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Save 10% on February’s Wines of the Month

Wines of the Month - February 2011Toast to love -
without breaking the bank!

Until February 28th, 2011, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Australian Chardonnay (white) and Australian Cabernet Sauvignon (red) wine kits.

Our Australian Chardonnay is a rich and opulent dry white with flavours of peach, fig and melon. The finish is balanced with lingering notes of toast and vanilla.

Our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and dense dry red with characteristics of black currant, mint and plum aromas.  The taste is rich and elegant with ripe tannins and interwoven vanilla oak.

Visit us in-store soon to try these delicious varietals at an unbeatable price!

This is a rich and opulent dry white with flavours of peach, fig and melon. The finish is balanced with lingering notes of toast and vanilla.

Save 10% on January’s Wines of the Month

Did you resolve to save money and to try new things this year?  If so, we can help you check off both goals!

Until January 31st, 2011, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Italian Pinot Grigio (white) and Italian Barolo (red) wine kits.

Our Italian Pinot Grigio is a refreshing, light-bodied white wine for casual sipping and lighter foods.  Lively notes of green apple, lemon and a touch of floral excite the palate.  Excellent when served with pan-fried fish, chicken wraps, shellfish and light salads, or on its own.

Our Italian Barolo is rich and full-bodied, with inviting tannins and flavours of truffles, licorice and oaky earth. It is very complex with deep structure and layers of oak.

We’ll be closed today (January 1st), for New Year’s Day and Sunday January 2nd (as per regular business hours), but will reopen on Monday January 3rd, 2011.  We look forward to seeing you again soon in the new year!

NEW Festa Italia 2010 Limited Releases

If you’ve been looking for a new wine to try, this really is a fabulous time to expand your horizons.  Between 10% off our wines of the month (this month save on our Californian Gewürztraminer and Gamay Bergamais kits) and all of the new releases recently launched, there is no shortage of new and exciting opportunities to tantalize your tastebuds!

From Chile, the origin our most recent Coastal Sunset series, we now bring you to Italy with the launch of FESTA ITALIA 2010 – featuring Limited Release Primitivo (red) and Verdicchio (white) wine kits.

PRIMITIVO, FRANCE – The Primitivo (a.k.a. Zinfandel in California, or Crljenak Kastelanski in its country of origin, Crotia) is a fruit-driven, full-bodied wine with aromas and flavours of blue plum, blackberry and cherry.  Subtle notes of oak and spice will present themselves due to oak aging.  The smooth, rich mouth-feel allows for early consumption but the wine will also age nicely for 18 to 24 months.  Enjoy with saucy barbecued ribs, marinated leg of lamb, gourmet burgers topped with sautéed mushrooms or grilled red pepper, beef stews, meat lover’s pizza, rigatoni in a tomato sauce with spicy sausage and arugula, and lightly spiced eggplant dishes.

VERDICCHIO, ITALY – The Verdicchio (vair-dik-ee-oh) grape presents a clean fresh aroma of green apple, white currant, citrus, floral and mineral.  This medium-bodied, refreshing white wine sings on the palate with flavours of lemon, green apple and almond, making for a perfect aperitif.  Best enjoyed while young and fresh.  Serve with baked or poached firm fish with dill, seafood salads, green salads with light vinaigrettes, spring pea risottos, lemon chicken, steamed mussels and shellfish.

These kits are available by pre-order only before Oct. 7th, and will be available in-store early-November – just in time to be bottled for holiday gift-giving or sipping (although we always recommend aging them before enjoying them).

As with all of our limited release wines, quantities are limited, so call or visit us in-store soon to reserve your kits!

NEW Orange Chocolate Port

Apologies for the long delay in updating – it’s been a busy few weeks at the store! We’re back now, though, and we’ll have a number of new updates for you over the next few weeks, so stay tuned :)

First off, a new product launch!Orange Chocolate Port

Following the success of last year’s Cherry Chocolate Port, we are excited to introduce our latest specialty-series Port wine kit: 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. Wonderful to sip on its own, anytime when you are looking for that special treat. Also great as a dinner aperitif or to enjoy with a sweet dessert at the end of a great meal.

As with all of our limited release wines, quantities are limited and kits are available by pre-order only before September 16th. Kits will be available in-store by mid-October – just in time to be bottled for holiday gift-giving or sipping (although we always recommend aging them before enjoying them!).

Call or visit us in-store soon to reserve your kit of this fabulous holiday release!

August Wines of the Month – save 10% on Traditional and Ultimate White Zinfandel Blush and Shiraz wine kits!

August Wines of the MonthWe received a very positive response to the launch of our Wine of the Month promotion, so to keep the ball rolling here are the new featured wines for August!  Again this month, we will be offering 10% the featured Traditional and Ultimate red and white wine kits.

From August 1st to 31st, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate California White Zinfandel Blush (white/rose) and California Shiraz (red) wine kits.

The Californian White Zinfandel Blush is known for its refreshing light strawberry character.  It is balanced and easy on the palate with a hint of sweetness.   Citrusy and light in flavour with mellow blackberry and raspberry bouquet. Lively, medium-dry and refreshing.

The California Shiraz reveals black fruit aromas which give way to plump blackberry, mellow pepper and smooth mocha.  It is hearty and spicy with vanilla oak lingering on the tongue.  Its robust peppery bouquet with flavours of cedar, bold blackberry and plum are surrounded by layers of warm oak.  It is a medium- or full-bodied dry red wine with a nice finish.

