week of September 30

Leffe Blond beer – “…elegant, smooth and fruity, and it has a spicy aftertaste with a hint of bitter orange.  Food Pairing:  Red meat, smoked ham or sweet & sour dishes.”  (website) Bacardi Oakheart Spiced rum – Nose:  Rich and oaky with hints of smoke and background notes of dried fruit often associated with whisky.  Palate:  […]

week of Sept 23

Cream – Alcohol Infused Whipped Cream (need I say more?) – 6 flavours:  Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry, Orange & Raspberry Damilano Barolo DOCG Cannubi 2006 (Italy) – “The wine has a striking garnet, ruby red color with subtle orange reflections. It has an ample nose with evident notes of cherry and plum that evolve into hints […]

wines to be tasted @ CJ’s Festival of Wine – Thursday 22 Sept 4pm-8pm

This week instead of writing about a new wine to try, I thought I would list all of the wines that you could sample at the ‘Festival of Wine’ Thursday 22 Sept from 4pm-8pm ($10 at the door). Canada Henry of Pelham Sibling Rivalry RedVQA 2009 Henry of Pelham Sibling Rivalry White VQA 2009 Quail’s […]

week of Sept 9

  Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic) – “Slightly sweet, somewhat malty, the honey nut flavour sparkles on the tip of your tongue, and slides into your mouth where tart citrus flavours and warm caramel bitterness builds quickly before slipping down your throat full of rich body, thoroughly refreshing…And … the aftertaste… the sharp, distinct bitterness overlapping […]

Digger’s Bluff Watchdog Cabernet Shiraz 2003 (Australia)

“This wine…has the complexity of different regions of oak, old and new.  This has created a wonderful long palate and the integrity of the vineyards has created fantastic acid balance, which not only feels good in the mouth but ensures the wine will age well.  Immediately, this wine smells rich, sweet and complex with a […]

Corona Weber bbq

Draw Date:  Sept 30