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Ezra Brooks Bourbon  Kentucky USA

Tasting Notes: while considered a lower end bourbon, don't be fooled by price. Sourced from Heaven Hills, this bourbon works mighty fine. On the nose, it's oak, dark fruit, caramel,nuts,spice and some herbal and cocoa notes. On the palate, nutty and oak with touches of leather and vanilla Medium finish with decent balance.

Price: $32.99

 

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Dom Fafael Branco  Portugal

Tasting Notes: An attractive, fruity blend of Antão Vaz and Arinto, this is crisp, full of apple and lime fruitiness and bright acidity. The aftertaste leaves a bright, tangy freshness. A great Portuguese white wine, enjoy as "sipper" or with sea foods.

Price: $18.95

 

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Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 81  France

Tasting Notes: This "vin de pays" results from vines planted on the most beautifully managed soils close to the area of the Loire castle, Touraine. "Attitude" has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a delicate green and lemon flavours, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish to the wine, giving a smoothness and elegance. Very pleasant with or without food,in particular with seafood, asparagus, roasted fish and goat's milk cheese.

Price: $23.80

 

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Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon  Texas/USA

Tasting Notes: this 100% Texas yellow corn based bourbon is full flavoured with warm caramel and vanilla overtones. with huge temperature swings experienced in Houston, "Angels share of 15% per year" gives the bourbon unique characteristics. A true "sipper" on a cold winter night!

Price: $83.80

 

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Lugana San Benedette  Italy

Tasting Notes: The Zenato Lugana San Benedetto is made from a selection of the best Trebbiano grapes from the estate. The vineyards are some of the appellation’s most historic and are considered to be among its best. Rich in personality and with great depth, this wine delivers a wide spectrum of fresh and complex aromas on the nose. It’s full-bodied and full-flavored in the mouth, with notes that shift from dried apple and pineapple to pear and vanilla. Its long, brilliant finish lingers with delicious results.

Price: $20.00

 

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Nobilo Icon Sauvignon blanc  New Zealand

Tasting Notes: Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc is from the Awatare valley of Marlborough. The style of wine is focused on bright fruit intensity and balance. Tasting notes withcComplex aromatics ranging from citrus zest and ripe, tropical fruit to flinty minerality. Citrus zest and mineral notes lead to a mid-palate filled with intense passion fruit and white flower flavour. This concentration carries through to a strong finish. FOOD PAIRING A fantastic complement to seafood dishes such as freshly prepared oysters, prawn and lemon skewers, steamed mussels, or pan-seared monkfish with fresh asparagus.

Price: $24.28

 

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Summerhill Pinot Gris  Canada Okanagan Valley

Tasting Notes: 2019 Pinot Gris is a deliciously fruity and refreshing wine. Starting off with notes of ripe pear, and golden delicious apple, developing into lemon meringue and lime zest with a touch of minerality. And.......Organic! Pair with smoked salmon, seafood, creamy pastas .

Price: $20.37

 

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Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc  New Zealand

Tasting Notes: The 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displays lifted passionfruit, lychee and pink grapefruit aromas with herbal and zesty citrus notes. A pure and vibrant wine with layers of delicious tropical citrus fruits and gooseberry flavors. Pure, fresh and vibrant fruit flavors and crisp acidity combine to deliver a long and refreshing finish. A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it’s sure to impress. Try with grilled fish and herb butter or a crisp Caesar salad.

Price: $19.04

 

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Moraine Viogniier 2018  British Columbia

Tasting Notes: The 2018 Viognier is produced from grapes grown on 3 different Naramata vineyard locations. Harvesting, fermentation and aging of each lot of grapes was completed individually to capture the unique distinctive attributes of each site before being blended to create this delicious cuvee. Tasting notes: This is a rich, textural wine with classic Viognier notes of white peach and grilled apricots. Food pairing: Simple herb roasted poultry dish or vegetarian moussaka.

