The Grapevine: May, 2023 – Issue #94

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TROMBA TEQUILA SALE!

May 1st – May 5th

Buy one bottle of Tromba Tequila Blanco and save 25% on the second! 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this month with a great deal on a delicious tequila. Perfect as a base for a tequila cocktail or sipped over ice, Tromba Blanco is one of our favourites! 

WINE OF THE MONTH

Ca’ Rugate Ripasso Superiore

This velvety and full bodied Italian red is a blend of three grapes from Ca’ Rugate’s own vineyards in the hills around Montecchia di Crosara. 

Ripasso, or double fermentation, is a traditional method where the pomace from the dried Amarone grapes are left to re-ferment in a Valpolicella wine from the same vintage to add more body and structure to the wine. 

Pair with grilled red meat, medium-aged cheeses, or dishes with meat sauce.   

Regular Price:  $46.75

This Month:  $42.08

SPIRIT OF THE MONTH

Mezcal Campente Joven

Mezcal Campante is a small-batch, artisanal mezcal. Made from a unique blend of agave, the spirit gives a smoky nuance, with aromas of vanilla and caramel, and a sweet and silky taste. 

Mezcal Campante can be enjoyed neat, in mezcal cocktails such as the Paloma or Mezcal Margarita, or even as a twist on a classic, like the Campante Negroni or the Dead Red Old Fashioned. 

Regular Price:  $74.25

This Month:  $66.83

Agave Highlight

Tequila and mezcal both come from the Agave plant, so are both considered agave spirits. So what’s the difference between them? 

Technically, all tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. Tequila can be made from only one kind of agave plant – the cultured Blue Weber Agave – and must come from one of five authorized States in Mexico. Tequila has strict constraints on its production, resulting in more stable characteristics of the spirit.

Mezcal, on the other hand, can be produced from any kind of agave plant, either wild or cultivated, and the mix of varities, along with more freedom in its production, leads to a great deal of variety in the spirit. Its famously smoky flavour comes from the roasting of the agave, compared to steaming for tequila. 

Whatever your preference, both mezcal and tequila can be used as the base spirit in a range of delicious cocktails. 

We’re proud to carry a range of tequila and mezcal options, including:

Tequila 

Tromba Tequila Blanco

Tromba Tequila Anejo

Tromba Tequila Reposado

Tequila Ocho Anejo

Mezcal

Mezcal Campante Joven

Ilegal Mezcal Joven

Ilegal Mezcal Anejo

Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej

Los Siete Misterios “Coyote”

Los Siete Misterios “Tobala”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kamalame Cay Luncheon

Young’s Fine Wine and the beautiful Kamalame Cay Resort collaborate to bring you a day of absolute indulgence!

Join us for a delectable lunch, at a family style table, paired with custom cocktails created specifically for the lunch. The Kamalame Cay luncheons only happen once a month, so sign up before they sell out. For more information and to buy tickets visit kamalame.com/the-luncheon.

Upcoming Dates:

April 20, 2024
May 18, 2024

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