week of August 27

CDC Vidal Icewine (Canada) – this icewine has a sweetness level of 26. Wells Banana Bread Beer -An English beer it is described on the website as:  “This unique brew combines all the traditional qualities and style of a Charles Wells beer with the subtle flavour of banana.” Kraken Black Spiced Rum Milagro Reposado Tequila […]

Graham Beck Shiraz 2005

I had a hard decision to make when it came to which wine to try for this week’s Wine Wednesday.  There are so many new and tempting offers in the store right now.   I finally settled on my old stand by – the Shiraz.  And it being from South Africa was another bonus.  The Graham […]

week of August 20

Twisted Tree Six Vines – this is a small family owned winery in South Okanagan region.  The winery describes the 2007 vintage: ” The blend consists of: Malbec 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 23%, Carmenere 11%, Petit Verdot 10%, Cabernet Franc 6% Vineyards: All grapes were grown on Osoyoos East Bench. Varieties: ‘Six Vines’ is a blend […]

Stag’s Hollow Heritage Block 1 2006

Stag’s Hollow Heritage Block 1 is a Bordeaux-style blend.  It is full bodied, the colour is such a dark mahogany that it is almost black.  It has a well rounded full feel in the mouth.  The firm Cabernet grape is mellowed by the soft supple fruit of the Merlot grape.  I enjoyed the warmth of this […]

week of August 13

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Red – a french wine from the Cote du Rhone region.  It is described as bright and lively with great depth.  Luscious flavours with hints of thyme. Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-pape Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes  du Rhone Stag’s Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon – another wine for our Canadian collection – this one is from […]

Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Australia produces some great wine and this is one of them.  The Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 exudes warmth on the palate.  The acidity is nicely balanced to give a slight edge to the plum, liquorice, cherry and chestnut flavours.  The whole wine has a full round feeling in the mouth with a smoothness […]