Wine is the fermented juice of the grape genus Vitis, a specific type of grape used almost exclusively for wine production. Other types of grapes can be used, including the V. labrusca grape, which is native to the Americas, for the beverage to be considered wine. When other fruits are included in the production process, the fruit’s name is included, such as blackberry wine.
Wine has a rich and substantial history, with records of ancient Egyptian communities using grapes to produce wine as early as 2500 BCE. The beverage has been a staple in many parts of the world for centuries and has found itself a part of religious, cultural, and celebratory traditions.
Today, we enjoy wine for a variety of different reasons. At 5VINES, we aim to provide a place where you can find the perfect wine for your dinner party, celebration, or gift. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always here to help, so feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like!
Our Curation Philosophy
Our categories are curated by pairings. Whether it’s food, an experience, or a state of mind, we always pair our wine with something. Rather than organizing our wine by country and region like the vast majority of wine stores, we want to offer an easier solution to the reason most people have when searching for the right wine. At 5 Vines we’re inspired by those combinations which enhance common occurrences and complement special ones.
The Beast is an immortal creature of habit whose taste leans ever toward the boldest of flavours. He once ate an A5 Kobe Strip Steak, a Full blood Wagyu Tenderloin and a burrito…for breakfast. The star of his dinner is typically red meat. He rolls with the confidence that no wine is too big or bold for his meals.
She’s no accidental Pit Master…no self-proclaimed backyard barbecue virtuoso…she’s the Queen over all the Kings and her meals will melt in the mouth, leaving your senses in awe. The wines she wants you to have should be great with smoked or barbecued cuisine or food that is sweet with heat.
The Beast wines will still work but more towards the black pepper-based dishes and less to the sweet or spicy.
She’s always frank about how much she loves the perfect pizza or pasta. If it comes out with a golden crust, sauce eking out from the edge of the cheese and evenly toasted mozzarella she has achieved perfection; however, it will only sing when paired with the right wine! She prefers juicy reds, dry rose or refreshing whites.
Pit Master reds and to a lesser degree Beast red
Light whites will go great with Italian herbs and spices
With the patience of a Cat Herder and a love for open water, the Angler is always on the hunt for the next great fishing hole. Fresh seafood is the best seafood and it always goes down easy with delicious white, sparkling or rose wines.
He has many names though his true title is a mystery. He is the Kaiser of concealment. The Viscount of veneer. He’s the master of disguise and when you don’t know what’s for dinner, the Chameleon will assist you. These are wines which can pair with a wide range of foods.
Her natural odour is coconut and sand. She wears flip-flops year-round and will school you in backyard Olympics, afternoon picnics and ways to find the best surf. Bring some easy-drinking, fun and fruity wines.
It took but one delightful sip for the Connoisseur to become enraptured with good wine. With help from experts and a thirst for the extraordinary, he collects and consumes from a discerning selection of wines.
No worries. No problems. Hakuna Matata. Sometimes all we need is to enjoy on a stress-free relaxing evening and the Companion has just the answer for that. Netflix and chill baby! These are wines that pair with snacks and have a high crushability factor.
Wines that pair well with salty snacks
Pinot Grigio (pretzels)
Riesling (bbq chips)
Gamay (cheese crackers)
Quality, good value bubbles (salt & vinegar chips)
Whether you’re having wine for dessert or dessert with wine, the sweet tooth needs attention. Bonbon Vivant is an expert in all things sweet. She once created a towering croquembouche, blindfolded, with her left hand then ate it in one sitting. She has what you need.