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Teeling Whiskey Single Cask is initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels for the first 12 years before being finished exclusively in ex-White Port barrels from the Carcavelos region of Portugal famous for its beautiful light fragrant fruity flavor. A beautiful straw colour hue. It opens with notes of lemon, cantaloupe, peach, white grapes and wine and a hint of spice on the nose. It offers a rich warm mouthfeel, soft citrus fruits, vanilla and prickly spice on the palate and finishes with a warm toasted wood and toffee taste that is light and very smooth. 

Apertivo

2017 Donnafugata Anthilia

Antipasto

Frutta di Mare

Lobster, Shrimp, Alaskan King Crab, Sea Scallops with a Citrus Marinade

2017 Donnafugata SurSur

Primo

Portobello Mushroom Stuffed with Chicken Sausage

2016 Donnafugata Sedara

Pasta

Pasta alla Norma

San Marzano Tomatoes, Eggplant, Ricotta Salata, Basil

2015 Donnafugata Tancredi

Secondo

Braciole Siciliane

2014 Donnafugata Mille e una Notte

Dolce

Sicilian Cheesecake

2016 Donnafugata Ben Rye

Place: Sinatra’s 945 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore, NY 14223

Date: Tuesday February 26th

Time: 6:30pm

Cost is $125 plus tax and gratuity,  Reservations can be made at 716-877-9419. 

Love, like wine, gets better with time. Stop in to Gates Circle Liquor and get your loved one the very best wine (or Champagne) our store has to offer.

CrossBarn Chardonnay: offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit. Alluring stone fruit flavors carry the palate along with hints of citrus and honeysuckle that evolve into a creamy mid-palate before ending in a long, clean finish with crisp acidity.

Petterino Gattinara: is 100% Nebbiolo sourced from the vineyards of Permolone, Castelle and Guardie in Gattinara and aged for 3 years in oak barrels with an additional minimum of 6 months in stainless steel before bottling. This wine is excellent with wild mushroom risotto with a side of skirt steak.

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé: is a specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Schramsberg’s select cool-climate vineyards. The wine has generous aromas of strawberry, candied orange, watermelon and cinnamon. The taste is complementary to the nose with flavors of smoky red cherry, blood orange and red grapefruit.

Laurent-Perrier Brut: Pale colour. Lemon shortbread nose, the tiniest hint of marzipan, verbena. Needle-fine mousse and intense, sharpened, lemon-sherbet acidity. Very pointed, with a bit of lemon-bon-bon sweetness on the finish. Razor-sharp finish. Elegant, angular, classic.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve: is a light, fine and harmonious champagne. Its blend is made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from three different years, sourced from the best sites in the Champagne region. This cuvee has reflections of a straw yellow color. It stands out by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and abounding mousse.

(that’s eighth annual for you non-Romans)

  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon with puller pork cabbage egg toll with dipping sauce
  • Sagamore Rye with smoked bologna amuse-bouche with grilled onions
  • 1792 Small Batch Bourbon with bacon wrapped meatloaf with cornbread
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon with Pastrami Reuben slider
  • Mount Gay Black Barrel with apple bread pudding with rum caramel sauce

Place: Suzy-Q’s Bar-B-Que Shack

2829 River Road

Buffalo, NY 14207

Date: Sunday March 10, 2019

Time: Doors open at 4:30pm first course approximately 4:45pm

Cost: $45.00 per person, tickets available at Gates Circle Liquor

(seating is limited)

Tempo food & wine pairing on Monday February 4th

581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14202

$125 per guest all inclusive

Arrival 6 PM, dinner 6:30 PM

See maître d for reservation

*All reservations must be placed with Tempo*

Call Now – 716-885-1594

 

 

 

Roberts Burns Night or Roberts Burns Supper is a day to celebrate the life of Scotland’s famous poet and most beloved Robert Burns. Robert Burns Night is celebrated every year on January 25th, a day to celebrate, drink some scotch from Gates Circle.

There are five regions of scotch: Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, Islay and Campbelltown.

Islay

Scotch whisky made on Islay or Ìle in Gaelic the southernmost of the inner Hebidean Islands located of the west coast of Scotland. Islay scotch is best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm: Is named after a famously dark peaty loch overlooked by the distillery. Loch Gorm is matured exclusively on oloroso sherry casks. Orange peel, cloves, caramel, spices, fruite cake and citrus make up the nose. The palate is a balance of spicy richness, cooked fruits, chocolate, brown sugar and peat smoke.

Ardbeg: is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. It does not flaunt the peat, but rather gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance

Laphroaig: Laphroaig 10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced “La-froyg”, is a Gaelic word meaning “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay”

Caol Ila: After many years maturation in oak casks, this single malt has been double-matured in dark Muscatel cask wood, hand-selected to complement the whisky’s sweetly fruity, smoky intensity.

Glen Scotia:  This Double Cask is matured in the finest first fill bourbon barrels before being finished for up to twelve months in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks producing this outstanding single malt whisky that provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits, overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish for which the house of Glen Scotia is famous.

