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2022 Wine Butler Limited Release Wines

Every year we feature 4 extraordinary wines available the beginning of the year. Comparable wines at the LCBO would retail for over $35 per bottle… We secure only a small amount and they are yours first-come-first served. Batches come in 14 bottles and we have priced these wines to sell in our EXCEPTIONAL CATEGORY. $78.00 … Continue reading 2022 Wine Butler Limited Release Wines

Boozy Hot Cocoa

Ingredients 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 Tbsp sugar salt 1 Tsp vanilla extract 1.5 oz Your Choice of Spirit Whipped Cream or marshmallows Instructions In a saucepan, heat milk gently over medium heat. When the milk starts to steam, add cocoa powder and stir until completely incorporated. Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract, and stir. Pour your … Continue reading Boozy Hot Cocoa

New Year’s Eve Champagne

 A delicious New Year’s Eve Berry Champagne Punch loaded with blackberry brandy, Chambord, lemon-lime soda, champagne and lots of berries for a drink that’s perfect for your NYE party! Ingredients 1 cup blackberry brandy 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur 2 cups lemon-lime soda 2 (750 ml) bottles Pink Champagne 2 cups frozen berries Instructions Combine brandy, Chamboard, soda, and champagne … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Champagne

Holiday Sangria

Please the adults on Christmas Day with this festive twist on classic sangria. Ingredients 3 limes 750ml bottle dry white wine, chilled 1/4 cup brandy 1/3 cup sugar 1 small apple, thinly sliced 125g raspberries 3 cups ice cubes 2 cups chilled club soda or soda water Directions Step 1 Juice 2 limes (you’ll need 2 … Continue reading Holiday Sangria

11 Holiday Wine Pairings

1. Smoked salmon + champagne or sauvignon blanc Champagne is the more festive pairing but Sauvignon is the better match, in preference. 2. Oysters + Chablis A French tradition so a French wine. Muscadet and Picpoul de Pinet, both from oyster producing areas are also good options. 3. Duck (or chicken) liver parfait + pinot gris You could even go for … Continue reading 11 Holiday Wine Pairings

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Easy and luscious mini cheesecakes, flavoured for the season. Served in individual portions making this a perfect party dessert. Ingredients Crust ingredients: 1 C graham cracker crumbs roughly 6 full sheets store bought graham crackers 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp nutmeg Cheesecake ingredients: 12 oz cream cheese room temperature 1/2 C granulated sugar 1/2 C eggnog 1 Tbsp all purpose flour 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1 large egg Instructions … Continue reading Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Boozy Chocolate Pecan Parfaits

Ingredients Vanilla ice cream port wine candied pecans – I recommend using my brown sugar cinnamon spiced nuts from the blog Chocolate syrup Instructions Scoop vanilla ice cream into wine or parfait glasses. Pour port wine over ice cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup, and top with pecans. By: Laura (Grabbed from: https://everydaylaura.com/2019/02/07/port-wine-chocolate-pecan-parfaits/)