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Consumer guide to wines available in Alberta from 13 countries and 54 suppliers in Canada and worldwide. Features insight and information on each country, supplier and wine with a wine and food …

Consumer guide to wines available in Alberta from 13 countries and 54 suppliers in Canada and worldwide. Features insight and information on each country, supplier and wine with a wine and food pairing guide. Also, highlights one wine from each supplier as the best example of their craft and the unique characteristics of that region and its terroir.

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  • 1. >> ENTER December |Alberta Portfolio 2010
  • 2. MENU >>ContentsSIMPLY CLICK ON ANY OF THE HEADINGSTO TAKE YOU TO THAT PAGE.TO USE THIS GUIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WS WINE SPECTATOR ST STEPHEN TANZERClicking on any o he countries, producers or wines If you have an internet connection available, you can access WA WINE ADVOCATE NM NATALIE MCCLEANbelow, will take you straight to that page. Simply return additional information on each wine from the winery’s own JH JAMES HALLIDAY WD WINE DIVAto this menu at any time, just by clicking on the link, website, by clicking on the i symbol. I he wine has a AG ANTHONY GISMONDI WE WINE ENTHUSIAST BH BURGHOUND WC WINE ACCESSINTRODUCTION ARGENTINA FRANCE ITALY SOUTH AFRICA CHAMPAGNE &BY MARK FERRIER Argento Ayala Champagne Alois Lageder Arabella SPARKLING WINES Caro Bouchard Pere & Fils Coltiva Graham BeckSPECIALIST WINE Fincas Patagonicas Chanson Pere & Fils Co.Pro.Vi DESSERT WINESTEAM & TRAINING Guy Saget Due Palme SPAIN AUSTRALIA Henriot Champagne EnoItalia Chivite PORTSFOOD & WINEPAIRING GUIDE Fox Creek JP Moueix Farina Conde De Caralt Kingston Estate Giorgio & Gianni DISTILLATES AND .Clarke BITTERS Mastrojanni UNITED STATES Yabby Lake GERMANY Poli Belle Glos Peter Mertes Sensi Caymus CANADA St. Urbans-Hof Silvio Nardi Chalk Hill Summerhill Pyramid Winery Valpantena Conundrum Tinhorn Creek GREECE Voga Dierberg /Star Lane Twisted Tree Kourtakis Dry Creek NEW ZEALAND J.Lohr CHILE Mount Riley Jordan Casa Silva Mud House Mer Soleil Los Vascos Rutherford Wine Company PORTUGAL Graham’s Smith Woodhouse
  • 3. MENU >>Welcometo theWorld of Renaissance“Please take the time to Renaissance is one of Western Canada’s leading importers, distributors and marketing agents for ne wine, beer and spirit brands from around the world. We search the world to bring great products to Canada and enjoy the journey through get excited when we nd great tasting products that o er you excellent value. . our catalog and discover Hopefully, when you try some of the exciting products contained within our portfolio, you’ll agree with us some of the best products and keep coming back for more. in the world, and please, In addition to featuring our range of products available in Alberta, this guide provides insight and information on contact any of our team to the country’s, the suppliers and a food and wine pairing guide. Each winery has a brief description, a list of the range we carry and a featured wine. We believe this featured wine encapsulates the wine making skill and the further bene t from their unique characteristics of that region and its terroir. advice and expertise” We hope you enjoy exploring our 2010/11 portfolio. Mark Ferrier, President Renaissance Wine Merchants
  • 4. MENU >>SpecialistWineTeam Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd. have a skilled and professional team serving the western Canadian retail and hospitality trade since 1983. With combined more successful by working together with our diverse range of products. if you require any advice or have any service issues. Please call 403 296 0170 or email info@renwine.comJASON DENIS AL HUNT DANA RAJOTTE DOROTHY CONNOY MARION WEBB SIMON GIBSONGENERAL MANAGER SOUTHERN ALBERTA NORTHERN ALBERTA SOUTHERN ALBERTA SOUTHERN ALBERTA MARKETING Cell: 403 863 2296 Cell: 1 780 932 3262 Cell: 403 819 1911 Cell: 403 671 5005Read more about Jason >> Read more about Al >> Read more about Dana >> Read more about Dorothy >> Read more about Marion >> Read more about Simon >>
  • 5. MENU >> Food and wine is the perfect partnership, so ensuring your wine list compliments your menu is ofFood&Wine paramount importance. It would be important here to mention that your wine selections need not be huge in number. Most wine menus can be perfectly adequate (and even preferred) listed on one page,Pairing Guide consisting of a few sparkling wines, 5-10 dry to off-dry whites, 8-15 dry reds, 2-3 roses plus 2-3 dessert wine or Port selections. When deciding on by-the-glass selections it makes perfect sense to severely limit selections unless you have a good way of keeping the wines fresh aer opening.Fish Meat Salads Pasta & Rice Spicy Cheesee flavour of most fish can be For meat dishes there are fewer Salads are actually quite easy to e preparation of pasta and rice in Spicy Food that is not too, too hot is For some reason in North America,tricky to match with reds – places to ‘trip up’ and so matching match with wine as long as the North America has come a long way really fun to match wine with. We cheese is most oen matched withespecially the oily ones like salmon. with wine is less stressful. What we dressing isn’t too vinegary or there is in a short time. It can be a complex are surprised that there are not more red wine when in fact it is far betterIt depends on the sort of fish but also find is that for the really ‘big’ wines too much of it sloshing around (this subject but totally fun since oen the Asian style restaurants with good with most whites! Some exceptionshow it is cooked and sauced. (those over 14.5%) most food can be is a big problem today). Most good best flavours are bold and direct. wine lists. Generally, good German are old parmesan cheese withGenerally the milder the fish, the easily overpowered. So pairing German wine (or other good Pasta with red or meat sauce is good Kabinett level wine is terrific with Piedmont (Barolo, Barbaresco) winelighter the wine needs to be unless similar ‘wine and food weights’ can Riesling) is excellent with salads as with almost anything Italian and red Asian food as is simple Alsace Pinot and some so ripened creamythere is a robust sauce. Red wine can be helpful. is is really the only are most Sauvignon Blanc wines and provided the alcohol levels are Blanc or Pinot Gris and simple cheeses (good Brie and Soumatrain)work with full flavoured fish but major tricky spot. e other tricky unoaked Chardonnay. Oen, the between 12-14.5% and lighter in Austrian Gruner Veltliner. Again, if with red Burgundy. Otherwise abeware of reds with considerable spot is choosing the right ‘age’ to best match if the sun is shining (a tannins. e current ‘poster wine’ not too spicy, Viognier (the hawaiian good, concentrated white is besttannic structure. So look to lighter drink your red wine. Drinking little on the romantic side), is a dry could very well be good Chianti or shirt wine) and Gewurztraminer can with most cheese. Blue veinedreds like Beaujolais, new world Pinot young red wine that is meant to age rose. Light to medium red wine like almost anything red from the also be a fabulous match. Plush, cheeses can be exceptional with PortNoir (authentic Burgundy rarely (i.e. higher end Bordeaux, Burgundy, a classic Beaujolais cru (Moulin a Veneto area like Ripasso (except not richly fruity reds with lower acidity with salmon), fruity reds with big California reds, big Italian reds Vent, Fleurie) can be delicious for Amarone, too big). e ‘newer’ areas can also be oak and low tannin levels. from Piedmont and Tuscany, etc.) the red wine wine lover who refuses in the central-south of ItalyMatching most fish to white wine is anything white. For Veggie dishes including Marche, Latium, Abruzzo, Egg can be disappointing because thesemuch safer with a wide assortment wines truly need time to develop the best matches are oen the Puglia and Sicily are all coming on Egg dishes can be perfect with wineof options. Some of the best ‘fish added complexity, nuances, etc. Just unknown, little, regional wines, and oen are nice matches as well. especially the classics matches likewines’ are unoaked and can support ordering or grabbing from the cellar including dry white, red and rose. White Pastas with cream, butter regional French wine. e bestelevated acidity which makes them a good 2005 Brunello di Montalcino and/or cheese are oen perfect with matches in the 1950’s and 1960’s are‘clean’ tasting. Oen these wines are to have with pasta will undoubtably clean dry whites (Lots of great still the best ones today. Julia Childs’also lower in alcohol (10-13%) examples from northern Italy like amazing cookbook has wonderful be unsatisfactory because the winewhich is always nice, we think. With Soave). Rice and Risotto dishes call egg recipes complete with classic probably is at least 14.5%, thepure Asian fish cuisine like Sushi, for something that is usually white French wines like Sancerre, Pouilly- ‘weight’ comparison is wrong andthere is no better match than a good and can be easily matched with a Fume, St. Emilion, Pomerol, Cotes the wine is too young. For the whitesparkling wine or a nice cool and snappy, dry selection like a good du Rhone, Alsace whites, some meats like roast pork and chickencrisp Sauvignon Blanc or French Pinot Grigio. Risotto con funghi simple red Burgundies. try serving a ‘bigger’ Chardonnay,Chablis. needs something bigger and in the French White Burgundy or even dry red zone. Riesling from Alsace or Austria. Of course for the more ‘meaty’ chicken and duck dishes there is usually no better match than Pinot Noir, especially good
  • 6. MENU >>ArgentinaOUR ARGENTINA SECTION SHOWCASESTHE COMPLETE RANGE OF WHAT IS POSSIBLEFROM THIS MAJOR PRODUCING COUNTRY. With three major brands to choose from now, our Argentina section showcases the complete range of what is possible from this major producing country. Argentina has very quickly become a major player in the Alberta market – not unlike what happened when Australia burst on to the scene 10-15 years ago. It seems that everyone has been seduced by the deep, dark and handsome Malbecs and Cabernets! For a unique flavour treat try the white and aromatic Torrontes varietal. KEY FACTS FOOD & WINE MATCHING Argentina is the world’s fih biggest producer of wine. Typical Argentine Malbec and Cabernet are ideal when served e country’s wine regions are widely dispersed and found to with red meat and in particular Alberta beef, lamb and bison. the west of the country, bordering the foothills of the Andes. ese red wines generally are quite robust and can also be Argentina has four major wine regions: Mendoza, San Juan, substituted for some of the more modern Italian wines and La Rioja and Salta. Mendoza though is the most significant served with pasta and pizza. e ‘Argento classic wines’ are a region and the home of virtually all the wineries of importance, little bit ‘soer’ and can be matched with a wide assortment of contributing 70% of Argentina’s wine production. foods including chicken and pork. e most typical grape of Mendoza is Malbec, producing reds e local white variety, Tapiz Torrontes is best enjoyed either by with grip, structure and density. itself, or as a wonderful partner with lightly smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. It is also a great e small region of La Rioja is Argentina’s oldest wine partner for spicy food and ai cuisine. e local Pinot Grigio producing region. It specializes in producing the intensely wine from Argento is also a great buy and easy to match with a aromatic white grape Torrontes. variety of
  • 7. MENU >> Argento e word Argento, meaning silver in Latin, is oen used colloquially in Argentina to refer to a thing or a person that is quintessentially Argentine. Argento also relates to the strong silver thread of tradition that runs through the veins of the country and pays homage to Argentina’s long history of craing precious wines. is is epitomized by the El Plata Mountain that overlooks ARGENTO WAS CREATED IN MENDOZA IN 1999 BY ONE OF their high altitude vineyards in Mendoza where the intense, fruit driven wines are THE REGION’S MOST RESPECTED VIGNERONS AND EMBODIES THE UNIQUE ARGENTINE SPIRIT. born. ey pick only the best grapes, the best locations, the best vineyards, and the best people. Quality is their mantra. rough Argento, we bring you a taste of the Real Argentina. >> MALBEC RESERVA >> Although grown in many other regions of the world, it is in Argentina where Malbec speaks most confidently. Argento Reserva is a special find, full of power and personality. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Pinot Grigio 2009 741018 12 750 A delicious dry wine with a tad of amber color from the skins. Great with salads and sandwiches with cheese.i Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 741017 12 750 Quite easy to drink with light tannins and dark berry fruit. Super with duck of almost any cut especially the cured, confit version.i Malbec 2009 741016 12 750 Deeply colored with a so, satiny texture, nice fruit. Best with grills of almost any kind especially beef and sausages.i Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2009 741015 12 750 Excellent balance with lovely dark berry flavours. A fine match for lamb chops with a spicy chimichuri sauce.i Malbec Reserva 2009 741014 12 750 Quite powerful with some tannins; excellent value for money. A really great match with grilled beef like a porterhouse steak.
  • 8. MENU >> BodegasCaro Renaissanceispleasedtobringyouthefruitsofaverysuccessfulpartnership betweentheDomainesBaronsdeRothschild(Lafite)familyfromFranceand theCatenafamilyinArgentina.eideawastoproduceasinglewinethat THE FRUIT OF T WO CULTURES, wouldcombinethebestofFrenchandArgentineculturesandthetwosignature T WO FAMILIES AND T WO GRAPES. grapesofeachproducer,MalbecandCabernetSauvignon.Bothpartners broughtmuchtotheparty. CARO e Estate wine Caro is one of the great wines being made today in South America. Excellent value for money and very ageworthy. For those who like the structure of the old world and the ‘lush power’ of the new, Caro is for you. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Amancaya 2008 738873 12 750 A wonderful blend of Malbec and Cabernet managing to be flavoursome but also discreet. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon isisagreatwinewithBison;grilledorroasted.WS 91 i Caro 2006 738874 12 750 As mentioned in the caption, this wine is one of the great new wines of the world. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon Reallythecenterpiecetomatchwithsimplefoodthathighlightsthecomplexityofthewine.
  • 9. MENU FincasPatagonicas WhencombinedwiththebestterroirsinAgrelo,theUcoValleyinMendozaandinCafayate, Salta,Tapizwinerydeliverssuperbwinestothemarket.Blessedbyauniqueandremarkably consistentconfigurationofsun,soil,andcoolingglaciers,thepossibilitiesforworld-class winemakinginArgentinaareindisputable.AtTapizWinery,theyarecommittedtoviticultural ONE OF THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY practicesthatutilizethebestofbothmodernandtraditionalwinemakingstrategieswitha ADVANCED WINERIES IN ARGENTINA. tremendousrespectfortheenvironment.eirgoal:toproducethefinestwinesevertocome fromArgentina. MALBEC TAPIZ Rated 89 points by the Wine Spectator (2007 vintage) and a `Best Buy, Tapiz Malbec is a wine with everything; good colour, intense aromas, and a deep, structured flavour. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Torrontes Tapiz 2009 737926 12 750 Unique variety that is quite fruity and aromatic but dry. AnexcellentwinewithAsianandaifoods. i Malbec Tapiz 2009 727528 12 750 If this style of wine was a baseball pitch, it would be a centre field home run. Deliciouswineforawiderangeoftastes;perfectwithcasualfamilymeals. i Tapiz Reserva Seleccion de Barricas 2004 732026 6 750 is wine is a bit more powerful with excellent color; some bottle age now adds complexity. FabulouswithSouthAmericanbarbecuedmeatswithchimichurisauce. i Cabernet Sauvignon Zolo Reserva 2006 727529 12 750 Excellent Cabernet with dark red fruit aromas and flavours. Alovelypairingwithgrilledfiletmignonandroquefortsauce.WA 89 i Malbec Zolo Reserva 2009 727530 12 750 Serious styling here with excellent color and depth of flavour. Easytomatchwithgrilledandroastedmeats.