Highland

Highland single malt are whiskies produced n the highland reign of Scotland. Highland distilleries primarily produce single malt which is made from 100% malted barley.

Dalmore: has a rich, golden amber color. It is filled with a fruity aroma with notes of orange, dark plums, chocolate and marzipan. The taste explodes with hints of citrus, Christmas cake, coffee and cinnamon. The finish is oaky with a touch of vanilla.

Highland Park: is a combination of the best barley malted over peat fires, which is then merged with unique spring waters of the Orkney Islands. The whisky is aged for a minimum of twelve years that shape its rare and very distinctive character.

The Ardmore:  The Ardmore Legacy celebrates the distillery’s unique location on the fringes of the Highlands, offering a lightly peated liquid that is sweet and uplifting. Nose of heather honey with hints of cinnamon and toffee bonbon, very subtle hints of peat smoke. On the palate creamy vanilla spice gives way to more overt Smokey charcoal notes.

Shackleton: Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch is based on the spirit supplied to the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition, expertly crafted using a selection of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. With a nose of vanilla, toffee apple, cinnamon and ginger. Taste of dark sugar, sweet dried fruits and glazed pineapple. With a finish of hot mulled wine, praline chocolate and a final whisper of bonfire smoke.

Compass Box:  has a bonfire-like smokiness on the nose with a peatiness that is by turns tarry and medicinal with hints of autumn leaves. A powerful smokiness and peatiness follow, accented by hints of ripe cherries, plums and spice.

Speyside

Single malt scotch whiskies distilled in Strathspey the area around the River spey in Moray, Badenoch and Strathspey in northeastern Scotland.

Cardhu: is a soft, smooth Speyside single malt acclaimed for its elegant style and silky texture. Finest malt barley , pure spring water from the Mannoch hills, slow traditional distilling and skilled maturation in oak.

The Singleton: Our 12 year old single malt scotch whisky is matured in a high proportion of American oak casks with a small portion of European oak casks to balance the liquid. The result is an easy to enjoy single malt with fresh fruit aromas, a sweet honeyed palate and a creamy lingering finish.

Benromach:  It opens with a rich sherry aroma with touches of fruit and nut chocolate, delicate spice and green apples following along. With water, this Scotch takes on a nutty tone with touches of charred oak, malt, pineapple, and kiwi. On the palate you will savor notes of juicy raspberries, brambles, sherry, creamy malt, and light peat. Add water to experience this Scotch at its fullest, with toasted malt, delicate peat smoke, and a lingering sweet sherry taste. The finish is extremely smooth and sensational.

New Years Champagne Specials by Gates Circle

 

 

La Vieille Ferme Réserve Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine:  Delicate peach core with seductive raspberry hints and fine exquisite bubbles. A first nose of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry), giving way to a perfect balance between freshness, acidity and roundness. The notes of citrus (pomelo) and white flowers will allow you to serve this wine for all occasions. A blend of Grenache noir, Cinsault, and Pinot noir.

Gruet Brut Rose Wine: a beautiful garnet in color, and has a delicate, fine mousse and rich, fruit flavors. This full-bodied sparkler starts with floral and berry aromas which introduce flavors of cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry. It then proceeds to finish delicately with zesty acidity.

Bohigas Reserva Brut Cava:  a pale straw yellow in color with golden hues and small, persistent bubbles. The nose is full of white fruit aromas, especially apple and pear, backed by citrus peel, white flowers, and some spicy bakery notes. In the mouth, it is pleasantly acidic with a creamy feeling from the bubbles and the white fruit and spice notes from the nose. The balanced finish harmonizes the acidity and leaves a fresh sensation in its wake.

Willm Blanc de Blanc Brut: It is a pale yellow in color with a nice brilliance and persisting mousse. This sparkling wine offers an expressive nose full of fresh fruits, apple peaches and apricots. There is a nice maturity and ripe fruit on the palate with a crisp acidity and good fruity balance.

Treviso Prosecco Wine:  Sparkling wine with delicate fruity aromas and notes of sweet almonds with the grape variety’s typical bitter finish. In the mouth is fresh and round and quite persistent.

Tresa Il Grillo Di Santa Tresa Brut Spumante Wine: gentle bubbles and a fresh fruity nose with hints of citrus and floral notes. On the palate the wine is very well balanced, gentle and soft with a refreshing burst of acidity and spectacular fruity notes.

Champagne Montaudon Brut :The nose is initially very expressive, delivering floral aromas, then of ripe fruits such as pear and apple. The attack is clear and straight-forward. It develops a symphony of a fresh fruit taste throughout the experience.The Champagne consists of 25 % Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier and 20% Reserve wines.

Millesime Andre Clouet Brut Champagnes mostly Pinot, with 30-40% Chardonnay.”taste: Ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Its blend is made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from three different years, sourced from the best sites in the Champagne region. The wine is maturity touched with floral freshness that breathes aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pears. It has s full and accurate flavour combined with a fine freshness and a rich bouquet.