Price: $19.99

 

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Neleman Chardonnay Muscat 2018  Spain

Tasting Notes: Dutchman Derrick Neleman studied to become a biodynamic farmer. After his training he ended up on vineyards in Spain and realised this is where he wanted to make his own wine. He settled in Valencia and focusses on making wines which reflect the terroir. All Neleman wines are made without the use of pesticides or additives and are certified vegan. They also plant trees to compensate their CO2 emissions and are carbon proof certified. The chardonnay in this wine was late picked to achieve an advanced point of ripeness, the muscat was harvested early to retain crisp acidity levels and subtle floral notes. Fresh floral aromas on the nose follow through to the palate with notes of white peach and citrus. Well balanced with a fresh finish. Bottled with a helix cork which acts as a `cork screw cap`.

Price: $18.09

 

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Cotes du Rhone Villages Les Coteaux  France

Tasting Notes: Cotes du Rhone Villages Les Coteaux has elegant berry-fruit aromas and a hint of cedar and spice, soft supple tannins blending with the cherry-fruit flavours result in a wine that is rich and smooth on the palate. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice; warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon. Mostly unoaked, a small proportion (15%) is part aged for 22 months in a few new but mostly older oak barrels to bring depth and subtle notes of complexity.A delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, heart-warming casseroles or a classic shepherd’s pie.

Price: $20.95

 

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Casa del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc  Chile

Tasting Notes: Gorgeous nose, pungent and complex with layers of aromas that transfer into the palate. Notes of gooseberry, key lime and herbs and jalapeno pepper hints give way to grapefruit and more tropical fruit richness, followed up with a touch of minerality. The palate gushes with pink grapefruit, gauava and a sweet, tart interplay that is fresh and vibrant. This has exceptional length and for the price this is a screamer. It is reported that Casa de Bosque makes one of Casablanca’s best Sauvignon Blanc (actually Chile’s best) and supplies Sauvignon Blanc grapes to some well known wineries with big names who know this to be true. Exceptional value, this wine has great purity and vibrancy that gushes with crisp fruit, with a finish you could keep time with.

Price: $18.99

 

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Wither Hills Valley Sauvignon Blanc  New Zealand

Tasting Notes: Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose On the palate it is refined, and elegant with natural fruit weight, vibrant citrus pith and slight chalky finish. Pair with oysters, mussels or just as a "patio deck " sipper!

Price: $18.57

 

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Mission Hill Limited Edition Viognier  Canada

Tasting Notes: The 2017 Limited Edition Reserve Viognier was farmed from a single vineyard estate in West Osoyoos where the semi-arid climate and desert-like condition provide an ideal environment for grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The result is vibrant flavor and intensity. After a gentle pressing we fermented the Viognier in a mixture of concrete eggs, oak barrels, and stainless steel tanks. The concrete eggs have given the wine incredible texture and weight, the oak barrels have added more texture and a little spice, and the stainless tanks have kept all that amazing apricot and melon fruit. This delightful Limited Edition Viognier has intense aromatic notes of jasmine and dried apricots. A full-bodied white wine with flavours of warm summer peaches and hints of candied ginger, it is a wine that stimulates all the senses!

Price: $27.00

 

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Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2015  France

Tasting Notes: Maison Louis Latour is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy. In 1979, with a view to expanding the business the valley of the Ardèche river with its clay and limestone-based soils was chosen as the ideal location to produce top-quality Chardonnay wines. The Grand Ardèche comes from the best vineyards, carefully selected every year when harvesting begins. The grapes are pressed and the must is placed immediately in oak barrels made by the cooperage at Latour,20% new barrels, where the wine will age for approximately 10 months, like the great wines of Burgundy. Of a pretty pale yellow colour with golden tints, the Grand Ardèche 2015 reveals gourmet notes of pastry, vanilla and apricot on the nose. Ample and round in the mouth, it offers aromas of brioche bread and toasted hazelnut. Food pairing special with shellfish and fish.

