Monthly Archives: March 2011

Win a $100 Wine Kitz gift certificate

Submit a short story (150 words or less) of your favourite way to enjoy your Wine Kitz wine and you could win a $100 Wine Kitz gift certificate valid at any one of our locations across Canada!

Your story will also be published in our next Wine Press newsletter, and on our corporate website at  Instant stardom awaits!

Submit your short story to
before July 31st, 2011, to be eligible.

We’d also love to read your submissions, so please leave a comment below and let us know your favourite way to enjoy your homemade wine!

New WICKED Hard Pink Lemonade!

Wicked hard pink lemonadeLooking for something out of the ordinary?  Try WICKED!

Wicked is a fun, refreshing cooler-style beverage that is perfect for any occasion – summer backyard BBQs, get togethers, long weekends at the cottage, and more!

Available exclusively at Wine Kitz and by pre-order only.
The early bird pre-order deadline is Thursday April 21st, 2011.

Abundant with vibrant flavours of fresh squeezed lemons, the crisp, citrus notes are balanced perfectly with just the right amount of sweetness.  Soon you’ll understand why everyone’s a little Wicked!

Available just in time to be started for summer sipping!

Call, visit or email us today to reserve your kit.
Our Wicked hard pink lemonade offers considerable savings over comparable commercial coolers, whether you make it at home or in-store.

New Limited Release Italian Coastal Sunset wines

Italy is no stranger to wine, with some of the oldest wine producing regions of the world contributing to approximately 1/5 of the world’s wine production. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country with more than 1 million  vineyards under cultivation.  Italy’s long shoreline helps to moderate the climate for the coastal wine regions. The extensive mountains and foothills throughout the country create varying elevations for grape growing in a variety of climate and soil conditions.

It is with this idyllic destination in mind that Wine Kitz is proud to introduce our latest Limited Release wine kits: our Italian Coastal Sunset series Trebbiano-Riesling and Barbera-Sangiovese blends.

Italian Trebbiano-Riesling
Wine Kitz Italian Coastal Sunset 2011 wine kitsLight straw in colour with a bouquet and flavours of ripe peach, apple, pear and tropical fruits. The wine finishes clean with citrus notes and a hint of residual sweetness.  A perfect match for most chicken and fish dishes, ham, oysters, shellfish and veal.

Italian Barbera-Sangiovese
Beautifully bright ruby red in colour with a bouquet of ripe blackberry, cherry and plum.  On the palate you will experience flavours of ripe fruit and spice with fresh tannins and subtle oak on the finish.  A nice complement to dishes in tomato sauces such as chicken or veal parmesan, meatballs, lasagna, pizza and spaghetti.  Goes well with roast duck and plum sauce.

These kits are available by pre-order only.
The deadline to pre-order kits is Thursday, July 14, 2011.

They should arrive in-store in early August – just in time to be made and enjoyed for the holiday season!

Spring-Summer 2011 Wine Press

The latest edition of the Wine Press newsletter is now available for viewing online and available in hard-copy in-stores.  As with previous editions, this one is filled with information about new and upcoming wine varietals, recipes, and general wine information.

Inside this issue:

Wine Press Spring Summer 2011 tasting notes for our new Country Mist Passionfruit-Papaya Viognier fruit wine kit

information about our latest Limited Release kits – Italian Coastal Sunset wines (following the popularity of our Californian and Chilean series)

a recipe for prosciutto, pear and brie panini (with perfectly paired wine, of course!)

temperature guidelines for serving wines

Click here to view the PDF version, or visit us in-store soon to pick up a copy!

NEW Passionfruit-Papaya Viognier wine kit!

Though we wouldn’t recommend putting your winter coat and mittens away for storage *just* yet, now is definitely a good time to start thinking about which wines you will want to serve this summer.

passionfruit-papaya viognier country mist wine kitTo help get you into a summer frame of mind, Wine Kitz is excited to introduce a brand new fruit wine kit:

Passionfruit-Papaya Viognier

…the newest flavour in our popular Country Mist collection of refreshing light bodied wines with a burst of fresh fruit flavours.   Perfect for summer sipping while relaxing on the patio or enjoy anytime of the year as a refreshing alternative to traditional  wines.

Tasting notes:
This exotic blend of Passion Fruit and Papaya is full of
complex, fruity aromas and rich, intense flavours. The
tartness of the Passion Fruit is softened with the juicy, ripe
sweetness of the Papaya creating the perfect balance.
The fruit aromas and flavours naturally complement the
intriguing tropical flavours of Viognier finishing with a
sensational mouth feel.

Our new Passionfruit-Papaya Viognier will be in-store later this month.
Stay tuned!

Save 10% on our Wines of the Month for March

Wines of the Month - March 2011Until March 31st, 2011, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Californian Riesling (white) and Chilean Vieux Chateau du Roi (red) wine kits.

Our Californian Riesling is medium dry with a refreshing bouquet of citrus and a hint of apple core. The taste is crisp and clean with mingling flavours of grapefruit, apple, honey flowers, peach and a subtle flinty mineral tone.

Our Chilean Vieux Chateau du Roi is rich, complex, and reminiscent of the Old World with layers of oak, herbs, blackberry and licorice.  Balanced and rewarding.

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