Aligra Wine and Spirits > About Us > Staff Picks Detail



Staff Picks


Alison's Picks

Hetszolo Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2010  Hungary

Tasting Notes: Tokaji wines are unique and special. The palate on this is well-balanced with a zesty opening, plenty of Clementine, peach and apricot notes. The acidity is very racy (12.5 grams per liter), that neatly balanced the 152 grams per liter residual sugar. Vibrant and very focused, this could be one of the best Aszu wines in what was a difficult vintage. Enjoy with something equally as sweet, or with a foie gras as a decadent appetizer!

Price: $63.99


Alison's Picks

Blue Giovello Prosecco  Italy

Tasting Notes: This easy going mellow Prosecco is lovely to sip on any time of the day! Fruity with apple, pear and some herbal notes. The palate is off-dry, simple and fruity but not too sweet. The mousse has a nice texture with lots of bubbles. Don't pour it too fast or it will foam up!

Price: $18.99


Alison's Picks

The Botanist Gin  Scotland

Tasting Notes: This gin is springtime in a glass! Islay's first dry gin is produced at Bruichladdich from nine classic gin botanicals and enhanced with 22 herbs and flowers that are hand-forged locally by their own botanical scientists. This combination of natural ingredients fill the glass with complex aromas and invigorating flavours, velvety texture ensues with a clean finish. I enjoy drinnking this gin either neat over ice, or with a splash of Perrier water and slice of lemon so I can savour all the delicious botanicals in it.

Price: $58.99


Alison's Picks

Carmen Gran Reserve Carignan  Chile

Tasting Notes: Aromas of cherries, dark chocolate, wafers, earth and baking spices. Medium-bodied with firm, fleshy tannins and fresh acidity. Peppery and spicy with a racy, flavorful finish. Produced by Winemaker Emily Falconer, hence a great choice for International Women's Month of March!

Price: $19.99


Alison's Picks

Megyer Tokaj Szaraz/dry  Hungary

Tasting Notes: Furmint grape with a touch of Harslevelu & Yellow Muscat, vinified and matured in stainless steel for 8 months. Aromas of green apple, pear, lime, and quince with hints of white flower, honey, and ginger on the nose. Light to medium body on the palate, refreshing with bright acidity, an orchard fruit core, and a pleasant and floral finish. The dry style wines from Tokaj region of Hungary are a lovely surprise!

Price: $24.99


Alison's Picks

NIO Negroni Cocktail  Italy

Tasting Notes: NIO stands for Needs Ice Only. These prepared ready to drink cocktails creatively packaged in what looks like a CD case, are amazingly good! They were a big hit over the holiday season for stocking stuffers and small gift ideas. From Italy, they contain quality ingredients carefully measured into one decent cocktail to which you simply just add ice! Great for short trips to pack in your suitcase, or fun to try if you're not sure you want to invest in all the ingredients to make specific cocktails, you can try before you buy! The come in Negroni (my favourite!) Margarita, Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan. Experiment and try all 4!

Price: $9.99


Alison's Picks

Petales d'Osyoos  Canada

Tasting Notes: Made of a single-piece vineyard overlooking the superb Osoyoos Lake. The youngest vines of the 32-hectare estate are behind this cuvee. It is a delicious, juicy red blend containing all five Bordeaux varieties. The blocks are kept separate, hand sorted, destemmed, and crushed at the winery. The fermentation is done in stainless steel cone-shaped tanks. Then, over 12 months, each variety is aged separately in two and three-year-old French oak barrels. The density and roundness of the tannins and textures make this wine so exciting for the price.Perfectly balanced, it's one to hold.

Price: $41.99



Join our Newsletter

Be the first to know!

Subscribe to the ‘Sips & Tips’ newsletter! Subscribe here to receive our newsletter with Updates, Events & Special Offers.

We want to hear

We Want to Hear From You!

Easy Parking

ParkingDedicated parking for Aligra customers, right by Entrance #58 (below Simon's)

Store Hours

WEM is open, safety protocols are in place and as we are just inside Entrance 58, you don’t have to navigate the whole mall to visit our store.

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Sundays & Stat Holidays : 11am - 6pm 

Closed: Christmas Day

Home Delivery or Curbside Pick up available   780 483-1083


 1423 West Edmonton Mall
 Edmonton, AB T5T-4M2

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement | Copyright 2024 © Aligra Wine and Spirits
Login | | Website by WebmontonMedia