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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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June Wines of the Month

Oops – please excuse the delay!  We’ve been so busy with all of our new stock – from our Wicked hard pink lemonade to the new Just Us! offerings – that we completely dropped the ball and forgot to announce the Wines of the Month for June!  Without further adieu, here are the two varietals we’re showcasing this month:

June Wines of the MonthUntil June 30th, 2011, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Sauvignon Blanc (white) and Cabernet Merlot (red) wine kits.

The Californian Sauvignon Blanc featutres a very pale grassy yellow tone with bright pea pod and characteristic lemon-grass aroma. It is full-bodied. and very dry, but can be made sweeter according to your preference.

The Chilean Cabernet Merlot features flavours of dark plump berries and vibrant black currant mingled with chewy, plumy Merlot characteristics.  It is rich and balanced with a mild peppercorn finish.

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.

Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release – pre-order your New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc before Jan. 13th!

New Zealand grows some of the world’s most southerly grapes, so hopefully our second Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release will have you dreaming of warm weather!

Wine Cellar 2011 - Sauvignon BlancOur New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc features a fresh clean aroma of grapefruit, gooseberry, grass and fresh herbs.   This refreshing, light to medium-bodied wine is fabulous for everyday enjoyment, and requires no aging – in fact, it is at its best when served while young and fresh.

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 Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
is Jan. 13th, 2011
.

Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release Wines

Our Wine Cellar Limited Release kits are always a huge success, and we’re sure that this year’s wines will be no different!  This year we are excited to bring you a Syrah-Grenache from France, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and a Tempranillo from Spain.

The deadline for the first release – the French Syrah-Grenache – is less than a week away! If you are interested in ordering a kit, please call or visit us as soon as possible.  We will be placing our order on December 9th.

Wine Cellar 2011 - Syrah-GrenacheThe first release is our French Syrah-Grenache.  This wine is a blend of two varietals – the Syrah (also known as Shiraz) provides plenty of blackberry, clove, licorice, violets and black pepper notes, along with good structure and tannin, while the Grenache provides fruit flavours suggesting strawberry, raspberry and cherry, while assisting in softening the powerful Syrah backbone. This full-bodied wine can be consumed young but will show its best between 6 and 24 months of age.  It is a great pair to any meet dish, and will hold its own alongside stronger dishes.  Serve it with beef stews; Shepherd’s pie; beef stroganoff; pot roast; prime rib; grilled steaks; 2 year old Cheddar; lamb chops; roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic; meaty lasagna; and rich bean based dishes.  If you can, this would be a GREAT wine to make and age for the holidays next year.

The pre-order deadline for the Syrah-Grenache is Dec. 9th, 2010.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of January, 2011.

Wine Cellar 2011 - Sauvignon BlancThe second kit released will be the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  It features a fresh clean aroma of grapefruit, gooseberry, grass and fresh herbs. This refreshing, light to medium-bodied wine has exhilarating flavours of citrus, white currant, honeydew melon and herbaceous notes. Serve while young and fresh. A fabulous sipping wine for everyday enjoyment.  Enjoy with oysters; steamed mussels;lemon herbed chicken; asparagus salads; basil pesto on bow tie pasta;goat cheese and spinach frittata; white fish with fresh dill; summer salads; goat cheese with fresh baguette; halibut with a corn, cucumber and tomato salsa; and lightly seasoned vegetarian stir-fries.

The pre-order deadline for the Sauvignon Blanc is Jan. 13th, 2011.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of February, 2011

Wine Cellar 2011 - Tempranillo…and last but certainly not least, we have our Spanish Tempranillo.  This dark, thick-skinned grape produces deep coloured, medium to full-bodied red wines with good structure and moderate acidity. The bouquet and flavours are reminiscent of cherry, plum, strawberry, spice, tobacco and earth. This wine can be consumed young but will show its best between 6 and 24 months of age.  Like the Syrah-Grenache, it will stand up alongside stronger meat dishes, and would be delicious served with grilled red meats; herbed lamb chops; lamb casserole; eggplant moussaka; braised beef short-ribs; meat pies; meatloaf; steak  and kidney pie; rabbit stew; and bean stews.

The pre-order deadline for the Tempranillo is Feb. 10th, 2011.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of March, 2011

As with all of our Limited Releases, these are available only in limited quantities, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Save 10% off our November Wines of the Month

November Wines of the MonthWhen the weather starts getting colder, it’s always comforting to revisit old favourites.  But why not try something new this month?

To encourage you to branch out and try new wines we’re once again offering 10% off Tradition and Ultimate wine kits in our featured varietals.

From November 1st to 30th, we’re offering 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Sauvignon Blanc (white) and Cabernet Merlot (red) wine kits.

Our Californian Sauvignon Blanc displays a very pale grassy yellow tone with bright pea pod and characteristic lemon-grass aroma.  It is very dry and full-bodied.

Our Chilean Cabernet Merlot features dark plump berries and vibrant black currant flavours mingling with chewy, plumy Merlot characteristics.   It is rich and balanced with a mild peppercorn finish.

Time is running out to have your batches perfectly aged in time for the holidays, but with our 7-Day Accelerator packs you can produce the same wines you love in a fraction of the time of regular kits.  That means that you can bottle just 1 week after starting your kit, and you’ll still have a few weeks to age your wine before the holidays.

Come see us soon to learn more about these flavourful varietals (and our 7-Day Accelerator packs!) or to start a batch of your own!