Among Pinot Noir lovers, they refer to the wine simply as Pinot, as in “I’ll have a Pinot,” but pronounced P-KNOW. Known as the heart break grape due to its finicky nature, after all its origins are French, it is always a challenge in ripening and then there’s the fermentation and production, barrel aging and bottling.
Kabinett is a reserve wine designation under German wine law. It means the grapes have been harvested a bit later than normal.
Faced with what to buy, now that you have hit the LCBO plastic mother lode given to you by thoughtful family members and/or friends? Below are two WINTER WARMER suggestions:
The only way to ring in the New Year 2018 is with the sensation of a sparkling wine. Relax, celebrate with RELAX BUBBLES and earn 8 Bonus Air Miles.
No buying in grapes from commercial growers here. Only estate grown grapes are used in the production of Alta Vista wines.
When the wine fills your glass with a whole lot of class that’s Amarone. Amore is, of course, is the Italian word for love and what is not to love about the sensuous, seductive sensation of Amarone?
Did you know the word stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Holiday time is definitely dessert time. One of the world’s most treasured dessert wines is Tokaji, that Hungarian beauty that has beguiled and seduced wine drinkers for over three centuries.
2015 Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 500 ml V517375, $19.95.
By “Bought’l Guyz ‘n Gurlz”
A (w)rap tribute to the hard working LCBO
retail staff, especially during the holiday season.
STOP PRESS, WINE ALIGN’s Sara D’Amato just scored the wine with 90 points. http://www.winealign.com/wines/103511-Schmitt-Sohne-Beerenauslese-2015
“The Romanée-Conti of Cognac.” A younger Cognac, it is fresh, with floral notes, vine blossoms, lime, fruit and citrus peel in the bouquet. On the palate, the length is smooth and super long. Paul Pacault, the “Pope” of USA spirit writers, gave it a Four Star and “Highly Recommended” rating. The perfect gift for the Cognac lover on your gift list. Comes in a beautiful gold embossed gift box too.
COGNAC JEAN FILLIOUX COQ GRAND CHAMPAGNE 1er CRU DE COGNAC V496612, $76.95.
We all seem to be fixated on the thrill of popping the cork of sparkling wines. But take it easy, and ease the cork out gently so as to not send any of those sexy bubbles spilling frivolously into the atmosphere.
“Time may change many things… but never the 170 years of quality and tradition found in every bottle of Winkelhausen Brandy.”
Why is Bamberg, Germany, and especially the Aecht Schlenkerla Brewery, the world’s epicenter for smoked beers?
Gewürztraminer is one of those more difficult to understand and pronounce varieties, but easy to enjoy. The pronunciation goes like this: Guh-werts-trah-meen-er. Speak it slowly four or five times and it will roll off the tongue as easily as the wine itself fills your mouth.
While it takes its name from a lone birch tree that stands at the corner of Bethany and Sheller Roads in Sunnyside, Washington, Lone Birch wines are always to be found being enjoyed among groups of wine lovers.
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Sweet spot is defined as the point or place where all the elements, that contribute to the success of an item in question, are optimized. In this case, we are talking about the classic Marlborough wine growing region of New Zealand’s South Island.
Available September 30th the 2016 El Porvenir Amauta Absoluto Cafayate Salta Torrontes for $14.95. The colour is bright pale yellow with greenish tints. The aroma is fresh with tropical fruit nuances and secondary floral and citrus notes...
With fall approaching, German fruit based schnapps, make for a tasty drink and Berentzen is the specialist in this field.
Don’t tell anyone, but we will let you in on little secret on one of the best buys to be found at the LCBO.