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Month: November 2019

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Dixon’s – Vodka Fusion (Apple Cranberry)       

Apple Drink Profile:

Name: Dixon’s – Vodka Fusion (Apple Cranberry)
Sampled November 2019

Brand: Dixon’s Distilled Spirits
Type:
Mixed Drink
Location of Brewing:
Guelph, ON
ABV:
5%
Website Link:
dixonsdistilledspirits.com
Ingredients:
Apple Juice Concentrate, water, cranberry juice from concentrate, vodka, sodium benzoate
Gluten Free
: N/A
Sugar Content: 76g/lSize(s) available: 473ml can
Availability:
LCBO (2019)
Flavour:
Apple Cranberry
Colour:  
Dark Apricot
Carbonation:
appears still, similar to standard mixed drinks


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: similar to a standard vodka, little other elements.
Initial Taste: little bite from carbonation, some sweet cranberry. Slightly dank.
After Taste: Apple present in aftertaste, some cranberry notes.  Filmy finish, lingers a while.
On ice: reduced carbonation.

Additional Notes:  Overall, a very watery focused vodka drink with some elements of apples in the aftertaste. The Dixon’s Vodka Fusion (Apple Cranberry edition) is a very basic and lackluster offering with some elements of apple juice in the aftertaste.  Think apple juice with a splash of cranberry and a shot or two of vodka. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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Les Vergers Villeneuve – Apple Wine

Apple-Drink Profile:

Name: Les Vergers Villeneuve – Apple Wine
Sampled November 2019

Brand:  Les Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm
Type:
Apple Wine
Location of Brewing:
St.-Pascal Baylon, ON
ABV:
11.2%
Website Link:
vergersvilleneuve.com
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml glass bottle
Availability
: Via winery & at Ottawa Lansdown Market (2019)
Flavour:
Apple
Colour
:  Light, translucent yellow
Carbonation:
Appears still, some bubbles after pouring.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: strong, white-wine like with a hint of earthy apple
Initial Taste:  minimal bite, starts off very wine-like with some apple notes. Some astringency
After Taste: lasts a long time, becomes even more wine like with some earthy apples flavours.
On ice: N/A

Additional Notes:  The apple wine by Les Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm is very much a mid-ground semi-dry white wine, with very little apples.  With a lot of body, it has hints of apple that give it a slightly different taste then other white wines. Easily appeals to most white-wine drinkers.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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