Mott’s Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber

LCBO#: 649236
Price: $2.95
Made in: USA
By: Mott’s Canada
Can size: 458ml
Limited Edition

Interesting concoction with the tomato base and clam juice (which is actually dried clam broth in this one). The gin is very subtle, so no burn or different taste for this Caesar. Spicy nose with the spices used in here (some red chili peppers). The cucumber shows up in the taste, making it quite refreshing on this hot day. The purée from this vegetable does linger on the tongue. Garlic, anchovies and molasses are added as well blending things. This is quite good if you like cucumber drinks. Would definitely have every summer.

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Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Organic Sparkling Riesling

LCBO#: 370361
Price: $20.95
Made in: Tawse Winery
By: Ontario, Canada
Year: 2016

This Ontarian sparkling gives out apple aromas with pear hints and lime. This last one maybe is the culprit for making the taste quite sour. This gives the mouthfeel a refreshing and crisp feel. A nice blend from the grapes giving apple notes. Light yeast lingers on the tongue. A special sour sparkling, but a nice all-around one. And the more and more I have this one, the more and more I am falling in love with it. So good !! Must put this on the list to visit when we go down visiting the Niagara region.

Rating: 4.2/5

Bellissima Prosecco Brut

LCBO#: 548164
Price: $24.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: United Spirits Inc

Read something about this bubbly being promoted by Christine Brinkley, but I guess being in Canada never heard about this. An Italian Sparkling with an eye-catching bottle. Aromas of the grapes gives out out fruitiness and mild sourness, with hints of apples and pears. Crisp mouthfeel which does get a little thick and tarty on the tongue. This is where my beef is with this one. Yeast does lingers. Raisin notes in the taste eventually appear. Not one I would have again, especially for the price. Sorry Christine.

Rating: 3.7/5

Baileys Salted Caramel

LCBO#: 400259
Price: $31.05
Made in: Ireland
By: Agave R & A Bailey & Co Ltd
ABV: 17%

Salted Caramel seems to be popular nowadays, as I see it in lots of stuff, even in beers. Still, pretty much the same aromas of milky butterscotch. The taste is where is the butterscotch slightly turns on the caramel side. The saltiness though is quite mild, if there at all. Very, very close to the original Baileys, so wish it had more salt added to it. Was a nice try, but not sure we will see this one again.

Apothic Brew wine

LCBO#: 618785
Price: $18.95
Made in: California, USA
By: E. & J. Gallo Winery

A new Apothic wine: Red infused with cold brew coffee. Having this in Florida on trip there. The smell works very well with the red grapes, tobacco and leather, all-blended with the coffee notes. The thing with Apothic is most of the time, it is too syrupy. How will this one be? Well, too syrupy unfortunately. Average dryness helping, but maple syrup and caramel lingers way too much. Even the aromas get too sweet. Too bad the coffee disappears there, and is hard to find in the taste. Lightly lingers after the syrup finish.

Rating: 3.3/5

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2009

LCBO#: 69831
Price: $97.95
Made in: Champagne, France
By: Agave LVMH
Year: 2009
ABV: 12%

Celebrating the end of 2018 with this Rosé, thanks to friends sharing this one. Clean pink colour with strawberry nose and hints of cherries and mild alcohol. The mouthfeel is pretty dry. Very mild taste of strawberries and yeast lingering. Some well-blended bitterness. Quite easy to drink with everything nicely balanced.

Rating: 4.2/5

RumChata Cream Liqueur

LCBO#: 380865
Price: $31.00
Made in: USA
By: Agave Loco Brands
ABV: 13.7%

An American Cream Liqueur made from Caribbean rum and real dairy cream. For those who like spices, this cream liqueur is for you. Cinnamon, light nutmeg, all-spices, all-blended by vanilla. Even pumpkin puree is felt, even though there is none. It does still make a nice spiced cream liqueur for this month of Halloween. Spices up the creaminess in coffee, which makes a big change from Baileys. On its own, it is sweet, but not too crazy syrupy. More creamy and not sticky on the tongue. Yes, this rum-based cream liqueur is quite good. We have bought several bottle since our first try. Highly recommended.