Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy long weekend!

It looks like it will be a lovely weekend both here in town and in cottage country, so enjoy the long weekend wherever you’re celebrating!  Just a reminder that the store will be closed on Monday May 21st for the holiday.

If you’re looking for a refreshing treat to enjoy dockside or by the pool, check out these recipes for tasty Sangria and Lemon Pale Ale (that’s right, beer!) popsicles, from Pass the Sushi and The Beeroness, respectively.

Please remember that these are for adults only, and to please enjoy responsibly!

And the winners are…

Congrats to…

Alex Shanhan (1st prize)

Jenny Riddell
(2nd prize)

and Jim Murray (third prize)

You are the winners of our Customer Appreciation Days’ giveaways!

We will be contacting you shortly to confirm.
Thanks once again to all who entered!

Many thanks once again for your incredible support!

Customer Appreciation Days may be over, but our appreciation for your continued patronage continues year round.  Thank you once again for making our best sale of the year such an incredible success!  It was so nice to see so many of you over the past few weeks, and we look forward to seeing much more of you in the future!

The saving’s aren’t completely over – don’t forget that we are still offering 10% off our two wines of the month – Australian Gewürztraminer and Australian Cabernet Shiraz – until May 31st, 2012.  We will also be drawing the winners of our giveaway today, and so be sure to stay tuned for an announcement of the winners by the end of the week!

Thanks again, from everyone here at Wine Kitz Pickering!

Curious about our giveaway prizes?

In case you’d like to get a peak at the great prizes you could win during our Customer Appreciation Days, we snapped some shots of them all bundled up and ready to be won!  We’ve also added a wine decanter and tin of Just Us! loose leaf Rooibos tea to the prize packages, so now there’s even more to win!

First Prize: one (1) copy of the book Wine Atlas of Canada, a Wine Kitz wine decanter and a travel corkscrew (approx. retail value: $71.99)

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Second Prize: one (1) canvas 2-bottle wine tote, one (1) set of party tray wine glass clips, and a travel corkscrew (approx. retail value: $35.97)

Third Prize: one (1) 12oz. bag of Just Us! coffee, one (1) bar of Just Us! dark chocolate, one (1) tin of Just Us! loose leaf Rooibus tea,
and one (1) Wine Kitz coffee mug (approx. retail value: $22.96)

Ways to enter:
You may receive a maximum of 4 entries.
One entry for printing off the contest entry form available at the bottom of this post, and entering it into the ballot box in-store (one entry per household).
One entry for tweeting about our Customer Appreciation Days (and mentioning our twitter handle, @wkpickering in the tweet)
(one entry per Twitter account).
One entry for ‘liking’ us on Facebook (one entry per Facebook account).
One entry for visiting us in-store during the sale and filling out a ballot
(one per household).

Click here for full contest details, including rules and regulations.

Customer Appreciation Days are Back!

Wine Kitz Customer Appreciation Days 2012

We are very grateful for the tremendous support we get from you, our wonderful customers, and so to thank you for your continued patronage we are very pleased to offer…

20% off

any regular-priced wine kit in stock*
until May 12th, 2012.

*Please note: discount cannot be applied to Limited Release kits, including the new Wicked Hard Lime and Hard Pink Lemonade cooler-style kits, and cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion.
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This is a great time to stock up on your favorite wines, both for summer sipping and to cellar so that your wines will be nicely aged in time for the holiday season.   We look forward to seeing you in-store soon to help you make truly wonderful wines, and to thank you for turning to us for all of your wine- and beer-making needs.

 Thank you for another fabulous year,
and cheers to many more to come!

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Enter to Win!

To show our appreciation, we’re giving you the chance to win some great wine gear – perfect to help you get ready
for summer entertaining!

First Prize: one (1) copy of the book Wine Atlas of Canada, a Wine Kitz wine decanter and a travel corkscrew (approx. retail value: $71.99)
Second Prize: one (1) canvas 2-bottle wine tote, one (1) set of party tray wine glass clips, and a travel corkscrew (approx. retail value: $35.97)
Third Prize: one (1) 12oz. bag of Just Us! coffee, one (1) bar of Just Us! dark chocolate, one (1) tin of Just Us! loose leaf Rooibus tea,
and one (1) Wine Kitz coffee mug (approx. retail value: $22.96)

*Updated May 4th*
new prize items added, and pictures of the gift sets can be viewed here!

Ways to enter:
You may receive a maximum of 4 entries.
One entry for printing off the contest entry form available at the bottom of this post, and entering it into the ballot box in-store (one entry per household).
One entry for tweeting about our Customer Appreciation Days (and mentioning our twitter handle, @wkpickering in the tweet)
(one entry per Twitter account).
One entry for ‘liking’ us on Facebook (one entry per Facebook account).
One entry for visiting us in-store during the sale and filling out a ballot
(one per household).

Customer Appreciation Days blog ballot

Rules and Regulations:
Open to residents of Ontario of legal drinking age (19 and over), excluding employees of Wine Kitz and their family members.  No purchase necessary.  Contest closes May 12th, 2012; draw will take place on May 19th, 2012, and winners will be notified by email within 1 week of draw.  Maximum of 4 entries per person, and a maximum of one (1) prize will be awarded per person.  All prizes must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and are not convertible to cash. We reserve the right to substitute any prize or portion of the prize with a prize of equal or greater value.  Winners will be required to pick up their prize in-store (no delivery).  .

Wines of the Month – May 2012

Until May 31st 2012, enjoy 10% off
our Traditional and Ultimate Australian Gewürztraminer
and Australian Cabernet Shiraz wine kits.

Wines of the Month - May 2012Our Australian Gewürztraminer is uniquely spicy with a floral character, making it a perfect match for exotic foods, or to enjoy as an aperitif. A slightly off-dry white, it has crisp, clean flavours of lime, mango and honeysuckle, lively acidity and a balanced finish.

Our Australian Cabernet Shiraz is a tantalizing soft oak blend of Cabernet’s sumptuous blackberry and plum and the sweet cherry fruit flavour of Shiraz gives you a well balanced, deep ruby wine. Great on its own or with full-flavoured meals.

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.