Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fall-Winter 2011 Wine Press Now Available

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

In this issue…

Wine Kitz Wine Press - Fall Winter 2011Information about our new Chocolate Port Trio wine kit – each kit makes up to three flavours of port!

Tasting notes and varietal information about our new Cascadia Celebration Limited Release wines – the Oregon Pinot Noir and Washington Pinot Gris.

A teaser about the new wines for our Wine Cellar 2012 offerings – an Italian Nebbiolo, an Austrian Gruner Veltliner, and a South African Pinotage (more info coming soon!)

and finally, some storage tips for optimal wine enjoyment!

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

Cascadia Celebration – New Limited Release Wine Kits!

The Cascadia Region in the Pacific northwest boasts an abundance of
forests, mountains, lakes, and the many waterfalls that gave the area its
name. The moderate climate and rich soil of the region also make it an ideal location for vineyards, which is why we have chosen two of the region’s finest varieties to showcase for a limited release offering.

Wine Kitz Cascadia Celebration Limited Release wines

Oregon Pinot Noir

With 15 approved wine growing regions and over 300 wineries producing
over 72 varietals, Oregon is a well-established wine growing region with
some of the most breathtaking landscapes. Winemakers from this region
believe in high quality artisan wine and produce an average of 5,000 cases
of wine per year. Known for its micro-climates, Oregon produces varietals
with distinctive fruit flavours, aromatics and complexities.

This medium-bodied wine produces aromatics of raspberries, cherries and
a hint of spice. You can expect flavours of red berries, earth and a touch of
toasted vanilla on the palate.

Washington Pinot Gris

East of the Cascade Mountains lies Washington’s primary grape growing
region. The first grapes were planted in 1852 by the Hudson Bay Company
and, by 1910, French, German, and Italian immigrants had planted
vineyards across the state. The arid climate and long daylight hours in the
growing season are ideal for producing wines with good acidic levels, pleasing
aromatics and complex fruit flavours.

A medium- to full-bodied wine, this Pinot Gris has aromatics of white pear,
peach and apple, while on the palate you can expect balanced acidity, juicy
pears and a crisp finish. Meant to be consumed early.

As with all of our Limited Release wines, quantities are limited and kits are available by pre-order only. 

To avoid disappointment, call us at (905) 509 – 6748
or email us today to pre-order your kits.

The pre-order deadline for the Cascadia Celebration Washington Pinot Gris and Oregon Pinot Noir is October 6th, 2011.

*NEW* Limited Release Chocolate Port kits

Our new Chocolate Port Flavour Trio offers an exciting new twist on a classic dessert wine.  Each kit contains three great flavour choices: Raspberry, Orange and Cherry.  The same kit can be used to make one, two, or all three flavours – the choice is yours!

Wine Kitz Chocolate Port Trio Limited Release

Raspberry Chocolate Port

This rich, full-bodied Port is a tantalizing blend of raspberry and rich chocolate – enough to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth!  With an attractive and aromatic nose of juicy plum, rich coffee and fresh raspberries, this chocolate-infused and fruit-forward desert wine carries notes of vanilla, toasted oak and deliciously dark chocolate.  Warm and slightly tart on the palate with little acidity, raspberry chocolate port has an invigorating and lush finish, sure to please the senses.

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.

Cherry Chocolate Port

This full-flavoured Port-style dessert wine has an exciting, complex aroma of dark chocolate mingled with notes of black cherry, ripe plum and toasted oak. On the palate, the taste is rich, sweet and lingering, leading to a long, satisfying and warm finish. The distinctive black cherry and dark chocolate adds a glorious dimension to the character of the port. This wine is amazingly good after a few months in the bottle and will continue to improve for years. We recommend you to bottle this superb dessert wine in 375 ml. bottles – a little goes a long way.

As with all of our Limited Release wines, quantities are limited and kits are available by pre-order only.  To avoid disappointment, call us at (905) 509 – 6748 or email us today to pre-order your kits.

The pre-order deadline for the new Chocolate Port kits
is September 22nd, 2011

New Limited Release Italian Coastal Sunset kits

Our popular Coastal Sunset Limited Release wine series is back, and this time we’re bringing you the flavours of Italy with our new Barbera-Sangiovese and Trebbiano-Riesling wine blends.

Wine Kitz Coastal Sunset - ItalyItaly 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.


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.


Light 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.

Both wines will be arriving in-store very soon, but, as with all of our Limited Release kits, they will be available only for a limited time and in very limited quantitiesPlease call us at (905) 509 – 6748, email us, or stop by the store today to reserve your kit.

10% OFF August Wines of the Month

It’s that time again!  If you were thinking about trying a batch of Gewurztraminer or Gamay Bergamais, you’re in luck – they’re our wines of the month!

Until August 31st 2011, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Gewurztraminer (white) and Gamay Bergamais (red) wine kits.

August 2011 Wines of the MonthThe Californian Gamay Bergamais is a youthful fruity and refreshing red wine with a juicy berry aroma. Lively on the tongue with a light, fresh ending, it is great for easy drinking

Our Californian Gewurztraminer is exotic, spicy, and exciting, with flavours of grapefruit and mango, and aromas of roses and honeysuckle. It is dry, with a distinct, refreshing aroma, spicy and nutty flavours and a clean, balanced finish. Crisp and satisfying.

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

*This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts.