Trent’s Holiday Picks

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch Whisky

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch Whisky shows aromas of orchard fruit and ripe banana. The palate is creamy with sweet toffee and subtle vanilla. The short finish is highlighted by an orange zest fruitness. Great on its own or paired with a cheese tray. The perfect gift for the whisky lover on your list!

Campo Viejo Reserva

Rioja is arguably Spains premium wine region and this Tempranillo ( Graciano and Mazuelo) dominate blend is a wonderful expression of the area. It is deep garnet with ripe dark fruit and a hint of smoky on the nose.

Four years of aging offers balance to the fruity palate with hints of clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut. A great partner to grilled or roasted meats and strong aged cheeses.

Steam Whistle

If you are looking for a pilsner with an authentic Czech style and taste, try a Steam whistle Pilsner. Golden in colour with a distinctive hop aroma, the palate is dry, the beer is refreshing and has a clean, crisp finish.

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey is a blended Irish whiskey that is aged in oak casks for a minimum of 4 years. The perfect balance of spicy, nutty, and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness. Jameson is the perfect gift for the whiskey lover on your list!

Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc

A very aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s flagship varietal. Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc displays grapefruit, passionfruit, and tropical fruit aromas with complex minerality that is balanced by a crisp, fresh acidity. A great partner to match with a delicate seafoods such as crab, white meat dishes, and fresh salads.

No Boats on Sunday Cranberry Rose

Fresh clean ripe apple and cranberry aromas mingle with notes of floral and delicate hops. The refreshing ripe mouth feel begins with a hint of sweetness from freshly pressed apples, then tangy cranberries awaken the senses with sharp acidity.

A fabulous sipper or enjoy with pork and ham dishes, gourmet pizza, and salty appetizers. The fresh pallet cleansing acidity in this cider makes it an wonderful beverage for Yule Tide feasts and seasonal food events.

Rossignol Cassis

Rossignol Cassis is a sweet, dark red liqueur made from black currants. Several cocktails are made with cassis, such as the popular French cocktail “Kir”.

The perfect holiday food pairing for Rossignol Cassis would be desserts, chocolate, or custards. Rossignol Cassis is often consumed as an aperitif before a meal or snack.

Trent’s favorite way to enjoy this product is in a Kir or Kir Royale:

  • Kir: In a wine glass pour in ½ ounce of Rossignol Cassis. Slowly add 4 – 5 ounces of a dry white wine.
  • Kir Royale: substitute Champagne or dry Sparkling wine for the white wine.
  • Kir Norman: substitute dry cider for the white wine.

Stemmari Pinot Noir

Produced in Sambuca of Sicily, Stemmari Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir. This dry red wine displays a simple and medium nose featuring woody and fruity aromas. On the palate, its refreshing acidity and broad texture precede a medium finish. Pairs will with pasta with meat sauce, medium spiced roasts and semi mature cheeses.