WYKwinos Report No. 8

Date/Time: August 19, 2010 – 7 p.m. (roughly 3 hours)
Place: Maple Yip Seafood Restaurant 陆羽海鲜酒家

1st Bottle Henry of Pelham Reserve off-dry Reserve  
Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer:
Type: White Wine Year: 2008
Cost: $15.95 Region: Niagara, Ontario
Food to pair:韭菜花肚尖  与  雀巢海三鲜 LCBO #: 557165 
Remarks: LCBO comment – letting the grapes hang on the wine adds to the sweetness of this beguiling Riesling. But there is a fine natural acidity to balance the sugars. Aromas and flavours show jasmine, ginger, apples and peaches elements. It’s a pretty stuff, by Gordon Stimmell, the Toronto Star, March 13, 2010. Pairing with – Riesling is very versatile when it comes to food pairing; any fish, seafood, pork or chicken; can be a little spicy, but not too spicy that it completely overpowers the wine. 
2nd Bottle Mitolo Jester     
Varietal: Shiraz Winery/Producer:  
Type: Red Wine Year: 2007  
Cost: $21.95 Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia  
Food to pair: 黑椒牛柳 LCBO #: 659607  
Remarks: LCBO comment – Mitolo continues to garner international accolades under the talented hands of winemaker Ben Glaetzer and owner Frank Mitolo. Every vintage from 2001 through 2007 has received a score of 90 or above from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Taste profile – this full-bodied, juicy Shiraz delivers upfront and approachable aromas of chocolate-covered dark cherries, anise, allspice, coffee and hints of oak. Pairing with – best with prime rib or grilled rare tuna steaks.  
3rd Bottle Gran Coronas Reserva (V)   
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Winery/Producer: Miguel Torres S.A  
Type: Red Wine Year: 2006 & 2005  
Cost: $17.45 Region: Penedes, Spain  
Food to pair: 八宝鸭 LCBO #: 36483  
Remarks: A stunningly delicious and balanced red with full-bodied notes of black fruit, vanilla smoke, dark spices and rich mocha goodness. Crack it open beside the barbecue. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pairing with – braised veal blade and root vegetables; roast pork tenderloin; and, of course, braised eight-treasured duck.  

Dinner Menu

韭菜花肚尖
雀巢海三鲜
江南百花鸡
蒜蓉白菜苗;姜汁芥兰
黑椒焗牛柳
八宝鸭
荷叶饭
姜葱金菇生面

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