Lemon-Infused Rice Pudding with Spiced Pears – pair with Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio

LEMON – INFUSED RICE PUDDING WITH SPICED PEARS Serves 6 Pudding 2 cups table cream 2 cups homogenized milk 5 Tbsp sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped 1/2 tsp ground cardamom pinch sea salt 1/3 cup short grain rice 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 lemon, zest and juice only Preheat oven to 350 F.  […]

week of October 29

Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio (Italy) – “Shimmering bubbles flow gently upwards and the light scent of white flowers and orchard fruit reaches you.  The creamy mouth feel and toasty, citrus finish give it a wide appeal.  Make desserts a real treat with this striking sparkling, well-priced beauty. Pairs with Lemon -Infused Rice pudding with spiced […]

Stag’s Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

WOW!  The Stag’s Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 was AMAZING!!  I LOVED IT!!  Beautiful rich burgundy colour.  The American and French oaks lend a warm quality to the wine.  A smooth long finish with soft silky tannins.  The perfect wine for sitting by a crackling wood fire in the cold of winter.  It doesn’t need food […]

week of October 22

Sailor Jerry Spiced rum in 375ml size Gibson’s 12yr old in the 1.75ml size (just in time for Christmas entertaining) Fat Bastard Shiraz (France) Beaucastel Cote du Rhone (France) (a definite staff pick) Boutari Naoussa (Greece)

Graceland Shiraz 2006

The Graceland Shiraz is a big full bodied wine almost black in colour.  Black red mulberries are married with American oak giving a soft vanilla flavour to the palate.  Definitely a wine to be enjoyed now.  Yet another favourite of mine from South Africa.

week of October 15

Pelee Island Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Ontario, Canada) Trove Riesling/ Gewurtztraminer (750ml & 2 L cask) (cellared in Canada) Trove Shiraz/ Malbec (2L cask) (cellared in Canada) Full Press Cabernet Sauvignon (3L cask) (cellared in Canada) Cruzan Black Strap rum (St. Croix) Fuller’s London Porter beer (Britain) Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz (Canada) 20 Bees Cabernet/ Merlot […]