The convenient downtown location also makes it ideal for cocktail or office parties, wedding brunches, anniversaries and much more.
Recognizing the customers’ diverse tastes in wine, they expanded the wine list from a mere 13 labels in 1992 (back in the original Glebe location) to the current 800 labels in their now award-winning cellar. Both Cesare and Domenic are graduates of the Algonquin College Sommelier Program, with honours. In 2003, Cesare was voted “Wine Person of the Year” by the National Capital Sommelier Guild for his outstanding knowledge of wine for those in the food and wine trade. Their wine list has also received acclaim from the prestigious, Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Makers Dinners are hosted regularly where wineries come in to educate novices and connoisseurs alike about the latest arrivals and trends. Many of their staff are graduates of the Sommelier Program enabling them to better assist customers in selecting the perfect wine to match their meals. Today, the Santaguidas are now sponsors of their own award at Algonquin College and it is given to the year’s top graduating student.