Tag Archives: Laughing Stock

Holiday Sips From Near and Far

What to Sip this Holiday Season? Some Bubble, Grenache, Syrah or Nero D’Avola perhaps?

We lined up and tasted a few more wines over the last little while and thought we’d share a few of our thoughts on these beauties because we are so very generous and you should have these on your to taste list too!

narrative xc method e1467675073389

Narrative XC Method from Okanagan Crush Pad $25

Tis definitely the season for bubble and this is one that stands out from the crowd. It’s a blend of traditional champagne grapes, 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay; the secondary fermentation took place in the wineries unique charmat tanks; designed to lie on their sides in contact with lees for 90 days, hence the XC in the name. Love sipping on this one around the fire (fake or real) or serving it up as guests arrive. It’s nice and crisp, with green apple, citrus and toast aromas and flavours and a nice length. Quite dry with just a touch of sweetness on the finish.

 

99986Vaporetta – Prosecco Brut No 8 – $17.50

Venturing over to Italy we find this rather fruity and floral bubble with some orchard fruit and honeysuckle aftertastes. A marvelous wine with light seafood dishes and sushi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

645655 0Rasteau – Cave de Rasteau du la Domeliere $21.99

Hailing from the Côtes du Rhône, this GSM blend comes from older vines and has some nice black cherry and licorice aromas along with some cherry and plum notes and a fairly lengthy palate with silky tanins. Great with pulled pork sliders I say!

 

 

 

 

 

144923Sicilia Nero d’Avola – Feudo Maccari SALE $16.50

This is a very flexible wine, one for after yoga perhaps, but what I really mean is that it could pair with a number of dishes and flavours that appear on the table at this time of year. A fuller bodied wine with dark cherry and blackberry flavours and a noticeable minerality on the finish. I am thinking about roast pork here, or perhaps a wine for that turkey dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

Laughinglaughing stock Stock Syrah $33.99

Syrah grows well in the Okanagan and this wine proves it. 2014 was a warm vintage and this Syrah benefited. Partly fermented in French oak puncheons and tanks, smothing out any rough edges, this wine is full of blueberry, blackbery, plum and spice and would be perfect with lamb.

 

Drinking Rosé for a Cause

In partnership with Naramata Bench Winery Laughing Stock, YEW Sales Manager and Sommelier Emily Patterson and Laughing Stock’s Wine Maker David Enns, have created “In the Pink”, our first ever Rosé wine.

“In the Pink” is a financial expression that describes an investor or the economy as being in a good financial position or in the best of health. Laughing Stock found this to be a perfect fit as with each purchase of “In the Pink”, $2 per bottle will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Only at YEW restaurant + bar can patrons sip on a little goodness, one delicious bottle of BC wine at a time, making this limited edition local wine an extremely “sweet sip”.

Having produced only 75 cases of this Syrah and Cabernet Franc based wine; it is exclusively available at YEW restaurant + bar. Foxy Friday will be held one day early on Thursday May 5th to feature “In the Pink” and honour Breast Cancer Awareness Day.  “In the Pink” will be available throughout the summer so be sure to visit YEW where pink really matters!

Also join us on May 26th in YEW restaurant for our Laughing with YEW Wine Dinner with Laughing Stock Owner and Wine Maker Cynthia and David Enns as we sample the Rosé and dive into four-courses of pure bliss paired with four wines from Laughing Stock.

$155 inclusive of taxes & gratuity – for more details and to view the menu please visit our website at www.yewrestaurant.com

To book your seat, please contact Emily Patterson at emily.patterson@fourseasons.com or 604-609-5480