Le Lys

Le Lys is a white wine from the South-West region of France.  It has become a staff favourite since the moment we tasted it.  We feel it would be a nice accompaniment to your Thanksgiving table. “Le Lys is a crisp and refreshing white wine typified by its powerful fresh notes of newly-gathered apricot and […]

The holy trinity 2004

One night I went to a steak house in the city and described to the waiter the characteristics of what I was looking for in the wine I wished to consume.  I asked for a wine that was full bodied,  jammy, smooth, with a clean long finish.  He brought out The Holy Trinity and based […]

Church & State wines – Quintessential 2005

I finally tried the Church & State Quintessential 2005 and all I have to say is … YUM!!  The Quintessential is a blend of five varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec.   It is a full bodied fruit forward wine with hints of vanilla and chocolate, very smooth tannins and acidity with a […]

Julie’s picks

Where to begin, where to begin.  Hmmmm…. Too many choices…. Maybe for this posting I will just stick to beer.  Now where to begin!!  So many options. Beer for me is a seasonal thing – in the summer I like a good heifeweisen or wheat beer and in the winter when it’s cold I reach […]

Cliff’s Picks

Ever wonder what the owner is drinking these days?  What are his favourites?  Ready?  Here they are: Burrowing Owl – Meritage or Syrah Michael David Earthquake Syrah Captain’s Table Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon Camus cognac Rickard’s Taster pack (for a limited time it comes with a beer can chicken roaster – and Cliff seems to be […]

Burrowing Owl Syrah 2005/ Cono Sur Chardonnay 2009

Talk about smooth.  And yummy.  Very jammy with lots of berries and very smooth tannins give a lovely finish to this exquisite Canadian wine, Burrowing Owl Syrah 2005.  Another staff pick for Julie and Cliff. And what about the white wine drinkers?  How about a nice summer chardonnay?  Cono Sur Chardonnay from Chile.  Buttery notes with hints […]