No date night is complete without the romance of a fine wine, so take some time out of your busy schedules to spend an evening sipping with your sweetheart at Archive, a contemporary wine bar in Toronto’s Little Italy. Boasting a delicate blend of sophistication and comfort, this Dundas Street charmer features wooden tables and exposed brick walls, all draped in soft streams of light from the massive plate-glass windows in front. Check the chalkboard menu behind the bar for the evening’s specials, then settle in for a romantic night sure to please your tastebuds and your heart alike. You’re here for wine, of course, but don’t think you’re locked into getting a bottle. Almost every wine is available by the glass, so sample several small pours and make a note of your favorites for next time. Then order some Italian and Portuguese-inspired bites off the inventive menu. Under the cicchetti (smalls snacks) section, you’ll find easy-to eat finger foods like gorgonzola and speck, while the tapas category includes favorites like steak tartare and duck rillettes. Now all that’s left is to truly relax into the moment, focusing your attention on your date while savoring the interplay of flavors between wine and food. This might just be a neighborhood wine bar, but right now you’re feeling like royalty.