  • 10. MENU AustraliaWITH A GROWING LAKE OF LOWER PRICED BRANDSAND LOWER QUALITY, LOOK FOR ‘A NOTCH UP FROMENTRY LEVEL’ FOR THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY. Australia has had much to cope with during the last couple of years, not least the ever increasing hot climate. is led to droughts and several outbreaks of serious bush fires, causing the destruction of many vineyards and wineries particularly in the Yarra Valley region near Melbourne. Despite this, total crops are not as low as initially anticipated. More than ever the best buying strategy is to find quality, family oriented brands where attention to detail is of foremost concern. With a growing lake of lower priced brands and lower quality, look for ‘a notch up from entry level’ for the best value for money. orn-Clarke and Fox Creek wines come to mind. EDEN VALLEY KEY FACTS McLAREN VALE e leading white grape is Chardonnay, which is made into Australia is still one of the most popular wine producing wines at all levels from the simple, fruity quaffer through to countries in the world, delivering a wide range of wine styles at robust, complex wines. Indeed Riesling, Pinot Gris and MORNINGTON all price points. Sauvignon Blanc can be quite delicious as well, oen unoaked and very good value. e majority of Australia’s vineyards are clustered into the south-eastern part of the continent, and in particular key FOOD WINE MATCHING regions such as Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Coonawarra. In addition, becoming ‘hotter’ now is the cool e ‘soness’ and silkiness in most entry level Aussie reds climate region of the Mornington Peninsula. makes them delicious as aperitifs, even if a little unconventional. e better reds are dense and richly flavoured e most significant and best loved grape everywhere seems to which makes them ideal for grilled and roasted meats. e very be Shiraz, which in the warmer sites can make seductive and best wines show unique personality and are best served with jammy, mouth watering wines which are packed with fruit fairly simple but high quality foods which would highlight the flavours. In the cooler sites the wines tend to be more ‘reserved’, natural beauty in the wine. maybe more European in style? When blended with other varieties Shiraz seems to be a very willing partner with a Australian whites can be delicious as casual aperitifs. e better capacity to show itself deliciously and differently. wines oen from cooler sites, have higher acidity which makes them better suited to a wide range of seafoods and poultry
  • 11. MENU Fox Creek MCCLAREN VALE’S FINEST. Fox Creek premium wines are sourced entirely from grapes grown in the famous and is frost-free, being 7km from the sea. It is an ideal location for growing grapes. Fox Creek owns three separate vineyards and approximately 60 hectares SHIRAZ RESERVE Consistently one o he best Aussie Shiraz wines with many awards and trophies to demonstrate the impressive quality at this winery. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Vixen NV 522268 12 750 Delicious sparkling shiraz; fruity, exuberant. Shiraz i Shadows Run Red 2007 710173 12 750 Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon i Shadows Run White 2009 716124 12 750 A delicious, unoaked, mainly Chardonnay wine; lemondrop nuances. Chardonnay i Duet 2005 704809 12 750 A nice Bordeaux style blend; medium bodied. Cabernet Sauvignon and MerlotWC 89 i Shiraz ‘Red Baron’ 2008 726000 12 750 Delicious and fun to drink Shiraz with light tannins. Casual meals with friends and family would be a good match.WA 90 i JSM 2007 702768 12 750 Unique deeply colored wine of mostly Cabernet Franc; very stylish. Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon Match with a mixed grill o eef and lamb. i Merlot Reserve 2005 732020 6 750 A nice styling to this medium bodied Merlot. Very good with roast turkey and trimmings including a spicy dressing. i Shiraz ‘Short Row’ 2006 706176 12 750 Another excellent Shiraz from this Estate; deeply colored, full and rich. Hard to miss when served with a good rib roast. i Shiraz Reserve 2005 713413 6 750 Intense wine which is best paired with simple foods to accent the wine.
  • 12. MENU KingstonEstate CAPTURING SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S BEST REGIONAL QUALITIES. Atfamily-ownedKingstonEstateWines,theyhavebuilttheirenviable reputationovermanyyearsforconsistentlymakingqualitywinesthatare generousinflavourandsuperbly`drinkable-areputationthatsunder-pinned bytheirquesttocaptureSouthAustraliasbestregionalqualities.Today,Kingston Estatewineryandvineyardscontinuestothriveundertheferventcareofthe family,andencapsulatestheveryessenceofwhatgivesAustralianfamily-owned wineriestheirgreatreputationstoday. PETIT VERDOT With one of the largest plots of Petit Verdot in Australia, Kingston has identified this unique Bordeaux variety as their flagship grape. Deeply colored and richly flavoured, this is one serious red. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Chardonnay 2008 722227 12 750 A nice, medium bodied Chardonnay, light oak flavour. Easytomatchwithseafoodappetizersandmaincourseslikeredsnapper.i Shiraz 2008 722228 12 750 Generously flavoured and very easy to drink. Perfectwithcasualburgers,pastasandclubsandwiches.i Petit Verdot 2009 726224 12 750 As above; deep colored and fairly serious especially in this price range. Excellentwithsteaksandchopsofalltypes.
  • 13. MENU orn .Clarke THE BEST THE BAROSSA HAS TO OFFER. To ‘over-deliver’ in the modern wine world one must start with strict vineyard control and a passion for the best quality with no compromises. Being 6th families have learned valuable lessons on how to produce the best quality fruit. Over the past 10 years their estate wines have consistently over-delivered in value. SHOTFIRE QUARTAGE .Clarke is truly as much a sensory artform as it is a technical exercise. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Chardonnay ‘ Two Jokers’ 2007 722391 12 750 Clean and fresh with nicely appley nuances. Perfect as an aperitif or with light salads and sandwiches. Put in place at top of table.WC 87 Shiraz ‘Milton Park’ 2009 717480 12 750 i Pinot Gris ‘Terra Barossa’ 2008 711681 12 750 Grown in a cooler part of the Barossa, fairly high altitude as well. Excellent fruit purity. i Riesling ‘Terra Barossa’ 2009 711680 12 750JH 90 i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Terra Barossa’ 2008 711679 12 750 Amazing purity of fruit - tremendous value as a by-the-glass item or house wineWA 89 i Barossa Cuvee 2006 716146 12 750 Cabernet Sauvignon; Shiraz; MourvedreJH 90 i Shiraz ‘Terra Barossa’ 2008 711678 12 750 Amazing value. If tasted blind could easily outperform wines far more expensive. No complaints over a glass of this wine with casual lunches and dinners; deeply colored and vinousJH 94 i 2007 711683 12 750 One of the best blends in Australia; certainly this wineries best blended wine... excellent value. Cab.Sauv; Shiraz; Merlot; Cab.Franc; Petit VerdotWC 87 i 2008 711685 12 750 Sunday roast beef will taste even better with a few bottles of this on the table.JH 94 i Shiraz ‘William Randell’ 2007 711684 6 750 .
  • 14. MENU YabbyLake eMorningtonPeninsulahaslongbeenaplaceoffamiliarityforfoundersofYabbyLake, RobertandMemKirby.Itwasonlynaturalwiththecouple’svastknowledgeoftheregionand theirgreatpassionandloveoffoodandwinethatbytheearly1990sthetimewasrighttogo THE GREAT TASTE OF AUSTRALIA. aboutdevelopingtheirvisionofproducinganiconicAustralianfamilywinebusiness.Today, thisdynamicAustralianwinebusinessincludeslabelsYabbyLakeVineyard,HeathcoteEstate, RedClawandCooralook. CHARDONNAY Great Chardonnay grapes need great, well drained soil and a unique set of climatic conditions that are not too warm. e cool Mornington peninsula is just such a place for quality Chardonnay. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWS 87 i Pinot Noir Cooralook 2008 738807 12 750 A great value for Pinot Noir; medium bodied, flavoursome. Asolidwineforroastturkey. i Pinot Gris Cooralook 2008 738806 12 750 e kind of wine that pleases a wide audience; fruity but dry. Excellentwithmusselsandgarlicwithparsleyandlemon.WS 90 i Pinot Noir 2006 718861 6 750 Very cool climate site highly suited to Pinot Noir; violet scented, nice texture. Gorgeouswithgrilledtuna. i Chardonnay 2007 718860 6 750 One of the top new world Chardonnay wines; beautiful balance, nice minerality. ServeasyouwouldChablis;withoystersandmostseafood.WS 89 i Shiraz Heathcote 2006 718944 6 750 A famous vineyard site for Shiraz that shows its ‘terroir’. ExcellentwithroastedmeatslikeBeefstriploin. i Shiraz Red Claw 2007 738808 6 750 A modern style being forward, fruity but with some light tannins. Trywitheggplantparmigianaandothervegetariandishes.
  • 15. MENU Canada OVER 40% OF ALL WINE SOLD IN WESTERN CANADA COMES FROM 460 WINERIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SALMON ARM Renaissance specializes in wines from the Okanagan region in British Columbia. e planted area under vine (about 10,000 acres now) has grown substantially in the last twenty years with distinct climate conditions and NORTH OKANAGAN soil types throughout the area. Generally, there are four distinct zones; the North Okanagan (in and around Kelowna/Vernon area), the Naramata Bench, the South Okanagan (Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Oysoyoos), NORTH KELOWNA and the Similkimeen valley. Each have unique conditions which stamp the local wines with specific character. OKANAGAN Once considered mostly a white wine producing region, the Okanagan has emerged recently as a credible source for interesting red wines as well. NARAMATA KEY FACTS BENCH Canada benefitted from the signing of the free trade agreement Successful Reds from the Okanagan valley are mostly Bordeaux PENTICTON with the United States in the late 1990’s, which resulted in the styled wines made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It was with “great pull out” of largely old stock vines of less than ideal Merlot grapes that Tinhorn won the coveted ‘Best Red in SOUTH quality. ese were replaced by high quality vinifera vines from Canada’ award in 1998. Other red varieties to watch are the OLIVER Europe, resulting in the development of a much more successful Pinot Noir and the Syrah – both enjoying success in the higher OKANAGAN domestic industry accounting for about 42% of all wine sold in end price between $18-35 retail. SOUTH Western Canada from 460 wineries across the country. OKANAGAN OKANAGAN WINE WITH FOODSIMILKIMEEN VALLEY KEY WINES FROM THE RANGE Most of the best Okanagan whites are lightly oaked, if at all. is makes them excellent aperitifs or as by-the-glass offerings. Oen OSOYOOS e whites from the Okanagan have proven to be quite they have tiny to small amounts of residual sugar which helps to consistent for their nice fruitiness, clean acidity and purity of ‘round’ them out. Paired with fish and shellfish they make flavour. Tinhorn’s Chardonnay is a lovely example of the French excellent companions. e reds make ideal partners for grilled ‘Maconnais style’ being only lightly oaked with forward fruit and and roasted meats. e Merlot based blends are usually better dry apple-like nuances. Also very appealing is the uniquely with a year or more of bottle age and pair very nicely with fruity and off-dry Ehrenfelser, popularized by Summerhill. Alberta beef, bison and lamb. e Pinot Noir wines are still Twisted Tree makes lovely whites as well including the terrific trying to find their way but the soer and fruitier ones like Viognier/Rousanne blend. All three wineries make delicious Summerhill organic Pinot Noir are excellent with BC salmon. Okanagan Pinot Gris wine as well.
  • 16. MENU When owner Stephen Cipes first visited the Okanagan in 1986, the New York developer Summerhill STRICT ORGANIC AND BIO DYNAMIC believed hed found unique conditions to produce the perfect sparkling wine. Vines grown here in the central part of the valley produce intensely flavored ripe grapes with mouth watering acidity. is particular terroir is indeed suited to producing sparkling wine, as well as enchanting aromatic whites, and the elegant Pinot Noir. Summerhill follows strict organic and GROWING PRACTICES. bio-dynamic growing practices in its own vineyards and persuades their grower partners to do the same. Summerhill wines are regularly honored in international competitions and the winery recently was declared “Canadian Wine Producer of the Year” at a London wine competition. CIPES BRUT Arguably the most popular sparkling wine now being made in Canada, Cipes Brut is a great Canadian value. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Cipes Brut NV 314419 12 750 Clean and refreshing, medium-bodied, dry. Excellent as an aperitif, especially with Sushi. Reislingi Baco Noir 2007 592451 12 750 Unique, earthy wine, medium body. Match with slow cooked stews, daubes, casseroles too.i Ehrenfelser 2007 440016 12 750 Top selling, off-dry, but clean and aromatic. Good match for grilled fish with lemon and fine herbs.i Gewurztraminer 2007 446468 12 750 Very aromatic, off-dry, luscious fruit. Ideal with most ai foods, especially those with coconut milk.i Merlot 2007 631655 12 750 Classic Okanagan Merlot; so, berrylike but with some nice tannins too. Very good with slow roasted lamb shoulder dishes.i Pinot Gris 2007 621763 12 750 Clean, refreshing, medium body, slightly aromatic. A terrific match with smoked salmon and trout.i Pinot Noir 2006 446492 12 750 Nice bright ruby color, lightish cherry aromas and flavours. Grilled salmon, baked salmon, steamed salmon with herbs and butter. MORE SUMMERHILL WINES
  • 17. MENU Summerhill PINOT GRIS ‘BATEMAN’ Clean, refreshing, natural; light-medium bodied. Perfect with freshwater fish like trout and walleye. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Pinot Noir Brut Rose ‘Bateman’ NV 720539 12 750 A delicious, forward, fruity but dry style. Verygoodwithlightermealsespeciallycomposedsalads.i Organic Pinot Gris ‘Bateman’ 2008 737161 12 750 A lightish green/gold color, pure fruit, lively acidity. Excellentwithtroutandmushroomswithfreshcream.i Organic Merlot ‘Bateman’ 2008 740245 12 750 Beautiful deep color with complex aromas and flavours. IdealwithBisonribeyegrilledrarewithnewpotatoes.i Organic Riesling Icewine ‘Bateman’ 2008 740249 12 200 Powerful wine; intense, lively, Grand. Superaromaticwithlong,longfinish;essenceofhoney.i Organic Pinot Noir Icewine ‘Bateman’ 2007 740246 12 200 A real specialty; very pretty wine. Bestonitsownactuallyorwithfreshberries. MORE SUMMERHILL WINES
  • 18. MENU TinhornCreek On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its families since 1993. Tinhorn Creek sources fruit exclusively from its own vineyards: 150 acres of prime land on two very distinct benches. Farming their own vineyards using sustainable practices THE FIRST WINERY IN BC TO ACHIEVE allows Tinhorn Creek full control over the quality of fruit delivered to the winery for each vintage. CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS. All Tinhorn Creek wines evoke the unique soil of the region – the sage-covered desert terrain. status. MERLOT OLDFIELD SERIES It was with Merlot that Tinhorn Creek won the coveted ‘Best PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWC 87 i Chardonnay 2008 530691 12 750 Delicious wine with aromas of green apples; just a hint of oak. Very tasty with roasted Pork Loin with apples and mustard sauce.WC 89 i Pinot Gris 2009 530683 12 750 Great balance of lush fruit and crisp acidity. i Gewurztraminer 2009 530675 12 750 i Merlot 2007 530725 12 750 Match with lamb shanks in wine sauce with buttered noodles. i Cabernet Franc 2007 530717 12 750 One of the top wines from this winery; seriously good Cab Franc. Excellent with grilled duck breast with shallots and arugula salad. i Pinot Noir 2007 530709 12 750 Lightly colored, light to medium bodied Pinot; can be slightly chilled. Good with grilled salmon but even better with roast chicken.WC 87 i 2008 722105 12 750 Unusual blend for Okanagan; dry, crisp. Chard, Sauv Blanc, Semillion, Viognier, Muscat i 2006 723924 12 750 i 2007 734951 12 750 Hard to miss with a nicely seasoned mixed grill. Kerner Late Harvest 2008 632216 12 200 Excellent value in dessert wine and easy to match. Serve with lemon cakes, tarts or with berries and sorbet.
  • 19. MENU TwistedTree SMALL QUANTITIES OF HAND CRAFTED, isfamilyrunoperation,operatedbyChrisBeataTolley,producessmallquantitiesof handcraed,premiumwines.eymakeonlysmallquantitiesofwineeachyearinorder toensurethattheyremainthehands-onhighqualitywinemakerstheywanttobe.Twisted TreeislocatedontheeastbenchaboveLakeOsoyoosintheSouthOkanaganregionof PREMIUM WINES. BritishColumbia,wheretheyenjoynotonlythebenefitsofoneofthebestviticulturalsites inthevalley,butalsospectacularpanoramicviewsofOsoyoosLakeandthesurrounding townofOsoyoos. SIX VINES A unique blend of Bordeaux varieties produces generous fruit flavours and ample body. e kind and gentle climate ensures a consistent ripening season to make excellent red wine each vintage. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi PinotGris/Chardonnay SecondCrossing 2006 736184 12 750 e perfect wedding wine for large groups. Easytomatchwithfood;especiallychickenandveal.i Merlot Second Crossing 2006 736183 12 750 A well made wine for casual get togethers. Easytomatchwithlightflavouredappetizersandsalads.i Chardonnay 2007 732288 12 750 Richly fruity with a nice creamy texture. NexttimeLobsterermidorisonthemenu?i Viognier/Roussanne 2007 732292 12 750 Richly flavoured wine with lengthy aertaste. WouldbefabulouswithRoastChickenandgreenolives.i Syrah 2006 732291 12 750 Deep color with a nice light, wild herb tone. Verygoodwithflanksteakmarinatedwithherbsandoliveoil.i Six Vines 2007 732290 12 750 A unique blend including some Carmenere. Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Malbec. isoneislookingforsomeTapastomatchupwith.
