Spanish Wine makes the grade!

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It’s Back to School and we are learning a thing or two about a sleeping giant – Spain. And with the likes of Robert Parker offering scores of over 90+ points, Now is the time for the Western World to discover the unique and remarkable Terroir Espana!  

The Influence Spain has had on the world isn’t limited to how in 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabell, the joint monarchs of Spain, agreed to finance Columbus’s voyage in return for the gold, spices, and riches that he might find. These People where already rich. They had Wine!

The message is plain and simple. Old World Vines dating back to Roman times. Vines widely spaced. The utilization of natural irrigation, Organic Crops combined with Care and Passion. Clearly more credit is due to producers from this region. Obviously more discovery is to come. Exploration that has us saying: “Mi Amor. Preciosa”.

And so, a Loving Romance has begun in this office for the spectacular Wines of Spain.

 

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Maple Ridge has #craftbeer

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Firefly Store logoFinding your favorite style of beer along the Coquitlam to Haney driving corridor is easy to do.

Finding a beer beyond the ordinary should have you visit stores like Firefly Fine Wines and Ales in MAPLE RIDGE, BC.

Firefly is located at : UNIT 1-21755 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY – MAPLE RIDGE, BC, V2X 2S2 or online visit them at http://www.fireflyfinewinesandales.com/Products/Beers to get a better understanding of what 500 choices looks like.

If you have interest to do so, call ahead and ask for Matt, Norm or Holly 604.467.1956. These folk take pride in knowing their stuff. And that may just be the key to discovering your inner beer geek. And um, ladies – that includes you too.

Firefly has long embraced the process of discovery… start with a style that suits you…look beyond the outside label and there is a whole other world to explore. Lager fans can rejoice to learn about the hidden characteristics of a good Schwarzbeir. And there is something to be told about the complexity of a stout beyond the idea of “heavy or winter”. That’s right, not all beer are created equal. And not all IPA are brutally bitter. In some ways, what some Brew Masters can do is quite unfair. They tickle and tease us with taste profiles sculptured to entice the curious. And then once they have you – they do it again. Enter here the cuisine of beer.

Let’s face it. Variety is the spice of life. Even if you have a tried and true all-time favorite you live by, go for a small indulgence once in a while. The good people at Firefly can guide the most novice beer drinker on their journey to appreciate the fine subtleties that is craft. Try Craft Beer from BC or Import Craft Beer or as some may say – Beer that’s out of this world.

Thank you Firefly for adding a little spark to beer buying not to mention the great handle you have on Wine and Spirits.

Firefly Store front Maple Ridge

Firefly Store front Maple Ridge

Raspberry Belgian Lambic

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People Ask us about this one all the time…

Is that really beer?

what is the Alcohol percentage?

Here it is: The History of Framboise

Long before hops were common in most beers, various fruits and vegetables were used to season beers. The acidity of Lambic beers blends perfectly with raspberries.

Taste

Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean taste. Style—Raspberry Lambic. Color—Rose.

Serving Suggestion

Chocolate dessert (especially chocolate decadence), fresh raspberries, ice cream with a raspberry demi-glaze sauce, créme caramel, baked Alaska, Olympia oysters, caviar. Serve at 45 °F in flute-shaped Lambic glass.

Accolades

“Top Lambic,” US Open Beer Championship, 2009

Gold Medal – World Beer Championships

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 12.0 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 12 per case
  • 25.4 ounce (750 ml) bottles / 12 per case
  • 25 liter kegs

Stats

ABV: 4.0% – OG: 1.050 – IBU: 12

Find out more about the Lindeman Farm’s entire taste selection at: http://www.merchantduvin.com/brew-lindemans-lambic.php

Try it with a New York Cheesecake. You can’t go wrong with this one.  Makes a great gift too!