This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Rib Shack Red Vintage Blend

Barbequing is the perfect pastime for this time of year. The weather is still warm and the smell of food on the barbeque completes the feeling of the end of summer. Whether it’s steak, ribs smothered in BBQ sauce, or homemade burgers, Rib Shack Red would be a deserving wine choice. It’s the perfect partner for anything off the grill.


Tasting Notes:  This is a full-bodied, juicy red with ripe, dark berry fruit and well-integrated tannins. Aromas of smoke, dark fruit, and spicy red peppers complement the flavour. The finish is rewardingly smooth with plenty of berry fruit character and savoury smoky oak spice.

Enjoy With:  A sizzling steak, sticky ribs, or smoky burgers with friends around the barbeque.

Style:  Full-bodied, juicy red wine.

Terroir/Region:  South Africa has a rich and varied terrain and is known for the ancient soils and diverse properties across its winegrowing regions. Sourced from the finest quality grapes from the vineyards in the Western Cape, the expressive flavours of this made-for-the-barbeque wine exemplify South African terroir.

Producer:  Douglas Green has a modern, innovative and creative approach dedicated to showing Cape wine at its best. They focus on selecting the finest grapes and pairing them with the perfect yeasts and fermentation methods best suited for the ultimate expression of the varietal style. From vineyard to bottle, Douglas Green creates wines of the highest quality from South Africa.

Availability:  Rib Shack Red Vintage Blend is available rear-round in the South African section at the LCBO and some grocery stores.

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Price: $12.95

LCBO#:  392761

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13.5% alc./vol.