  • 20. MENU ChileTODAY, CHILE HAS BROADENED IT ’S APPEALTO PRODUCE WINE AT MANY PRICE TIERS. Because of its generally reliable climate, Chile is less prone to the seasonal vineyard challenges that can potentially affect more northerly countries such as France, Italy, Germany or Canada. In the 1980’s, when Chile began to dominate the entry level, ‘superb value for money category’, Chilean Cabernet and Merlot shone brightly. Today, Chile has broadened its appeal to produce wine at many price tiers including the hot $12-25 retail range. As well the country uncovered Carmenere, the variety which has turned out to be the ‘signature grape’ for many wineries although it was misunderstood for years as a type of Merlot. KEY FACTS Chile has become one of the world’s leading producers of More expensive, blended reds, such as Quinta Generacion, wines with a high ratio of value to price. is is due to ideal are starting to also gain respectability with collectors and grape growing conditions, meaning good wines are relatively connoisseurs. easy to make, coupled with the relatively low cost of vineyard land and labour. FOOD WINE MATCHING e Cabernet Sauvignon wines such as the Reserva, Los Vascos e vineyards of Chile are located in numerous valleys; the are perfect with red meat and in particular lamb or beef roasts. most important of these are the Aconcogua, Casablanca and e Casa Silva Sauvignon/Semillon and most Chilean whites Colchagua in the northern part of the country and Maipa, have aromas of tropical fruit with a crisp acidity on the palate Rapel, Curico and Maule Valleys which make up the Vallee that works wonderfully with ai dishes and lighter Indian Central. dishes like Korma and Masala. e key grape varieties of Chile are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Merlot. In addition Syrah/Shiraz is now starting to gain in
  • 21. MENU Casa Silva ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY AWARDED Casa Silva is entirely run by the Silva family and is one of the oldest established Chilean wineries. Emile Bouchon arrived in Chile in 1892 from Bordeaux with the dream of planting high quality wines in Colchagua Valley. His dream became a reality, creating what would become the oldest cellar in the valley, producing exceptional, award winning wines for many years. Over five CHILEAN WINERIES OF ALL TIME. generations of the Silva family have participated in making Casa Silva one of the most highly awarded Chilean wineries of all time. SAUVIGNON GRIS e Silva family had noted years ago that there existed a ‘block’ of their Sauvignon Blanc vines which were not quite the same as the others. Today we know that this block is a clonal mutation that produces a different style of delicious Sauvignon wine that is unique. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon ‘Dona 2009 714684 12 750 Clean and fresh tasting wine; slight herbal and mild gooseberry flavour. Good with light fleshed fish like sole and halibut. Dominga’ i Cabernet-Carmenere ‘Dona Dominga’ 2008 714681 12 750 A deeply colored wine with good quality and intensity. Good for simple casual meals or as an aperitif for red wine lovers. i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Dona Dominga’ 2009 714682 12 750 Ripe, full tasting, amazing value. Excellent with grilled steaks and baked potatoes. i Merlot ‘Dona Dominga’ 2009 737160 12 750 A light to medium body, easy drinking glass of wine. We can’t think of a poor match – it is very versatile. i Shiraz ‘Dona Dominga’ 2008 714683 12 750 A deeply colored wine with good quality and intensity. Good for simple casual meals or as an aperitif for red wine lovers. i Sauvignon Blanc ‘Reserva’ 2007 727483 12 750 Delicious and good value; classic Sauvignon being clean, herbal, touch of lime like flavour. Especiallygoodwithhalibutinsauce.WS 89 i Sauvignon Gris 2009 714688 12 750 A unique clone of Sauvignon which has a ripe Pinot Gris flavour component. isisadeliciouswinewithacleanmoderatelyrichflavourprofileforseafood. MORE CASA SILVA WINES
  • 22. MENU CasaSilva CARMENERE LOS LINGUES e Silva family has recently been awarded a special grant by the government to explore the clones and potential terroir that will result in world class Carmenere production. eir single vineyard Los Lingues is one of the happy recipients of this vineyard intelligence. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2007 714685 12 750 A big deep wine with intense berry flavor. ExcellentwineforBordeauxloverswithdecliningpersonalfortunes.WS 89 i Carmenere Gran Reserva 2008 714686 12 750 A unique wine with personality as mentioned above. ExcellentwineforBordeauxloverswithkidsnowattendinguniversitystrainingcashflow. i Merlot Gran Reserva 2007 714687 12 750 Another terrific buy; quite rich and full tasting. ForBordeauxloverswhosefavouritePomerolisnowinthesixfigures. Carmenere ‘Micro Terroir’ 2005 734737 6 750 One of Chile’s finest examples of this grape; deeply colored, complex, wonderful. Aknockoutwithsimplyroastedbeef–gottahavetheyorkshirepuddingtoo. i Quinta Generacion 2007 714689 12 750 e family flagship blend of five varieties; big and complex. Alovelywine;bestwithroastlegoflamb. MORE CASA SILVA WINES
  • 23. MENU LosVascos WE CHOSE THE PLACE FOR ITS GrapevineswereplantedinthenorthofChileinthe16thcentury,inthewakeofSpanish conquistadors.DomainesBaronsdeRothschild-LafitetookovertheLosVascosestateandvarious vineyardlocations(LosVascosmeaningeBasques,inhonourofitsBasqueorigins)in1988. LosVascosisnowasingleplot,580hectarevineyardintheheartofa3600hectarehacienda. UNIQUE LOCATION AND LAND. ItisthelargestvineyardinthecentralColchaguavalley,atthefootofMountCañeten.Cabernet SauvignonistheclassicproductionofLosVascos,andisthegrapethathasmadetheestate famous. CABERNET SAUVIGNON e tie to Bordeaux is unmistakable with many of the same production techniques applied. e Los Vascos value and uniqueness, however, comes from the soil. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Chardonnay 2008 738877 12 750 Beautiful unoaked style; tight flavour profile, apple like aromas. Goodwithsushiorsashami.WE 88 i Sauvignon Blanc 2009 738880 12 750 Hard to beat this value; clean and refreshing style. Greatwithmussels,garlicandparsley. i Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 738876 12 750 A very well made wine; bright, fruity, dry, nice balance. Pairwithanicecasualbowlofstewwithsteamedyellowpotatoes. i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Grande Reserve’ 2007 738879 12 750 e perfect mid ground between old and new style; very tasty and great value. Afinecompaniontoanicegrilledribeye.
  • 24. MENU FranceNO OTHER COUNTRY EXCEPT POSSIBLY ITALY,PRODUCES SUCH AN ARRAY OF STYLES ANDPRICES AS FRANCE. No other country except possibly Italy produces such an array of styles and prices as France. With much of the wine world’s attention elsewhere, France actually represents great value today since demand has clearly fallen off over the past few years. We believe quite strongly in the quality and uniqueness of our French portfolio and see wonderful options across the range. Generally the 2008 and 2009 vintages have been spectacular across France – one of the best back to back vintages of the decade according to many winemakers. One can be sure that these young wines will be pure, fruity and approachable, ideal as house wine pours. Should the older 2005 and 2006 vintage wines still be found they are starting to really show their high quality. KEY FACTS FOOD WINE MATCHING Good French wine, more than most other countries and Classic French food and wine matches became famous for good regions, showcases the ‘local flavour’ of their soil and terroir as reason: they work naturally and they taste great. Key here is opposed to just a specific grape variety. is is a more complex authenticity by using quality products. Take time to choose the selling task for us all, but it is the basis for the entire country’s best ingredients (both food and wine). Order a great Coq au wine culture and one worthing developing. e unique ‘local vin, serve with quality Burgundy and your guests will be flavour’ of French wine should be valued, highlighted and amazed. Grill a perfect New York Striploin topped with an celebrated. Good value is here for all but the most expensive herbed butter and serve with Moueix St. Emilion — better have classed growth Bordeaux wines. Even Burgundy and more Moueix bottles ready to uncork. Even the violently abused Champagne have great value waiting to be discovered again! and over-worked Quiche from the 1970’s, whose pastry when made properly, in the right proportions with good eggs and cheese and matched with a cool and crisp Alsace white, will bring joyful tears. Classic French Rocks!
  • 25. MENU Ayala Champagne THE ARTISAN OF CHAMPAGNE Tracing its origins back to 1750, Ayala is a prestigious champagne house with a wonderful history. Located in Aÿ, in the heart o he Montagne de Reims vineyards, Ayala naturally focuses on Grand Cru Pinot Noir for its Brut Majeur and its Vintage Brut. Ayala is a “small” house, the artisan of champagne-making. It specialises in producing very dry champagnes with low or “zero dosage”. Since the early 2000’s with the ownership in Champagne Bollinger’s hands, Ayala now has a unique, modern voice. BRUT NATURE Completely dry, Ayala’s Brut Nature litterly dances on your tongue. A totally natural expression of champagne, uncloying and racy. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWS 90 i Brut Non Vintage NV 719105 6 750 Delicate nose of almonds and brioche; a fresh and long lasting vinous taste. An excellent choice for aperitifs or with smoked salmon appetizers.WC 91 i Brut Rose NV 719106 6 750WS 90 i Brut Nature NV 719104 6 750 Unique and naturally clean style, zero ‘dosage’; very dry. Brilliant with oysters, sushi and most other seafoods.
  • 26. MENU Bouchard PereFils HIGH QUALITY VILLAGE AND REGIONAL BLENDS THAT FAITHFULLY TodayBouchardPereFilsarethelargestandmostimportantownerof PremierCruandGrandCrusitesinBurgundy.AllBouchardwinesarebottledat theirnewstateoftheartfacilityintheheartofthevineyards.Abigpartofthe successofBouchardPereFilshasbeentheirmasteryinmakinghighquality REPRESENT THE SPECIFIC TERROIR OF THE AREA. villageandregionalblendsthatfaithfullyrepresentthespecificterroirofthe area. BEAUNE DU CHATEAU RED Constructed from more than 20 Premier Cru cuvees from Bouchard vineyards around the town of Beaune. e company recently celebrated the production of the 100th vintage of this wine. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Bourgogne Chardonnay “La Vignee” 2008 367136 12 750 A nice regional blend that reminds of a baby Meursault. Perfectasanaperitiforwithchickenvolauvents. i Beaune 1er cru ‘du Chateau’ Blanc 2006 725729 6 750 From the best vineyards surrounding the town; nice fresh baked apple aromas and flavours. Afinematchforfishincapers,shallotsbuttersauce. i Meursault 2007 725730 6 750 A top value from Burgundy; Bouchard is one of the leaders with Meursault. Big,richChardonnayandidealwithshellfish,especiallyshrimpandlobster. i Pouilly Fuisse Vignes Romanes 2007 733340 12 750 A famous wine and for good reason; mouth watering fruit and clean, balanced acidity. Adeliciouswineforpoachedchickenbreastinbasilcream. Beaujolais 2007 468710 12 750 Delicious and grapey; try cool. Excellentmatchforpatesandcheese. Moulin a Vent 2007 703533 12 750 Nice light-medium ruby color; pure grapey flvours. Asurprisinglyversatilewine;excellentwithgrilledsausages.BH 86 i Bourgogne Pinot Noir “La Vignee” 2008 367128 12 750 Amazing purity of Pinot Noir; satiny, smooth but with some tannins. Afinechoicewithcoqauvin(ofcourse).BH 86 i Bourgogne Pinot Noir “La Vignee” 2005 727342 6 1500 MORE BOUCHARD WINES
  • 27. MENU Bouchard PereFils MEURSAULT Very aromatic chardonnay with fruit and floral notes. is wine expresses its richness and fullness without any heaviness. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE PRICE DETAILS i Beaune 1er cru ‘du Chateau’ Rouge 2006 716366 6 750 e famous Burgundy taste profile being both fruity and so but with light tannins. Abettermatchforroastchickenishardtoimagine. i Beaune 1er cru ‘du Chateau’ Rouge 2005 723311 12 375 i Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2008 536656 12 750 A delicate style of Pinot, cherrylike with light tannins. Perfectwithturkeydinnerandallthefixins. i Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2007 536664 12 750 Lightish color but deep Pinot Noir aromas and flavours. Awonderfulwineformarinatedflanksteakandfries. i Nuits St. Georges 2005 700288 6 750 One of the Burgundy classics; satiny, smooth. Trywithporkribroast. i Gevrey Chambertin 2006 700285 6 750 Develops in the glass; stylish, light earthy aromas, good finish. Excellentwithslowcookedbeefstew.BH 89 i Chambolle Musigny 2006 727343 6 750 A lovely feminine style of Pinot Noir; restrained, elegant. Simplefoodsarebestwiththiswinewhichisquitedelicate. Beaujolais Villages Villa Ponciago 2009 741003 12 750 Surprisingly deep in color; superb value in Beaujolais. Sauteedchickenwithmushroomsonpolenta;delicious. i Fleurie Reserve Villa Ponciago 2009 741004 12 750 A complex wine and something a bit more interesting than normal. AnicematchforgrilledAhituna. MORE BOUCHARD WINES
  • 28. MENU Chanson PereFils FINE BURGUNDY WINES SINCE 1750. ehouseofChansonwasfoundedin1750inthereignofLouisXVbySimonVerry. efamouscellarsarelocatedinBeaune,intheBastiondeL’Oratoire,alook-outand defensivetowerbuiltattheendofthe15thcentury.In1999Chansonwasboughtbythe FamilyChampagneGroupSocietéJacquesBollinger.isGroupistheownerofseveral prestigiousFamilyWineHousesandEstateseachofwhichisofconsiderablerenownand superpremiumquality.TodayChansonismakingsomeofthefinestqualityBurgundies availableunderManagingdirector,GillesdeCourcel. BOURGOGNE ROUGE Great Value Burgundy. Many of the qualities of the top Burgundy wines including: superb aromas, so, satiny texture with good Pinot Noir definition. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Chablis 2008 723197 12 750 e original and possibly the finest unoaked Chardonnay wine out there. Deliciousandaclassicmatchwithoysters–butalsogoodwithallsushi.i Pouilly Fuisse 2007 723205 12 750 A famous village for beautifully balanced and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Trythiswithfishincreamsaucewithbasmatirice.i Vire-Clesse 2007 566547 12 750 Similar to Pouilly-Fuisse from a less famous village very close by. Asuperwineforaperitifsorwithassortedcanapes.i Bourgogne Rouge 2007 719031 6 750 A stylish and consistently well made Burgundy. Veryversatilesoservewithawideassortmentoffoods,especiallyforcemeats.i Beaujolais Villages 2007 715979 12 750 Expertly blended from the top villages in the Beaujolais; so, grapey, satisfying. Awonderfulwineservedabitcoolwithapotatogratineandgreensalad.i Fleurie 2006 716688 12 750 One of the famous crus of the Beaujolais region; so and satiny. Anexcellentchoiceforstovetopslowcookedstewsanddaubes.
  • 29. MENU GuySaget THE BEST OF THE LOIRE VALLEY. Lively,friendly,communicativeandpreciseishowwewoulddescribeJeanLouis Saget’swine.JeanLouisisatirelessman,alwaysinmotionwelcomingyouwitha contagioussmile.Heisa“builder,”whohasturnedasmallfamilybusinessintoa discreetempireofclassicLoirevalleyselections. SANCERRE Ever since the Paris winebars ‘discovered’ the little Appellation of Sancerre in the 1970’s, the wine has spurned a host of would be imitators around the globe. For many people Sancerre (and its neighbour wine Pouilly-Fume) is still the ‘Motherland’ for Sauvignon Blanc and the best match for goat cheese on the planet. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Muscadet Sevre 2009 735183 12 750 e local wine of the coastal area in the western Loire; zippy and lively. Alsogreatwithoysters,shellfishandseafoodsalads.i Pouilly Fume “Logeres” 2008 707679 12 750 Very much like Sancerre but from a different village close by; with a slight earthy and ‘gravelly’ tone. Afinematchforoystersandothershellfishlikeshrimpsandprawns.i Sancerre “Selection 1er” 2008 704791 12 750 e classic clean, bright, slightly tart style; slightly herbal flavours. Wonderfulwithfishdishescookedinwineorsteamedwiththeirownjuices. Vouvray ‘dry’ 2008 707653 12 750 One of the best values in white wines today; beautiful fruit and balance. Aneasywinetomatchwithfoodandisterrificwithsoripenedcheese.
