Trent’s Holiday Picks

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.

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is bold and spicy. It has a dark amber colour and offers fairly intense aromas of ginger and spice with notes of oak and cedar. It is sweet, medium bodied with frothy carbonation and flavours of sweet ginger, spice and citrus notes. The finish is pleasantly balanced with a lingering spiciness.

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer is a versatile product for the mixologist and home chef. Trent likes to use Crabbie’s as a marinade (along with spices and orange zest) for Orange Ginger Beef.

Crabbies Christmas Punch:

Muddle together your choice of sliced fruits in a pitcher and add the following ingredients:

  • ice
  • ¾ oz dark rum
  • 1 ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ¾ oz gin
  • ¾ oz vodka
  • 1 ½ lemon juice
  • Give a stir then top with Crabbie’s Ginger Beer.

Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Organic

Novas Cabernet Sauvignon Organic is an organic wine from Maipo Valley, Chile with aromas of fresh cherries and chocolate. On the palate it offers intense fruit flavours with lots of volume and silky tannins. This well-balanced wine pairs well with stews and grilled meats as well as flavourful roast and pastas.

With the increasing demand for organic wines, we are excited to share some new selections that are arriving to PEI Liquor stores. Novas Cabernet Sauvignon Organic is made at the Emiliana Organic Vineyards in Casablanca, Chile. This vineyard is the largest organic winery in the world. Chile’s geography and climate is uniquely suited to organic farming and this visionary producer is one of the world’s premier suppliers of organic, biodynamic and eco-balanced wines.