Peek inside the glass with the experts... From kegs to casks… barrels, bottle caps, corks and beyond.
Every Thursday at 4:47 pm on QR Calgary 107FM | 770AM, our sommeliers take us on a dive deep into the striking complexities and subtle nuances of wine, spirits and beer from around the world. So, join us as we roll up our sleeves and get to the task of discovering what’s worthy of going ‘Inside the Glass.’
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Our in-house sommeliers share their monthly libations of choice.
Guigal Cotes du Rhone RougeAdd this bottle to your cart
This wine is a red blend of exceptional value from the southern Rhone Valley region in France. It is a blend of 50% Grenache / 40% Syrah & 10% Mourvedre grapes, it has spent 18 months maturing in large oak barrels and can be enjoyed now or held onto for a year or two, to further refine in the bottle.
I enjoy drinking this wine any time of the day, it is a versatile food pairing wine that enhances many meat dishes and is also a wonderful accompaniment to a cedar plank salmon dish.
The Southeast of Spain is incredibly dry and hot, lending well to organic viticulture. Monastrell (or Mourvèdre in France) thrives in the hot region of Jumilla, producing wines reminiscent of Amarone della Valpolicella. Otherwise known as the M in a GSM blend, you do not often see it as a single varietal wine.
The Vegardal Monastrell is a full-bodied, fruity and somewhat savoury beast. You can pair this wine well with paella, Spanish tapas and grilled red meats. Anyone who loves a big, bold red will love this wine!
St. Germain Elderflower LiqueurTry it out
Are you looking for a new and versatile bottle to add to your bars back shelf? Consider it found in this luscious, golden and quite frankly beautiful Elderflower liqueur. St. Germain is a mixologist’s dream come true, its uplifting floral notes and sweet notes of pear, honeysuckle and citrus are a great addition to many classic, and not so classic cocktails!
Try 2 oz. gin, 1 oz. lime juice and sweeten to taste with St. Germain for a French Gimlet!
LOOSEN BROS. Riesling Dry “Dr. L.”Shop online
It’s always nice having a reliable go-to wine that you can serve at any occasion, and with any type of food. The Riesling grape is one of the most versatile white wines around, due to its bright acidity.
This dry Riesling from the great Loosen family is a steal at the price. It has an attractive, fruity personality that will appeal to the masses, making you look like food-and-wine pairing ninja! Cheers!