Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Fall 2010 edition of the Wine Press is now available in-store!

Wine Press - Fall 2010The newest edition (Fall 2010) of the Wine Press newsletter is now available in-store and online (here)!

This edition features tasting notes and descriptions of our new limited release wine kits, including our Orange Chocolate Port (in-store October 15th), Festa Italia Primitivo and Verdicchio (in-store November 1st), and Wine Cellar 2011 French Syrah-Grenache, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and Spanish Tempranillo (coming soon).

It also features a new recipe, and information on winemaking – great for personal use, and for passing on to friends who may not have considered the benefits and pleasure of making their own wine!

Just a reminder, limited quantities of the Chilean Coastal Sunset Holiday Wines are available.   Call us soon at (905) 509 – 6748 to reserve your kits!

Limited Release Chilean Coastal Sunset kits are now in-store!

Chilean Coastal SunsetJust a quick note today to let you know that our new Limited Release Chilean Coastal Sunset wine kits have just arrived in-store and are ready for pickup!

If you have pre-ordered a kit, you should be receiving a phone call in the next few days to let you know that your kit has arrived and is ready for pickup, or to be started in-store.  Beginning your batch promptly is an especially good idea if you’d like to have your wine ready in time for the holiday season, since the sooner you begin your batch, the sooner you’ll be able to start aging it for optimal enjoyment.

We do have a very limited quantity of extra kits, for those who may have missed the pre-order deadline, or for those who would like to purchase additional kits, but these will go quickly so please call the store as soon as possible if you are interested in reserving one.

To learn more about these two Limited Release varietals, please read the blog post here.  You can also click here for our contact information to reserve a kit.

NEW Festa Italia 2010 Limited Releases

If you’ve been looking for a new wine to try, this really is a fabulous time to expand your horizons.  Between 10% off our wines of the month (this month save on our Californian Gewürztraminer and Gamay Bergamais kits) and all of the new releases recently launched, there is no shortage of new and exciting opportunities to tantalize your tastebuds!

From Chile, the origin our most recent Coastal Sunset series, we now bring you to Italy with the launch of FESTA ITALIA 2010 – featuring Limited Release Primitivo (red) and Verdicchio (white) wine kits.

PRIMITIVO, FRANCE – The Primitivo (a.k.a. Zinfandel in California, or Crljenak Kastelanski in its country of origin, Crotia) is a fruit-driven, full-bodied wine with aromas and flavours of blue plum, blackberry and cherry.  Subtle notes of oak and spice will present themselves due to oak aging.  The smooth, rich mouth-feel allows for early consumption but the wine will also age nicely for 18 to 24 months.  Enjoy with saucy barbecued ribs, marinated leg of lamb, gourmet burgers topped with sautéed mushrooms or grilled red pepper, beef stews, meat lover’s pizza, rigatoni in a tomato sauce with spicy sausage and arugula, and lightly spiced eggplant dishes.

VERDICCHIO, ITALY – The Verdicchio (vair-dik-ee-oh) grape presents a clean fresh aroma of green apple, white currant, citrus, floral and mineral.  This medium-bodied, refreshing white wine sings on the palate with flavours of lemon, green apple and almond, making for a perfect aperitif.  Best enjoyed while young and fresh.  Serve with baked or poached firm fish with dill, seafood salads, green salads with light vinaigrettes, spring pea risottos, lemon chicken, steamed mussels and shellfish.

These kits are available by pre-order only before Oct. 7th, and will be available in-store early-November – just in time to be bottled for holiday gift-giving or sipping (although we always recommend aging them before enjoying them).

As with all of our limited release wines, quantities are limited, so call or visit us in-store soon to reserve your kits!

Save 10% off September Wines of the Month

As promised, more frequent posts are on the way.  We have a number of new Limited Release wines coming out over the next few months, so stay tuned to learn more about our exciting new offerings over the next few weeks!

In the meantime, we want to share with you the new Wines of the Month.  Again this month, we will be offering 10% the featured Traditional and Ultimate red and white wine kits in the featured varietals: Gamay Bergamais (red) and Gewurztraminer (white).

From September 1st to 30th, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Californian Gewurztraminer (white) and Californian Gamay Bergamais (red) wine kits.

The Californian Gewurztraminer is exotic and spicy, as grapefruit and mango flirt with scented roses and honeysuckle.  This white has a distinct, refreshing aroma with spicy and nutty flavours and a clean, balanced finish – crisp and satisfying.

The Gamay Bergamais (also from California) is an excellent early-drinking wine.  It features inviting aromas of cherries with fruity red berry undertones and lively acidity

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