WHAT IS BOSSANOVA?
EXCEPTIONAL WINE & BEER IN RONCESVALLES VILLAGE
We specialize in wine and beer. We work hard to find products that are exceptional, are largely independent or family owned, and worth it.
Our selections may come from a brewpub on the other side of town, a vineyard in the Canary Islands or a Distillery in the Rockies. They might only be available for a very limited time, never to be seen again. Whatever they are, irrespective of price, they're made by people that care deeply about quality and enjoyment. Like we do.
Drop by the bar and try something spectacular.
BEN PLISKY-SOMERS (Wine Principal)
Ben holds the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Diploma, the globally renowned school's highest level of wine education.
Ben was recently Treasurer of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.
"First and foremost our wines taste great
Whenever possible they are organic, biodynamic or natural, with no synthetic chemicals or additions on the farm or in the cellar
They’re made by real people, on their own land, and who care about their environmental legacy."
If stuck on a desert island, Ben would be drinking all the Barbaresco, dancing to funk.
DAN GRANT (Beer Steward)
Past Prud’homme Beer Educator, and former beer writer for Now Magazine, Scandinavian Brewers Review, TAPS Magazine and others. Voted Ontario’s Favourite Beer Personality at the last Golden Tap Awards (2019).
"Our goal is to showcase brewers’ creativity. Expect a wide range of beer, with a major focus on complexity and playfulness.
Look for barrel-aged, fruit-infused and interesting fermentations, alongside some of the finest examples of classic beer styles."
Dan created RUNTOBEER in 2014, and quickly grew it into the largest running community in Canada. His longest run (60 km) was from Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke, to MERIT Brewing in Hamilton.
To be clear, we're not against rewarding good service. When we go out, we tip generously.
But it seems disingenuous for us, the owners, to expect you feel obliged to subsidize our wages. We're grateful for your support. That's enough.
Ours is a small shop. So even though we lose a bit of each transaction to the card companies, it's so much more efficient to not carry a float, make bank deposits, calculate change and handle so many coins. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We love your dog. And recent changes to Ontario liquor laws mean we can now welcome pets inside.
Service animals, of course, are always welcome.
If you want a to learn more about exceptional wine & beer, join Ben, Dan and key industry figures/producers for informative and fun sessions that provide everything from deep dives on specific regions to fun tastings to help you figure out what you like to drink. More information coming soon.
We also love to help select exceptional wine and beer for your restaurant, special occasions and work events. If you would like to work with us to elevate your beverage game, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re big fans.