Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saturday Sangria – Strawberry Peach Colombard Chardonnay

Just a quick note about our holiday hours: the store will be closed on Monday July 2nd, for the long weekend.  Enjoy the holiday!

In celebration of Canada Day (and the long weekend!), we’re toasting to local flavours and favourites with a red-and-white Strawberry Peach Colombard Chardonnay sangria, sweetened with a Canuck staple – maple syrup!

 

With peaches and strawberries coming into season, this refreshing pairing was a no brainer!  And what could possibly be more Canadian than maple syrup?

For the full instructions for this celebratory sangria, follow the jump!

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Saturday Sangria: Pomegranate-Blackberry Primitivo

After last week’s white sangria, it only seemed fitting that we post something a little closer to the classic red sangria, building around the bold flavours of red wine.  Drawing inspiration from the myriad of berries making their ways into grocery stores (and soon coming into season!), we’ve paired Primitivo, a Limited Release that was part of our Festa Italia series in 2012 (you can also use Zinfandel), with blackberries and pomegranate for a darker, deeper sangria that celebrates the richness of the summer season.  It’s also perfect for pairing with heartier meat dishes, since the flavours of the red wine will hold their own against stronger foods – especially since your Primitivo (if you made it with us in 2010) is now at peak age!

 

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

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Saturday Sangria: Raspberry-Citrus Sauvignon Blanc

Today we’re introducing a new feature for the summer: Saturday Sangrias!
Join us each week as we share a new recipe (from our kitchens or from the web) for delicious summer wine cocktails to keep you refreshed on hot summer days.

Raspberry Citrus Sauvignon Blanc sangria

First up, we have Raspberry-Citrus Sauvignon Blanc sangria – the bright citrus flavours of the sauvignon blanc pair perfectly with grapefruit, lemon and lime, and the raspberry adds subtle sweetness and texture.

Keep reading for the full how-to!

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Wines of the Month – June 2012

Until June 30th 2012, enjoy 10% off
our Traditional and Ultimate Sauvignon Blanc
and Cabernet Merlot wine kits.

Wine Kitz wines of the month - June 2012Our Californian Sauvignon Blanc is supremely dry (but can be made sweeter, to your taste) with a gorgeous yellow hue.  This full-bodied favourite pours forth flavours of pea pod, gooseberry and lemon-grass with good acidity.

Our Chilean Cabernet Merlot is a versatile red that will add flair to many a feast. Rich and balanced with a mild peppercorn finish, it is dominated by dark plump berries and vibrant black currant flavours.

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.