Price: $26.99

 

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Islay Storm Single Malt Whiskey  Scotland

Tasting Notes: Islay Storm captures the essence of the unique and mysterious energy that surrounds the famous island of Islay. Situated off the west coast of Scotland, Islay is at the mercy of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, whose treacherous storms have been shaping the landscape for thousands of years. Raging seas, ferocious currents and hidden rocks have sent hundreds of ships to their destiny. Then they give way to calm sunny days, white sandy beaches and lochs full of peaty spring water. Islay malts are unlike any other malt whiskies – they are robust, smoky and peaty, with hints of the sea and spicy sweetness – combining the torrents and tranquility of this magical island. ISLAY STORM WON A “SILVER – OUTSTANDING” AWARD IN THE 2017 IWSC INTERNATIONAL WINES AND SPIRITS COMPETITION. THIS IS AWARDED TO WHISKIES WHICH SCORE BETWEEN 86 AND 89.9 POINTS IN A BLIND TASTING.THE IWSC IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN THE WINES AND SPIRITS INDUSTRY. Tasting Notes: Nose: Pungent peaty smoke. Phenolic with a little coastal breeze. Palate: Lovely sweet peatiness. Some iodine and sea salt balance with vanilla notes and some spice. Finish: Waves of smoke. Fantastic length.

Price: $58.99

 

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Ode to Lorraine  Australia

Tasting Notes: The Ode to Lorraine is a blend of the finest barrels of each of the Elderton Nuriootpa vineyard varietals. Each year, through meticulous work on the tasting bench, we select a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot which best reflects the nuances of each variety. The 2014 vintage is a blend of parcels, fermented in concrete open fermenters, with selected barrel ferments and press cuts, giving warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length, whilst still being a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend. Style Rich and sophisticated Colour Dark ruby Aroma Plum, dark fruits of the forest and chocolate Palate Warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length Drink Drink now or cellar confidently for 10+ years

Price: $49.99

 

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Red Schooner Voyage #7  California

Tasting Notes: This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as famous Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it travelled (Voyage 7 is the 2017 vintage). Offering scents of ripe plums and cherries, this wine is powerful and supple, with flavours of French oak and soft tannins. enjoy now or cellar for years ahead.

Price: $69.99

 

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Torricella Barone Ricasoli 2015  Italy

Tasting Notes: Beautiful blend, 75% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, aged in wood 9 months and stainless 9 months respectively. Straw yellow in color. To the nose its shows intense aromas of yellow pulp fruit, citrus notes with delicate vanilla scents. The mouth is round, velvety, fresh and long lasting. Complex wine with distinct personality and keen mineral notes that can be savored after many years in the bottle.

Price: $33.99

 

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Monte Xanic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot  Mexico

Tasting Notes: Monte Xanic has been producing wine in the Valle de Guadalupe since the late 1980s, making them one of the older wineries in this now-booming region. Monte Xanic wines have been witness to history in Mexico - their Chardonnay was the wine used to toast the signing of NAFTA in 1992, and Gran Ricardo was served at a dinner in Mexico to honor Pope John Paul II. With meticulous winemaking practices and an attitude of continuous improvement, the Monte Xanic wines are some of the most awarded and well known in the Valle. This Cabernet Sauvignon has a balance of rustic structure and fruit that makes it great with food. Blackberry and cassis mingle with sweet tobacco and leafy earthiness. Some new French oak adds spice and weight. Pairings: Goes best with hard, aged cheeses, steak,hamburgers, lamb. Available in 375 ML only, here is a chance to experience a great Mexican wine from the Baja!

Price: $9.99

 

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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec  Argentina

Tasting Notes: This dry purplish red coloured wine features medium woody, spicy, fruity and vegetal scents and offers a broad texture as well as firm tannins. Pairs" oh so well" with beef or lamb! Drink now or keep 5 years following the vintage.

Price: $26.99

 

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TH Cabernet Sauvignon  Chile

Tasting Notes: TH..."Terroir Hunter" This wine's roasted, savory bouquet contains blackberry, cinnamon, olive, earth and oak aromas. It hails from Pirque, one of Chile's hotbeds for traditional Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is chewy and deep, with spicy black-fruit flavors and oak-derived notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dark fruit and herbal touches flood the finish. Drink now–2023.

