Trent’s Fall Picks
Folonari Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore
Folonari Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is a classic Valpolicella with fruit forward notes of cherry, red fruit and plums with hints of vanilla and tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied and dry with fresh food friendly acidity. A flexible, good value wine that never fails to impress.
An Iconic beer defined by its velvet character and distinct aromas of coffee, toasted malt, and hops. Guinness is full and bold on the palate. The finish is balanced with a hint of bitterness.
Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel
7 Deadly Zins, is Canada’s #1 Super Premium Zinfandel. Its powerful, racy style, sourced from seven certified sustainable old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the Lodi AVA, remains distinct among California Zinfandels. Full-bodied, and complex with flavours of dark fruit, currant and toffee, rated 91 Points, The Tasting Panel (Vintage 2017). It’s sinfully delicious.
Upstreet Go Devil IPA
Go Devil is an American IPA with tempting hoppy aromas and flavours that will surely seduce your taste buds. The pronounced orange and lime citrus nose is echoed on the slightly creamy palate. The medium length finish is clean with notes of fresh lime.
Cabot Trail Maple Cream Liqueur
What’s more Canadian than Maple Syrup? Cabot trail Maple Cream marries the richness of Canadian maple syrup with fresh cream. Then the liqueur maker grabs your taste buds attention by having cocoa, cinnamon and almond flavours merge together with the maple resulting in a powerful synergy of favours. This decadent Liqueur is best enjoyed “On the Rocks”, in coffee or in a variety of cocktails.
Pelee Island LOLA Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA is an Ontario Wine Awards Gold Medal winner!
Lola Rosé is a lightly spritzed wine with aromas of bubblegum, strawberry jam and bananas. It offers a hint of sweetness and a little effervescence on the tongue. Try pairing with Beet risotto, cranberry brie bites or strawberry tarts.
Belgian monks were the first to discover the unique recipe for wheat beer around the year 1445 when Belgium was still part of the Netherlands. The first wheat beers were reported to be incredibly sour. That was until the Hoegaarden Monks started experimenting with orange peel and coriander from the dutch island of Curacao.
4.9% ABV with a cloudy lemon colour. It produces a medium small head with faint fruit-juice style aromas. There is mild orange peel and coriander flavours nand a smooth wheat beer body. The finish is quick clean and refreshing. Perfect pairings would be Grilled white fish with lemon or Mild to medium spiced Indian dishes.
Perez Cruz Carmenère
Perez Cruz Carmenère is made from Carmenère a lesser known grape variety, originally from southwest Bordeaux. Today it grows all over the world but the best examples come from Chile.
This wine can boast being a medal winner at both the International Wine and Spirit Competition and Decanter World Wine Awards. It is a Medium bodied, fruit forward wine with deep crimson colours. On both the palate and the nose this wine delivers an array of berries and red fruit, as well as a unique earthy smokiness and spice. It goes especially well with Savoury flavours and spicy menu items. At $23.69, I have always felt this wine is one of the best values in our PEI Liquor stores priced under $25.00.
This wine pairs well with Beef, Lamb, or Poultry.
Baileys Salted Caramel
This new listing from Baileys is sure to be a winner. It has a creamy opaque mocha colour with rich aromas of caramel, toffee, vanilla, and dairy cream. It is full bodied and sweet with a light saltiness and distinct whiskey notes.
This delicious product from Baileys is a perfect after dinner drink. It also works well as topping for good quality French vanilla ice cream.
Try Trent’s recipe for a Salted Caramel Apple Cocktail:
- 1 oz Baileys Salted Caramel
- ½ oz Crown Royal Apple
- 1 green apple slice
- Add Baileys and Crown Royal in an ice filled shaker. Rim a shooter glass with caramel. Strain liquid into glass and garnish with a green apple slice.