Friday, 26 October 2012

Fall/Winter Cocktail List

In anticipation of cooler weather (what a spectacular fall week we've had!), we've introduced our newest cocktail list, full of great fall/winter tipples, hopefully destined to become LPB classics!

Old Fashioned - bourbon, simple syrup, LPB Orange Bitters, orange peel

Manhattan - rye, sweet vermouth, LPB Aromatic Bitters, brandied cherry

LPB Cold Weather Sazerac - splash Pastis, rye, simple syrup, LPB Cola Bitters, lemon peel

Lying Ginger - brandy, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, honey syrup, lemon, LPB Apple Bitters, lemon peel

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy - whisky, honey syrup, lemon, LPB Apple Bitters, hot water, cinnamon stick

LPB Cold Weather Negroni - cacao-nib infused gin, Aperol, sweet vermouth, LPB Cola Bitters, orange peel

The Real Housewife - vodka, Amaretto, cranberry, fresh squeezed orange, LPB Cola Bitters

Thyme for Collins - gin, lemon, fresh thyme, honey syrup, LPB Orange Bitters, soda

Also now available: Vin Chaud, or mulled wine. Perfect for sipping on a cool day...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Orange and Black

We're hosting a Halloween Masquerade.Wednesday, October 31, we'll be open until 2am for an Orange & Black Masquerade. Come dance, enjoy spooky cocktails and perhaps walk away with a prize for best mask or costume.

Also, please note we'll be CLOSED THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 for our tutored Prince Edward County Chardonnay Tasting. If you have your ticket, lucky you! If not, please keep your eyes open for future events.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fall/Winter Wine List

We have a really fantastic wine list to get you through the coming cold weather. Hearty, spicy, warming reds, and full, creamy, satisfying whites. This is a goodie!

2011 Humberto Canale Black River Torrontes, Patagonia, Argentina
- aromatic, floral, light-medium bodied, crisp, bright acid

2011 Chateau de la Bouyere, AC Bordeaux, France
- white Bordeaux: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, typical green & tropical Sauvignon Blanc notes, friendly

2011 Domaine des Lanes Blanc, AC Corbieres, France
- Vermentino and Grenache, drinks very Italian, made in France, ripe apple, bitter almond, lemon, really pleasing, great quality wine

2004 Domaine Barmes Buecher Pinot Gris, Alsace - coming soon
- this is the oldest wine we have served yet. Golden, near orange colour, mushroom notes, rich nuttiness, surprising and amazing.

2011 Tawse Winery Quarry Road Vineyard Gewurztraminer, VQA Niagara, Ontario
- very aromatic nose: rose water, ginger, honey, spice, off dry-medium sweet from Canada's best winery

2010 Millton Opou Vineyard Chardonnay, Gisbourne, New Zealand
- biodynamic small batch from one of New Zealand's premier wineries, oaked Chardonny, tropical fruit, lemon, toast, very, very delicious. Sure to change your mind about Chardonnay (should you be in the "I don't like Chardonnay" camp)

2010 Adega de Mesao Frio "Claustru's Tinto", DOC Douro, Portugal
- full bodied, tannic wine made from Port grapes. Fantastic value

2010 Bodegas Peique Tinto Mencia, DO Bierzo, Spain
- Mencia is a grape once thought Cabernet Franc (by another name), it has since been discovered that Mencia is its own grape. Not as herbaceously green as typical Cabernet Franc, but very juicy, lots of berries. The jammy nose is deceiving - this is a well balanced wine

2011 Gaia Agirogitiko, PDO Nemea, Greece
- It's time to stop believing that Greek wine is plonk. This is delicious! Our lightest bodied wine, and reminiscent of premier Gamay Noir (think Morgon, France). Very good

2010 R8 Cabernet Sauvignon, California
- R8 is a virtual winery operating out of Tin Barn winery. A subdued California Cab.

2010 Karlo Estaes Merlot, VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario
- very juicy Merlot made from Niagara grapes by one of the County's most decorated wine makers, Richard Karlo. Juicy berries, some herbal notes, more structure than you might expect

2010 Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo, DOC Langhe, Barolo, Italy - coming soon
- this is for you Barolo drinkers. Big, big wine. Fruit, earth, acid, tannins. Enjoy!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Prince Edward County Chardonnay Tasting Update

Quick update regarding participating wineries at our Prince Edward County Chardonnay Tasting:

Closson Chase
Huff Estates
Karlo Estates
Lacy Estates
Norman Hardie
Rosehall Run

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Prince Edward County Chardonnay Tasting at Le Petit Bar

We're hosting a Prince Edward County Chardonnay Tasting at Le Petit Bar!

Wine critics and fans are raving about our local Chardonnay. Is the County the Burgundy of North America? We’re hosting a tutored County Chardonnay tasting to find out!

Explore a number of fine local Chardonnays from the County’s premier wineries, hosted by Christopher Wilton (Wilton Wine Consulting; Small Winemakers Collection), Shannon Mak (owner/operator, Le Petit Bar) and Mackenzie Brisbois (Assistant Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Norman Hardie Winery).

Participating wineries include:
Closson Chase
Huff Estates
Lacey Estates
Norman Hardie
Rosehall Run
…. and others

Tickets $45/person, includes all wine, charcuterie and cheese
Only 16 seats; tickets for sale at Le Petit Bar

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Le Petit Bar, 399 Water Street, Peterborough