Price: $26.99

 

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Legent Bourbon Whiskey  Kentucky

Tasting Notes: The whiskey-drinking world stood to attention when Beam Suntory announced earlier this month the release of a new whiskey called Legent, “a unique bourbon that brings together the best of the East and West in a way no other whiskey producer can.” The whiskey pronounced “lee-jent” , starts as standard recipe Beam family straight bourbon, which is then “aged in red wine and sherry casks before being blended with more Kentucky Straight Bourbon.” The fuss isn’t just over how it’s made, but by whom. Fred Noe( Beam family) did the distillation, and our friend Shinji Fukuyo, the Chief Blender of Suntory, completed the blend. You catch the sherry and wine influence right away. The nose is rich and seductive, with notes of citrus, stone fruits, and chocolate, all in a delightful little slurry. There’s a hint of floral here — perhaps cherry blossoms that carries over into the palate, where a wonderful fruitiness washes over the tongue. Notes of sandalwood, almond butter, and some butterscotch provide a chewy nuttiness to the whiskey, one which melds nicely with the fruitier attack. The finish sees a bit of barrel char and some beef jerky notes, and the fruit all but vanishes as the more savoury components really start to strut their stuff. It never drinks hot — I would never have guessed this was 94 proof.Also, at $61.99, this is a steal!

Price: $61.99

 

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Bread and Butter Cabernet Sauvigon  California

Tasting Notes: This Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of mocha, ripe berries, violets, and blackcurrant with layers of subtle black pepper, toasted oak and rich vanilla. This beautifully crafted Cabernet Sauvignon enters the palate with layers of ripe blackberry and chocolate covered cherries. The round and luscious mouthfeel is accented by soft tannins and a hint of spice that weaves into a smooth, lingering finish. Great with red meats( think steaks!) in time for BBQ season!

Price: $23.99

 

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Selkie Rose Frizzante  Nova Scotia

Tasting Notes: From Jost Vineyards! Just in time for the spring and summer months ahead on the patio! The delicate effervescence of this refreshing white wine heightens the aromas of flower scents and stone fruits. This wine plays on the tip of your tongue then captures your taste buds with a combination of mild sweetness and stone fruit flavours balanced on the palate with crisp mouthfeel from acidity and effervescence. An off dry wine, Selkie is the perfect aperitif enjoyed on its own. Serve well chilled!

Price: $19.99

 

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Bochet Honey Wine Vanilla  Canada

Tasting Notes: Bochet is a type of mead that is made from honey that has been caramelized. It yields a dark, clear mead with a complex flavour. It is a 14th century recipe using toasted honey and spices Tastes of roasted marshmallows , carmel a great after dinner treat, enjoy with your deserts!

Price: $26.49

 

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Calaggio Chianti Classsico  Italy

Tasting Notes: Offers a rounded profile, filled with cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. This is driven as much by the vivid acidity as the refined tannins, ending with elements of fruit, spice and mineral. Drink now through 2022. Rated as "Smart Buys", Wine Spectator ,Score - 92.

Price: $24.99

 

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Glenfiddich Project XX Single Malt Whisky  Scotland

Tasting Notes: The second release in their experimental series, made by 20 malt masters gathered on site. 20 chosen casks from the warehouse later, to create this fantastic single malt. Classic fruitiness with hints of apple blossom and plump pear. Perfect balance of rich vanilla oak with golden sugar and touch of liquorice. On the palate deep and mellow complemented by toasted almonds and cinnamon. Finishes long with a savoured sweet oak finish.

Price: $108.99

 

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Four Roses Bourbon  Kentucky, USA

Tasting Notes: Formerly known as Yellow Label, this is a very popular bourbon, aged a minimum of five years in oak barrels for extra smoothness and carefully blended for a consistently smooth, creamy flavour. On the nose, pear and light fruitiness, floral, spice and honey. Crisp and smooth hints of apple, finishes soft. Hard to find in Canada. Beauty at this price point!

