week of April 27, 2012

Dirty Laundry WooWoo Gewurztraminer (BC, Canada) (03) – “…is the bold expression of the Gewurztraminer grape. Bursting with aromas of rose petal, logan fruit and lychee. Finishes balanced with a nice sweet ripe peach and apple flavour, with a hint of spice.  Awards2011 NW Wine Summit – Silver.  Food Pairing Notes – Excellent with spicy […]

J. Lohr ‘Riverstone’ Chardonnay 2010 (California)

The J. Lohr ‘Riverstone’ Chardonnay is “…a full-bodied Chardonnay with a balance of fruit and oak toastiness and a palate-cleansing acidity.”  (website) Winemaker’s Comments:  This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation  […]

week of April 13, 2012

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc (France) – a white version of the classic Kronenbourg – perfect for summer Minerva ITA (Mexico) – ITA = Imperial Tequila Ale.  This beer has tequila in it!!  Very subtle – delicious. Taltarni Brut Tache 2009 Methode Traditionalle sparkling wine (Australia) – “Chardonnay 66%, Pinot Noir 31%, Pinot Meunier 3% – An […]

tasting April 26

We have finalized the products to be sampled at the TASTING on Thursday 26 April. Come on in and meet Brad from Authentic Wine & Spirits, Brett from Bacardi Canada, Chris from River Valley Imports and Yvette from FreeHouse Wine & Spirits. Start be seeing Yvette and sampling a cocktail made with St. Germain liqueur […]

Blasted Church Big Bang Theory VQA 2010 (Canada)

The Blasted Church Big Bang Theory VQA 2010 (Canada) is a light to medium bodied wine with a powerful explosion of flavours.  It consists of:  Pinot Noir (42%), Merlot (38%), Lemberger (8%), Cab Franc (3%), Malbec (7%), and Syrah (2%). Colour: Maroon. Bouquet: Coffee, mocha, vanilla, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, violets and cloves. Palate:  Medium bodied leading in with earthy, mineral […]

week of April 6, 2012

St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale (Quebec) – “Apricot  Wheat Ale blends various barley malts with malted wheat and natural  apricot essence to create an original-tasting beer with a clean, fruit  nose.” website Granville Island Brewing Robson St. Hefeweizen (BC) – “Vaguely tart with light clove and banana flavours and aromas. Finishes crisp and dry.  FOOD […]