April Newsletter

April News and Specials

Happy Easter!

We hope you enjoy your long weekend celebrating with friends & family. We are going to be closed for the 4 days over Easter. Starting Good Friday April 18 through and including Easter Monday April 21 2014. We are taking a much needed break and heading down to Mesa, Arizona to find some sun.

We have some wonderful wines on sale this month! And a couple of seasonal releases to tell you about. See below for all the details.

On sale this month:

SelectionOur most popular premium wines are made from the Selection series and those who demand wines with exceptional body, flavour and aroma will be able to choose the perfect accompaniment for every occasion from over 20 available wine kits in this series. Save $20 each on these two wines:

Valpolicella  – Ruby red, this classical Italian style wine features rich, spicy berry aromas in a very dry wine with a medium body, perfect with Italian cuisine. And California Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc.

World Vineyard 4 week wine kits featuring popular grape varietals from some of the finest growing regions in the world. The wine kits on sale this month are: Australian Shiraz – lush berry aromas escape from the glass as you swirl to enjoy. Full-flavoured with concentrated black fruits and spice on the palate. Serve with full flavoured beef dishes. Australian Chardonnay – peach and mango fruit aromas are enveloped in a vanilla-laden oak finish. Supple and slightly buttery, this wine lingers with layers of toast and spice. Excellent with grilled pork, salads and cream-based sauces. Save $15 on these two best selling wines.

Vintners Reserve – 4 week wine kits that continue to set the standard by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma. The wine kits on sale this month are: Pinot Noir – this elegant fruit-forward red wine has aromas of black currants and cherries. Perfect for veal tenderloin or mushroom based sauces. Pinot Blanc – a dry, refreshing light-medium bodied white wine with delicate tree fruit notes, such as apple and pear. Great companion to light fish and chicken dishes. Save $15 on these two easy drinking favourites.

Island Mist a delicious alternative to everyday wines and wine coolers. Combining the crisp freshness of distinctive varietal wines with full fruit flavours, this unique winemaking kit makes a fun, refreshing wine-based beverage to enjoy any time. Ready to drink & enjoy immediately after bottling. Our new flavour this year is Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz. Strawberry and Watermelon is a natural flavour combination and a perfect addition to the Island Mist line of wines. We’ve taken fruity and spicy white Shiraz and infused it with the flavours of refreshingly sweet strawberry and watermelon for an irresistible, lip smackingly delicious Island Mist. Available on a regular basis starting April 7 this is going to be a sure hit for spring & summer. Click here for more details on the Island Mist wines.


Perfect for summertime patio sipping!

California Moscato: lush, fruity, and delightfully sweet with juicy peach and tropical fruit flavours. Moscato has become one of the top-selling white wines in North America and we have it! Our California Moscato is styled after Barefoot Cellars, and in blind tastings, scored the exact same scores as the Barefoot Moscato! Perfectly refreshing for summer, