Welcome back to the first wine tasting of 2015!
Tightwad Oenophile was a great way to kick off the year! It was all about the tips and tricks on how to pick out wallet friendly weekday wines! The favourite by a long shot was Australiaâ€™s sparkling brut reserve from Hardys! This sparkler is great with Chinese take-out, mac & cheese and mimosas â€“ and is only $14.99 â€“ which makes it a steal! The second favourite was the 2012 Chateau de Puicheric Minervois, France for $11.99! From the Languedoc-Roussillon, this wine showed fabulously with red and black fruit, floral notes, and spice! The next time you try perogies and sausage, hearty stew or steak and mushrooms, take this wine home, its amazing value for a Tuesday night! The third ranked favourite was the Spanish Wrongo Dongo Monastrell for $15.99! Its big, plush, plummy-cherry fruit flavours makes a great wine for BBQ, beef short ribs and grilled smokies! We finished with the 2006 Dexheimer Siegrrebe Beerneauslese that married perfectly with the blue cheese from Peasant Cheese Shop from right next door! It was an amazing way to finish off a fun evening! You can pair this with sharp cheeses, like blue, or dessert and fresh fruit. The cost was only $16.99, so it makes it a very affordable alternative to Sauternes or Icewine! Check out the lineup of the night below and donâ€™t forget to check out our biggest sale of the year (Jan. 23-25) where you canâ€™t afford not to pick up quality wines for a great price!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions or requests online, over the phone or in-store. We are always happy to help! The next Tightwad Oenophile class will be offered on March 24, 2015! Buy your tickets now because there are only a few spots left! Â Cheers to a great and prosperous 2015!
NV Hardys Brut Reserve, Australia – $14.99
2013 Tedeschi Soave, Italy – $17.99
2013 Mayu Sauvignon Blanc, Chile – $15.99
2011 CARM Douro Tinto, Portugal – $19.99
2013 Wrongo Dongo Monastell, Spain – $15.99