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A MAVAM MAGIC  Spain

Tasting Notes: With magic you create your wildest dreams, set your goals and then toast on them when you achieve them. MAVAM Magic is a soft, sweet wine with hints of mint and balsamic vinegar for the true connoisseur.

Price: $23.99

 

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Cedar Creek Chardonnay  Canada

Tasting Notes: A perfect wine to enjoy this spring from one of my all time favourite wineries! Aromas of lemon rind, golden apple, pear, and a tiny hint of caramel. Medium bodied, lucious and smooth on the palate, with medium, balancing acidity. Lots of ripe apple, pear, and lemon flavours on the palate, and a slight hint of white pepper on the lengthy finish.

Price: $22.99

 

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Taramana Tequila Blanco  Mexico

Tasting Notes: Have you smelled what The Rock is cooking lately? Taramana is some pretty wicked stuff! With notes and aromas of citrus, vanilla, pepper spice, and earthiness, this tequilla is sure to give you a smack down!

Price: $54.49

 

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Gray Monk Pinot Gris  Canada

Tasting Notes: The grapes used in the Pinot Gris were selected from vineyards in the northern Okanagan Valley. The grapes were picked at over 22 Brix. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to retain maximum freshness. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. John Schreiner says, "The wine shows a delicate bronze blush in the glass. It has aromas of fine herbs, citrus and citrus peel. On the palate, the wine has a luscious texture with flavours of pear, apple and white peach. The wine is well balanced, with the residual sweetness plumping up the fruit in the classic Gray Monk style. 90 points." Whether we are heading into Spring or "fools" Spring, one thing is for sure. I'm ready to sit on the deck in my shorts and flip flops with a nice chilled white wine.

Price: $23.99

 

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Scaia Rosato  Italy

Tasting Notes: In the Veneto dialect, the word "scaia" means a chip of stone, chalk, limestone: it is a tribute to the soil where their wines are produced. This 100% Rondinella varietal is found in the north-east of Verona. This timeless libation is sourced from vines between 10 and 154 years old! Talk about aging well. Expect bright raspberry, tea, orange citrus, and crisp mineral flavours. Plays well with roast chicken.

Price: $19.99

 

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Return of the Living Red  Australia

Tasting Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon meets the undead Touriga and resurrected Petit Verdot – a blend of unspeakable horror… A wine of nightmarish proportions has been created, a once dead variety has now risen… The Return of the Living Red promises to be thicker than blood, hold more body than a city morgue and more tannin than a mouthful of fish hooks. Horror theme aside, this wine blew my mind! This blend gives a bold, full mouth feel - with notes of black cherry jam, raspberry jam, licorice, sweet baking spices, white pepper, and a slight minerality. Definitely a horror to behold.

Price: $84.99

 

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Gemma Di Luna Pinot Grigio  Italy

Tasting Notes: This wine comes with a promotional jewelry box with the purchase of two bottles! While supplies last. Light nice Italian pinot grigio. Dry to off dry, with nice acidity. Lemon, citrus, green apple, even grapefruit in finish. Very nice wine.

Price: $18.99

 

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MooseMilk  Canada

Tasting Notes: A Canadian Military Tradition, Moose Milk is in fact, not made from moose. So what is it? Although it’s hard to trace the actual origins and “correct” recipe, the lore goes something like this: Some claim it was the Royal Canadian Navy who created it, others claim it was the Royal Canadian Air Force, but everyone agrees it is a Canadian Military creation. Vanilla and citrus notes, finishing with a satisfying earthy cinnamon heat.

Price: $43.99

 

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Sangster's Cream Rum  Jamaica

Tasting Notes: Literally a dessert in a glass. Serve ice cold. With notes of cream, caramel and almond, this smooth and thick liquor is just the cherry on top for your turkey dinner this year. After the holidays, you can even add it to your morning coffee through those long Zoom meetings...

Price: $33.99

 

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Deadhead Rum  Tapachula, Chiapas

Tasting Notes: Fall is just around the corner and pumpkin spiced everything is all around us. So I won't bore you with yet another pumpkin spiced liqueur. Instead we are going straight into spooky scary deliciousness. Deadhead rum is the perfect sipper for fall. What? It's too soon for Halloween you say? To that I say BALONEY! With notes of coffee, chocolate, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, Deadhead rum is sure to keep you warm as the nights get darker... colder... spookier... >_>

Price: $87.49

 

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Hush Blush "Rose" - Dirty Laundry  BC - Canada

Tasting Notes: By far one of the best roses in the province, the Dirty Laundry "Hush" has an exquisite nose of salmonberry and raspberry, followed by an equally impressive palate of fresh, ripe field berries with a lingering, slightly off-dry finish. This wine would be a perfect partner with fresh spinach, strawberry and goat cheese salad, grilled chicken, salmon, or simply as a patio sipper all on it's own! Definately a must buy for the summer season!

