week of October 14

Norton Barrel Select Malbec 2008 (Argentina) – “Depply red with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannins with spicy flavours.  Very good persistence.”  (tasting notes)

Chateau Subilaux 2009 Bordeaux (France) - “90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc – it mixes ripe black fruits with smooth tannins to give a modern, easy-drinking Bordeaux.” (tasting notes)

Zonin Castello Del Poggio Moscato (Italy) – “Fresh and pleasantely sweet with a taste that reveals its varietal characteristic.” (website)

Romitorio Morellino di Scansano 2009 (Italy) – “85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Unmistakable berry notes.  Full bodies, lush with good persistent softer tannins.  Serving Suggestions:  Roasted meats, BBQ Strip loin or rib eye, venison and bison.  Hard aged cheese.”  (tasting notes)

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 (Italy) – “100% Sangiovese.  The wine is smooth and rich on the palate, with soft tannins.  Serving Suggestions:  Serve with grilled and roasted red meats including lamb, beef and game, as well as favourite pastas with meat sauce and aged pecorino cheese.”  (tasting notes)

Baronia Del Montsant 2006 Englora  (Spain) – 47% Granacha, 22% Carinena (Samso), 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 4% Tempranillo. 

Bitch Grenache 2009 (Spain)

Kokomo Pinot Noir 2008 (USA) - “100% Pinot Noir – The nose has hints of sage, earth, cherry and spice with noted minerality.  Juicy cranberry and bing cherry on the palate.  Finishes with some nice acidity.  Great by itself, but pairs well with chicken, turkey or fish.” (tasting notes)

Dracula Syrah 2007 (USA) – “Reminiscent of the Master’s true love, this wine is exquisite. This Syrah has black cherry and dark chocolate flavors that launch into an intense, dark, rich and flavorful wine. Its perfect balance of spices sets up a silky texture and balanced, jammy finish.”  (tasting notes)

Rodrigues Cranberry wine (Canada) – “Exclusively Newfoundland! Produced with cranberries grown in a pristine environment on our Newfoundland marshes. Silky rich, presenting initial sweetness with a balancing astringency and, when chilled, a delectable accompaniment to poultry, pork and salmon entrees.”  (tasting notes)

Chocovine Raspberry – Chocolate Wine (Holland) – “Reminiscent of rich raspberry truffles. Fresh flavors of ripe berries melt into a long, luscious finish.” (tasting notes)

Fundador Brandy (Pedro Domecq) (Spain)

Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur - “Revered for centuries for its health and mystical properties, ginger is a versatile and unique ingredient. Domain de Canton captures the very essence of fresh baby ginger. It is married with fine eau de vie, VSOP, and XO Grande Champagne Cognacs, which when crafted with fresh Tahitian vanilla beans, Provencal honey, and Tunisian ginseng add both vibrancy and dimension. To maintain the highest quality possible, Domain de Canton is handmade naturally without preservatives or colorants.” (website)

Trader Vics Macadamia Nut Liqueur

Elkschnaps Jakbitter Herbal Liqueur (Sweden) – “… an exquisite blend of twenty-five herbs and spices, creating the perfect flavour – untamed, yet mild. Our own unique taste!”  (website)

Appleton Classic white rum (Jamaica) – “Appleton White rums aren’t mass-produced, they’re hand-crafted, aged and filtered slowly through special charcoal. This results in a smooth, brilliantly clear and light bodied rum with a subtle taste and delicate aroma.” (website)

Regalia Silver Russian Vodka with rack

San Miguel Pale Pilsner (Philippines) – “This pale, golden lager has a hint of pleasant, hoppy aroma. It has medium body balanced smooth and moderate bitterness a snappy clean palate.” (website)

Red Horse beer (Philippines)

Palm Bay Passion Fruit Hibiscus Oasis cooler

Burrowing Owl Meritage (Canada)
Tempus Alba Pleno Reserve (Argentina)
Apothic Red wine (USA)
Cline Zinfandel (USA)
Crabbies Ginger beer