and a pleasant patio. 

PAIR WITH:
Creamy Curries (Korma)
Chicken Salad w/ Apple and Raisins
Persian Cauliflower 
Lobster tail, or Crab Cakes. 

Viognier historically coming from the Northern Rhône Valley of France is a grape that produces medium acidity with a round palate of stone fruit and citrus. The palate echos on the nose with additions of white flowers, and in the case of Stratus a pronounced minerality.

Get yours for $26.00

Maple Syrup – Canada’s liquid gold

With the maple leaf taking centre stage on our flag, it’s no wonder that a love of maple syrup is as much a part of our Canadian identity as hockey, Tim Horton’s, and the moose. Our country takes pride in the sugary stuff, and for good reason – we supply over 80% of the world’s sweetness!

A natural substitute for processed sugar, and a delicious addition to many dishes and cocktails, maple products are a national treasure.

How it’s done
While there are many species of maple trees in Canada, only three kinds are used to make syrup. With the arrival of spring, stored starches turn into sugar which is carried up from the roots, mixing with groundwater to provide nutrients in the form of sap. Trees are then tapped, with the freezing and thawing of maple trees coaxing the sap to run freely.

On average, it takes about 40 litres of sap to produce 1 liter of syrup, with a mature tree providing only 30-70 litres of sap every season.

Countries like Korea prefer the sweet-water taste of sap, but Canada’s production of maple products relies on the long, laborious process of boiling. If you’ve ever visited a sugar shack, you may have seen giant boilers, powered by electricity or wood-burning stoves.

Many uses for maple
Maple sap can be used for a range of products, as it changes states drastically the more you boil it.

There are three grades of Canadian maple syrup, with each level containing less water (and more maple sugar) than the next. Grade 1 ranges from very light to amber and will find a great place on your table, while Grade 2 is best for cooking and Grade 3 is reserved for commercial purposes.

Continual boiling will produce a maple taffy, then a semi-solid butter, followed by a soft sugar and finally a hard, crystallized sugar. These different maple products can be found on their own or in baked goods, oils, glazes, candies, teas, salad dressings and more.

Sweet celebrations
While Quebec is the country’s largest producer of maple, Ontario has its fair share of maple producers – and festivities!

Sugar shacks invite guests to engage with the age-old process, sometimes swapping out their modern tubes and pumps for old-fashioned taps and spivots. Hearty dishes like pancakes and sausages are often served up in huge quantities, along with crowd-favourite desserts like taffy on snow. You’re likely to catch someone playing a tune or two…and they’ll probably be clad in an iconic red-and-black checked jacket.

The communities of Prince Edward County celebrate the season with themed events and specialties during their annual Maple in the County weekend. Maple farms host family-friendly activities for all ages, with hands-on harvesting, live entertainment, and test-testing galore. Work off the sugar rushes on snowshoeing trails and tractor rides, or making a furry friend at a local petting zoo or animal sanctuary.

If you’re looking for an adults-only experience, many local restaurants highlight maple in their gourmet dishes and cocktails during this season. Many of the regions most acclaimed wineries even offer maple-inspired snacks, tastings, and pairings.


At New World Wine Tours, we’re thrilled to celebrate the sweetness with our gourmet food and wine partners in The County – contact us about unique wine and food tours during this year’s Maple in the County Festival.
 

See you in the sugarbush!

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Mead – the drink of myth, legend, and the ancients

If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the oath of a lord or lady promising their sworn swordsman ‘meat and mead at their table’. This makes mead seem as ubiquitous as water or bread; and although Game of Thrones is fantasy, mead in ancient times was in fact commonplace.

What is mead?

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