Price: $44.99

 

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Rolland & Calarreta Rioja  Spain

Tasting Notes: THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL WINE AT A PRICE POINT THAT ONLY SPAIN SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO HIT FOR A WINE LIKE THIS! With state-of-the-art winemaking and vineyards located between 450 and 700 meters altitude, the wine is made from grapes of low yielding vines of at least 25 years of age. 100% Tempranillo, the selection of grapes is carried out with the help of Vistalys, the latest optical selection table , which carries out a strict control so that only perfect berries go through. The stalks are removed from the grapes without squeezing them. Grapes are maintained in controlled conditions, with long macerations at low temperatures in oak casks The pressing is carried out using a pneumatic vertical press and the malolactic fermentation then takes place in brand new American oak barrels. Cold-hot rooms are used at specific times to help the malolactic fermentation process The wine is aged for a total of 10 months in new American oak barrels. TASTING NOTES Colour: This is a highly-concentrated, dark cherry-red wine. Nose: A lively, delicate nose with liquorice and fresh fruit aromas of the Tempranillo variety, with spicy hints. It keeps the essential aromas of compote fruit. Palate: It is ample and fleshy and has elegance, complexity and power. On the palate, it shows soft tannins and liquorice, a velvety structure and a long, delicious and persistent finish. Food matches: Red meats, stews, game, cured cheeses.

Price: $26.99

 

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm single malt whisky  Scotland

Tasting Notes: This great scotch is matured in sherry casks, making for a wonderful "fall in the air" dram between the classic Islay peat intensity and lip-smacking wine-like sweetness. On the nose, Cinnamon-dusted banana, maple syrup, a whiff of bonfire smoke. On the palate,Peaches in syrup and fresh raspberries, earthy peat and a touch of tobacco. Finishing in rum-soaked raisins and prunes. ginger root, clove and marmalade .

Price: $$125.99

 

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Foris Pinot Noir 2014  Oregon USA

Tasting Notes: Foris was one of the first vineyards to plant the now ubiquitous “Dijon Clones” 113, 115 and 375. Starting with just twenty five buds of each, the winery patiently tended and propagated the vines until they had enough plant material to start supplying nurseries in California. Quickly word spread about the quality of these new clones. Today, many of California and Oregon’s most famous Pinot vineyards can trace their parentage directly back the original clone field on Foris’s flagship Maple Ranch Vineyard. Although the vineyard determines the ultimate quality of a wine, there are many choices that both the grower and wine maker have in shaping its overall style. One of the most important decisions is harvest dates. We have long felt that while ripe is good, over ripe is not better. We also walk lightly in our use of oak, preferring to incorporate a percentage of once-filled French oak barrels each year instead of the more heavy handed new wood. Overall, it’s a very minimal approach to wine making that respects the integrity of our wonderful fruit. 2014 was a big vintage for the Foris Pinot Noir. An early, warm vintage produced wines that are darker and more robust than is typical for Foris Pinot Noir. A little more of everything; color, concentration, tannin, depth of fruit, and a little more contribution of French oak to balance the more full bodied style. The dark hue telegraphs the big flavors of plum, blackberry, black cherry and brown spices that complement it all. While big, rich and concentrated, the plush texture brings the wine into balance and flows into a long, smooth finish. A thanksgiving suggestion, you will not be disappointed!

Price: $32.99

 

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WL Weller 12 yr Bourbon Special Reserve  Kentucky

Tasting Notes: This Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails. A sweet nose with a presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It's smooth, delicate and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair "Replacing the rye grain in our recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy." -Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Scored a 93 by Jim Murray Whisky Bible in 2018! A "steal of a deal"!

Price: $199.99

 

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Broadside Prop Red  California

Tasting Notes: The 2016 wine from Paso Robles area in California utilizes small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with Petit Verdot to produce a rich, delicious and easy drinking Bordeaux-inspired red. Enticing berry, plum and vanilla notes highlight the dark fruit and spice aromas. Layers of similar berry fruit and baking spice stack the palate, balanced with waves of tannin on a long, dry finish. Think BBQ red meats!

Price: $26.99

 

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Rough Rider Bourbon  Long Island, USA

Tasting Notes: Long Island Spirits named their whiskeys after the First United States Volunteer Cavalry - the "Rough Riders" - originally organized by Long Island's own Teddy Roosevelt in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War. The whisky is a mash bill of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. After initial aging in new charred oak, It is finished in merlot and chardonnay casks from local wineries. The wine casks themselves are washed in local brandy before the bourbon goes in for final aging. "This tastes like a PB & J! Rich, sweet cereal and vanilla flavors with a distinct peanut characteristic in the finish. Adding this to casks influenced by wine and brandy makes it grapey. The rye gives it a zing of clove, pepper and allspice to round it out. It's the tastes of childhood comfort in a grown up glass!"

