I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Canadian Wine & Beer That Looks but Doesn't Taste Scary

As both the Frakenstorm and Halloween approach, I batten down the hatches and hold onto the decorations in the wind; my mind turns to spooky seasonal beverages that warm up the soul.

Mt. Begbie - Nasty Habit - IPA - Revelstoke, B.C. $5.60
Malt, citrus peel and grapefruit, intense fruity & floral hops, hint of resin; pleasant bitterness from hops.

Mt. Begbie Brewing

Dieu du Ciel - Corne Du Diable - IPA - Quebec  - 6.5%
Dry hopped red ale with intense bitterness. A blend of American West Coast & British IPA styles.

Coffin Ridge - Back from the Dead Red - Marchal Foch - Owen Sound, ON  - $17.00
Lean and juicy; herbal, sour cherry and smoke.

Flat Rock Cellars - Twisted - White Blend - Niagara, ON - $16.95
Mineral, pear & grapefruit on nose & palate. Approachable, off-dry Riesling, Gewurtztraminer & Chardonnay blend. Crowd pleaser!