  • 30. MENU Henriot Champagne FINE CHAMPAGNES SINCE 1808. Itwasin1808,underApollineHenriot,thatChampagneHenriotwasofficiallyfounded. AtthattimeChampagnewinebecameahugesuccesswithroyaltyanditwasonlynatural thatChampagneHenriotbecamethefavoritefirstlyattheDutchcourt,theninAustriaand HungarywiththeHapsburgs.Since1808,ChampagneHenriotisoneofthelastindependent andfamily-ownedhousesinChampagne.TodayitiscontrolledbyJosephHenriot,alsothe ownerofBouchardPereFilsinBeauneandWilliamFevreinChablis. BLANC SOUVERAIN Made mostly from Chardonnay, Blanc Souverain is the most democratic of Champagnes. Its fine mousse and delicate finesse signal a significant moment – some thing or some event worth savouring and remembering. It is a classic Champagne wine with a pure, French style. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Blanc Souverain NV 534180 6 750 A very elegant and stylish wine, a classic. eperfectChampagnetostarttheevening;eitherbyitselforwithGougeres. i Blanc Souverain NV 735495 12 375 i Brut 1998 527945 6 750 e Henriot Brut Vintage style is quite rich and toasty; a big Champagne. Couldbeservedwithbolderappetizersorthroughoutthemealwithlobsterorfoiegras.WS 94 i Brut Magnum 1996 725900 3 1500 i Brut Double Magnum 1995 725899 1 3000 A wine of great character and personality; extra long ageing. Adeliciousandelegantpartywinewithcanapes.
  • 31. MENU JPMoueix BEAUTIFUL BORDEUX WINES. Jean-PierreMoueix,borninCorrèzein1913,arrivedwithhisparentsinSaint-Emilion followingthe1929depression.In1937,hefoundedhiswinemerchantbusinessinLibourne– todaytheheartoftheBordeauxregionknownasthe‘rightbank’.Moueixwasastutetoforeseethe Merlotgrape’sabilitytoageaswellasitsnaturalcharmandabilitytoseduce.emainbusiness, stilltoday,consistsoftheproductionandmarketingofsingleestate‘Chateaux’wines soldenprimeur.Aswellthecompanyproducesaseriesofregionalblendsrepresenting outstandingvalueforthemoney. MERLOT As a generic Bordeaux wine, JP Moueix Merlot offers noticeable elements of the greatness of Bordeaux wine at a very modest price. Styled aer the great Chateaux of the right bank, JP Moueix is a fine value. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Bordeaux superieur 2005 370866 12 750 Similar as above but from a wider assortment of vineyards. Merlot 2005 369405 12 750 As above; the recognizable ‘right bank’ flavour profile. Averynicehousewinewithrealcharacter,classicforsteak/frites.WS 88 Pomerol 2006 370882 12 750 Very few producers have the contacts to source high quality Pomerol fruit. Excellentwithpotatoesdauphinoiseandagreensalad.WS 87 St Emilion 2006 370874 12 750 e benchmark so and satiny, charming style of Merlot. Merlot Mostpeoplelikelambchopswiththisalongwithanicepotatogratine.WS 87 Chateau Chantalouette 2006 417527 12 750 Owned by the same family for over five centuries; so, approachable wine. Anicewineforfamilyroastbeefdinners.
  • 32. MENU WolergerTHE CREME OF ALSACE. Wolerger,locatedinEguisheimFrance,hasbeenproducingwineforover100 years.ForpracticallyeveryoneintheAlsacewinebusinessitisanameregarded withveryhighstandards.ecompanyisanassociationofhundredsoflocal grapegrowersandveryclevermarketingpeople. inthecellarsensuresconsistentqualityandreliabilityinlargevolumes. GEWURZTRAMINER In no other region does the Gewurztraminer grape reach the same level of natural ripeness, power, weight and balance as it does in the Alsace.PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWolerger Brut NV 702142 12 750 e Wolerger reputation was made with their excellent Brut; mostly Pinot Blanc grapes.Pinot Blanc AlovelyalternativetoChampagne;dry,clean,fruity,refreshing.Gewurztraminer 2009 702209 12 750 As above; with nice weight and powerful aromas. ExcellentchoiceforIndianfoodlikebutterchicken.Pinot Gris 2008 702217 12 750 Another unique style being weighty but balanced; quite fruity. Terrificformanysalmondishes.Poire avec Poire NV 720804 6 700 Unique pear in the bottle eau de vie.Pear
  • 33. MENU Germany GERMANY HAS OVER THE YEARS BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT SUPPLIER COUNTRY TO THE ALBERTA MARKETPLACE. Today the market for German wine in Alberta has developed an interesting, ‘new’ direction. While Albertans still love to drink the low alcohol fresh and fruity Q.b.A. wines of the Rhine and the Mosel, the more up-market wine producers, like St. Urbans-Hof, are enjoying a Renaissance of sorts. Riesling is the star here being the grape of choice for the top wines. Riesling, but slightly less sweet Riesling, is the preferred style. It is with the drier ‘Kabinett’ and ‘Spatlese’ wines, which show a cleaner balance, that are growing in popularity. Oen they are more concentrated than in the past as producers aim for lower yields from their vineyards. Most of Germany MOSELSAAR RUWER experienced a great vintage in 2009 with almost ideal weather conditions across the wine growing areas. Most of the growers are reporting excellent wine quality with aromatic, healthy and fully ripened grapes. is should result in very fruity, rich and well balanced white wines, with deeper colours that will age well. KEY FACTS and Eiswein. German vineyards are renowned for being some of the steepest in FOOD WINE MATCHING the world. e best sites overlook the Mosel and Rhine, where the German wine is surprisingly easy to match with food, especially combination of grape variety, soil and exposure to the sun are white meats like pork, chicken and turkey. It is an incredible able to produce world class wines. partner for ai food, sushi and Indian food. e classic match White varieties dominate, with Riesling being the grape used for however is with soups! Really, try it. Take a tablespoon of quality wines and Müller-urgau contributing to the blend in German wine from your glass and mix in your next bowl of higher volume entry level wines such as Liebfraumilch. lentil soup. German wines, unlike other countries, are classified on levels of e sweeter styles, like Auslese on up, are beautiful desserts on ripeness from Q.B.A. (Quality wine from distinct regions) and their own or with light lemony cakes, tarts and cookies. For a Q.M.P. Quality wine from distinct regions WITH special different taste sensation the sweeter styles also would match with attributes). ose wines rise in ripeness and sweetness from the salty blue cheese or light fruit desserts. drier styled Kabinett through Spatlese (medium dry), Auslese (late harvest), Beerenauslese (selected bunch late harvest), through to Trockenbeerenauslese (single picked dried berries)
  • 34. MENU Peter MertesGREAT GERMAN QUALITY VALUE. In 1924 master winemaker Peter Mertes founded the company in the little village of Minheim on the Mosel. His intention was to go beyond pure grape growing, which had been a documented tradition in the Mertes family for more than 400 years. Peter Mertes’ vision was to appeal to the broader population with selected well-cultivated wines of the best quality offering great value.  basis for the blossoming business was an extensive vineyard area between the well-known wine villages Bernkastel and Piesport on the Mosel. Today, the company owns Germany’s largest barrel cellar, as well as prestigious wineries with premium vineyard locations. PIESPORTER MICHELSBERG e collection of vineyards surrounding the town of Piesport, called the ‘Michelsberg’, are some of the prettiest on the Mosel. e wine is light and elegant with a certain easiness that makes Piesporter wine a real crowd pleaser.PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSPiesporter Goldtröpfchen NV 238147 12 750 One of the most famous vineyards in Germany; low alcohol, fragrant and off-dry.Riesling A great wine for light lunches on the weekend.Piesporter Michelsberg NV 701698 12 750 Consistent area for delicious and affordable German off-dry wine. Very pleasant sipper or with lightish salads and sandwiches.Piesporter Michelsberg NV 433987 6 1500Riesling and MullerurgauLiebfraumilch NV 701763 12 750 A famous so and easy drinking, fruity, off-dry wine. Good with any type of pork or cheese sandwich.Liebfraumilch NV 701730 4 3000BREE Riesling NV 737927 12 750 ‘New’ style of drier German Riesling. An excellent wine served quite cool with casual
  • 35. MENU St.Urbans-Hof “SWEETNESS BELONGS TO MOSEL WINE, When young Nik Weis took over from his father Hermann in the late 1990s, he must have wondered how to improve on perfection. He decided to follow a number of time-proven, traditional and uncompromising steps. His ‘new’ step-by-step model is actually ‘old’. Old in that he rarely employs modern technology. Instead, he focuses on ‘wholesome’ winemaking. at means careful work in the slate soil vineyards (by hand), natural yeasts for fermentation, 100% LIKE BUBBLES BELONG TO CHAMPAGNE.” NIK WEIS Riesling grapes, with faith and patience in mother nature. Nik believes that an undisturbed path from grape to bottle is the key to authentic, quality wine. His Mosel and Saar Rieslings are absolutely gorgeous examples of the purity and minerality of this wonderful region. RIESLING ESTATE e Winery is situated outside the little town of Leiwen on the Mosel river. e grapes that go into their Estate Riesling are mainly from this site. is wine, with its modest price, is truly an exceptional buy and has been a Wine Spectator ‘top 100’ many times. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWA 88 i Riesling Urban Q.B.A. 2009 597997 12 750 Very stylish modern Riesling; light, off-dry, a delicious house wine. Can be delicious by itself or as aperitif with lighter foods.WS 90 Riesling Estate Q.B.A. 2009 730217 12 750 As above; an exceptional buy. Light alcohol, so, deliciously fruity; great aperitif.WA 90 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett 2008 598003 12 750 One of the great wines of Germany; light but snappy, beautiful minerality. Can be paired easily with ai food that is not too spicy hot.WA 93 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2007 720731 12 750 A unique style of wine; medium sweet, powerful Riesling flavour, lovely. Best as a light dessert on it’s own or with light cakes.WS 90 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2008 730335 12 750 e famous vineyard of the Ruwer; great fruit and delicate balance. Also a great match for Asian food, especially Hong Kong style fish.WA 91 Ockfener Bockstein Reisling Spatlese 2009 631572 12 750 Seriously good Riesling; some would say classic, medium dry style. Best by itself of with cookies and cakes.WA 94 Ockfener Bockstein Auslese 2007 598029 12 750 e Bockstein vineyard is a jewel; this is rare dessert wine. Can be beautifully matched with peaches, raspberries, blueberries.
  • 36. MENU GreeceTHERE ARE OVER 6,000 YEARSOF RECORDED GREEK WINE HISTORY! Greek wine has such a long, storied history and culture that it is hard to condense the information on to one page. Aer all, there are over 6,000 years of recorded Greek wine history! So we will just highlight the most recent information. Even if, in the 1970’s Greek wine was plain and simple, the ‘Greek wine culture’ has grown quite rich over the past two decades with very fine wines being made and exported around the world. Generally the varieties are unique to Greece and difficult to pronounce for westerners. e taste however is easy to enjoy for most people. e taste profile for the reds oen approaches the classic Mediterranean style being well coloured, warm and richly flavoured with some tannins. e entry level is oen very good quality and easy on the pocketbook. e whites – the good ones, like Kouros, – are surprisingly delicious being clean and refreshing with nice acidity. ATHENS KEY FACTS FAMOUS FACTS Greece is the oldest and most significant wine producing Retsina, perhaps Greece’s most famous wine has been made for country in the world. With over 6,000 years of history, the over 2,000 years! Today, Retsina – the good ones like Kourtakis ancient Greeks with their wine culture and their famous wine – are only lightly resinated since strong amounts of resin are no God, Dionisys, are commonly known to have started the ‘Wine longer needed (because of modern vinification methods) to Boom’. Ample history suggests it was the Greeks who prevent the wine from oxidation. Go ahead and ‘Wikipedia’ introduced “vitis vinifera” (the finest grape varieties for making “Retsina”. What you see is the Kourtakis example. wine) to Italy, Spain and France. FOOD WINE MATCHING e main regions cultivating vines for winemaking include the Greek wines work beautifully with most Mediterranean foods, Aegean Islands (like Santorini), Crete, Central Greece, especially Italian style and simply prepared grilled seafood. e Macedonia and the Peloponnesus (Kouros red). Kouros white is a great choice for sushi and Retsina is perfect e main grape varieties include Assyrtiko (a white variety for many ‘North American styled’ Greek food preparations. similar to Riesling), Agiorghitiko (a red variety not unlike Montepulciano), Mavrodaphne (a delicious dessert wine fortified and aged in Solera fashion)
  • 37. MENU Kourtakis UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVELY GREEK. At the heart of the early Mediterranean civilization, Greece has been producing wine for centuries, including the famous traditional Greek wine, Retsina. Kourtakis is a third generation, family owned vineyard, with a long pedigree of producing fabulous wines, using many of the traditional Greek varietals which give them their distinctive character. KOUROS RED e old wine region of Nemea is home to one of the great Greek wine varieties called ‘Agiorgitiko’. Once pressed, the must is aged in small French barrels for approximately six months and then in the bottle a further six months. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Kouros white NV 144584 12 750 A terrific wine; clean and refreshing, zippy and lemony. Wow this is good with grilled fish.i Kouros red NV 144576 12 750 As above; Serve with the classic Greek specialty – lamb shoulder.i Retsina NV 46888 12 750 is Retsina is only lightly resinated. Nice with Greek fried cheese and spinich pie.i Mavrodaphne NV 208413 12 750 Dark ruby and very vinous, sweet aromas. An amazing deal for dessert wine or just by itself.
