week of September 24

Graceland Shiraz (South Africa) – “Dark, almost black, big wine with powerful spicy fruit on nose and concentrated black red mulberries on palate; 40% new American oak, 60% second fill French oak. Well intergrated American oak gives vanilla flavours. ”  (Graceland winery website)
Graceland Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa) – “Mouth filling yet elegant with ripe blackberry fruit and layers of chocolate. Subtle french oak flavours and minerally tannins. 18 months in barrel, 30% new oak.” (Graceland winery website)
Domaine de la Presidente Cotes du Rhone Blanc ‘Grands Classiques’ 2008 (France) – One of the very few white Cotes du Rhone wines out there.  Delicious.
Domaine de la Presidente Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne Rouge ‘Grands Classiques’ 2007 - “Deep red colour. The nose is spicy, and the mouth generous, rich with aromas of liquorice and blackcurrant. The finish is long and leaves the palate with a sense of harmony.” (Domaine de la Presidente winery website)
Cycles Gladiator Zinfandel (USA) – “…a vibrant cherry-colored hue, the Cycles Gladiator 2006 Zinfandel bursts open with exhilirating aromas of peppered spice and blackberry jam before giving way to sumptuous dark fruit and black cherry flavors that are complemented with just the right amount of toasted oak.  The texture is supple and polished, supported by well-integrated tannins, and a long, full-bodied finish that leads to a pleasant ending.”  (Grady Wine Marketing)
Barefoot Shiraz (USA)
Moselland Riesling Black Cat (Germany)
Moselland Riesling Pink Cat (Germany)
Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine (Canada) – “Pure and clean, the aroma of freshly-picked ripe apple with striking intensity.  On the palate it is crisp with a flavourful attack.  A perfect balance of sugar and acidity.  Pairs with sharp cheese such as a strong cheddar, goats milk or blue as well as desserts.” (Charton Hobbs)
Dosnon & LePage Recolte Brute Extra Brut Champagne (France) – I may have found a new favourite champagne.
Dictador 12 yr old rum (Columbia)
Dictador 20 yr old rum (Columbia)
Brugal Anejo rum (Dominican Republic)
Three Olives Bubble vodka
Mudshake – Eggnog flavour (too early?  not if you like eggnog!)
Van Steenberge Belgian beer variety 6 pack - This variety pack  features 6 different beers – 3 of these beers are only available in the variety pack.  Bruegel, Bornem Dubbel, Bornem Trippel, Augustin, Piraat, Gulden Draak. 

Jost Marechal Foch (Canada)
Beaujolais Bouchard (France)
Velletri Riserva (Italy)
Red Knot Shiraz (Australia)
Three Olives Cherry vodka