The Common Winter Beer + Wine Lists (because it's still winter)

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 by The Forks Market

You may have already sipped several selections from The Common's Winter beer and wine lists, which dropped back in January. If not, now's your chance! They're on tap for a few more weeks, until the spring list debuts in late April.

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Our sommelier, Veronique Rivest, has been hard at work curating a new lineup of beers and wines for you to taste-test this winter season. Think hearty stouts and rich reds perfect for a chilly post-skate sip, alongside brighter brews and crisp whites with hints of citrus and honey.

And for those who prefer their drinks without alcohol, we haven’t forgotten you! TÖST, a dry and slightly sweet sparkling non-alcoholic beverage, is available, and we're working to bring in a non-alcoholic craft beer option too!

And, as always, we have reserved five of our taps for locally brewed beers. These taps get rotated monthly (whereas the others only get rotated quarterly), which means 60 different Winnipeg-made beers flow through The Common annually. Fun fact: the local selections are also curated by Rivest!

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Take a peek below to see a brief description of the wines and beers you can now find at The Common. As always, we love to hear your feedback, so make sure you tag @theforkswinnipeg and @thecommonwpg when posting your tasting pics.  



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Yalumba Christobel’s Moscato South Australia 2016

From: South Australia

Price per glass: $10
Tasting notes: Light and sweet with loads of aromatic flowers and tropical fruit.


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Lingenfelder Bird Label Riesling Pfalz 2016

From: Pfalz, Germany

Price per glass: $12

Tasting notes: Light and off-dry with juicy lime and peach flavours. 


Kris Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2017

From: Veneto, Italy

Price per glass: $12

Tasting notes: Dry and fresh with aromas of spring flowers, citrus and stone fruit


Alta Alella Pansa Blanca Alella 2016

From: Penedés, Spain

Price per glass: $11

Tasting notes: Crisip, fresh and easy drinking with green apple, almond and a touch of earthiness.


Cono Sur Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca 2018

From: Casablanca, Chile

Price per glass: $10

Tasting notes: Dry and super juicy with flavours of grapefruit, litchi and fresh herbs. 


Tightrope Pinot Gris Okanagan Valley 2017

From: Naramata Bench, British Columbia 

Price per glass: $15

Tasting notes: Vibrant flavours of honeydew, peach, pear with a delicate spicy note.

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Verum Chardonnay Patagonia 2014

From: Patagonia, Argentina

Price per glass: $9

Tasting notes: Delicately creamy and vibrant with baked pear, melon, subtle oak and spice.

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Joseph Cattin Gewürtraminer Alsace 2016

From: Alsace, France

Price per glass: $15

Tasting notes: Rich and bold, off-dry and spicy, with honeysuckle, peach and floral notes.


Aphros Phaunus Loureiro Vinho Verde 2017

From: Minho, Portugal

Price per glass: $18

Tasting notes: Skin macerated with white citrus peels, dried herbs and a gritty texture.





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Henry of Pelham Estate Gamay Short Hills Bench 2016

From: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Price per glass: $13

Tasting notes: Fresh, light and crunchy with bright berry flavours.

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Antoine Sunier Régnié 2017

From: Beaujolais, France

Price per glass: $17

Tasting notes: Pure and vibrant with loads of fruit and energy.


Ventisquero Reserva País Moscatel Maule 2016

From: Maule, Central Valley, Chile

Price per glass: $10

Tasting notes: Very aromatic, lots of flowers and red fruit, rounded and juicy palate, soft tannins. 

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Domaine de L'R les Cinq Elements Cabernet Franc Vin de France 2016 

From: Loire Valley, France

Price per glass: $14

Tasting notes: Elegant and savoury with red fruit, herbs and fine dusty tannins.


Fattoria San Lorenzo Di Gino Rosso Piceno 2015

From: Marche, Italy

Price per glass: $14

Tasting notes: Medium bodied and earthy with plums, cherries, tobacco and spice.

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Quinta de la Rosa DouRosa Douro 2016

From: Douro, Portugal

Price per glass: $12

Tasting notes: Full-bodied yet fresh, fruity, floral and spicy.


Dominio de Punctum Lobetia Tempranillo Castilla La Mancha 2016

From: La Mancha, Spain

Price per glass: $9

Tasting notes: Soft, supple and easy with ripe red fruit and sweet spice.


False Bay Old School Syrah 2016

From: South Africa

Price per glass: $8

Tasting notes: Rich and flavourful with smoky black fruit, spice and soft tannins. 


Lees Fitch Zinfandel California 2016

From: California

Price per glass: $12

Tasting notes: Dense and smooth, loads of ripe, dark berries, chocolate, coconut and spice.

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Some Young Punks ‘Passion Has Red Lips’ Shiraz Cabernet McLaren Vale 2016

From: South Australia

Price per glass: $16

Tasting notes: Rich and full-bodied with lots of ripe fruit, cherry liqueur, pepper and vanilla.


Bacalhoa Moscatel de Setúbal 2015

From: Setúbal, Portugal

Price per glass: $5 per 2 oz. pour

Tasting notes: Lusciously sweet with dried fruit and orange peel flavours.




Ca Maiol Sebastian Brut Rosé

From: Lombardy, Italy

Price per glass: $12

Tasting notes: Just off-dry sparkling with aromas for strawberry, pomegranate and orange blossom.

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Westcott Vineyards Delphine Rosé Vinemount Ridge 2017 

From: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Price per glass: $11

Tasting notes: Dry, juicy and fresh with lots of red berries and a hint of citrus.

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Oshlag Brewery Nano IPA
From: Montreal
Tasting notes: Simple and fresh with fruity hops, mild bitterness and has just 2% alcohol.

Glutenberg Imperial Stout
From: Montreal
Tasting notes: Opaque black with powerful cacao, espression and toasted cereal flavours. This stout is also gluten free.

Bridge Brewing Wunderbar Kolsch
From: Victoria, B.C.
Tasting notes: German Kolsch style; light, smooth and fresh with biscuity flavours.

Fahr Away Hefeweizen
From: Turner Valley, Alberta
Tasting notes: Fruity and mildly spicy with notes of citrus, banana and cloves

Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale
From: Mississauga, Ont.
Tasting notes: Pineapple, mango and citrus; soft carbonation and refreshing bitterness.

Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium Tremens
From: Melle, Belgium
Tasting notes: Round and warming, malty and spicy with bright fruit flavours.

Bench Creek Brewing Apex Predator
From: Yellowhead County, Alberta
Tasting notes: Bold and intense, citrus and tropical fruit, balanced bitterness.

Phillips Brewery Blue Buck Ale
From: Victoria, B.C.
Tasting notes: Mild, smooth and malty with notes of citrus, pine and caramel.

Whistler Brewing Bear Paw Honey Lager
From: Whistler, B.C.

Surly Brewing Co. Coffee Bender
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tasting notes: Oatmeal brown ale with Guatemalan coffee. Intensely flavoured, rich and complex.

Persephone Brewing Co. Keller Pilsner
From: Gibsons, B.C.
Tasting notes: Crisp, refreshing unfiltered lager with fresh apple, herbal and grain notes.

Reverend Nat's Abbey Spice Cider
From: Portland, Oregon
Tasting Notes: Has an apple pie vibe; sweet spice, raisins, light oak. Off-dry with a refreshing tartness.

Beaus FeBREWary
From: Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Tasting Notes: This will be a rotating tap of Beau’s new brews, one of which is released each week of FeBREWary.

Brasserie Dunham Saison
From: Dunham, Quebec
Tasting notes: This will be a rotating tap of saisons produced by Brasserie Dunham in Quebec.

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