Shopping List: Friday October 7th, 2016
LCBO Vintages shops release an outstanding line-up of new products from around the world every other weekend. We are very pleased to see some of our finest wines and spirits…
Spot Offer #117: Mr Riggs “Cold Chalk” Chardonnay
94/100 Points: “Long and lively; packed with fruit concentration, citrus purity and white flowers. Green melon, smooth nutty oak, with hints of vanilla, build palate weight, nuances of spice, and other textural components. Good minerality and sour acidity pulses throughout the finish.”
Spot Offer #100: Sparkling Addition to Summer Brunches
Its purchase by Bollinger in 2005 was the beginning of a marked renaissance for Champagne Ayala, highlighted by complete restoration of the winemaking facilities and the arrival of a new staff. Today, the House only employs about 15 people, keeping true to the spirit of its origin as a small artisan family producer.
7 Kickass Wines for Carnivores
Today’s article is pretty straightforward – if you love meat, here are 7 wines you should have in your cellar. These wines all offer mid to long term cellaring potential and once mature, are the perfect wines to pair up with your carnivorous cravings.
Kabobs, Skewers, Souvlaki, Brochettes, Satay & Other Assorted Meat on a Stick
Whether we’re talking kabobs, skewers, souvlaki, brochettes, satay or any one of a myriad of regional food classics showcasing tasty morsels of meat, fish, poultry, game or the finest farm fresh fruits and vegetables, when it comes to meat on a stick, what was once tasty street food is quickly being elevated to a loftier culinary position.
Wine of the Week #1507: Bollinger Special Cuvée
“Like a fine tapestry, this weaves rich flavors of blackberry tart, lemon parfait, graphite and toasted almond together on the creamy palate. Finely honed acidity creates a vibrant thread throughout. Drink now through 2022.” – 93/100 Points