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…
Wine of the Week #1541: Emilio Lustau Rare Amontillado “Escuadrilla”
93/100 Points: “How lovely. Amber-coloured and silky, this is technically dry but with a faint trace of sweetness. Imagine toasted hazelnuts, caramel and orange peel energized by a salty tang, with a long, harmonious finish.” (Beppi Crosariol / Globe & Mail)
Wine of the Week #1525: Lustau Palo Cortado
This style of Sherry can’t be created on-demand, but rather occurs in a small percentage of the wines that begin their life destined to become Fino Sherry, but along the way, the naturally occurring layer of yeast – which grows on top of Fino and protects it from oxidizing – dies and leaves the Sherry suddenly exposed to the open air.
Wine of the Week #1513: Lustau Amontillado
“Every time new sherry (not the Canadian cream variety – get your mind out of the gutter) hits the LCBO, it’s like Christmas for bartenders and Spain-ophiles. This amber amontillado begins life as a fino and is elegantly oxidized as the flor, the protective blanket of yeast that sits on the surface of biologically aged sherry, dies off over the years. Bright and nutty (not to mention a total steal), Los Arcos is made for nibbles like nuts and dried fruit, cheese and cured meats. Serve cool and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.” (Now Magazine – Sarah Parniak)
Winetrader TV #101: Classic Muskoka Summer Recipes at Sherwood Inn
Nestled among towering century-old pines at the edge of Muskoka’s sparkling Lake Joseph, for more than 75 years Sherwood Inn has been a Muskoka landmark and offered its guests a genuine and authentic “taste of Muskoka”. Recently we had the privilege to go behind the scenes at Sherwood Inn with General Manager Esa Paltanen and Executive Chef Everett Bell who walked us through the preparation of 3 of their most popular dishes.
Classic Muskoka Summer Recipes: Wild Mushroom Compote w/ Foraged Leeks & Sherry Cream Sauce
Muskoka Summer Recipe for Wild Mushroom Compote w/ Sherry Cream from Sherwood Inn Executive Chef Everett Bell paired with Lustau Amontillado Sherry.
Sherry 101: Everything You Need to Know in 8 Easy Sips
Sherry 101: American wine critic Robert Parker once referred to Sherry as “among the last great unknown wine bargains of the world. They must be tasted to be believed!”