Quite reminiscent of wheat beer, with its blondish colour, light frothy head and citrusy, yeasty aromas. The similarity carries through on the palate with mild creamy texture, dried citrus fruit flavour and a touch of dryness.
Very tight but the rich fruit aromas show through. Full and structured with great black and red fruit character, tremendous depth, and huge chewy tannins. This definitely needs time to fully express itself, but all the elements are there. Forget about it for a few years and you will be amazed by its evolution.
Chinese New Year may have kicked off on February 3rd, but celebrations will continue for a total of 15 days total. For those of Chinese heritage, the New Year is about more than dragon dances, paper lanterns and fireworks. It’s the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The good news is [READ MORE]
“It tastes just like chicken!” If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that line, I’d be a millionaire by now. Let me tell you, I’ve tried frog legs, eel, alligator, rabbit and kangaroo. And despite assurances to the contrary, none of it tasted even remotely like chicken. In fact, frog legs happen [...]
“It’s a sad fact that Canadian whisky doesn’t get its due. I am committed to changing that, using a ‘kill-rumours-with-facts’ approach, and believe me, there are plenty of myths and misunderstandings about Canadian whisky out there.” Davin de Kergommeaux from www.canadianwhisky.org/about Thanks in large part to the accessibility of the Internet, the world is now awash [...]
It’s not always the wine that excites me, it’s the journey it takes to get in my glass — from vine, to bud, to flower, to grape, to harvest, to crusher, to fermentation, to barrel, to bottle and finally to my mouth. We take the journey lightly, letting Mother Nature, viticulturists and winemakers do all [...]
Q water Sparkling Wine Award Gold: 13th Street 2008 Premier Cuvée Gold: Huff Estates 2007 Cuvée Peter F Huff Silver: Angels Gate 2010 Archangel Chardonnay Bronze: Hernder Estates 2007 Sparkling Riesling NOW Magazine Dry Riesling Award Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling Gold: Daniel Lenko Estate 2009 Reserve Riesling Silver: John Howard Cellars [...]
With the Canada Day long weekend just around the corner, Nathan Cameron, Casey’s Grill & Bar’s mixologist has put a twist on traditional beer cocktails by opting to infuse them with cider in place of beer. Nathan’s three new specialty drinks are available at Casey’s for a limited time. But, Nathan has provided the recipes [...]
Rows of vines rule your yard, easing out family and friends. Your mini-fermenter sprang a leak and oozed booze on the new Nissan. Pickled beets and canned corn occupy your wine cellar. You want a piece of the wine business, but don’t know how to branch out. Seasoned vineyard owners in BC, Ontario and Quebec [...]