Wine & Beer
- We offer Wine and Beer from all corners of the World. For those eager to add that special touch to a fine home-cooked meal, we've simplified the range to help you choose wisely.
(Pronounced "shar-don-NAY") An oaked Chardonnay may contain flavours of apples, toast, vanilla and caramel while an unoaked Chardonnay may be described as bright and citrusy with peach and green apple flavours. Chardonnay can be enjoyed with almost anything that you serve. Serve chilled at 6 to 8 degrees Celcius with seafood, poultry, pork or cream-based dishes.
(Pronounced "cah-burr-NAY saw-vee-NYONH") One of the most popular red wines, this wine's classic aromas and flavours are black currant (sometimes called cassis), dark berry, plum and black cherry but can also display herbaceous qualities of anise, sage, green olives and bell pepper, along with mint and cedar.The oak barrel used for aging te wine can impart spice and vanilla notes as well. "Cab Sauv" is best enjoyed with red meats (particularly steak), lamb, red pasta dishes, dark chocolates and cheeses such as gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella and brie. Serve at 12 to 15 degrees Celcius.
(Pronouced "mehr-LOW") Similar to Cabernet but with a wider range of sweet-fruit flavours including plums, cherries, blueberries and blackberries. Merlot is best enjoyed with soft or hard cheeses, pastas, grilled or roasted meats, vegetarian dishes, casseroles and salads. Serve between 12 and 18 degrees Celcius.
(Pronounced "shih-RAHZ") Also called Syrah in Europe, this wine tends to be fruity, peppery and spicy. Try it with grilled meats, stews and generally spicy dishes. Serve between 12 and 18 degrees Celcius.
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Red and white wine can be recorked and stored for up to 3 days. If you still have leftover wine, try these tips: Use in a sauce or soup: Red wine goes well with tomato sauces and can liven up your chili. White wine is a goood fit for mushroom or cream sauces and is also a classic ingredient in some soups.Make sangria: Mix wine of either colour with fruit juice, liquer and a few other ingredients for a delicious sangria!Add it to your eggs: Store the open bottle of champagne/sparkling wine in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, crack two eggs in a bowl and season with salt/pepper. Add a tablespoon of champagne to the eggs and beat for 5 minutes. Then make your omelet as usual. Garnish with fresh thyme or chives.Make wine vinegar: After all, wine vinegar is just wine that's gone sour. Pour leftover wine into a jar of vinegar and leave it alone. Within a couple of weeks you'll have your very own home-made wine vinegar!Get rid of pests: If you have a fruit fly problem, put an open wine bottle with a tiny amount of wine left in it next to the fruit bowl. The flies will be attracted to the sugar in the wine, but they'll have trouble escaping the bottle!Freeze it: Pour in ice cube trays and use it later in sauces or sangria.
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