This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Rib Shack Red Vintage Blend

The birds are tweeting, the first shoots of tulips and daffodils are breaking through, and there is only a little snow left in the forecast. The question becomes, to grill or not to grill? Whether you’ve had the barbeque out all winter or you’re just getting back into the practice, a bottle of Rib Shack Red is essential to kicking off the grilling season.

Tasting Notes: A blend of Pinotage and Shiraz, 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, ribs in sticky-sweet sauce, bacon-topped burgers, smoky brisket, or with friends around the barbeque – if weather allows!

Style: A full-bodied, smooth red wine.

Terroir/Region: South Africa has a rich and varied terrain, known for 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 style.

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 matching them with the winemaking methods that best create the wine style they want to express. That much attention to detail yields some seriously delicious wines.

Availability: Rib Shack Red is available in the South African section at the LCBO, for online ordering, or on the shelves of select grocery stores.

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Price: $13.00

LCBO #: 392761

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13.5% alc./vol.