Everything Wine And More

Jeramy Torrance
 
September 12, 2013 | Jeramy Torrance

Autumn Gems For Every Drinker

Now into the full swing of September, Fall is just around the corner and to commemorate it I have selected a few products that I feel really bring the spirit of the season to life.

Guy Saget Vouvray $17.99

With October looming in the distance, for some people it is time to start thinking about stuffing smaller birds into larger birds. If Turducken isn’t your thing, than perhaps a plain old Ham or Turkey is what you look forward to on Thanksgiving. Regardless of your meal choice, I have a superb French white that will delight your taste buds and truly compliment the meal and company of your Thanksgiving celebrations. Reigning in from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France this off-dry white is made using Chenin Blanc. The nose is laced with wonderful nuances of stone fruits and a lovely grain of flinty acidity. Wines from Vouvray have always been one of my favorites, being the first wine to ever catch my interest and it makes me glad to be able to share this treat with my readers now that we have acquired the Guy Saget Vouvray. Come talk wine with me, and pick up a bottle at a steal of $17.99.

 

Les Halos de Jupiter Adrastee Chateauneuf-du-Pape $67.99

Picture perfectly seared Chateaubriand, the juices flowing as the meat is sliced to reveal a rare center. Smells and aromas of sage, pepper and other savory spices mingle with the roasted beef tenderloin. Now picture taking a long, satisfying sip of 100% Grenache, aged in 1 year old Burgundy barrels. I had the joy of enjoying a phenomenal meal at the Chateau LaRonde this past weekend, and it marks the first time I have ever used corkage in a restaurant to bring my own bottle. The service was superb, being treated by the in-house Sommelier we chatted fine wines in between courses. She opened and decanted my bottle for an hour before our main course was served, an excellent choice on her part as the aromas of the wine really started to open up after that time. Deep, delicious scents of licorice, cherries, spice, and just a touch of earth, this 2009 Chateauneuf feels very New World in its creation, boasting a fruitier appeal than I would expect in a French Rhone. It drinks superb when it’s young, but will stay fresh for at least a decade, pick up this fantastic number for $67.99 from our vintage room.

 

Alley Kay Pumpkin Pie Ale $5.49

Sugar, spice and everything nice. It’s not what little girls are made of, but rather the new seasonal brew that our local Alley Kats have brewed up. In case you have never been, Alley Kat is located in the heart of Edmonton and they brew some of the best craft beers I have ever had the pleasure to try. With Autumn just around the corner they have just released a batch of their Pumpkin Pie Ale, which to this day is the best pumpkin ale I have ever tried. The ingredient list is simple: water, malt, yeast, hops, REAL pumpkin and spices (cinnamon, cloves). It gives the beer a very authentic smell and taste, nothing artificial about this ale. At $5.49 for a 650mL big bottle, you simply cannot miss your chance to try this if you have never had the opportunity before. It is only around for a limited time, so don’t wait to come in grab some for yourself!

 

As with all of my writing, I like to leave a closing note for those of you who are faithful enough to continue through to the end. We are really starting to make a name for ourselves here in Sherwood Park, and we are still seeing a lot of new faces coming by to check us out. I would like to invite you to participate in some of our phenomenal events we have planned for the next few months.

The First Annual Everything Wine and More Food & Wine Festival will take place Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm. It is open to ticket holders only, which can be purchased in store for $20 dollars. We will be show casing some amazing products paired with local cuisine. Tickets are limited and will sell-out so please do not hesitate to pick up yours today.

If you are looking for something a little more intimate and really enjoy my blogs, I am going to be teaching a class in mid to late October on 90+ Point wines. I recommend this class to anyone who likes to find amazing gems that won’t cost an arm and a leg, as I run through a flight of wines under $25.

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