week of January 20, 2012

Pinnacle Gummy vodka (France) – tastes like cherry gummy fish.  And there are recipes!! George Street Spiced rum (Newfoundland) – “Hints of spicy cinnamon and cloves arrive as if on cue, and some roasted pecans lies underneath providing a hint of nutty bitterness – 87 points – Excellent for sipping or for mixing!”  (The Rum Howler Blog) […]

Damilano Barolo DOCG Cannubi

Damilano Barolo DOCG Cannub 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 of tobacco, liquorice and cocoa.  On the palate, it has a harmonic flavor that is pleasantly dry, with soft […]

free reusable wine tote

BUY any 2 wines listed below and receive a FREE Eco-Friendly wine tote (while supplies last): Jackson Triggs Naked Grape Inniskillin Open Strut Nk’Mip Sumac Ridge Sawmill Creek Trove Ravenswood Blackstone Mondavi Kim Crawford Monkey Bay Marcus James Hardys Red Guitar

week of January 13, 2012

Bowmore 25 year old scotch whisky (Scotland) – “Acclaimed and copiously awarded worldwide, this whisky has matured for 25 years in a marriage of American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks.  Writing in his spirits journal, Paul Pacult dubbed it “doubtless one of the finest single malts to be found in the marketplace.”  Deep mahogany in […]

Brad’s Irish Fog

With the weather getting colder I thought a hot drink recipe might be in order.  This is from the Wine Access Magazine (Dec11/Jan12).  The recipe is courtesy of Brad Hendrickson, chef-de-cuisine at ensemble restaurant in Vancouver. BRAD’S IRISH FOG 3 cups boiling water 3 Earl Grey tea bags 6 oz Bailey’s 2 oz Irish whisky […]

Ex Nihilo Night Bordeaux Style 2008 (BC)

The Ex Nihilo Night 2008 (BC) is “A rich, full bodied Bordeaux-style blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc. Intense and rich in colour, this elegant blend displays notes of black currant, plum, and ripe Okanagan cherries. A smooth and lingering finish reveals complex hints of tobacco, leather, cloves and dark chocolate. Aged […]