While Father’s Day conjures images of dear old dad getting another goofy tie, or an extra sleeve of golf balls, we have better things in mind for the man in our life. This year, we’re manning the barbecue, grilling up something special, and treating them to a legendary meal worthy of the gentleman in your life.


The dream team, the quintessential combo, no matter what you call it, perfect pairs are just that for a reason. They go together like peas + carrots, so whether it’s honouring your own partner, or dear ol’ dad, when you shop for premium ingredients the end result is always a quality experience. Austin Hope 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavour profile is a fitting match for this beefed up burger. With notes of ripe, dark berries and a subtle smoky aroma, Austin Hope’s recently released 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with the BBQ’d burger and doesn’t get overtaken by the slightly fatty and definitely succulent burger. Topped with brisket, white cheddar and branston pickle, we chatted with Marben’s top dog and learned the best way to banish a basic burger with Chef’s Chris Locke’s tips.

With the burger resting to retain its juices, cork your cabernet and decant to open up and allow Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon to open up, and don’t forget the basics to wine tasting: sight, swirl, sniff, sip + savour. 

And since we’re languishing in lockdown mode still, our friends at Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits want to give you the goods to garnish your grill. Enter to win a deluxe BBQ Grocery Box from Marben, with everything you need (minus the gas) to give Dad a  meal to remember. 


PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest is open to residents of Ontario 19 years of age or older. Contest runs from June 17, 2020 to June 24, 2020. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on June 24, 2020. Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period. One (1) Prize available to be won. Approximate retail value of the Prize CAD $71. Odds of being selected depend on number of eligible entries received. Skill-testing question must be correctly answered to claim Prize. Prize must be accepted as awarded. For Contest Rules and to enter to win visit: www.markanthonywineandspirits.ca/BBQgrocerybox

Thank you for entering this contest! Only one winner will be selected by Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits and the winner will be contacted directly to arrange pick up.

Good Luck!

Thank you to Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits for sponsoring this contest.

All photos and imagery by Libby Roach. 

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon is now available at the LCBO for $69.95.