Monthly Archives: June 2010

July Wines of the Month – save 10% on Traditional and Ultimate Riesling and Chianti wine kits!

Once you’ve found a wine or two that you really enjoy, it’s always tempting to stay within your comfort zone and make those ‘signature’ varietals over and over again.  But with so many different types of wine to choose from, we want to encourage you to explore the full range of options.  Who knows, you might even find a new favourite!

To help start you off, we’re launching a new promotion featuring wines of the month.  Each month we will be offering 10% the featured Traditional and Ultimate red and white wine kits.

From July 1st to 31st, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate California Riesling (white) and Italian Chianti (red) wine kits.

The California Riesling is medium-dry with a refreshing bouquet of citrus and a hint of apple.  It’s taste is crisp and clean with a mingling of grapefruit, apple, honey and peach flavours, and a subtly mineral tone.  Great on its or with seafood!

The Chianti is a bold, rich and inviting red wine with cherry fruit aromas and flavours of cocoa, vanilla bean and ripe cranberries.  Good tannins and a subtle oakiness provide a soft, well-balanced finish.  Perfect with all types of pasta in tomato sauce.

Limited Release B.C. Chardonnay-Chenin kits are now in-store!

Our first and much-anticipated wine kit produced entirely from Canadian-grown grapes has finally arrived!   Celebrate our olympic and paralympic achievements with our new B.C. Chardonnay-Chenin:This bright straw coloured wine shows plenty of fruit both on the  nose and on the palate. This wine is unoaked which reveals the ripe  green apple and juicy peach notes with just a hint of honey.  The finish  is crisp and refreshing. A perfect match for crab, lobster,  light-bodied fish or fish in rich cream sauces. Meats include chicken,  turkey, some pork dishes.

This bright straw coloured wine shows plenty of fruit both on the nose and on the palate. This wine is unoaked which reveals the ripe green apple and juicy peach notes with just a hint of honey. The finish is crisp and refreshing. A perfect match for crab, lobster, light-bodied fish or fish in rich cream sauces. Meats include chicken, turkey, some pork dishes.

This wine is available in both Sommelier Reserve 18L and Sommelier 8.5L wine kit collections.

Pre-ordered kits are now in-store and available for purchase.  We also have a very limited number of additional kits for purchase for those who did not get a chance to pre-order their own.

We look forward to seeing you soon to help you begin your very own batch of this exciting new varietal blend!

The sun is setting on our Coastal Sunsets!

We are almost sold out of our Limited Release Californian Limited Release Coastal Sunset - California Riesling, Sauvignon      Blanc and ViognierCoastal Sunset wine kits!

We are down to our final red wine kit (a blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Zinfandel) and have less than 10 kits remaining of  the white blend (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier).  Since these kits are Limited Releases, once they’re  gone, they’re gone!

These wines have been a huge hit with our customers, with many returning to put on additional batches after tasting their first bottles.   Definitely not ones to miss!