New week of October 18, 2013


Fernie Brewing Sap Sucker Maple Porter (single 650ml bottle) (BC)- “In December 2010 we welcomed our deliciously dark and robust Porter, with a delicate but flavourful touch of maple syrup.  Favoured by the educated craft beer drinker, looking for a uniquely rich and flavourful product, it’s popular with consumers, beer bloggers and judges.  Gold Medal Winner – 2011 Canadian Brewing Awards”  - website

Howe Sound Brewing PumpkinEater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (1L Growler) (BC)- “A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites.  This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series.  Awards – North American Bronze 2012 –  Herbed/Spiced Gold.  Canadian Bronze 2012 – Pumpkin Beer.  North American Bronze 2011 –  Herbed/Spiced. Canadian Silver 2011 – Pumpkin Beer.  Food Pairing – As a malty, spiced ale, it goes well with both savory and sweet items. Try it with cheese, nuts, and of course pumpkin pie.” - website

Innis & Gunn gift pack (Scotland) – this gift pack includes 3 Innis & Gunn beers (original oak aged, treacle porter, bourbon stout) and a branded glass


Bostavan Bastardo (semi-sweet red wine (02)) (Moldova) – “The Bastardo grape is primarily known as the grape used in Portugal to make Port. In Moldova this hand harvested semi-sweet grape, creates a dark ruby coloured wine. It exhibits aromas of black cherry and violets, ending with a light sweetness on the palate. Bastardo can be enjoyed alone or paired with beef or veal dishes.” -tasting notes

Purcari Cabernet Sauvignon (01) (Moldova) – “Cabernet-Sauvignon is an estate red wine, aged in oak barrels and finished in glass. It exhibits aromas of peppermint and wild berry as well as a velvety texture with lovely spicy notes and vanilla, contributing to a long- lingering finish.  Pairings: Strong cheeses and choice beef and lamb will taste even more savory and delicious when paired with Cabernet-Sauvignon de Purcari. You will best enjoy the aromas and taste of this wine at a temperature of 18C.  ” – tasting notes

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine 2009 (01) (California) “The 2009 Blanc de Blancs offers bright aromas of fresh green apple and juicy pineapple, complemented by yeasty sweet bread dough. The aromas lead into an expressive and generous taste of white stone fruit, apple, pear and tart grapefruit. An undertone of salty minerality and a complex creamy palate are supported to the end with a mouthwatering acidity.” Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies


Maxwell MEAD Liqueur (Australia) - “Maxwell Liqueur Mead is a unique drink made by fortifying mead with a specially selected spirit, adding a secret concoction of herbs and spices, and then the mead spends up to three years in oak barrels. This is a mead of unrivalled character; intensely aromatic with a rich and complex flavour, a unique after dinner liqueur. Serve at room temperature or over ice.” – website

Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie flavoured vodka (France) - need we say more?