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PINOT, BE IN THE KNOW

PINOT, BE IN THE KNOW
Friday, 19 January 2018

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.

CATCH THIS KAB(INETT)

CATCH THIS KAB(INETT)
Friday, 12 January 2018

Kabinett is a reserve wine designation under German wine law. It means the grapes have been harvested a bit later than normal.

AMORE FOR AMARONE THIS CHRISTMAS

AMORE FOR AMARONE THIS CHRISTMAS
Friday, 15 December 2017

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?

TIME FOR TOKAJI, HOT AND IN THE 90’s

TIME FOR TOKAJI, HOT AND IN THE 90’s
Thursday, 07 December 2017

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.

LCBO (W)RAP

LCBO (W)RAP
Friday, 01 December 2017

By “Bought’l Guyz ‘n Gurlz”
A (w)rap tribute to the hard working LCBO
retail staff, especially during the holiday season.

LE COQ : TOP OF COGNAC FOR THE HOLIDAYS

LE COQ : TOP OF COGNAC FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, 18 November 2017

“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. 

BEST UNDER PRESSURE

BEST UNDER PRESSURE
Friday, 10 November 2017

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.

DANDY BRANDY

DANDY BRANDY
Friday, 03 November 2017

“Time may change many things… but never the 170 years of quality and tradition found in every bottle of Winkelhausen Brandy.”

SMOKY THE BEER

SMOKY THE BEER
Friday, 27 October 2017

Why is Bamberg, Germany, and especially the Aecht Schlenkerla Brewery, the world’s epicenter for smoked beers? 

WE ATE, ATE WITH 88 POINT PLUS WINE

WE ATE, ATE WITH 88 POINT PLUS WINE
Friday, 20 October 2017

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.

SEARCH FOR LONE BIRCH EASY

Friday, 13 October 2017

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.

 

SWEET SPOT FOR 9O POINT SAUVIGNON BLANC

SWEET SPOT FOR 9O POINT SAUVIGNON BLANC
Friday, 29 September 2017

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. 

 

TAKING YOU TO OUR TORRONTES

TAKING YOU TO OUR TORRONTES
Friday, 22 September 2017

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...

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