The Sweeter Side of Wine

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 2020

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Wine, Because Wine Not?

Sometimes life calls for a sweet treat.

Join us as we sample and learn about sweet wines from around the world and also delve into the world of dessert wines. Attend with a group of friends or solo. Either way, come out and enjoy a sweet afternoon of wine tasting.

FEATURED WINES

hover OVER BOTTLE FOR DESCRIPTIONS.

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

Tasting Notes:

Color of intense ruby red with purple nuances. Fragrance intense fruity, ripe berries. Taste is dense and persistent. Shows a pleasant balance in its body. Sparkling sweet. Fruity taste fresh and harmonious.

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

Tasting Notes:
It has a straw-yellow color and an intense, fragrant and fine musky fragrance that recalls honey, acacia flowers and linden tree. You can taste this fresh and young wine in every occasion. It matches perfectly with desserts, baked pastry and hazelnut cake.

Accordini Recioto (Italy)

Accordini Recioto (Italy)

Accordini Recioto (Italy)


Tasting Notes:

Sweet wine characterized by an exceptional structure and intense red ruby color. At the nose, clear notes of brandied cherry and dried fruits.

Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese 2018 (Germany)

Tasting Notes: Rich and full with aromas and flavors of honey, almonds, apricots, peaches, lime and mango. A perfect match for spicy cuisine, fruits, aged cheeses and desserts with dairy, citrus or nuts.

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Tasting Notes: Light ruby in color, aromas of red fruits and roses complement undertones of Bing cherries, strawberries, and hints of spice box. On the palate, crisp acidity and smooth tannins make for a food-friendly wine.

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)


Tasting Notes:

Taste Wine intense, very pleasant, fresh, open, with notes of red fruit and a long finish.

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)


Tasting Notes:

Features effusive ripe cherry and raspberry fruit that is brought in focus by an attractive, warming spirit glow. This vibrant, fruity Port finishes with a long, satisfying encore of bittersweet chocolate and orange zest.

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)


Tasting Notes:

Borrowing from the traditions of port making, we add neutral grape spirits to stop fermentation, trapping a percentage of sugar in the wine. Once Chocolate Amore is finished aging and is ready for bottling, we infuse a tiny amount of natural chocolate extract to the final blend, creating the perfect marriage of food and wine. This Merlot-based, port-styled wine is great over vanilla ice cream or as a stand-alone dessert.

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

 

Tasting Notes:

Delicate aromas of charlyn melon, white peach, tangerine, crisp cotton sheets drying on a line in the sun, slight gingery spice, honeysuckle and white flower. Off dry and bursting with pretty, ripe, unctuous fruit and an unbelieveably long beautiful finish.

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

 

Tasting Notes:

All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin.

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)


Tasting Notes:

Our Tawny Port exhibits a nuttiness and a complexity not often found in these types of tawnies. Compared with the Ruby, the Tawny is much paler in colour and lighter in style. As always, La Rosa's house style is slightly drier at the finish than most. There should be no confusion between this Tawny port and our old fine 10 year "Tonel No 12". It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)


Tasting Notes:

A gentle, lightly almond-flavored wine, easy and fruity, with acidity and a fresh, clear aftertaste. This is uncomplicated Madeira, well made.

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FEATURED WINES

hover OVER BOTTLE FOR DESCRIPTIONS.

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

Lambrusco Rosso Fosco (Italy)

 

Tasting Notes:

Color of intense ruby red with purple nuances. Fragrance intense fruity, ripe berries. Taste is dense and persistent. Shows a pleasant balance in its body. Sparkling sweet. Fruity taste fresh and harmonious.

Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese 2018 (Germany)

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018 (Lebanon)

 

Tasting Notes: Intense and rich with suggestions of honey, almonds, apricots, peaches, lime and mango. Amazing with all spicy cuisines, fruits, aged cheeses with dairy, citrus or nuts.

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)

Trentadue Winery Chocolate Amore Port (California)


Tasting Notes:

Borrowing from the traditions of port making, we add neutral grape spirits to stop fermentation, trapping a percentage of sugar in the wine. Once Chocolate Amore is finished aging and is ready for bottling, we infuse a tiny amount of natural chocolate extract to the final blend, creating the perfect marriage of food and wine. This Merlot-based, port-styled wine is great over vanilla ice cream or as a stand-alone dessert.

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port Lote 601 (Doro, Portugal)

 

Tasting Notes:

All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin.

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

La Casa in Collina Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

Tasting Notes:
It has a straw-yellow color and an intense, fragrant and fine musky fragrance that recalls honey, acacia flowers and linden tree. You can taste this fresh and young wine in every occasion. It matches perfectly with desserts, baked pastry and hazelnut cake.

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spätlese 2018 (Germany)

Tasting Notes: Light ruby in color, aromas of red fruits and roses complement undertones of Bing cherries, strawberries, and hints of spice box. On the palate, crisp acidity and smooth tannins make for a food-friendly wine.

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)

Barnard Griffin Syrah Port 2018 (Washington)


Tasting Notes:

Features effusive ripe cherry and raspberry fruit that is brought in focus by an attractive, warming spirit glow. This vibrant, fruity Port finishes with a long, satisfying encore of bittersweet chocolate and orange zest.

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal)


Tasting Notes:

Our Tawny Port exhibits a nuttiness and a complexity not often found in these types of tawnies. Compared with the Ruby, the Tawny is much paler in colour and lighter in style. As always, La Rosa's house style is slightly drier at the finish than most. There should be no confusion between this Tawny port and our old fine 10 year "Tonel No 12". It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.

Accordini Recioto (Italy)

Accordini Recioto (Italy)

Accordini Recioto (Italy)


Tasting Notes:

Sweet wine characterized by an exceptional structure and intense red ruby color. At the nose, clear notes of brandied cherry and dried fruits.

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)

Dr. Loosen Loosen Up Dornfelder 2018 (Germany)


Tasting Notes:

Taste Wine intense, very pleasant, fresh, open, with notes of red fruit and a long finish.

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Brooks Riesling Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

 

Tasting Notes:

Delicate aromas of charlyn melon, white peach, tangerine, crisp cotton sheets drying on a line in the sun, slight gingery spice, honeysuckle and white flower. Off dry and bursting with pretty, ripe, unctuous fruit and an unbelieveably long beautiful finish.

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)

Broadbent Fine Rich Sweet Madeira (3 Year Old) (Madeira, Portugal)


Tasting Notes:

A gentle, lightly almond-flavored wine, easy and fruity, with acidity and a fresh, clear aftertaste. This is uncomplicated Madeira, well made.

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