Debbie’s Holiday Picks
Ménage a Trois Gold Chardonnay
The Holidays are a celebration of great food, great people, and great wine! The Ménage a Trois Gold Chardonnay is decadent and luxurious, a perfect wine to accompany many of the culinary delights we indulge in during the festive season. The Ménage a Trois is predominantly Chardonnay but the winemaker has blended small amounts of Viognier and Verdelho to add richness and complexity to the blend. It is fermented in French and American oak and undergoes malolatic fermentation which helps create a supple texture and a lush, creamy mouth feel.
Fish and other seafood dishes with butter sauces are good pairings with this style. Traditional Christmas dinners like our Roast Turkey with Apple and Sage Stuffing, would be a great complement to the sweet and spicy components of the wine. With your leftover turkey get creative with our PEI Turkey Meatballs with Spiced Apple Chutney recipe.
The Menage a This Gold is a new listing on PEI. With its festive gold label this is a great gift for the buttery Chardonnay fans on your Christmas list.
Gahan Shortest Day Spiced Milk Stout
The Shortest Day is a limited edition Spiced Milk Stout developed by local brewers at the PEI Brewing Company. For this style of beer, brewers incorporate “milk” or more precisely lactose into the mix. The milk sugar can’t be fermented by the beer yeast; the result in the finished product is a stout with more body, sweetness and smoothness.
The Shortest Day is quite dark in color, reminiscent of the dark days of winter here on the Island. The nose shows roasted malt and vanilla with aromas of nutmeg, rum, and hints of chocolate. The palate has a creamy mouth feel, balanced bitterness with medium carbonation and a bittersweet finish. The spicy and sweet notes of the Milk Stout pairs well with zesty, bold flavors including Mexican and BBQ foods.
If you are hosting a Holiday get together try serving our PEI Beef Slider with Tomato Jam alongside Shortest Day, the balance of sweet and heat is a great combination on a cold winter’s night. This style of beer is just not a main course beverage; it’s a great after dinner sipping beer. To highlight the festive spices and chocolate notes try pairing it with our Chocolate Molten Stout Cake or your Grandma’s Sticky date Pudding.
Shortest Day offers great versatility with food pairings and the unique flavors will be a welcome beverage during the Christmas season. There is a limited quantities available so make sure you pick your supply early!
Grey Goose Mini Flavour Pack
If you’ve made your list, checked it twice and figured out whose naughty or nice, PEI liquor has some amazing gift ideas to help with your Christmas shopping. From Craft Beer Games, Pocket Cork Screws and Cocktail Shakers we have an assortment of products ideal for Secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffers and for all the wonderful helper elves on your list.
Grey Goose is one of the most recognized premium vodka brands in the world. It is renowned for its rich and smooth taste. The Grey Goose Taster set contains a miniature bottle (50ml) of all 4 signature flavours, Black Cherry, L’Orange, Pear and Original. This is a great Secret Santa gift for vodka enthusiasts.