Dufouleur Père et Fils Brut, Crémant de Bougogne, Burgundy France

Alcohol/Volume: 12% REVIEW: Lots of fine bubbles are found in this pale straw coloured Sparkling Wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté. On the nose, there’s aromas of baked apple pie in a rich buttery crust as well as zesty lemon and roasted macadamia nut. It is a medium to full bodied sparking wine… Read More Dufouleur Père et Fils Brut, Crémant de Bougogne, Burgundy France

Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Thessalia Greece

13% Alcohol/Volume REVIEW: Made from a blend of Xinomavro, Krassato, and Stavroto and aged a minimum of twelve months in oak barrels, this Greek wine has aromas of black cherry and plum with cinnamon, leather, sweet tobacco, cedar, floral notes, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and black pepper. Tart cherry and plum flavours follow through on… Read More Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Thessalia Greece

Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol/Volume 13.8% REVIEW: A dark and ruby hued Cab Sauv that is complex and seductive on the nose with juicy blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and notes of violet, dark chocolate, cedar, leather, sweet tobacco, black pepper, mushroom, and hints of vanilla. It is full-bodied on the palate with tart blackberry and plum flavours and a… Read More Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile

Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

Alcohol/Volume: 14% REVIEW: This elegant ruby coloured Malbec has a beautiful nose with juicy plum and vanilla aromas along with violet, leather, oak, cloves, black pepper and herbal notes. Luscious tart plum flavours come through on the palate and ends with cloves, cinnamon, and cedar notes. It is moderately full bodied with tannins that are… Read More Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2015, Alghero, Italy

Alcohol/Volume: 14.5% REVIEW: Made from Grenache, this full-bodied Red has aromas of plum and cassis spread with notes of cedar and a mix of fresh and dried flowers. The fresh flower aromas are leaning towards lilac and violet. There’s also notes of chocolate, black pepper, and mint. The dark fruit, chocolate, and black pepper follow… Read More Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2015, Alghero, Italy

Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario

Alcohol/Volume: 13.5% REVIEW: A wild fermented Red that is unfiltered, made by the fantastic winemaker Derek Barnett. Fragrant and complex on the nose with aromas of plum, blackberry, violet, dried eucalyptus, lavender, anise, as well as hints of leather and smoke. It is full-bodied with flavours of black cherry and tart plum, with coffee notes… Read More Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario

Marques de Casa Concha Carmenère 2010, Peumo Chile

Alcohol/Volume 14.5% REVIEW: A purple-hued Chilean Red that is meaty and has aromas of cassis jam, blueberry pie, violet, sweet tobacco, cedar, vanilla, and sweet spice. It is full-bodied on the palate with smooth tannins and an acidity that is perfectly balanced with the flavours and structure of the wine. It has tart blackberry, dark… Read More Marques de Casa Concha Carmenère 2010, Peumo Chile

Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2012, Puglia Italy

Alcohol/Volume: 13.5% REVIEW: This ruby coloured Red made from the Italian native grape Nero di Troia is very fragrant on the nose. It has juicy aromas of sour cherry and plum as well as floral notes of violet and rose. In addition, there is chocolate, cedar, leather, cloves, and cinnamon. The tart fruit follows through… Read More Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2012, Puglia Italy

Jacobsons: Bringing Friends Back to the Table

By: Melanie Lloyd For well over a decade, Jacobsons Gourmet Concept has been my favourite specialty food shop in Ottawa. Located in New Edinburgh, this store offers lots of charm and brightness. It has friendly and knowledgeable staff and offers a great selection of delectable goodies and delicacies, not to forget their outstanding cheese bar. Their… Read More Jacobsons: Bringing Friends Back to the Table