Price: $70.99

 

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Dao Rufia White 2016  Portugal

Tasting Notes: This blended white wine from Dao Region, is made of 30% Encruzado, 20% Cerceal Branco , 20% Malvasia, 15% Bical, and 15% Arinto. Manually harvested in 15kg boxes. Spontaneous fermentation with ambient native yeasts in closed stainless steel tank for 10-12 days until dry. Temperature controlled with water from natural sources in the vineyard. Naturally no malolactic fermentation because of high acid. Beautiful, nutty and pear-like aromas. Tactile mouthfeel with a clean finish. 12.9% alcohol.

Price: $26.99

 

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Zonin Valpolicella Ripasso 2015  Italy

Tasting Notes: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara The grapes are hand picked, crushed, and fermented, thus, preserving its fresh and young character. The grapes then undergo a cold pre-fermentation for approximately five days; total contact with the skins is maintained for about 20 days. By the time the skins are drawn off, the highly aromatic wine has obtained excellent color and structure. It is placed in cold storage for four months before undergoing the "ripasso" process, which entails fermenting the wine on Amarone must for a period of 20 days, resulting in increased color, aroma, body, and fruit flavor. Once the wine is prepared for aging, it matures for 18 months in casks and barrels, which adds complexity, structure and refinement. Afterwards it undergoes an additional month in the bottle before release. Intense ruby brightened by purple reflections Ample and remarkably complex with vinous tones; well-defined scents of cherries, mature plum, fig with notes of violet and dried tobacco against a tenuous background of dark chocolate Dry on the palate with a fine and harmonious balance, great strength, and a sturdy body; reveals stewed wild berries, smoking tobacco, and exotic spices, leads to plush and moderate tannins; demonstrates persistence and complexity on the palate Suggest decanting 1 to 2 hours Perfect match for roasted meats and pasta with garlic sauce

Price: $18.99

 

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The Ned  New Zealand

Tasting Notes: The Ned is classic New Zealand-style sauvignon blanc. Clear pale lemon in colour; pronounced aromas of green pepper, citrus, passion fruit and gooseberry; on the palate, extra-dry, with medium acidity and medium body; flavours of white grapefruit, tropical fruit and lime.

Price: $19.00

 

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Squeeling Pig Pinot Noir  Central Otago, New Zealand

Tasting Notes: this "crazy named" pinot noir is bursting with ripe cherry,coffee & chocolate on the nose. On the palate, silky, bursts of red berry fruits, and French oak spice. (aged in Oak 10 months)

Price: $23.99

 

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Chateau l Oiseliniere de la Ramee  France

Tasting Notes: a very fine French 2015 Muscadet from the Loire Valley Dry,sappy,and fresh on palate, with hints of white flowers Ideal with seafood, but pairs well with other dishes

Price: $$23.99

 

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Vermentino Chardonnay  Italy

Tasting Notes: This Chardonnay is in the top 25 picks of Italian white wines in 2017! Fresh, bright, green apple and peaches, stone fruits. Nice mineralogy , reminds of new world sauvignon blanc. Enjoy chilled with seafoods, or just alone as a "sipper"

Price: $20.95

 

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Robert Mondavi Private selection Cabernet Sauvignon  California

Tasting Notes: Aged in bourbon barrels, this rich California red has notes of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and oak. It makes a great gift for the barbecue-and-bourbon fan. Big hit at a recent tasting in our store!

Price: $26.99

 

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Seven Falls Cellars Cab Sauvignon  Washington State USA

Tasting Notes: opens with dark notes of coffee and cocoa, then transcends into black fruits, cherry, plum, with hints of mint, herb,spice aged in French Oak and American oak Elegant finish filled with notes of nut and spices Great price point!

