Monthly Archives: October 2010

Limited Release Orange Chocolate Port wine kits are now in-store!

Limited Release Orange Chocolate PortJust a quick note today to let you know that  our new Limited Release Orange Chocolate Port wine kits have just arrived in-store and are ready to start!

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 to start in-store or at home.  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 and gift giving!

We do have a very limited quantity of extra 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 this special Limited Release, read our blog post here.  You can also click here for our store hours and contact information if you’d like to reach us about reserving a kit.

The holiday season is just around the corner…

holly berriesIt’s that time of year again – the time when stores start stocking Christmas merchandise alongside Halloween decorations.  Hardly enough time to celebrate one holiday before we’re on to the next!

Well, retailers have got it right on one count: when it comes to the holidays, it pays to be prepared.  Between grocery lists and wish lists, it’s always a good plan to take care of as much as you can in advance – especially when it comes to wine.

Though most of our wine kits produce a finished product that is drinkable right at bottling, they only improve with age.  A month or so of aging is usually more than sufficient for most of our kits, but the more time that you can allow them to sit and mellow before serving them or giving them as gifts, the better.

If you’re planning on serving wine for the holiday season, now is the time to get started!  Give us a call, or come see us in-store today, and we’ll help you pick out the perfect wines for your holiday get-togethers and celebrations.

With so many wine kits to choose from, now is the perfect time to begin batches for the holidays!  Choose from our regular product offerings, or try something new with one of our Limited Release kits.  Even if you have no idea where to begin, but just want a great wine to impress family and friends, call or visit us in-store today and we’ll help you pick out a crowd-pleasing wine for a fraction of the cost  of buying from the liquor store.

Pre-order Deadlines Extended!

Since the new edition of the Wine Press was slightly delayed in reaching our stores, the pre-order deadline for our new Limited Release Festa Italia and Orange Chocolate Port kits has been extended.  The deadline for pre-ordering is now October 28th.

To learn more about these fabulous Limited Releases, please read the blog posts here (for Festa Italia kits) and here (for the Orange Chocolate Port).

You can also click here for our contact information to reserve a kit, or here to learn more about the new edition of the Wine Press.

These are Limited Release offerings, and so (as usual) quantities are extremely limited and are available by pre-order only.  Please call the store at (905) 509 – 6748 as soon as possible to pre-order kits.

Save 10% off our October Wines of the Month

This month, we’re shifting the “Wines of the Month” spotlight from California to the land down under and once again offering 10% off Tradition and Ultimate wine kits in our featured varietals.

From October 1st to 31st, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Australian Riesling (white) and Australian Shiraz (red) wine kits.

The Australian Riesling is a medium-dry white with a refreshing core of ripe pear, lime peel, citrus and grapefruit. The bouquet is clean and aromatic with notes of honey, apple and peach.

The Australian Shiraz is a rich, dry red with a bouquet displaying subtle hints of dark berries, white pepper and spice. The palate is full and rich with notes of cocoa, blackberries, vanilla and finishes with soft, integrated tannins.

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