week of October 29

Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio (Italy) – “Shimmering bubbles flow gently upwards and the light scent of white flowers and orchard fruit reaches you.  The creamy mouth feel and toasty, citrus finish give it a wide appeal.  Make desserts a real treat with this striking sparkling, well-priced beauty. Pairs with Lemon -Infused Rice pudding with spiced pears .”  (Taste magazine Fall 2010)
Paradise Ranch Merlot Icewine (Canada – BC) -“92 POINTS – Paradise Ranch VQA MERLOT ICEWINE ranks among the best “red” Icewines tasted to date … pleasant raspberry-strawberry jam fruit with gentle Merlot tea-herbs and spiciness. Main attraction is terrific acid-sugar balanced on the palate. Sips and satisfies, even as it warms in the glass. Excellent length. Great packaging as well.”- David Lawrason, Editor-in-Chief, Wine Access Magazine & First-In-Line e-Report, Jan 2003″ (Paradise Ranch website)
Antica Raspberry Sambuca  (Italy) – flavours of black licorice and ripe raspberries meld together seamlessly.  CJ’s will have a tasting of this sambuca Friday 29 October 4 – 8 pm. 
Warthog Ale - (Canada – Alberta) – “Malty with a hint of toffee balanced with very evident hop and followed by a clean finish.” (Big Rock website)

Bishop of Riesling (Germany)
Vampire Merlot (USA)
Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)
Little Black Dress Merlot (USA)
Voga Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Masi Masianco (Italy)
Sogrape Mateus Rose (Portugal)