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Storming the Fort

There’s a world of wine out there beyond the basic (ahem) take grapes add yeast formula. That’s the world of fortified wine. What is a fortified wine? You’ve no doubt heard of them primarily in the names port and sherry. What’s this fortified business? Fortified wines are wines that have had a distilled spirit (usually […]

Beer: Black Galaxy

Set for launch on St. Patrick’s Day, Half Pints Brewing‘s latest creation is called Black Galaxy. Brewmaster Dave Rudge describes it as a Cascadian Dark Ale/American Black Ale or (less appropriately) Black IPA. It’s a similar style to their Black Scrapper, which had people lining up out the door and remains among BeerAdvocate.com‘s Top 50 […]

Beer: 3 Monts

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re taking a closer look at 3 Monts. From the same brewer that brings us Du Moulin, comes 3 Monts, a lager brewed using top fermenting ale yeasts.  Bierre de Garde, or strong beers […]

Beer: Trois Pistoles

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re loving Trois Pistoles. Quebec is to Canadian Beer what Belgium is to Europe and Unibroue is infamous for its abbey inspired styles. Dark brown colour, Trois Pistoles pours cloudy with a rich lacy […]

Wine: Caribou

Bottled in Montreal, Caribou is an authentic Quebec fortified wine said to be of Aboriginal origin. Legend has it, the drink was a mix of Carrbou blood and bush whisky. To make it more palatable, red wine substituted the blood and brandy and maple syrup later entered the equation. Caribou is now traditional served during […]

Beer: Blanche de Chambly

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re loving Unibroue’s Blance de Chambly. The first refermented white beer brewed according to Belgian tradition in North America Blanche de Chambly presents pale golden in the glass. Slightly cloudy, it maintains a creamy […]

Wine: Warres Tawny Port

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week we’re talking about Tawny Port. Being a tawny port, Warres 10 Year Old Otima is lighter in style but is packed full of luscious sweet flavours. I got the typical nuts, honey & dried fruit of a tawny port, but there was […]

Beer: Maudite

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re taking a closer look at Unibroue’s Maudite. This intensely red amber ale pours cloudy and presents a dramatic beige head. Aromas of malt, orange and spice like corriander and clove welcome the nose […]

Wine: Ciao Sangiovese

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week it’s Ciao Sangiovese. You won’t see a lot of TetraPak wines on store shelves here. Nor will you see a lot of 1-litre Sangiovese retailing for just over $12 (actually $12.11 at your local MLCC). The Ciao Sangiovese (from the coastal plains of […]

Beer: Raftman

Every Tuesday, look here for features on a seasonal beer or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re loving Unibroue’s Raftman. On the pour, this malt ale displays a cloudy amber red colours presents a beige head. A delightfully complex blend of smoke, apples, caramel, and whisky malt greet the nose and […]

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