Judy’s Holiday Picks

Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Doc

No Italian wine is more distinctive than Amarone, and few are as precious. That is due to the time, the labor, and the materials required to craft every bottle. Amarone is considered one of Italy’s best red wines. To make Amarone, the ripest grapes are selected from each bunch, hand-picked, spread on reed mats, and left to dry. These super-ripe grapes produce a heady, full-flavoured wine that is velvety and rich with just a hint of sweetness.

Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Doc is lushly flavoured, intensely concentrated, with a silky texture. It is deep garnet red in color with aromas of wild cherry jam, spice, and hints of cedar. This wine delivers rich dry, black cherry flavours, and a long finish with cocoa and spice.

Try pairing Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico with Steak, Lamb, Veal or strong cheeses.

Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is the perfect wine for celebrating special occasions, it is also a special gift to give to the wine lover on your list.

Old Style Pilsner

Old Style Pilsner by Molson Coors is a pilsner style lager, that has been brewed in western Canada since 1926. This brew has an authentic combination of Prairie malt smoothness and Pacific hop bitterness. Staying true to it’s Western Canada roots, Old Style Pilsner is a well-balanced, clean, crisp lager beer with medium body, smooth palate and distinctive hoppy aroma and finish.

Matching food with beer can lift a dish and showcase the complex nature of a really great brew. From Tandoori-spiced salmon to beer-braised bratwurst, this pilsner is the perfect match for foods that are sweet and spicy.

A 473mL Old Style Pilsner would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the beer lover on your list!

Disaronno Originale

Disaronno Originale Amaretto takes its name from its roots in Saronno, Italy. Distilled from the base of almonds, it has a pale amber colour, with intense aromas and flavours of sweet almonds, nuts, and maraschino cherries. On the palate Disaronno Originale Amaretto is sweet and medium bodied with a smooth finish.

A Disaronno Sour Cocktail would be the perfect cocktail to enjoy around the fire while wrapping your gifts:

  • 1 ½ oz Disaronno
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup (McGuinness Simple Syrup)
  • Half of a lemon squeezed for juice
  • Garnish 1 lemon twist and a cherry
  • Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice
  • Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a lemon twist and cherry