Clear medium-deep lemon yellow. Interesting medium-intensity nose of gooseberry, lemon, orange blossom, pineapple, even a bit of ground coriander. Medium-bodied with good acidity and a long finish. Tastes of pineapple, lime, lemon and a bit of lychee. Complex and elegant, an SB to be savoured, not quaffed. Drink soon.
With asparagus, spring pea and youthful green herbs, this Adelaide Hills Savvy is at once quite intense and quite sophisticated. Blanketed with a fine cushion of herbal lees, this stainless-steel white streams lemon and white grapefruit through to the snappy, white pepper dusted finish. If you're ever missing spring, drink this. Best appreciated cellar temperature.
Delicate notes of chocolate and roasted nuts dance to the nose followed by a sip of light-roasted coffee, dark chocolate and nuts finishing dry and roasty on a gently carbonated, medium body. This English-style brown ale is true to style and elegantly executed. It took home a Gold Medal for the category at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards. This is a beer I could spend all day sipping at the pub.
Ruby-purplish. Slightly vegetal nose (green pepper, etc.) with red berry notes. Simple and straightforward taste, soft on the palate with a good core of fruit. Drink now. Worth its price.
Ruffino is a big producer in Italy but delivers quality at all price points. The Orvieto is a delightful white that shows pear, citrus, melon and floral notes on the nose. On the palate look for ripe pear and juicy citrus with a hint of sweetness, balanced out by good acidity.
First planted in 1998, this South Africa-sourced grape has its fans and detractors, but is making its mark in the South Okanagan. Fragrant aromas highlight floral, caramel and black fruits. The rich, meaty texture features black cherry, baking spice and a jammy finish. Aerate well. Serve with stewed meats.