BEST IBERIAN TAPAS AND WINE
225 Ossington Ave., 416-533-7258
Portuguese wine remains the poor cousin of Spanish and Italian vintages, but it’s tasty, cheap and full of surprisingly good blends, many of which can be found at this inviting Ossington tapas bar. The long, narrow space is often filled with artistic types sipping vinho verdes. Our favourite is a pleasantly peppery 2008 Esporão, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, aragonez, trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet ($14). Remove the crowd-pleasing California chards from the list and Salt would fit right in on the Algarve.