  • 38. MENU ItalyTHE BEAUTY ABOUT ITALIAN WINE ISTHE FACT THAT THEY ARE MADE FOR FOOD,ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION. It would be easy to completely miss the significant changes in the Italian wine culture over the past two decades. ere is just so much wine in Italy with so many individual directions and concepts. We can’t think of any other country with as much diversity and depth as Italy. e sheer number of different grape varieties (well over 200) used oen, is mind numbing. As with almost every ‘product type’ (fashion, cars, furniture, food, drink) in Italy – there are hugely fragmented levels of quality. An excellent ‘filter’ is a must when dealing with Italian wine. Today, quality Italian wine is being made almost everywhere throughout the country. We like to concentrate from Rome north for the table wines, even though there are gems throughout the south too. We like Sicily for the dessert wines and the odd ‘table wine exception’ to our rule. KEY FACTS FOOD WINE MATCHING Italy is a hotbed for fashion. Take advantage of this fact and Italian whites are generally dry and unoaked which makes them use this reality to move your customers up with the modern clean, refreshing and oen on the lightish side. ey are an selections available. Young adults are spending much more of excellent choice for light fish dishes, or perfect as an aperitif. their discretionary income on quality brands than ever before. e reds are much more varied in fruit intensity, tannins and Give them choices. structure. e northern reds (except Piedmont) are oen slightly e Sangiovese grape is a workhorse. It is responsible for some lighter (but not always), tend to be higher in acidity and are more of the country’s best wines including many of the blends in easily matched with foods. e Tuscan and Umbrian wines are Tuscany and Umbria, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. bigger and can be matched with more robust foods. e southern A good range of these makes good retail sense. wines are generally bigger still (with all that sunshine) and perfect companions to intense pastas and sauces of eggplants, tomatoes, e very affordable red wines of Verona have a natural purity – hot peppers and mushrooms. a sort of ‘vinous’ quality. e taste profile is so easily enjoyed by most people AND it is a cinch to pair with food like pasta and e sparkling wines – like Prosecco – are generally very affordable pizza. Choose a Veronese wine which over-delivers like and oen make wonderful aperitifs for special occasions. Valpantena
  • 39. MENU Alois Lageder SOPHISTICATED AND PURE. Alois Lageder is one of the long-established wine growing pioneers of the unique region, known in German, as the Sud-Tirol (or Alto Adige in Italian) in the northern Italian Alps. Alois has worked tirelessly, and especially over the past 20 years or so, to create a sustainable, holistic method both in the vineyards and in the cellars. e company produces two types of wines; those produced entirely from grapes of their own bio-dynamically farmed Estate vineyards, and those ‘classics’ produced from the grapes of quality-conscious local growers. In each case the wines represent a certain purity of flavour and remarkable ‘athletic’ character. Being both elegant and understated, Lageder wines are thoroughly modern and artistic. CABERNET SAUVIGNON ‘COR ROMIGBERG’ e high altitude produces grapes with pronounced and complex aromas. e careful bio-dynamic farming and long ageing process results in powerful wine uniquely stamped with the Sud-Tirol ‘passport’. CLASSIC RANGE VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE PRICE DETAILS i Pinot Grigio ‘Riff ’ 2008 731615 12 750 12.22 A baby Lageder wine; same easy to match style; clean, crisp. i Pinot Grigio 2008 412494 12 750 16.49 Arguably the top value for money Pinot Grigio available; pure, elegant. So delicious, so easy to match or just by itself. BIO DYNAMIC ESTATE RANGEWA 91 i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Cor Romigberg’ 2003 495937 6 750 45.00 e company’s flagship wine; deeply flavoured, complex. Serve as you would a great Bordeaux; with simply prepared foods. i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Lowengang’ 2004 495945 6 750 37.00 A delicious wine which represents quality at the very highest level. enorthernItalianswouldservethiswiththefinestmeals. i Gewurztraminer Am Sand 2008 631622 6 750 34.99 Cool climate grown, natural pure, exotic. Amazingwithporkdishesorroastturkey. i Pinot Grigio Benefizium 2008 412478 6 750 27.05 Quite possibly the finest Pinot Grigio made in all of Italy. Superbwithshellfishdisheslikeshrimpandlobster.
  • 40. MENU Coltiva LOVELY LAMBRUSCO AND GREAT VALUE TOO. eColtivaGrouprepresentstheinterestsofmanywineriesscattered throughoutItaly,withcontrolofover11,000hectaresofvineyards. AsamajorindustrialproducerColtivahasallthetechnologyandthe efficienciestoproducemassivevolumesofwineatverylowprices. LAMBRUSCO DE MODENA Many people start their wine drinking experience with a fruity, low alcohol, sparkling Lambrusco like Coltiva’s. It is a surprisingly delicious drink for those in the know as well especially with family style brunches and weekend gatherings. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Lambrusco de Modena NV 343087 12 750 A light, low alcohol, fruity and fizzy wine; delicious for the younger crowd. Afundrinkbyitselforwithcookies,pastries,biscotti.
  • 41. MENU Co.Pro.Vi. EXCITING WINES FROM ANCIENT ROMAN HILLS. Co.Pro.Vi(ConsorzioProduttoriVinidiVelletri–VelletriWineProducers Consortium),wasfoundedin1950inVelletri,amajorwinemakingcentre inLatium,intheCastelliRomaniareaoutsideRome.eancientcityofVelester foundedbytheVolscians,ontheslopesofMountArtemisio,wasgiventhename “Velitrae”bytheRomansmeaning“Wherepeoplegrowplants” . Fromsuchalongtraditionandrichheritage,comesabeautifulrangeofwines. VELLETRI RESERVA Velletri’s winemaking tradition obtained from premium indigenous grapes favored by the region’s volcanic soil, became renowned in ancient Rome for their quality. Today the wine is still served in the top restaurants throughout Rome and abroad. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Castelli Romani – Bianco NV 10207 12 1000 Mostly used by restaurants as a by-the-carafe wine; hard to beat the price. Bothwinesareclean,correctlymadeandversatilewithfood. Castelli Romani – Rosso NV 10579 12 1000i Velletri – Bianco NV 405159 12 750 Again, mostly a carafe wine or in various kitchen preparations deglazing and flavouring sauces. Wellmadewine;easytomatchandveryaffordable. Velletri – Bianco NV 110429 12 1000 Velletri – Bianco NV 12831 6 2000i Velletri – Rosso NV 405142 12 750 Velletri – Rosso NV 110460 12 1000 Velletri – Rosso NV 14878 6 2000i Velletri Riserva NV 175141 12 750 is is a nicely aged and local wine of Rome; full flavoured and great value. MatchwithRomanpastaswithpancetta(likeCarbonara).i “La Musa” Frascati (Satinata) NV 355073 12 750 From the hills overlooking Rome; a very pleasant light wine. DeliciouswithsimplericeandpastadisheswithshavedRomanocheese.i Torrescura Pinot Grigio NV 621094 12 750 ‘New’ varietals grown in a traditional region outside Rome. Modernwinesperfectashousewines;lightandversatilewithfood. Torrescura Shiraz NV 621102 12 750
  • 42. MENU CantineDuePalme CantineDuePalmeisanagriculturalco-operativeestablishedin1989by 400membergrowersinthePugliaregionofsouthernItaly.ewineryisstate oftheart–unusualfortheregion.ePresidentandenologistAngeloMaci WONDERFUL SOUTHERN ITALIAN WINES. fashionsrichlyfruitywineswithgreatcolourandconcentration.echaracter ofeachwineisquitetypicaloftheregion–theyallareextremelygoodvalue andtastersoenmention“newworld”whensampledblind. SALICE SALENTINO ‘SELVAROSSA’ Enticing aromas, powerful, intense flavours and even very high levels of Resveratrol, which is a well-known anti-oxidant and has shown to have therapeutic effects in case of cardio-vascular diseases. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE PRICE DETAILSi Brindisi Rosso 2006 528844 6 2000 A smooth and grapey, solid wine, excellent value. eultimatepizzawineforfriendsandfamily.i Primitivo Salento 2005 716702 12 750 A relative of Zinfandel; deeply colored, vinous, great value for money. Asuperwineforpenneputtanescawithlotsofolivesandcapers.i Selvarossa Salice Salentino Rosso 2003 716704 6 750 As above – a very fine wine in the modern style. Anexcellentchoicewithslowcookedwildboarorpigroast.
  • 43. MENU EnoItaliaSTYLISH AND GREAT VALUE. eEnoItaliafamilycompanyincludesalargeandmodernwineryonthe outskirtsofVeronaintheheartofthefamousvineyardsoftheSoaveregion. ecompanyhasawelldeservedreputationforproducinglocalVeronese winesandthenpackagingtheminexcitingformatsforsalearoundtheworld. eyhavenumeroussuccessfulbrandsincludingthetwothatweofferbelow. PROSECCO e Ca Montini brand of Prosecco ‘Royal Cuvee’ captures perfectly the elegance of the naturally light Prosecco grape. e delicate fragrance and shimmering flavour profile have combined to vault ‘Prosecco wine’ into the mainstream these past few years.PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSProsecco Royal Cuvee NV 724647 6 750 Totally charming sparkling wine; light and refreshing. beautifulasaperitifwithnibblies.SI! Soave NV 736770 12 750 Famous wine from outside Venice; dry, clean, refreshing.
  • 44. MENU FarinaPOWERFUL, ELEGANT AND FULL OF FLAVOUR. TolookatthesuccessofVeronesewineoverthepastfewdecadesandto notpredicttheriseofAmaronetotheupperechelonswouldhavebeena graveoversight.WhyittookussolongtofindagreatAmaroneproduceris amystery.Butwearemakingupforitnow. producerwithgreatstyleanddepth,managingpowerandeleganceinthe samebreath. AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA Up until recently, Amarone was viewed by Italians as a meditation wine – something to be sipped or served aer a meal or in place of Port, where the serving was ‘smallish’. Today people consume Amarone as they would any other premium red table wine with meals.PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSAmarone 2005 714679 12 750 A big wine; deep, raisin like aromas, smooth, velvety flavours. Afabulouswinewithhardcheese(likereggianoorasiago)
  • 45. MENU GiorgioGianni ITALIAN FASHION AND TASTE IN A GREAT PACKAGE. Giorgio Gianni are the experienced wine team that brought you the very been tailor made to arouse all your senses. Giorgio has carefully selected the best grapes from vineyards in prime growing areas, whilst Gianni has designed a stylish package that appeals to the discerning wine consumer. GIORGIO GIANNI NERO One of the best value wines in the market and made from Sicilian Negroamaro grapes. Deep, dark and delicious PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS GG Bianco 2008 738343 12 750 Made with Pinot Grigio grapes from the northern Veneto; clean, fresh. GG Bianco 2008 738344 6 1500WC 89 GG Nero 2008 738345 12 750 Deeply colored Negroamaro grapes; great value as a house wine. Excellent with pizza, pasta, burgers and sandwiches.WC 89 GG Nero 2008 738346 6 1500
  • 46. MENU Mastrojanni THE KING OF TUSCAN WINES. MastrojanniisalittleestateoutsidethefamousvillageofMontalcino makinglong-livedBrunellofrombeautifullysituatedvineyardsinthe heartofthebestsoilsinTuscany.RecentlypurchasedbyeGruppo Illy(thefamouscoffeehouse)weareexcitedaboutthenewvintages comingfromthisjewelofavineyard. BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO e Montalcino area is truly one of the most exciting wine regions in the world today. Here the Sangiovese is the king grape and makes wine prized for it’s longevity. e Mastrojanni bottling is of the highest quality, combining power and elegance with an excellent value for money ratio. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Rosso di Montalcino 2008 350348 6 750 Akin to a good Chianti or baby Brunello. Perfectwithawideassortmentoffood;especiallyTuscanpastasandstews.WS 90 i Brunello di Montalcino 2004 380253 6 750 One of our favourite regions for fine wine. InItalythiswouldbeservedwithfreshpastaandaragoutofwildboar. i San Pio 2004 450767 6 750 A delicious modern Tuscan wine blended with Sangiovese and Cabernet. Withpizzayouareoverthetopbutit’sohsogood.
  • 47. MENU Poli FREE THE SPIRIT. NearVenice,atthefootofMonteGrappa,liestheenchantingtownofBassanodelGrappa, the“capital”oftheregionfamousforitsexcellentGrappa.Hereyouwillfind,infrontofthe historicwoodenbridge“PonteVecchio”,thePoliartisandistillerysolelyownedbythePolifamily, foundedin1898.egrappathatisdistilledbyPolioffersarefinedbalanceofcharacterand elegance,dueinparttoitsmodernuseoftheancientcopperpotstillfueledbysteamcauldrons– amongtheveryfewstillexistinginItaly. SARPA DI POLI Classic artisanal grappa with a pure aroma and clean, penetrating flavour. e Poli family somehow manages such purity and elegance – never the ‘firey’ industrial strength distillates made by less careful producers. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Jacopo Poli Torcolato NV 469569 6 500 Aged three years in Torcolato barrels.i Po’ Moscato di Poli NV 529594 6 700 Very fruity style made from Moscato grapes.i Jacopo Poli Vespaiolo NV 415240 6 500 A young style made from Vespaiolo grapes from the Breganze hills.i Sarpa de Poli NV 377440 6 700 A young style made from Cabernet and Merlot grapes.i Poli Barrique NV 723336 3 700 A blend of red grapes aged for 13 years in barrel.i Poli Mirtillo NV 723339 6 500 Infused liquer with Blueberries (28% alc.).i Poli Miele NV 723338 6 500 An infusion of honey is added (35% alc.).i Poli Display NV 723337 6 700 An assortment of various grappas.i Poli Big Mama Sarpa NV 735489 1 3000 e mother of all grappa; as above but in a 3 Litre bottle.i Pere de Poli NV 741593 6 500 Aromatic Pear brandy made from Williams Pears, South Tirol.i Uvaviva NV 737012 6 700 Gorgeous Grape brandy made from Malvasia Muscat grapes.
  • 48. MENU Sensi WINEMAKERS IN TUSCANY SINCE 1890. eSensifamilyhavebeenwinemakersinTuscanyforfourgenerationswith anillustrioushistory,originallyownedbytheMediciinthesixteenthcentury. Ofcourse,nowinebusinesscouldthrivewithoutthehelpofexpertadvice,and Sensiisfortunatetohavesecuredtheservicesofthetalentedyoungenologist LorenzoLandi.LandilearnedhistradeinBordeauxandhisassistanceallows theSensifamilytoperfecttheirownmodernbutdistinctlyTuscanstyle. CHIANTI DEL CAMPO Chianti is the ‘homebase’ of the Sensi wine effort. It is a typically ‘local’ wine but reflects the advances made during the last twenty years in Tuscany with the marked improvement of the flagship Sangiovese wines from the Chianti district. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Chianti Del Campo 2008 718808 12 750 An excellent value, deeply colored Chianti; simple but delicious. Anaturalmatchforpastawithahuntersauceorjustwithtomatoesandgoodoil. i Chianti Riserva 2005 718814 12 750 e extra ageing gives a more ‘old world’, ‘woodsy’ flavour profile. Agoodmatchwithpenneinmeatsaucewithshavedreggiano.WS 91 i Mantello Sangiovese/Syrah 2005 718815 6 750 A modern blend of Sangiovese and Syrah; quite deep, full bodied. Pairsnicelywithwildmushroomrisotto. i Morellino di Scansano 2007 718816 12 750 From a relatively ‘new’ area; made with local Sangiovese mostly. Awonderfulmatchforravioliwithbutteredsquash,ricottaandherbs.
  • 49. MENU TenuteSilvioNardi Alongestablishedfamilyofproducerswithdeeptiestoagricultureinthefamous winegrowingregionofMontalcino,Nardi’swinesareareflectionofthier inheritedexpertise,talentandthenaturalbountyofthefantasticSangiovese THE ESSENCE OF TUSCAN WINES. grape.Generallyconsideredtobeyoungattenyearsinanaveragevintage, BrunellodiMontalcino’sproponentscontendthatthebestvintagescaneasilyage twentyorthirtyyears. BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ‘MANACHIARA’ e Sangiovese grape yields a dark, purple-red wine which is characterized by extraordinary concentration, elevated acidity and enormous tannic extract. e wine is typically closed and quite austere when young, oen backward and unapproachable. A great wine for ageing. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWA 91 i Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2004 724780 6 750 Made from a blend of their two sites; one in the warm zone and one in the cooler zone. Intheregionitisoenservedwithboarorroasted,‘hunterstyled’foods.WS 93 i Brunello di Montalcino 2003 724781 6 750 An extraordinary wine. “Cru Manachiara” Withthefinestfoods;nottoocomplexinflavoursoastooverpowerthewine.
  • 50. MENU CantinaValpantena isCantineistheyoungup-and-comerinaregionthatis,forthemostpart, quitereservedandtraditional.Itisalittleunusualbecausethisisasocialco- operativeconsistingofmany,manygrowers.However,theyoungteamatthe FINE WINES FROM VERONA. helmandtheimaginativewinemakershasmanagedtocreateastyleofwinethat isclearlymoremodern.Infact,soconvincingisthisnewstyletheyhavebeen awardedthe“DecanterMagazineAward”(October2004)forthebestVeneto wine–theirAmaroneFalasco. RIPASSO ‘FALASCO’ e unique nature of Ripasso wine places it alone with almost no other competitors. In essence it is Valpolicella ‘enriched’ with the lees of the Amarone wine creating a deliciously fruity style, dry and with just a touch of the classic ‘raisiny’ flavour of Amarone. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Ripasso ‘Falasco’ 2007 714676 12 750 With a nice deep, ruby color, so, satiny flavour, moderate intensity. AnexcellentwinewithlightlysauteedVealliverwithbalsamicreduction.i Amarone ‘Falasco’ 2005 714677 12 750 A fabulous, big red wine but not clumsy at all; rich, balanced, nice smooth finish. Bestonit’sownasaMeditationwineorwithhardcheese,nuts,goodbread. Amarone ‘Terre di Verona’ 2006 714678 12 750 Also a big wine; good deep color with so, raisiny nuances. Forthosebigwinelovers;excellentwithgrilledsteakespeciallybeef.
