Try as we might, there are more grape varieties than we could probably ever drink in our lifetime. So short of taking our suite of sommelier exams, how are we supposed to choose that next bottle? Somm, a free wine and culinary app, is like having a sommelier in your pocket — and it just got even better.
Not only does Somm give you recommendations at the LCBO based on food pairings and your personal preferences, but now you can upgrade to become a Cru Member ($4.99 a month) to unlock extra culinary perks. From bubbly and wine on the house at top restaurants and wine bars like Osteria Rialto and Boxcar Social, to discounted hotel rooms at The Annex Hotel, exclusive deals from Grange of Prince Edward Winery, complimentary tastings at Adamo Valley Winery, and free shipping and discounts on bottles from Le Sommelier, Noble Estates and Cosecha Imports, Somm's monthly Cru membership uncorks a whole world of hospitality bonuses.
If you're very vino curious, upgrade to become a Grand Cru Member ($130 a month) and you'll get all of the perks of Cru, plus a rotating wine delivery curated by Somm’s high calibre network of wine distributors, along with sommelier-led virtual tastings and exclusive event invitations. Every month, Somm rotates the wine partner responsible for selecting the bottles and leading the virtual tasting, meaning you'll have insider access to top producers like Cosecha Imports, Le Sommelier, Boxcar Social, Pearl Morissette and Noble Estates to name a few.
Since seeing is believing, we're giving readers the chance to try before you buy. Download the Somm app, upgrade your membership and use code FOODISMCRU to get your first three months of Cru for free and use code FOODISMGC to receive 25 per cent off your first three months of the Grand Cru.
If you're already drinking wine in the city, why shouldn't you enjoy some great perks?