Price: $$23.70

 

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Mas Buscados Tempraniillo Petit Verdot  Spain

Tasting Notes: A great "little gem" from Spain, and priced so well! From the La Mancha region in Spain, a fine little blend, Tempranillo (95%) and Petit Verdot (5%) Lighter translucent blood red, blackberry on the nose. Slightly sweet tannins, not over ripe, with red currant and other red fruit flavours. Gentle acidity, a fine young wine! Think antipasto platters, although will pair with beef, pasta, and poultry .

Price: $$14.99

 

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Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon  USA

Tasting Notes: An innovative approach to "twice barrelled" bourbon creates the rich and colourful flavour. First matured in charred oak barrel, then a second barrel deeply toasted. Deep amber in colour, rich notes of dark fruit, caramel,honey,chocolate,marzipan, and toasted oak. Tastes full bodied with mix of vanilla, dark Carmel, hazelnut, apple, fruit and spices. Long and creamy finish with hint of honeyed apple.

Price: $$73.89

 

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Passi-Reali Vendemmia Appassimento  Italy

Tasting Notes: An organic red wine from Italy where the grapes are left to dry on the vine before the vinification process begins. Aromas of black pepper and ripe fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, with blackberry and dark plum, along with some herbal notes. Medium finish. A great summer BBQ wine!

Price: $21.99

 

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Zuidam Dutch Courage Aged Gin  Netherlands

Tasting Notes: this delightful gin is aged and matured in 200 litre oak casks, after windmills help grind the various grains, keeping an old school feel start to finish. It is then bottled at 44% proof notes of Carmel,vanilla,coming through alongside crisp herbal juniper notes make this a natural for a gin and tonic on the deck. Oh those lazy hazy days of summer!!

Price: $68.99

 

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Selbach Riesling  Germany

Tasting Notes: Floral, honeydew, petrol, and lemon notes chased with green apple, citrus, slate and nectarine flavours describe this Riesling. It’s smooth, crisp and balanced with bright acidity and a spicy finish making it a sublime food wine. Enjoy it with Dungeness crab, barbecue and mild cheeses.

Price: $19.89

 

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The Ned 2015 Pinot Rose  Marlborough New Zealand

Tasting Notes: Rose wines are a delightful "sipper" on the deck this summer again! "The Ned"has a classic bouquet of rose tinged summer berry fruits and cream, and combines with a neatly rounded fleshy palate balanced by a bright, crisp acidity and dusting of ultra fine Pinot Noir tannin. Serve chilled.

Price: $$19.99

 

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Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014  California

Tasting Notes: a beautiful plush cabernet from California. tones of raspberry, plums with notes of earth and smoke on the nose. round tannins provide structure without any rough edge. Ideal choice for slow simmered stews, roasts. Drink now or will age nicely.

Price: $$29.99

 

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Xanadu Cabernet Sauvigon  Australia

Tasting Notes: A generous full bodied red wine full of inky forest fruits, layered with blackcurrant pastilles and dark chocolate characters. The combination of the dense fruit characters and supple tannins linger through to a persistent Cabernet finish. A smooth sipper, enjoy with red meats (think BBQ steak) or on its own!

Price: $$27.88

 

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Chateau De Gaudou  Cahors, South Western France

Tasting Notes: This bold structured red wine is a blend of Malbec (85%) and Merlot (15%) Aged in oak for 14 months, this deep purple wine has notes of black and red fruits, with vanilla and spice. Enjoy with beef and cheeses. This lovely wine deliveries without breaking the bank!

Price: $$17.44

 

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Gigondas Meffre Laurus  France

Tasting Notes: often referred to as "poor man's Chatauneuf du Pape", this French blend of Grenache (62%) and Syrah (38%)Is dense and bright, full nose of black olives and spicy plum. On the palate, lively freshness and firm structure. Finish is long with medium tannins.

Price: $$29.99

 

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Le Petit Berticot  France

Tasting Notes: Fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and straw aromas, slight minerality. Clean acidity, smooth finish, with hint of lemon.

Price: $16.09

 

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Passi-Reali Vendemmia Appassimento  Italy

Tasting Notes: An organic red wine from Italy where the grapes are left to dry on the vine before the vinification process begins. Aromas of black pepper and ripe fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, with blackberry and dark plum, along with some herbal notes. Medium finish. A great summer BBQ wine!

Price: $21.99

 

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