Price: $27.99

 

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Argento Cab Sauv  Argentina

Tasting Notes: A GREAT deal right now. Originally 18.99, on special for 12.99. Pairs well with red meats, making stews, and self isolation! Medium violet/ruby colour; currants, cherries, oak and spice and lavendar on the nose; dry, medium-full-bodied with a ripe fruit centre, supple tannins and good length on the finish.

Price: $12.99

 

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Kingston Shiraz  Australia

Tasting Notes: The nose presents evident plum and pepper spice and is complimented with the essence of black olives and subtle hints of toasted oak. The palate has complex cassis and dark chocolate notes exquisitely balanced with fine tannins to provide great length and a smooth finish. Pairs well with slow cooked pork shoulder with fennel, rosemary, and roasted vegetables.

Price: $17.99

 

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Summerhill Baco Noir  Canada

Tasting Notes: Probably one of the BEST red wines I have ever tasted. Smooth, deep red with balanced acidity and intense flavours. Notes of chocolate, sour cherry, dark berries, plum and smoke. Great with italian food, tomato based sauces, charcuterie, or steak.

Price: $25.49

 

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Forty Creek Copper Pot  Canada

Tasting Notes: A blend of rye, corn, and malted barley. This bad boy has incredible flavour for its price! Nose: is much bolder than the barrel select. You get the Forty Creek's signature toasted oak coming through, alongside port, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. Taste: Fairly smooth citrus entry with some good nice oakiness (lots of toasted oak!). Spicy rye builds up followed by a vanilla fade followed by warming dry rye once again. The whole whisky has a bit of a port wine feel to it also. The whisky also can seem to change as you drink it, as if you are drinking a different one every time. Toasted oak, cloves, honey, and a bit of nuttiness also feature. There’s some good underlying sweetness throughout as well, and pretty nice mouthfeel as well…quite brilliant. Finish: A long dry lingering spicy rye finish, with some nuttiness and a touch of grape juice. Eventually the spice dies down to vanilla, particularly if one drinks some water after. After some time there is even some black olive coming through…which to me is a manifestation and development of some of the earthiness found in the nose.

Price: $36.49

 

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Comuna Pinot Grigio  Argentina

Tasting Notes: This little guy won bronze at the International Wine Challenge in 2018 and at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2017. With a nose of white peach, this wine comes with complimentary notes of green apple, stone fruit, and light citrus. Light with a touch of acidity.

Price: $17.99

 

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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec  Argentina

Tasting Notes: The nose is an attractive mix of florals and dark fruit with a touch of licorice. The mouth feel is silky smooth suggesting an almost hypnotic balance throughout the wine. On the palate, the fruit is fresh and peppery with bits of anise, blueberries, tobacco, dark blueberry. Fine value and a wine made for beef.

Price: $27.99

 

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Shelter Point Sunshine Liqueur  Canada

Tasting Notes: Whether we want to believe it or not, Autumn is coming, and Shelter Point Sunshine Liqueur is all you will need this fall to stay happy. This stuff literally tastes like spice cake! Drink it cold, drink it hot, add it to your pumpkin spice latte, hell you can even add it to your pancakes! What ever your fancy, Sunshine will compliment. Strong notes of orange, maple, and allspice.

Price: $33.99

 

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Asgard's Ambrosia - Chinook Arch Meadery  Canada

Tasting Notes: Goes well with smoked meats, aged cheese and beef. This new traditional mead is made with an aromatic Alberta honey with an earthy, toasted caramel essence, a lingering smokey finish, and light honey mouth feel. it's medium amber colour hints to the richness of it's flavour.

Price: $21.49

 

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Powers Merlot  United States

Tasting Notes: This Washington State Merlot is deep purple, almost inky, so we expected it to be vigorous. But it’s remarkably restrained, lightly scented of violets and red earth. It’s a bit thin on the palate, offering only a hint of the dark back-story we expect of Merlot. Overall, this wine is well made. Note: Although the Powers label is owned by the same organic producer that makes Badger Mountain, this wine is not organic. We do applaud the efforts of this grower to produce wine that’s grown sustainably, without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizer. We hope the Powers line will come into the fold soon, too.

Price: $24.49

 

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Scaia Trevenezie IGT 2017  Italy

Tasting Notes: 55% Garganega 45% Chardonnay. Aromas of white flowers of acacia, jasmine, bouquet of citrus such as pineapple, grapefruit and orange, apple, pear and mango and light note of bananas. The palette is fresh and pleasant thanks to its sustained acidity. Great wine to beat the heat with!

Price: $18.99

 

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2012  Italy

Tasting Notes: Ruby red, intense and very deep in color. Full Bouquet, with aromas of blackberries, plum, lemon rind and blackcurrant aromas. Complimented by licorice, black olives, pope tobacco notes. Full-bodied with supple tannins.

Price: $30.99

 

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Selvarossa Salice Salentino  Italy

Tasting Notes: If I could make this my staff pick every month of the year I would. Deep ruby red wine with amaranthic undertones. The nose expresses eye-catching fragrances of cherry jam and dates, in addition to vanilla and licorice aromas. The palate is marked by hints of red fruits and soft shades of wood. Warm, good fragrance, with vigorous yet delicate tannins, this wine has a persistent finish. This wine will forever stay in my top 5 for best wines.