  • 51. MENU VogaDRINK IN STYLE AsoneofthemostsuccessfulproductlaunchesforRenaissanceinrecenttimes, Voga’srangeofstylishandsophisticatedItalianwineshascaughtonbigwith ‘newer’wineconsumerswillingtopayforquality.ewinebrandingis reminiscentofVersaceorArmaniinstyleandincludesawhite,red, sparkling.Vogarepresentsanewdirectionforwineloversandisanexciting premiumconcept. PINOT GRIGIO Sourced from top Venetian vineyards and those of Trentino, to produce a soer, more alluring version than is typical for Pinot Grigio. e cylindrical bottle is pure fashion and easy to reseal.PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSVoga Sparkling NV 731965 12 750 A unique wine; very stylish and delicious. Greatforparties,graduations,birthdays,etc.Voga Pinot Grigio 2009 738403 12 750 Stylish and modern. Excellentformostbutter/creampastaswithseafood.Voga Rosa 2009 731579 12 750 A unique drier styled Rose with so fruity flavours. Gorgeoustolookat,easytodrinkasaperitif.Voga Quattro 2008 738404 12 750 A delicious and stylish blend of four varieties; good color and weight. Modernstylebeinggrapeyandforwardbutwithsomeso
  • 52. MENU NewZealandTOTAL PURITY OF NATURAL FRUIT FLAVOURSPACKAGED UP IN EASY TO SERVE, T WIST OFF,STELVIN CAPSULES. New Zealand has become synonymous with producing world class Sauvignon Blanc, particularly from the Marlborough region. We are really happy that we have two gems for you from this picture perfect wine growing region – Mount Riley and Mud House. Both are full of all the fruit and zing you would expect and with very modest price tags. e other exciting variety is New Zealand Pinot noir. We are quite fortunate to have two different Pinot Noirs; one from Marlborough and one from Central Otago. We can’t forget about the excellent Pinot Gris being made in New Zealand as well. For a new taste experience try the Mount Riley Pinot Gris. KEY FACTS New Zealand is made up of two islands, the North and the South. New Zealand wine makers constantly strive to deliver quality e main vineyard regions in the North are Gisborne wines. ey revolutionised the way we open bottles by (Chardonnay), Hawkes Bay (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, introducing the Stelvin (screwcap) closure, which has now Sauvignon Blanc) and Martinborough (Pinot Noir), and in the become a global byword for consistent freshness and quality. South: Marlborough (Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay, Pinot FOOD WINE MATCHING Noir) and Central Otago (Pinot Noir). New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc might be the finest match on the New Zealand is synonymous with some of the world’s finest planet for fish, especially Halibut. As well it goes naturally with Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Gris is another white grape that is almost anything that has goat cheese in the preparation. growing in popularity. New ZealandPinot Noir can be matched beautifully with BC Pinot Noir, that traditionally Burgundian grape variety, is the salmon. It also works well with all manner of chicken dishes. latest variety to further enhance New Zealand’s reputation for producing excellent wine and is now the next best-seller aer Sauvignon
  • 53. MENU Mount Riley GREAT WINES FROM MARLBOROUGH. Mount Riley’s position as a top Marlborough wine estate stems from their guiding philosophy o aving their people involved at all stages o he winemaking process, from earth to glass. Mount Riley is a family owned company with strong traditional values and a focus on the delivery involved in the wine industry since the 1970’s. Mount Riley has been one o he fastest growing Marlborough estates and is today among the top 10 vineyard owners in Marlborough and the top 20 wineries in the country. SAUVIGNON BLANC A classic Marlborough style being at the same time clean, fresh and pure but richly fruity and generous in body as well. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Savee Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2006 716659 12 750 Unique wine; essence of Sauvignon with clean, frothy bubbles. Great with goat cheese appetizers.WS 89 i Sauvignon Blanc 2009 557538 12 750 A classic NZ style, even a bit restrained which is good. i Pinot Gris 2008 727973 12 750 Try this ‘new’ wine which has good body, pure fruit, nice balance. An awesome match with charcuterie like pork with mustard, sausages, potatoes.WC 88 i Pinot Noir 2006 557512 12 750
  • 54. MENU Mud House OUTSTANDING WINES FROM T WO OF THE BEST REGIONS. Mud houses have been built on every continent since before recorded history. Used as living structures and temporary “harvest houses,” they naturally erode and return to the earth, leaving stewardship is the inspiration and guiding philosophy of the families who own Mud House Wines. Certain of the Mud House vineyards are located in the world famous Marlborough region the South Island, where Central Otago is the fastest growing wine region in the country. PINOT NOIR ‘CENTRAL OTAGO’ PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWC 87 i Pinot Noir, Central Otago 2009 726881 12 750 As above; fragrant and fruity with silky texture. Matches really well with simply roasted chicken and buttered vegetables.WC 90 i Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2009 726882 12 750 Clean and refreshing style with nice bracing acidity.
  • 55. MENU PortugalAN OLD REGION, WORLD FAMOUSFOR ITS SWEET, FORTIFIED WINES . Portugal has a long culture for making unique dry wines as well as their famous sweet wines. Our preference has been to focus on the sweet wines although we would like to possibly open the door slightly to the dry wines in the future. Until then we are proud to offer Grahams and Smith-Woodhouse ports (We oen have a small quantity available of Quarles-Harris as well as Quinta Vesuvio, please enquire with us). KEY FACTS FOOD WINE MATCHING e Port trade is a relatively recent trade when compared to Good Vintage Port when served at it’s optimum age needs no most other old world wine producers. It’s history encompasses embellishments except good conversation. When young it can just a few hundred years. be fantastic with stilton and other blue cheeses. Tawny Port is a lovely drink aer dinner with family and friends close by. It is truly a unique product with very few competitors. Vintage character Port, like Six Grapes is an awesome match for Port is a delicious drink as an aperitif as well, especially the chocolate desserts and fruit... tawnies served
  • 56. MENU Graham’s ESTABLISHED 1830. story o wo families, both of Scottish origin – the Grahams and the Symingtons – whose commitment to the making of memorable wines has earned Graham’s a reputation as a leader because the Graham family (in the 1820s) agreed to take on, as payment for bad debt, a number o arrels of Port, belies the true planning and hard work that has gone on since then by the Symington family (the current owners). Today the Graham name is amongst the top two or three on any Port lovers list; big rich powerful wines that age gracefully. SIX GRAPES Six Grapes is known as ‘Vintage Character’. It is a relatively new style of Port being conceived only about 20 years ago by innovative producers like Graham’s, aiming for richness and grip but without the need to age like a traditional vintage Port. Hence, vintage ‘character’. WOOD PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE VINTAGE PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE 10 year old Tawny 715805 12 750 1980 Vintage 700530 12 750 20 year old Tawny 284216 12 750 1991 Vintage 333435 12 750 30 year old Tawny 715847 12 750 1999 Vintage ‘Malvedos’ 481366 12 750 40 year old Tawny 715854 12 750 2007 Vintage 737110 12 375 100 Years of Tawny 700052 12 750 2007 Vintage 737111 6 750 2007 Vintage 737112 3 1500 VINTAGE CHARACTER PORTS Late Bottled Vintage 191239 12 750WC 88 Six Grapes 208405 12 750WC 88 Six Grapes 715821 24 375
  • 57. MENU SmithWoodhouseQUALITY PORT SINCE 1784. Christopher Smith, a member of the British Parliament and Lord Mayor of London, founded a small company to ship Port from the Douro in 1784. Some years later the Woodhouse brothers joined him. Since 1970, Smith Woodhouse has been owned by the Symington family, Port producers since the 19th Smith-Woodhouse is an extremely good value and a very traditional Port producer. eir LBV is the benchmark for the type and is always reliable. LATE BOT TLED VINTAGE Unlike the vast majority of all LBV’s produced by most other producers, the Smith Woodhouse LBV is bottled without any fining or filtration whatsoever and aged in bottle for a minimum of three years in the Smith Woodhouse cellars.WOOD PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE VINTAGE PORTS CSPC CASE SIZETawny 10 Year Old 575456 12 750 1985 Vintage 203505 12 750 1995 ‘Madalena’ 137000 12 750VINTAGE CHARACTER PORTSTraditional Late Bottled 304527 12 750 2007 Vintage 737114 12 375Vintage 2007 Vintage 737115 6
  • 58. MENU SouthAfricaSURPRISING DIVERSITY IN RED,WHITE, SPARKLING AND DESSERT WINE;IN ALL PRICE TIERS. South African wine changed dramatically in the years just prior to Apartheid and aer. Once the ban was lied – it is hard to believe we once were not allowed to buy this wine in Alberta – sales recovered nicely. Today the industry has grown in quality, of this there is no doubt. e wines themselves have a unique stamp not unlike those from Chile. ey share a forward and fruity quality together with a certain ‘gout de terroir’ as the French would say – a flavour from the soil – as many good regions have. e country has many famous Estates and many newcomers like Graham Beck. is richly diverse country is rightly proud of its wines. We are too. KEY FACTS FOOD WINE MATCHING e South African wine industry has a history of wine Chenin Blanc wines (Arabella) go very well with pork, chicken production which dates back hundreds of years, even though or duck, strong flavours like Porcini and Parmesan as well as today they are perceived as a New World producer. mild curries. e Majority of South Africa’s vineyards are situated in the Deliciously smooth Graham Beck Shiraz is fantastic with Western Cape near the coast. e most important vineyard braised steak, bison, smoked sausages or tomato-based pasta areas include Stellenbosch, Constantia, Franschoek, Walker Bay, dishes. Darling, Durbonville and Robertson. e Graham Beck Sparkling wines are class leaders. Serve in Today South Africa is a vibrant and exciting country of nice stemware and accent these delicious wines. enormous diversity and this is reflected in their wines. e industry combines classic elements of the Old World, with over 300 years of winemaking history, fused with the contemporary fruit-driven styles of the New
  • 59. MENU Arabella STYLE AND TASTE AT A GREAT PRICE. At Arabella there is a very simple objective: endeavoring to make the best wine possible. Achieving this goal is their passion. e name Arabella was chosen as a reflection of the beautiful Arabian horses, which grace the winery’s verdant pastures. Arabella is a family business in which all member are passionately involved. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Finding delicious tasting wine today is not necessarily a difficult task. However, at the Arabella prices, good quality is much harder to find. Surely these family made wines are amongst the market’s best values. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Chenin Blanc 2009 724616 12 750 Clean and fresh with nice balance; great value. A nice aperitif and lunch wine.i Sauvignon Blanc 2009 724617 12 750 Nice Sauvignon character but not too aggressive. Great with flatfish like halibut in shallots and butter.i Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 724618 12 750 A great buy with some nice Cabernet character. Excellent with burgers, pastas and other casual fare.
  • 60. MENU Graham Beck GORGEOUS WINES FROM THE CAPE. GrahamBeckWinesisnowenteringitsthirdgenerationasafamilywinery.Itwasestablished in1983whenentrepreneurGrahamBeckpurchasedMadebafarmoutsidetheWesternCape townofRobertson.Hehadaferventambitiontoestablishaworld-classwineryinthisregion. esuccessofGrahamBeckWinescanbeattributedtopassion,commitment,skillandaccess tothefinestqualitygrapes.Butmostofallitcanbeattributedtothevisionofoneman– GrahamBeck. GRAHAM BECK BRUT Sparkling wines truly represent the highest quality and uniqueness of the company. Graham Beck Brut may be the finest product in it’s category in the market. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Rhona Muscadel 2003 607739 6 500 Named aer the wife of the late Graham Beck; beautiful wine; rich, luscious. StunningmatchforFoieGrasormorenormallywithdesserts.i Graham Beck Brut NV 607747 6 750 A delicious example of a modern Sparkling wine made in the Champagne method. ServeasyouwouldChampagne;withappetizers,gougeres,smokedsalmon.i Blanc de Blancs 2006 718032 6 750 Another one of the great sparkling wines from Graham Beck; this one entirely from Chardonnay. Aperfectseafoodappetizerwine.i Viognier 2008 718033 12 750 Deep golden, aromatic and very fruity but dry. Anicematchwithscallopsinawinesaucewithmushrooms.i Sauvignon Blanc 2009 607762 12 750 A top selling item; clean, refreshing, crisp, great value. Servewithvegetariancuisineorisalsoidealwithtunaandsalmonsashimi.i Pinotage 2009 607770 12 750 A particular wine with light earthy aromas and meaty flavours. Agreatmatchforgrilledlambandbeef.i Gamekeeper’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 607788 12 750 A top wine with unique personality; deep color and intense flavour. Servewithleanbisonburgersandoldcheddar.i Shiraz 2006 607796 12 750 Nice deep color, so texture and grapey flavours. Anexcellentmatchforribsandpulledporksandwiches. MORE GRAHAM BECK WINES
  • 61. MENU Graham Beck CABERNET SAUVIGNON ‘GAMEKEEPERS’ Multiple vineyard locations mean that the company can source grapes grown at different sites to add complexity and interest. is Cabernet is a deep ruby colored wine with vinous aromas and richly fruity flavours. It is a tremendous value. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi e Ridge Syrah 2002 607812 12 750 A unique and special wine with real personality; nice bottle age now. Couldmatchwithroastedvegetablesandanicelambrack.i Railroad Red 2008 625681 12 750 So, textured wine easy personality and versatile. Niceblendedredforcasualmealsandevenbyitself.i Shiraz Viognier 2007 732349 12 750 Fine value and a traditional cape blend of red and white grapes. Anexcellentwineforawidevarietyoffunctions;soandfruity. MORE GRAHAM BECK WINES
  • 62. MENU SpainDEEPLY FLAVOURED RED WINES THATREALLY FIT THE MODERN TASTE PROFILE. Spain continues to be a great source of reasonably priced dry wines which seem to fit the modern taste profile for generously flavoured, so with structure, red wine. While Rioja and Navarra still dominate the quality offering for Spanish wine in Alberta, there is increasing interest in regions such as Toro, Priorat and Ribera del Duero for full bodied reds, and Rueda for fresh, crisp whites. We believe there is a tremendous future for Spanish wine in Alberta even though today it is ‘punching below its weight class’. For great value look to the wines of Chivite, one of the best known producers from Navarra. KEY FACTS FOOD WINE MATCHING Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world and is Offering tapas is a simple way to add value and increase spend – able to offer a huge variety of wine styles due to its very diverse almost anything goes here including sardines, squid, vegetables climate. It offers crisp, aromatic whites in the cool Atlantic with or without sauce, sausages, meatballs, etc. Some Spanish regions of the north west to fiery, full-bodied reds of the hot restaurants do this and count the toothpicks to arrive at the bill! southern regions. Red Navarra and Rioja wines are superb with lamb, sausages Tempranillo is regarded as the most important grape for quality and most lighter meat dishes. Surprisingly the wines stand up reds and makes up the largest proportion in blends for red nicely to bold food so don’t be shy. Riojas. e wine label term ‘Crianza’ means that the wine has been aged slightly – oen in wood barrels. is style is very popular and modestly
  • 63. MENU Bodegas Chivite A PASSION ABOUT WINE SINCE 1647. e region of Navarra in northern Spain is known for more than bulls and the famous race through Pamplona. Wine is a major part of the culture and distinguished producer Julien Chivite is one of the great names and a real innovator. Beautiful Coleccion wines and an especially good value wine made from old vines called Gran Feudo are must-tries. GRAN FEUDO RESERVA is is nicely aged Navarra wine that admirably straddles the old traditional style with the new, fruit forward movement. A lovely example of the ‘new’ Spain. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Rioja Crianza Salceda 2005 735182 6 750 A modern style; forward and fruity but dry, some oak ageing. Excellent with bold food like a Brazilian barbecue.i Collecion 125 Reserva 2004 483180 6 750 One of the top wines in northern Spain; big, rich, ageworthy. A nice wine for Sunday dinner being both democratic but impressive too.i Gran Feudo Crianza 2005 176768 12 750 A straightforward grapey wine; good value. Excellent with almost all tapas; great pasta wine.i Gran Feudo Reserva 2004 479014 12 750 is is in the modern style; forward but with some structure too. A nice wine for cured meats like pata negra and proscuitto.i Gran Feudo Vina Viejas 2003 553628 12 750 Medium color with nice complex ‘old vine’ aromas. Can be quite delicious with Italianesque food (like Saltimbocca) as well.