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

NEW Chilean Coastal Sunset wine kits

Following the great success of our Californian Coastal Sunset wines, Wine Kitz is proud and excited to introduce our latest Limited Release Holiday wine kits to help you toast to the beautiful summer weather, and to begin aging for the festive season!

Chilean Coastal Sunset - Riesling & Semillon

Chilean Coastal Sunset white – Riesling & Semillon

Pale straw in colour, this wine is a balanced blend of floral and citrus aromas and flavours. Lemon and peach can be found in the flavour followed by a crisp, slightly sweet finish. Will accent any meals with smoked salmon, oysters, mussels scallops, shrimp and fried calamari.
The crispness works will with BBQ or spicy chicken wings, pork ribs or roast, baked ham, veal, chicken. Some soft, lighter cheeses such as Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert will also go well with this wine.

Chilean Coastal Sunset red – Carmenere and MerlotChilean Coastal Sunset - Carmenere & Merlot

Subtle oak aromas with cherry and a hint of spice make this fabulous blend stand out from the crowd. Ruby red to brick red in colour, this wine is rich in red fruit flavours with a spicy finish. Matches well with beef, duck in mushroom or red wine sauces. Seafood includes tuna or salmon. Also a nice complement to wild rice, mushrooms and mild cheeses.

These two Chilean blends are available for pre-order until August 3rd, and will be available in-store after August 23rd.

We usually order a small number of additional kits, just in case, but pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee yourself a kit.  Call or email us today to reserve your kit.

As with all of our Limited Releases: once they’re gone, they’re gone!

July Wines of the Month – save 10% on Traditional and Ultimate Riesling and Chianti wine kits!

Once you’ve found a wine or two that you really enjoy, it’s always tempting to stay within your comfort zone and make those ‘signature’ varietals over and over again.  But with so many different types of wine to choose from, we want to encourage you to explore the full range of options.  Who knows, you might even find a new favourite!

To help start you off, we’re launching a new promotion featuring wines of the month.  Each month we will be offering 10% the featured Traditional and Ultimate red and white wine kits.

From July 1st to 31st, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate California Riesling (white) and Italian Chianti (red) wine kits.

The California Riesling is medium-dry with a refreshing bouquet of citrus and a hint of apple.  It’s taste is crisp and clean with a mingling of grapefruit, apple, honey and peach flavours, and a subtly mineral tone.  Great on its or with seafood!

The Chianti is a bold, rich and inviting red wine with cherry fruit aromas and flavours of cocoa, vanilla bean and ripe cranberries.  Good tannins and a subtle oakiness provide a soft, well-balanced finish.  Perfect with all types of pasta in tomato sauce.

Customer Appreciation Days are Back!

Customer Appreciation Days 2010

CAD sale 2010

We always value our customers here at Wine Kitz Pickering, and so to thank you for your continued patronage we are very pleased to offer 20% off any regular-priced wine kit in stock, from now until May 17th.

This is a great time to stock up on your favorite wines, both for summer sipping, and to start wines so that they 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 relying on us for all of your wine- and beer-making needs.

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

Enjoy the savings!


All of your friends at Wine Kitz Pickering

Help us spread the word!

If you’ve ever been into our store, whether to purchase a wine kit for home-brewing, or to put on a batch in-store, we sincerely hope that you’ve had a great experience with us.  We pride ourselves on our high-quality offerings and we want you to be happy with the fruits of your labor, which is why we stand behind our products 100%.  If you’re not completely satisfied with a product from our store, simply bring it back and we will fully replace or refund your purchase.  It’s that simple.

We always encourage our customers to share feedback with us – both positive experiences and constructive criticism – so that we can learn how to serve you better.  Now we’d like to ask you to help us attract new customers by sharing your experiences with others.  We invite you to visit our business listings on CanPages and Google to add a review of our store so that potential customers can get a glimpse of what it’s like to do business with us.

Thank you very much, in advance, for your help!

New Flavours and Packaging for Country Mist Fruit Wine Kits

If you’ve been in our store recently, you may have noticed the new look of our Country Mist fruit wine kits.  They’ve been given a lovely makeover in preparation for the summer months! But don’t worry, we didn’t get rid of any of your favorite fruit wines.  In fact, we’ve expanded our selection to celebrate the launch of their new look!Wine Kitz is proud to re-introduce our new and improved Country   Mist collection of light-bodied wines with bursts of fresh fruit   flavours.  A fresh new look, new improved flavours and 2 refreshing new   styles: Pineapple / Mango Pinot Grigio and Citrus Sauvignon Blanc.   Make  sure you visit your local Wine Kitz Wine Specialist and have your   Country Mist ready to be enjoyed for all your Summer entertaining.

Introducing our newest fruit wine kit options: Pineapple-Mango Pinot Grigio
Citrus Sauvignon Blanc

Both of these new flavours will be in-store within the next few weeks, joining all of your other favorites – Blackberry Merlot, Black Cherry Pinot Noir, Black Currant Merlot, Blueberry Blast, Cranberry Shiraz, Green Apple Riesling, Peach Chardonnay, Raspberry White Zinfandel, Strawberry White Zinfandel, and Wildberry Chianti – just in time to begin your batches for summer BBQ season!