Price: $28.99

 

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Taittinger Nocturne Sec Champagne  Champagne, France

Tasting Notes: Let's start off the new year with a bit of bubbly! Like its rose counterpart, the wine is soft and fruity. With attractive apple fruits and bright lemon to give freshness, it's a rounded wine that has perfumed white fruits and a ripe, always fresh aftertaste.

Price: $85.99

 

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2012 Vik "Milla Cala" Proprietary Red  Chile

Tasting Notes: Rated at 94 points by Wine Spectator Milla Cala is rich and refined, delivering unctuous dark fruit and spice flavors that offer a creamy svelteness. Slate and mineral accents linger on the complex finish, with dark chocolate and olive notes. Consists of Cab, Carmenere, Cab Franc, Syrah, and Merlot.

Price: $56.99

 

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Single Minded Bunnahabhain 8yo  Scotland

Tasting Notes: A Douglas Laing Single Minded bottling of 8 year old single malt from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery, drawn from a single hogshead. The nose - robustly coastal, with a core of vanilla-rich barley. The palate - lightly oaked, still packed with sea salt and malt, and finishes with coriander, menthol and earthy smoke.

Price: $83.49

 

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Bodegas Care Chardonnay 2017  Spain

Tasting Notes: The name of the winery plays with the old roman name of Cariñena "Care" that evolved from the meaning the "antigua llanura" (the old plains) this is also a play on words to the English word "to care" using in the same vein, the most traditional methods of production that were once used in the winery. This vintage has rated higher than any other for this wine. Nose: A strong aroma with a predominance of white fruits. Combination of floral, vegetable, and mineral notes. Taste: Intense and pleasant. Passing to fresh and unctuous taste. Flavours of some very expressive white fruit. Long finish with hints of herb.

Price: $16.99

 

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Prairie Sentinel - Pickled Pepper Vodka  AB, Canada

Tasting Notes: "A cocktail as quintessentially Albertan as an Oil Derrick and equally as revered by King Ralph himself" I couldn't have put it better myself. By far one of the most delicious tasting products out there for caesars. It's spicy pickled pepper brine lends a bold dimension to the classic cocktail. Not a caesar fan? Marinate chicken, put it in a sauce. The recipes I've been inspired to do with this product are mind blowing. 10/10

Price: $51.99

 

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Taylor Fladgate White Port  Portugal

Tasting Notes: Try the famous Taylor Fladgate White Port Cocktail: 1/3 Taylor Fladgate White Port 2/3 Tonic Water some leaves of mint or slice of lemon ice Made from white grapes grown mainly on the upper slopes of the Douro Valley. The grapes used include the Arinto, Boal, Codega, Esgana, Cao, Folgasao, Gouveio, Viosinho, and Rabigato Varieties. It has a rich fragrant nose with aromas of mellow fruit and hints of honey and oak. Full body; velvety palate and long flavourful finish.

Price: $20.99

 

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Cocalero Liqueur  South America

Tasting Notes: I don't get a kick from cocaine. But it's safe to say you will get a kick out of Cocalero. It's a herbal spirit made with the South American coca leaf and 16 other botanicals including guarana, juniper and ginseng. This can be enjoyed ice-cold from the freezer, or in a variety of cocktails.

Price: $44.99

 

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Souvenir (Pride) Vodka  Ukraine

Tasting Notes: My pick this is in celebration of Pride Month. Souvenir (Pride) Vodka is quadruple distilled rye vodka from Ukraine's heartland. It's softness, clarity and pureness are only rivaled by some of the most expensive vodkas on the market. Enjoy it with friends and celebrate equality. HAPPY PRIDE EVERYONE!

Price: $29.99

 

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Sid's Something Else Craft Vodka Refresher  Canada

Tasting Notes: Just as the name suggest, this product is definitely something else! Light and refreshing with a taste of mandarin and grapefruit. Add some tequila for a tasty paloma. Definitely a great choice for summer this year!

Price: $16.99

 

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(Fie Franco) P.F Bobal 2015  Spain

Tasting Notes: This unique grape makes a wine that shows hints of forest fruits and cedar. It's very well assembled in mouth, with the complexity of rustic and purity of the vineyards of "foot franc" (Pie Fanco). It has been aged 11 months in French oak. 94 points. This wine hit me on a personal note. The aromas bring me back to a time when I lived in rural North Carolina. Backyard bonfires at night, the smell of burning cedar wood. A very nostalgic experience.

Price: $28.99

 

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Velvet De Vendome Frizzante  Spain

Tasting Notes: It is a light sparkling wine with an elegant azure blue tonality. Balanced in its acidity, supplemented with its light sweet taste.The nose has tropical to citrus notes with subtle hints of grass. It is an innovative new generation wine to pair well with desserts. This wine will add a fun twist to any party that will sure catch people's eye!

Price: $23.99

 

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