Archive | November, 2010

Weekend Wine…

5 Nov

What will I be diving into this weekend?

Welcome to The Show, by Three Thieves Cabernet Sauvignon (LCBO#622001, $10.10). As far as I know, this has been discontinued from good ol’ LCBO, but that might be temporary. I pray it’s just temporary.

This doesn’t just have a kick ass label, the stuff the bottle is just as stellar and loud. Crafted with grapes from California’s Central and North Coasts, this is richly coloured (thanks to a 11% addition of Petite Sirah that on its on will stain your teeth for days) and goes down smooth. It’s got punch, with cherry preserves with a touch of spice and yummy vanilla flavours. This sucker is a star! It’ll bring a ray of sunshine into the mucky, yucky weather that’s forecasted and with the steaks I’ve been dreaming of all week, it’s gonna kick some serious butt.

So, what are you drinking?


Think Pink…

4 Nov

Uh, guys – as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother once said, “Open your brain-tank brah,  cause here comes some premium 91 octane knowledge!”

Circle the month of April 2011 in your calendars, because that’s when the Emeri Pink Moscato drops onto an LCBO shelf near you.

From producers DeBortoli Wines, who have been making stellar wines in Australia since before Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean, when people still didn’t know what penicillin was and Shirley Temple was just born (that’s 1928 for us non-history buffs) comes this noteworthy release.

It’s not Bordeaux vintage report hold-your-breath-worthy. Or a Jonas brother dies, front-page worthy. But it’s pretty darn rush-to-the-store worthy.

This is grab a case for the morning of your wedding sparkling. It’s even Sunday brunch bubbly. It’s especially store on the bottom shelf of your fridge in case your mother-in-law drops by and surprises you on a Saturday afternoon when you’re still in track pants trying to ease last night’s hangover wine.

The release price is $14.95, which makes it easy on the wallet and it’s yummy and fun enough to cheer up any occasion (with low alcohol to boot). It’s got a sweet floral nose, with lychee, honey and musk and just enough acidity to keep everyone on track. While it’s not the most complex wine on the market, it is balanced and has this great lush mouthfeel (you can thank that sly little minx, Gewürztraminer) that tricks you into thinking you spent more than 15 bucks on this baby.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I hear your desperate little whines that it’s not available yet in our market. Listen up, brah. It’s the good stuff, sometimes we just gotta wait for it.