Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Shopping for Christmas presents is always tough - especially if you have a big family & circle of friends.
If you know what your loved ones want - it is quite easy - but if you feel like you are out of creative thinking, then getting a nice bottle of fine spirit might be a great idea!
These top liquors will definitely upgrade their drinking habits this holiday season:-)

Taittinger Nocturne is a "Sec" champagne composed of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (60%). Blended from 30 different vineyards from various vintages, this wine is laid down for 4 years to age before being disgorged.
The body is pale yellow in colour with the subtle and delicate bouquet that reveals the delightful aromas of yellow peaches and dried apricots. The entry is smooth and very crisp with  creamy, full of flavour finish. Perfect not only during this Holiday season but also to celebrate any special occasion throughout the year!!

Although best known for its legendary Vintage Ports, Taylor's is also one of the most respected producers of 10 Year Old Tawny Port
This style of Port is fully matured in seasoned oak casks each holding about 630 litres of wine.. Here , over many years of ageing, the wine gradually takes on its characteristic amber "tawny" colour, slowly developing the complex mellow flavours and the smooth luscious palate which are the hallmarks of Tawny Port. Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny is a superb example of the  aged tawny style. Mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit - it is bottled for immediate drinking.

In the 20 Year Old Tawny, the fruit has mellowed further than in the 10 Year Old, and the spice, nutty aromas of ageing are more powerful and intense.

Selected red Ports produced in the eastern areas of the Douro Valley are matured in seasoned oak casks in Taylor's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. The cool and damp coastal climate encourages a slow and gentle ageing process, producing aromas of great complexity and finesse.
Only every two or three years is a reserve of Port with sufficient structure, fruit and power to age is laid aside to age in oak casks. Those that have reached their peak after thirty years are then blended together for balance and finesse, and to ensure consistency of quality and style - The 30 Year Old Tawny is one such wine!

Made entirely from the grapes grown on Taylor's own properties, Taylor's is one of the few remaining houses which still produces a 40 Year Old Aged Tawny Port.
Tiny quantities of this wine are made with nutty and spicy aromas and a dense and concentrated palate full of rich mellow flavour.

Those, who love single malt whisky would definitely appreciate this product - Glenfarclas 12 Year Single Malt Whisky. This brand, owned for 6 generations by one family (since 1865), this particular whisky won many awards so far.
This vibrant amber-gold liquor has a nose of fresh and beautifully light, sherried fruit combined with a tempting spicy sweetness and a hint of sappy oak and will definitely put a smile on whisky connoisseur face.

In years past, Rocca Guicciarda was one of the Baroni Ricasoli's most important estates. Today, it is the name of the estate's Chianti Classico Riserva - a traditional wine full of aromas and sensations:-)
This Mediterranean-styled wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Savignon which represents classical elegance, clear fruity aromas and sweet spicy tones. Mouth filling berry fruit flavours, seductive cinnamon and cherry marmalade, great balance,and complex structure.
It is a superb quality wine - which will make every red wine lover satisfied!

If you are looking for dominant flavour of Cabernet Savignon - then this wine will make perfect Holiday gift! 
Luigi Bosca De Sangre is a garnet red wine with violet hues that gets its great complexity and structure from the limestone soil. This strong and robust blend, with great intensity shows wonderful aromas of black fruits and spices. It is full-bodied wine with sweet tannins and velvety texture.
This premium red blend from a very old vines (90 years old +) makes it a high quality wine - even for more selective red wine drinkers.

New Zealand stands as one of the top white wine makers in the world, and winemaker - Kevin Judd - creator of Greywacke - is one of those in the wine industry who put New Zealand wine on the world stage as a senior wine maker for infamous Cloudy Bay.
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a musky fusion of sweet scented fruits - nectarines, peaches and nashi pears with a dash of orange zest - intermingled with a floral perfume reminiscent of star jasmine and citrus blossom. A generous palate with citrus and cassis flavours, deliciously ripe and succulent, finishes with the classic Marlborough zing.

If you would like to check if these products are available in the liquor store located in your area, you may use the following link:
(search for the top right box and enter CSPC or name and search with postal code for a map quest highlighted location).


The Holiday Season is approaching & because we value Your support and following us throughout the year, we would like to surprise You with one of a kind Gift!

We have TWO very unique prizes:

1. 100 Years of Port
 (4 bottles x 375ml - one each 10yr, 20yr, 30yr & 40yr Tawnies)
2. Taittinger Nocturne Disco 

To enter the contest, you have to meet the following rules:

1. Share your most memorable Holiday's champagne story by sending it via email to 
(please, make sure you include your first/last name, address and phone number)
2. Follow @FashionCalgary & @aniabasak on Twitter and share this post on your "feed"wall
3. "Like" FashionCalgary on Facebook & share this post on your FB wall
4. Contest ends December 15th, 2014 at 12.00 a.m.

Good Luck!!

Special Thank You to our sponsor of the beautiful prizes

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