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

Absinthe: An Intimate Warm Restaurant with Fantastic Food!

By: Melanie Lloyd Over a decade ago, while living in Hintonburg, Absinthe was one my favourite date spots. This was prior to having kids and having to plan for a sitter. Back then, Absinthe was in a garage converted into a restaurant on Holland. It was small and cozy with limited seating, friendly service, and… Read More Absinthe: An Intimate Warm Restaurant with Fantastic Food!