Medium ruby in colour with a high-toned, earthy, raspberry nose lifted with a light note of violets and a suggestion of oak. Medium-bodied, dry, red berry fruit flavours finishing on an earthy note.
This wine comes from the Barn Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. Straw colour with a spicy, floral nose; full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft on the palate but well balanced with a peachy flavour.
Crafted by a husband and wife team using 100% Ontario pears, a sniff of this perry reveals overripe Bartlett pear flesh and a touch of funk. There’s a clean, zippy acidity that balances the sweet and tart flavours, with a medium-dry finish. But don’t call it a cider! Perries are made with only pear juice, whereas a pear cider has an apple juice base with pear juice added for flavour.
A bottle-fermented sparkler from the Pyrenees foothills region presenting rich biscuit and lemon citrus notes with a hint of berry fruit on the nose. Citrus theme comes through in the mouth together with background red berry, crisp acidity, a lick of mineral and creamy vanilla.
The blend for this Côte‒Rôtie is 96% Syrah and just 4% Viognier from plots grown on the limestone-rich soil on the steep slopes of the Côte Blonde and Brune. A gorgeous nose of warm raspberries, herbs, grilled meat, blackberry jam, earth, tar and smoke. It is complex and fleshy on the palate with an array of red and dark fruits that play nicely with the oak spices and soft tannins. Age 5 to 10 years.
An unusual 100% Tempranillo from Rioja. Deep ruby colour; cedary, cherry nose with floral and sandalwood notes; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry and blackcurrant flavours, elegant and savoury with a lovely mouthfeel and lively acidity. Great value
A warming, rich porter brewed by Blindman Brewing in Lacombe, a small city nestled between the Rockies and the barley fields. Pouring a deep brown with a tan, dense collar of foam. With aromas of brownie batter and roasted blonde coffee beans, the ale is rich and complex, perfect for the colder fall weather.