Friday Tasting -Virginia Imports, Tatiana El Shafie

Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings that give you a chance to explore the wide word of wines! 

Each Friday we try to start your weekend off with a sampling of fine wines and beers that will allow you to relax into your "days off" with a positive note. Always a gathering of friends and neighbors and good conversation.

Come in this weekend and visit with us!


The Wines!!

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc $20.99
Colour: Water white with a hint of green and gold.
Aroma: Lifted aromatics of canned peaches, pineapple and elderflower.
Palate: Rockmelon, Cape gooseberry and crushed sweet meadow grass. Distinctly Sauvignon Blanc finish, with linear acidity balanced by creamy mouthfeel.
Food match: Oysters, seafood, pasta and chicken.
Organic status: Certified organic – BioGro #5266.
Sustainable status: Certified sustainable – Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Vegan status: Vegan friendly

Carabella Chardonnay $24.99
Citrus and white peach aromas lead to a complex, silky mid palate. Minerality on the finish with the barest hint of oak. Perfect for summer seafood.

Masi Rosa dei Masi $16.99

2018 Winery of the Year - Gamberro Rosso!!!
from Veneto, Italy - Salmon pink with cherry-coloured reflections. Intense aromas of just ripened berry fruit on the nose, especially raspberries and wild cherries.

Cherry Pie "Three Vineyards" Pinot Noir $22.99

Winemaker Notes, “The 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, and finishing with red cherry and earth.”

Marchesi di Barolo Marais Barbera, Monferrato $13.99

Aging: Aging in the traditional Slavonian oak barrels helps to make the wine more harmonious and increases the fineness of the bouquet. The sweet sensation is essentially due to the moderate acidity and to the delicacy of tannins. The Barbera d’Alba reaches maturity after 2 years after harvest and ripening is between 2 and 6 years.

Sensory characteristics: The color is ruby red with purple hues. The scent is fresh, with fruity notes reminiscent of blackberries, red fruit jam, spicy hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. The taste is full and rich, with a barely noticeable acidity. The woody note is well mixed with the remaining sensations.

Food Matches: Barbera is a wine for every meal, completes in every occasion. It goes well with tasty appetizers, pasta dishes with rich sauces and meat dishes, boiled or roasted, but also enhances the extremely traditional soups. It is also perfect for snacks with fresh meats and hard cheeses.

Mullen Road Cellars $44.99
Fresh blackberries, plum skin and fresh juniper berries intermixed with dried strawberry and sandalwood. Swirling brings up ripe black currants, baking spice and crème de cassis. 

91 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The palate is dense and polished with superfine tannins and great length. It’s mouthwateringly fresh with ripe but restrained fruit and terrific presence.Blend:
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3%Malbec

The Beers!!

Mustang Sally Brewing, Original Lager 6 pack, $12.99
A Dortmunder style lager with a rating of 3.85, this is a seasonal offering that meets the needs of transition from winter to spring. Moderate ABV of 5.5% and IBU of 42, this is a refreshing brew with a slight citrus tang.

Stone Enjoy By 4/20/2018 Unfiltered IPA 6 pack $18.99

4.35 RateBeer "Don't Miss"

While freshness is a key component of many beers—especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs—we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this line of devastatingly fresh IPAs. You see, not only did we brew this beer with over 10 different hops, we’ve also gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this double IPA in your hands within an extraordinarily short window. That’s why the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message in the name of the beer itself—further proving that there is no better time than right NOW to enjoy this IPA.

Clown Shoes, Space Cake 4 pack cans $16.99

ABV 9.0% BeerAdvocate 4.1 "Outstanding"
Why are Miracle Mike and his dog, Bionic, being chased by many evil laser beam shooting cupcakes and two giant layer cake mother ships? Because we're straight lunatic fools? Well, maybe, but with a few brains cells remaining we managed to craft Space Cake double IPA, utilizing citrusy Mosaic hops and an immaculate West Coast style malt backbone. Dude... Chill out. Enjoy some Space Cake.