  • 64. MENU Conde DeCaralt DELICIOUS CAVA FROM CATALAN. Withalongheritageofwinemaking,thecurrentfamilyofJoseMariadeCarlat Borrellacquiredtheestateinthe1960s.eyhavesinceconsolidatedtheprestige ofitswinesandcavascreatingarangeofproductsthatisgreatlyappreciatedfor itstradition,andnotableforitsunpretentiouselegance. CAVA BRUT An excellent Brut offering great value for money from a traditional Catalan producer in the heart of the Cava district. Brilliant straw-yellow in colour with a well-balanced mousse. Crisp and clean on the nose and elegant on the palate with a smooth and balanced finish. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Cava Brut NV 733071 12 750 A great value sparkler for weddings, graduations, parties. Alsoaterrificwineforbrunchmixedwithfruitjuiceorbyitself.
  • 65. MENU United StatesCALIFORNIA SALES ARE ON ANOTHERGROW TH SPURT. California wine sales here have been climbing steadily since the early 1980’s with a few exceptions, most notably 2009. More recently though, sales have rebounded and we have noticed that the strong brands are getting even stronger. is is good news, especially considering the strength of our Canadian dollar has enabled us to lower prices on most of our California wines. We are really excited about our California portfolio these days with outstanding wines and scores from each of our suppliers. Look for the wines of Belle Glos and Conundrum to make a major move in sales this year with very attractive pricing on the way. Also we are expecting big things from Dierberg, Dry Creek and Rutherford Ranch. Our sales team will be out oen, tasting our extensive portfolio of US wines – so we hope to be able to show you our new releases soon! KEY FACTS Hard to miss a perfect match for California whites with most seafood or classic poultry dishes. e Sauvignon Blancs make e USA is the fourth largest wine producing country in the delicious aperitif wines and are also good with the lighter, world. ere are numerous growing conditions that give rise to a ‘healthy’ meals. diverse range of styles and types with easy-to-understand labels. e reds can be very powerful – oen these wines are pushing e fact that California has many, many pricing tiers means 14-15% alcohol – which can be overpowering to more delicate there is margin potential throughout the entire range from $10 cuisine. Keeping to grilled and roasted meats or stovetop up to $100 and more. For access to a complete selection, please preparations, it is hard to go wrong with California reds. contact our sales team. e exciting Oregon and California Pinot Noirs are perfect KEY WINES FROM THE RANGE matches for more robust fish dishes in bold sauces or even With the diverse styles from America, there are usually no simply-prepared salmon and char. e best Pinots are big and problems finding excellent pairings. With only the odd deeply-flavoured (almost more ‘Rhone-like’) and are better exception, American wine is full-bodied with good ripeness suited to classic meat dishes. levels. e finer whites are usually oaked and, when they’re not, it is typically noted clearly on the label. ese whites are also so in acidity, making them easy to match with most
  • 66. MENU Belle Glos LUSH PINOT NOIR. Caymus vineyards, has created a range o eautiful Pinot Noirs, named in honour o o he coastal vineyards the winery has in the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and is a wonderful blend of grapes from Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara. PINOT NOIR ‘MEIOMI’ very polished and urbane. A total crowd pleaser. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWC 89 Pinot Noir ‘Meiomi’ 2008 709965 12 750 Very stylish regional blend with lovely nose o resh strawberries; hint of oak. Very easy to match with a wide range o oods; even seafood. Pinot Noir Rose 2009 726304 12 750 Wonderful with composed salads especially salad nicoise.WS 90 i Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2007 721128 6 750 Nice deep ruby color with rich Pinot aromas and satiny texture. Las Alturas VineyardWS 91 i Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2008 718035 6 750 Clark Telephone Vineyard Grilled veal chops with wild mushrooms sing with this wine.WS 90 i Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008 718041 6 750 Taylor Lane Vineyard A superb match for a vegetarian ratatouille.
  • 67. MENU Caymus ICONIC WINES FROM THE NAPA VALLEY. Caymus Vineyards is a third generation family vineyard, that since 1972, has consistently reason the term Napa Cabernet holds such iconic status, uniquely winning the wine of the year Cabernet vines in the mid 1960s before this variety was universally considered the “king” of Napa Valley wines. Current President Chuck Wagner attributes the quality, complexity and layering of CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION Without question Caymus ‘Special’ is one of the great icons and grace is unique. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWS 92 i Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 705779 12 750 An iconic wine from Napa; forward, intense, beautifully textured. Guys like this with a big steak; Ladies like it too.WC 90 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 433474 6 1500WS 92 i Cabernet Special Selection 2008 305813 6 750 One of the great red wines of the world. Best with simple foods; nothing to distract from the wine. Cabernet Special Selection 2006 433482 6 1500 Cabernet Special Selection 2006 433490 1 3000 i Zinfandel 2006 348201 12 750 We never get as much as we need of this classic Napa Zinfandel; great fruit, excellent balance. It is a little over the top but it is great with pizza.
  • 68. MENU Chalk Hill CLASSY WINES FROM SONOMA. ChalkHillisalargeandrambling,beautifulEstateinoneofthe prettiestpartsoftheSonomaValley.isisasignificantproperty producingclassic,highlyratedChardonnayandSauvignonBlanc plusageworthyMerlotandCabernet. ESTATE RED Under the stewardship of winemaker Bill Knuttel, the winery has gradually improved the quality of its hillside Cabernet Sauvignon wine to become a serious player in a tough category with their Chalk Hill Estate Red. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Sauvignon Blanc 2006 459164 12 750 Chalk Hill was the early practitioner of the big, rich and round Sauvignon style Aterrificwinewithasparagusofanypreparation.i Estate Red 2005 734735 6 750 A very serious wine with ageing potential. Afinematchforlambrackswithgrainymustardsauce.i Chardonnay 2006 459545 12 750 For many years one of the great Sonoma chardonnays; big and rich AnexcellentmatchforsautedScallopswithcitrusbutter.i Merlot 2005 703027 12 750 is Merlot has actually more in common with Cabernet Sauvignon; big and richly flavoured. Awonderfulmatchforduckeventhechinesepekingstyle.
  • 69. MENU ConundrumONE OF THE MOST ‘COPIED’ WHITE WINES IN THE WORLD. OriginatedbythefamousteamatCaymusVineyards,Conundrum’ssuccessasaunique, complexblendofwhitegrapesfromCaliforniacontinuesatthenewConundrumwineryin theSantaLuciaHighlandsofMontereyCounty.ewine’scoreprofileremainsthoroughly Californian,withSauvignonBlancgrapesfromtheNapaValley,MuscatCanellifromTulare CountyontheCentralCoast, County.e“puzzle”ofConundrumhastodowiththepercentageblendofthesevarietieswhich changeseachyeardependingonwhatMotherNatureprovides. CONUNDRUM Gorgeous aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, and vanilla and lime zest enhance a deeply-flavored palate of tropical fruit, peach, pear and honeydew melon flavors. e complexity of this wine is brought into balance with a rich, round, so texture; fresh, supportive acidity; and a stunning,PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSConundrum 2008 718036 12 375 Now with a twist-off cap to preserve all the natural flavours without possible cork taint. AnexcellentwinewithIndianfood;greatwithbutterchicken,Wow.Conundrum 2008 735687 12 750Conundrum 2008 559948 1
  • 70. MENU Dierberg/StarLane Bankersbyprofession,JimandMaryDierberghaveownedoneofAmerica’soldestwineries, Hermannhof,locatedinMissouri,since1974.AersearchingthroughouttheSantaBarbararegionfor theidealvineyardsite,theDierbergspurchasedjustshyof10,000acresnearSantaInezinCaliforniain 1996.issite,nowcalledStarLaneisideallysuitedtogrowingexcellentCabernetandSauvignonBlanc BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS WINES. grapes.“Allthelocalfarmersknewthiswasoneofthewarmestspotsinthearea,”Jimrecalls.Laterin 1996,theyboughtacoolervineyardsitebestsuitedforPinotNoirandChardonnayabitfarthernorth inSantaMaria.AndinJanuaryof2004theyaddedaanothernewpropertyintheSantaRitaHills,also suitableforPinotNoirandChardonnay. PINOT NOIR e Dierbergs have gone to extreme lengths to make great Pinot Noir. e naturally cool Santa Barbara climate has been great for the investments made in the vineyard and in their state of the art winery. With winemaker Nick de Luca at the helm, the Dierbergs have a bright future indeed. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Chardonnay 2007 724272 6 750 One of the great new Chardonnays of the central coast area; big and rich. Idealwithshellfishinsaucelikeathermidorpreparation.i Pinot Noir 2006 724273 6 750 One of the great new Pinot Noirs of the central coast; powerful, beautifully textured. Afinewineofgreatstyle;perfectwithwildmushroomsandloinofveal. Pinot Noir ‘Steven’ 2005 731213 6 750 e best plot from the Dierberg vineyards. Bestonitsownorwithsimplefoodstoaccentthewine.i Syrah 2007 741752 6 750 Dense, backwards and brooding wine with super-concentrated aromas and flavors. Excellentwithgrilledorroastmeats.i Sauvignon Blanc Star Lane 2006 724274 12 750 Star Lane is a lovely spot for Sauvignon; ripe, full, rich. Excellentwithcrabcakesandaioli.i Cabernet Sauvignon Star Lane 2005 729014 6 750 One of the warmer sites for growing good Cabernet close to Santa Barbara. Agreatsteakhousewinewithintensefruit,powerandtannins.i Cabernet Sauvignon Star Lane ‘Astral’ 2005 732558 6 750 e best plot (and extended ageing) from the Star Lane Vineyard. AsupermatchforgrilledorroastedBison.
  • 71. MENU DryCreek CLASSIC CALIFORNIA AT A GREAT PRICE. ehistoryofDryCreekVineyardisalongandcolorfulone.Foundedin1972byDavidS.Stare, DryCreekpavedthewayforarenaissanceofwinemakingandviticultureintheDryCreekValley. Beforehisarrival,theDryCreekValleywaslittlemorethanafewfamilyfarmsandprune orchards.ItwasDave’svisiontostartaLoireValleyinspiredwinerythatreintroducedconsumers tothewinesofnorthernSonomaCounty.Today,managedbyDave’ssoninlaw,DonWallace,the second-generationfamilyownedwineryproducesverydistinctivewinesthatareconsistently rankedassomeofthebestfromCalifornia. HERITAGE ZINFANDEL Don Wallace has worked tirelessly over the past 10 years to re-establish Dry Creek vineyards as a leader with Zinfandel wine. His efforts are clearly apparent with this excellent example. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Chenin Blanc 2009 281253 12 750 A delicious dry style; forward, fruity, charming. Makeyourseafoodcomealiveandservethisnicelychilled.WE 89 i Fume Blanc 2009 277715 12 750 e wine that started it all at Dry Creek Vineyard; unoaked. Sauvignon Excellentwithappetizersorjustasanaperitif.WS 89 i Sauvignon Blanc 2008 737643 12 750 A gorgeous example of modern Sauvignon; lightly fragrant and nice weight. Beautifulmatchforcrabcakes. Sauvignon Blanc 2008 737642 12 375WS 87 i Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 225961 12 750 Quite possibly the best value Cabernet Sauvignon in our portfolio. Anexcellentmatchforlegoflambroastedwithrootvegetables. i Zinfandel Heritage Clone 2006 574491 12 750 Another good value Zinfandel; this one more typical. ExcellentwithPizzaandPasta. i Zinfandel Old Vines 2007 385070 12 750 Great value, unique flavour; deep, raisin like, full. AwesomewithItalianstylefood. i e Mariner 2004 730557 6 750 A top wine with character; deeply colored and finely etched. Afinechoiceforroastedmeats,especiallybeef.
  • 72. MENU J.Lohr CALIFORNIAN PIONEERS CRAFTING EXCELLENT WINES. world-class winegrowing regions. One of an early handful of pioneers, Jerry Lohr was among the Wines includes more than 900 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in Monterey County, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles and 33 acres in Napa Valley. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably of place. J.Lohr remains one of the few estate-focused wineries of its size, and one of the last second generation of family members. CABERNET SAUVIGNON ‘SEVEN OAKS’ Seven Oaks is ‘the’ benchmark, modern Cabernet Sauvignon wine. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Painter Bridge: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 722104 12 750 Delicious as a by-the-glass / house wine for easy food matching. i Painter Bridge: Chardonnay 2009 600155 12 750WC 88 i Painter Bridge: Zinfandel-Shiraz 2008 600148 12 750 i Cypress: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 334466 12 750 Excellent red wines; solid and well made. i Cypress: Merlot 2008 378521 12 750 i Cypress:White Zinfandel 2009 723481 12 750 i Sauvignon Blanc Carol’s Vineyard 2007 717540 12 750 A super ripe style being both herbal but rich at the same time. i Cabernet Sauvignon ’Carol’s Vineyard’ 2005 717539 6 750 From the heart of the Napa Valley; highly structured and built to age. i Petite Syrah ‘Tower Road’ 2006 736119 12 750 Big, deep, dark, brooding monster. A huge wine for grilled meats. RARE BLENDS i Cuvee St.E 2005 734083 6 750 Deep, dark and structured Cabernet Sauvignon; good with lamb. MORE J.LOHR WINES
  • 73. MENU J.Lohr CHARDONNAY ‘RIVERSTONE’ to create consistently ripe fruit each year. A superb growing region for Chardonnay. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS i Chardonnay ‘Riverstone’ 2007 313833 12 375 Wonderful with seafood in sauces like a classic Coquille St. Jacques. i Chardonnay ‘Riverstone’ 2008 258699 12 750 i Chardonnay ‘Arroyo Vista’ 2006 703118 12 750WS 89 i Merlot ‘Los Osos’ 2007 550327 12 750 A good match for grilled beef tenderloin and arugula salad. i Pinot Noir ‘Falcon’s Perch’ 2009 741407 12 750 Delicate and satiny smooth; red fruits and toasty oak tone. i Riesling ‘Bay Mist’ 2008 303396 12 750 J.Lohr has since the 1970’s, made one of the best California Rieslings. i Syrah ‘South Ridge’ 2008 425272 12 750 A nice paring with smoked meats like brisket or pork i 2009 326686 12 750 We used to call this California Beaujolais; serve it cool. Really good with salads, sandwiches, casual meals. i Zinfandel ‘Old Vines’ 2008 626564 12 750 Zinfandel and barbecued anything is a good bet. i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Seven Oaks’ 2007 313817 12 375 Many people’s benchmark Cab; an amazing value every year. Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Seven Oaks’ 2008 313825 12 750 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Seven Oaks’ 2007 948448 6 1500 i Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Hilltop’ 2006 703290 12 750 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Hilltop’ 2007 741297 6 750 MORE J.LOHR WINES MORE J.LOHR WINES
  • 74. MENU J.Lohr VALDIGUIE ‘WILDFLOWER’ When this wine was forced to change its name (a legal tussle) from Gamay, we all thought that the difficult pronunciation would be the death knell of this deliciously fruity red. Boy were we wrong. Today, it’s still, an easy going, lighter, California style red that can be chilled and gulped with whatever is on hand. ARIEL NON ALCOHOLIC VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Ariel Blanc NV 953952 12 750 Via a process of reverse-osmosis J.Lohr can remove the alcohol from these varietals. Interesting options for people who wanti Chardonnay 2008 953953 12 750 or need de-alcoholized wine.i White Zinfandel NV 953954 12 750i Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 953958 12 750i Ariel Rouge NV 953959 12 750 MORE J.LOHR WINES
  • 75. MENU Jordan THE CHATEAU MARGAUX OF CALIFORNIA. JordanVineyardWineryhasbeendedicatedtoproductionofelegantCabernetSauvignonand ChardonnaysinceitsfoundingbyTomandSallyJordanin1972.Undertheguidanceoftheirson, John,Jordancontinuestoelevateitspursuitofexcellenceineveryaspectofthebusiness,striving toplaceinbalancethecomplexitiesofwinegrowing,theartistryofthecellarandthejoysofthe table.JordanVineyardWineryliestuckedintothehillsofAlexanderValleyinSonomaCounty andencompassesmorethan1,500acresofrollinghills,oaktrees,lakes,streams,vineyards,olive trees,pastures,andgardens. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Aer more than 30 vintages – and the same winemaker – Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon still represents super premium quality with discreet and timeless style. e wine has been consistently elegant despite changes in popular wine fashion for bigger and bolder reds. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Chardonnay ‘Russian River’ 2007 277897 12 750 Delicious, mouthwateringly clean and round; with a hint of oak. Afinematchforsablefishgrilledwithfreshvegetables.i Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 365577 12 750 Gorgeous blackcurrant aromas and faint aromas of cigarbox and cedar. ‘Alexander Valley’ Superbwinewiththebestcutofbeefavailable.