 

Christmas Wine and Liquor Gift Baskets

Call us now to order yours – (716) 884-1346

Need a quick Holiday gift idea? How about a wine gift baskets? Gates Circle Wine & Liquor near you in Buffalo NY has premade gift baskets ideal for upcoming holiday events. Choose from four premade wine baskets, three premade champagne baskets or build your own wine or liquor basket.

 

Pre-made Wine baskets include: 3 bottles of wine from the same winery, 1 Gates Circle reusable carry bag and 1 bottle stopper or 1 glass charm package.

Wine brands: 19 Crimes, Apothic, Honoro Vera, and Laroche,

 

Pre-made Champagne basket includes: 1 bottle of champagne, 2 champagne glasses, 1 Gates Circle reusable bag and 1 champagne cork remover.

Champagne brands: La Marca, Segura and Bohigas

 

Customized Wine & Liquor Gift Baskets

Customize your own basket with your selection of wine or liquor

–       Basket, wrapping with delivery $25

–       Basket and wrapping – No delivery $20

Call the store (716) 884-1346 or use our online portal to place your order for our pre-made wine or customised baskets! We’ll have your order ready in 1 – 2 hours.

Gates New York Wines for Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gobble Gobble!

Thanksgiving is almost here. Here are some hand selected wines that go great with Thanksgiving dinner. Wines from France, Italy, California, Oregon and New York.

 

New York

Boundary Breaks Vineyard: The Riesling grape offers plenty of acidity. A small amount of residual sugar in the finished wine can rein in the effects of acidity and round out the experience of the wine.

Johnson Estate Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet Riesling: A medium sweet Riesling – but the sweetest in Johnson ESTATE’s portfolio of estate-grown Rieslings.  Crisp, light with bright floral and lime zest aromas.

Arrowhead Chardonnay: Introduced by a welcoming vanilla on the nose, luscious smooth butterscotch flavors on the palate. A hint of tropical fruit completes this well-balanced white, with notes of lime and lemongrass adding themselves to the mix toward the finish.

Liten Buffel Quast Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine: Made with whole cluster pressing and foot crushed. Wild ferment, Pressed at cap fall Aged in old wood and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Liten Buffel focuses on wines made from a natural and sustainable perspective. They allow spontaneous fermentation, add minimal sulfites for stability, use neutral oak for aging, and leave the wine unfined and unfiltered for true terroir expression.

 

Califorina:

Cline Pinot Noir: Bright red fruit characteristics emerge along with deep color, lush body, touches of vanilla and spearmint followed by delicate strawberry flavor. This is a food-friendly wonder child that can stand

 

Oregon:

Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015: A gorgeous, vivid nose reminiscent of purple flowers, dark cherries and stones with hints of cedar. This has lush, juicy fruits and a beautiful line of acidity that goes on and on to a lovely, layered, flavorful finish.

 

 

French

Domaine Victor Sornin Beaujolais Lantignie Nature:  (100% Chardonnay) this cuvée comes from a single-vineyard called “Les Monthieux”. It is fermented with native yeasts. The aging without oak barrels allows the cuvée to keep all it fruitiness.

Chateau Maris Rose 2017: Its roundness is driven by a lovely acidity. Flavors of tart fruit on the finish. This is a dry, berried wine that pairs beautifully with a plate of prosciutto and ripe summer tomatoes.

 

Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Wine: draws it freshness, citrus aromas and floral notes from the sauvignon blanc grape variety. Made from grapes grown on limestone and clay-limestone stone.

 

Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere Wine: A ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic nose is comprised by notes of citrus, ginger, mineral reduction and yellow orchard fruit. The round, generous and intense flavors display unusually good delineation in the context of what is typical for the vintage while delivering fine length on the very dry finish.

The Julienas Tradition: is a superb example of how enjoyable well made Gamay can be, the nose is classically bright red fruited with added notes of dried herbs, especially thyme, along with a dusty cocoa note. The palate has wonderfully supple tannins that really give the fruit and good twang. There’s loads of black cherry and ripe raspberry to keep you interested and a great length of flavor.


Anne Pichon “Sauvage” Grenache Noir Wine: 
Handcrafted production from Anne and Marc Pichon’s Domaine Vignobles Pichon at Mormoiron, Vaucluse. 100% Grenache Noir aged in Oak Barrels.

 

Italy

Statti Gaglioppo Italian Red 2016: The respect of the original and typical fruit produces a wine of a rare elegance and pleasantness. The right witness of a land hidden into his own richness.

 

Trick or treat yo’self this spooktacular season with unboolievably good tasting! Featuring: Black Button Distillery, The Walking Dead Wine and Albany Distilling Co. Sip on our secret potion! Remember, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker! On Wednesday October 31st @ 4-7 pm, come join us if you dare.  

 

No tricks, just treats! Stop into gates for some unboolievably good deals!! Drink up, witches!#herefortheboos