WINTER WARMING RED WINES

It’s that time of the year again. The air is crisp and the colourful leaves have fallen. The mercury is dropping, fogs are rolling into town and a welcoming sent of wood-burning fire is everywhere. Time to cocoon, curl on a couch in front of the fireplace and enjoy some fleshy, big, bold and beautiful winter warming reds with perfectly balanced fruit, tannins, and alcohol.... Read More

Perfect Pairing: Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Blue Cheese

Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 VINTAGES#: 499459, $ 74.00 The vintage of 2013 in Columbia Valley delivered a long and warm growing season allowing the berries to fully ripen and produced beautifully ripe, well balanced elegant wines. This exceptional red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of 10% Merlot. Powerful and intense, it’s bursting... Read More

Cozy Christmas Traditions: Sipping Glühwein

There is nothing that welcomes your guests and says Christmas like soul-warming aromas of slowly simmering red wine with sliced oranges and mulling spices; cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and cloves, star anise, cardamom, and ginger. Cozy choice of an après-ski treat mulled wine is a favorite drink in the ski huts across Europe. Glühwein or “glow-wine”, named after the hot irons... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard & Wild Mushromm Risotto

This full bodied, fruity Pinot Noir comes from the vineyards planted on one of the highest sites in California’s Monterey County. Cooled by the fresh coastal air and warmed by consistent sunshine, it’s ideal for pinot growing.  Rich, dark and concentrated, it’s bursting with black cherry and ripe plum flavours with a touch of earth and spice. Tannins are soft, ripe and well... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale & Juicy Lamb Koftas

Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia An unexpected South Australian blend of Italian grapes Montepulciano & Barbera with Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted in opulent style, medium in body with plenty of weight. Aromas and flavours of ripe red cherries and a whiff of black pepper. Well balanced and complex, this is a great fruit-forward red perfectly... Read More