Monthly Archives: August 2010

NEW Orange Chocolate Port

Apologies for the long delay in updating – it’s been a busy few weeks at the store! We’re back now, though, and we’ll have a number of new updates for you over the next few weeks, so stay tuned :)

First off, a new product launch!Orange Chocolate Port

Following the success of last year’s Cherry Chocolate Port, we are excited to introduce our latest specialty-series Port wine kit: Orange Chocolate Port.

This full flavoured Port style dessert wine is full-bodied with complex aromas and flavours of dark chocolate and hints of sweet, ripe oranges. The flavours are rich and lingering making this truly a special wine to be sipped and savoured. Wonderful to sip on its own, anytime when you are looking for that special treat. Also great as a dinner aperitif or to enjoy with a sweet dessert at the end of a great meal.

As with all of our limited release wines, quantities are limited and kits are available by pre-order only before September 16th. Kits will be available in-store by mid-October – just in time to be bottled for holiday gift-giving or sipping (although we always recommend aging them before enjoying them!).

Call or visit us in-store soon to reserve your kit of this fabulous holiday release!

August Wines of the Month – save 10% on Traditional and Ultimate White Zinfandel Blush and Shiraz wine kits!

August Wines of the MonthWe received a very positive response to the launch of our Wine of the Month promotion, so to keep the ball rolling here are the new featured wines for August!  Again this month, we will be offering 10% the featured Traditional and Ultimate red and white wine kits.

From August 1st to 31st, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate California White Zinfandel Blush (white/rose) and California Shiraz (red) wine kits.

The Californian White Zinfandel Blush is known for its refreshing light strawberry character.  It is balanced and easy on the palate with a hint of sweetness.   Citrusy and light in flavour with mellow blackberry and raspberry bouquet. Lively, medium-dry and refreshing.

The California Shiraz reveals black fruit aromas which give way to plump blackberry, mellow pepper and smooth mocha.  It is hearty and spicy with vanilla oak lingering on the tongue.  Its robust peppery bouquet with flavours of cedar, bold blackberry and plum are surrounded by layers of warm oak.  It is a medium- or full-bodied dry red wine with a nice finish.

Come see us soon to learn more about these flavourful varietals, or to start a batch of your own!