  • 76. MENU Mer Soleil I BELIEVE THE MAGIC OF THIS VINEYARD TO BE AN ATYPICAL MIXTURE of Monterey County, is named for two natural forces that create its growing conditions: sea (mer) and sun (soleil). During the growing season, warmer inland temperatures at the southern end of the Salinas Valley pull cooling morning and OF VERY COOL WEATHER AND FULL SUNLIGHT. MER SOLEIL CHARDONNAY Made in a complex, barrel-fermented style reminiscent of the white wines of PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSWC 88 i Mer Soleil Silver 2007 725562 12 750 Fabulous ‘new’ white wine fermented in special claylike vessels; wonderfully fragrant, unoaked i Chardonnay 2006 453142 12 750 It Chardonnay 2006 606301 6 1500 i Late 2002 718084 12 375 A lovely ‘late harvest’ dessert style; full, rich, golden. Brilliant with pastries, cookies and cakes.
  • 77. MENU Rutherford RutherfordWineCompanyisfamilyownedandmanagedcompanyandoneofthelargest vineyardownersinCalifornia.RutherfordRanchWineryislocatedintheheartoftheNapa WineCompany Valley.ewineryandestatevineyardsare100%CertifiedOrganic.ecriticallyacclaimed wineshavebeencharacterizedasoneofNapa’sgreatvaluesbynotedwinewriterRobertParker. 100% SUSTAINABLE VITICULTURE CREATING BEAUTIFUL WINES. RoundHillwinesareproducedfromvineyardswithintheNorthCoast,MontereyandCentral Valleyappellations.isspringthefamilyintroducedLander-Jenkins“SpiritHawk”Cabernet SauvginonandChardonnayinselectmarkets.Bothare100%sustainablygrown. LANDER JENKINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON A modern California Cabernet made from the family’s choice 100% sustainable vineyards. Good for the land. Good for the Grapes. Good for the wine. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILSi Round Hill White Zinfandel 2008 323352 12 750 e fruity rose wine that helped to start the wine movement in North America in the 1980’s. Deliciouswineforthosenewtowine;easy,so,fruity,mediumdry.i Lander Jenkins Chardonnay 2008 739808 12 750 Another terrific bargain from sustainably farmed vineyards; medium bodied. Easytomatchwithgrilledfishwithcilantroandlime.i Lander Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 739806 12 750 As above; a new approach being both sustainably farmed and great value. Deliciouswithlambchopsandcurriedsquash.i Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2008 721360 12 750 A very good value Chardonnay wine; lightish oak and some toasty character. Nicewithroastedporkloinandredcabbage.i Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel 2007 736488 12 750 A great example of a local California wine; so, grapey, vinous. Superwithpizzaandtomatopastas.i Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 721334 12 750 A great deal for Napa Cabernet; nice berry aromas, smooth tannins, good finish. Servewithnewyorkstripandsauceroquefort.i Rutherford Ranch Reserve Cabernet 2005 730819 6 750 An excellent selection of the best barrel lots; deeply colored and nuanced. Bestwithsimplypreparedfoodsorwithcheese.
  • 78. MENU ThreeSaintsWines GREAT VALUE FROM A PREMIUM WINERY. reeSaintswinesareallcraedfromDierbergFamilyestategrapes,eachgrowntoreflectthe uniquecharacteristicsofthethreeappellationswithinSantaBarbaraCounty:SantaMariaValley, SantaRitaHillsandSantaYnezValley.ChardonnayandPinotNoirwineshailfromthecool coastalclimateoftheDierbergSantaMariavineyard.BordeauxandRhonevarietals,whichneed awarmerclimateinordertoripentoperfectionaregrownintheStarLanevineyardatthevery easternendoftheSantaYnezValley.Inthefuture,PinotNoirfromthevineyardunder developmentintheSantaRitaHillswilljointhereeSaintsportfolio. THREE SAINTS CABERNET SAUVIGNON e ree Saints label is a wonderful way for the Dierberg family to offer especially good value in the bottle, while at the same time strengthening the two main estate labels – Dierberg and Star Lane – with only the very finest fruit from the Estate. PRODUCT VINT. CSPC CASE SIZE DETAILS Pinot Noir Rose 2007 733167 12 750 A nice salmon color; great with most seafood including tuna.i Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 724275 12 750 e ‘second’ wine of the Estate; excellent value. Verygoodwithalltypesofsteak.i Pinot Noir 2007 727378 12 750 e ‘second’ wine from the Dierberg Pinot Estate; so, ripe, full, wonderful. Agreatmatchforsalmon.i Steakhouse Red 2007 741753 12 750 A great ‘beefy’ wine perfect for by-the-glass serving. Notsurprisinglyidealwithgrilledsteakorevenspicyaifood.i Syrah 2007 730658 12 750 Delicious wine with lovely nuances of dark fruits especially blueberries. Ripe,round;makesagoodmatchforVenison.
  • 79. MENU Champagne Champagne No one would dispute the `alone at the top position of French Champagne in the sparkling wine business. Currently, their level of quality and expertise is simply the best in the world. Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine ere is however a growing battalion of Sparkling Wine producers from all over the globe making similar products in a similar fashion that deserve to be recognized for a different kind of quality and price ratio. Sparkling wine can really effect social situations in a super positive way which is why we really like it. ere is for example no better wine for big receptions and dinner parties. For a unique experience try matching it with foods throughout the entire night - that is fun. As you might be able to tell we have an excellent selection with at least one sparkling product for all major price tiers.CHAMPAGNE VINT CSPC CASE SIZE SPARKLING WINE VINT CSPC CASE SIZEBrut Non Vintage NV 719105 6 750 Sparkling Shiraz NV 522268 12 750Ayala Vixen – AustraliaBrut Rose NV 719106 6 750 Cipes Brut NV 314419 12 750Ayala Summerhill – CanadaBrut Nature NV 719104 6 750 Pinot Noir Brut Rose ‘Bateman’ NV 720539 12 750Ayala Summerhill – CanadaBlanc Souverain NV 534180 6 750 Wolerger Brut NV 702142 12 750Henriot Wolerger – FranceBlanc Souverain NV 735495 12 375 Prosecco Royal Cuvee NV 724647 6 750Henriot ItalyBrut Millesime 1998 527945 6 750 Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio 2009 731965 12 750Henriot Voga – ItalyBrut Magnum 1996 725900 3 1500 Savee Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2006 716659 12 750Henriot Mount Riley – New ZealandBrut Double Magnum 1995 725899 1 3000 Blanc de Blancs 2006 718032 6 750Henriot Graham Beck – South Africa Graham Beck Brut NV 607747 6 750 Graham Beck – South Africa Cava Brut NV 733071 12 750 Conde De Caralt –
  • 80. MENU DessertWines In Canada we can make natural ice wine almost every year, where in other countries, maybe only 2 in 10 winters are cold enough. Superb ice wines need sustained temperatures of between -8 and -15 celsius. Beware though, ice wine is a big flavoured wine with lots of fruit, weight and acidity. For a more ‘toned down’ style try a Late Harvest bottling, like Tinhorn Creek. Madeira wine is made in a unique fashion in special vessels that heat and cool the fortified mixture for a period of months. en, for our offering called Rainwater, it is aged for three years in barrels and becomes richly fruity, only medium dry and has nuances of dried fruit and citrus peel. Sicily is home to the delicious fruity wines of Marsala. e wines can be both Germany, for many people is the ‘motherland’ for dessert wine – their fortified or not. e ones that are not fortified are particularly good as a dessert amazing Riesling grapes and stony soil intensify the natural flavours. sipper or used in the kitchen preparation of various dishes. ‘Auslese’ means late harvest. ese wines especially from Nik Weis at St. Urbans-Hof are some of the prettiest wines in the world – being light and In South Africa Muscadel is an important variety and for many years was flowery in the nose but also with weight and length of flavour. responsible for the region’s most famous wine. Our Muscadel offering is named aer the wife of the late Graham Beck. Beautiful wine; rich and luscious. People may forget that Greece practically started ‘the wine business’. It was their culture that prized not only the grapes and their juice but the civilized From California, Late is made from Viognier grapes that have been almost approach to drinking these products at theatre, music and other cultural transformed into ‘raisins’ by allowing them to remain on the vine until late in readings and events. Mavrodaphne is a lovely dessert wine that is easy to the season. When Mother Nature cooperates and provides humid conditions for match with a wide assortment of foods. ‘Botrytis Cinera’ to form on the skins then the wine gets even more interesting.CANADA VINT CSPC CASE SIZE SICILY VINT CSPC CASE SIZEKerner Late Harvest 2009 632216 12 200 Marsala Fine (17%) DOC 719682 6 750Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Carlo PellegrinoBateman Organic Pinot Noir Icewine 2007 740246 12 200 Marsala Cremovo (16%) NV 723445 6 750Summerhill Pyramid Winery Carlo PellegrinoBateman Organic Riesling Icewine 2007 740249 12 200Summerhill Pyramid Winery SOUTH AFRICA Rona Muscadel 2003 607739 6 500GERMANY Graham BeckOckfener Bockstein Auslese 2007 598029 12 750St. Urbans-Hof UNITED STATES Mer Soleil Late 2002 718084 12 375GREECE CaymusMavrodaphne NV 208413 12 750KourtakisMADEIRALeacocks Rainwater NV 245530 12
  • 81. MENU Ports e Port trade started in earnest as a result of the serious bickering that was going on between France and England a few centuries ago. Essentially England was buying a great deal of table wine from France at the time and as a result of the ongoing conflicts with France, England was searching for alternative sources and discovered Portugal as a potential source of supply. Vintage Port Characterized by the fact that the grapes are from a single harvest and they do their maturing in bottle. As a consequence vintage port is deeper colored and needs to be decanted off its sediment prior to serving. Vintage Port is certainly the most famous (and expensive) ‘style’ of Port but only represents a small e concept of ‘fortifying’ these table wines with brandy did two delicious percentage of the total Port production. things for the wine. One: it raised the alcohol levels and at the same time arrested the fermentation leaving a sweeter wine. Two: it ‘travelled’ better and was in better condition on arrival than many lower alcohol table wines Vintage Character Port taking the same trip. A relatively ‘new’ style of Port and is a response to demand in the market for a deeply colored, richly flavoured Port with similar characteristics to Vintage Port Wood Port but soer and without the need for decanting. Oen these Ports are much less expensive as well. Many restaurants and hotels offer a vintage character by-the- Characterized by the fact that they do most of their ‘maturing’ in wood glass which has raised the profile of these excellent Ports. casks. As a result they give up their deep red color for a more tawny or auburn hue depending on the time spent in cask. Wood ports do not need decanting since any sediment is captured in cask prior to bottling.WOOD PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE VINTAGE CHARACTER PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE VINTAGE PORTS CSPC CASE SIZE10 year old Tawny 715805 12 750 Graham’s LBV 191239 12 750 2007 Vintage 737111 6 750Graham’s Graham’s Graham’s20 year old Tawny 284216 12 750 Graham’s Six Grapes 208405 12 750 2007 Vintage 737112 3 1500Graham’s Graham’s Graham’s30 year old Tawny 715847 12 750 Graham’s Six Grapes 715821 24 375 1985 Vintage 203505 12 750Graham’s Graham’s Smith Woodhouse40 year old Tawny 715854 12 750 Traditional LBV ’95 304527 12 750 1995 Vintage ‘Madalena’ 137000 12 750Graham’s Smith Woodhouse Smith Woodhouse100 Years of Tawny 700052 12 750 2007 Vintage 737114 12 375Graham’s VINTAGE PORTS Smith Woodhouse10 Year Old Tawny 575456 12 750 1980 Vintage 700530 12 750 2007 Vintage 737115 6 750Smith Woodhouse Graham’s Smith Woodhouse 1991 Vintage 333435 12 750 2003 Vintage 719607 12 750 FOR MADEIRA, MARSALA AND OTHER Graham’s Quarles Harris FORTIFIED WINES CLICK HERE 1999 Vintage ‘Malvedos’ 481366 12 750 2007 Vintage 737113 6 750 Graham’s Quarles Harris 2007 Vintage 737110 12 375 Graham’
  • 82. MENU GrappaDistillates Grappa is made from the pomace (pressed out le overs of wine berries) of wine. e best ones are made by artisanal methods oen in copper stills like those used by Poli. In Italy because there are so few grappa artisans le, they are quite busy distilling the pomace from many famous winemakers in and fermented in artisanal stills into the base Tequila usually called ‘Silver’, the most pure form. e best houses make a pure and lovely Silver that is best served like a good Grappa – i.e. in a proper glass such as a Riedel Grappa glass. It seems wrong(?) to use a great ‘Silver’ like Trago in a Margerita but the result is Bitters addition to their own production. e best Grappas are oen quite delicate in aroma but still, sometimes surprisingly, very strong in alcohol. ese should be consumed neat in a special glass (check out the great Riedel amazingly delicious. Oen good Tequila can be aged slightly in barrels with positive results. ‘Reposado’ is an example of a slightly aged Tequila and seems ‘bigger and richer’. Or for a longer aged Tequila try the ‘Anejo’ which has a grappa glass) like a fine cognac or scotch. e more ‘pedestrian’ types oen deeper color still and carries a powerful aroma and flavour. need espresso to calm them down as in ‘cafe coretto’ (corrected coffee). Bitters Tequila e original “bitter”, was created in 1845 in Milan by Bernardino Branca – e very finest Tequilas like Trago, are made from the Blue Agave plant Fernet Branca then became popular all over the world. Its unique and secret grown in the traditional red volcanic soils (close to Guadalajara) in higher formula has been passed down five generations within the Branca family to the altitudes and carefully tended by traditional farming families (the present day, remaining unchanged over the years. A unique, bitter liquor Jimadores). e key to making great tequila lies in the quality of the plants produced from roots and herbs from around the world. and their harvest condition. From there the Blue Agave ‘pinas’ are crushedPOIRE AVEC POIRE FRANCE VINT CSPC CASE SIZE GRAPPA ITALY VINT CSPC CASE SIZEWolerger Poire avec Poire NV 720804 6 700 Poli Display NV 723337 6 700Pear Brandy. An assortment of various grappas. Poli Big Mama Sarpa NV 735489 1 3000GRAPPA ITALY e mother of all grappa; as above but in a 3 Litre bottle.Jacopo Poli Torcolato NV 469569 6 500 Pere de Poli NV 741593 6 500Aged three years in Torcolato barrels. Aromatic Pear brandy made from Williams Pears, South Tirol.Po’ Moscato di Poli NV 529594 6 700 Uvaviva NV 737012 6 700Very fruity style made from Moscato grapes. Gorgeous Grape brandy made from Malvasia Muscat grapes.Jacopo Poli Vespaiolo NV 415240 6 500A young style made from Vespaiolo grapes from the Breganze hills. BIT TERS ITALYSarpa de Poli NV 377440 6 700 Fernet Branca NV 724785 12 500A young style made from Cabernet and Merlot grapes. A nice aer dinner bitters or with soda.Poli Barrique NV 723336 3 700A blend of red grapes aged for 13 years in barrel. TEQUILA MEXICOPoli Mirtillo NV 723339 6 500 Anejo NV 731095 6 750Infused liquer with Blueberries (28% alc.) Aged for 18 months in used Bourbon barrels - deep gold.Poli Miele NV 723338 6 500 Reposado NV 731096 6 750An infusion of honey is added (35% alc.) Aged for 4 months in american oak barrels - light to mid golden. Silver NV 731097 6 750 A clear, pure, blue agave