In the Wine Aisle

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

2005 Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine

Canada, $20 for 187 ml

Flavors: bold yet elegant honeyed-apricot and peach sweetness and acidity

Alcohol: 10.5 percent

Pairs with: salty or tart cheeses; foie gras and pâté; fruit desserts

Distributors: District: National Distributing, 202-388-8200; Maryland: Reliable Churchill, 410-439-5000, Ext. 5129; Virginia: National Distributing, 800-670-4350, or Virginia Imports, 703-823-1230

NV Kluge Estate Cru

Virginia, $32 ($17 for 375 ml)

Flavors: juicy ripe peaches and pears, with a long vanilla and toasted-nut finish

Alcohol: 18 percent

Pairs with: hors d'oeuvres as an aperitif, blue cheese, foie gras, fruit desserts

Distributors: District, Maryland and Virginia: OV Distributors, 540-948-9814; or buy directly via

NV La Face Cachee de la Pomme Neige Ice Cider

Canada, $30 for 375 ml

Flavors: apples, apples, apples -- with a hint of ripe peach and vanilla bean

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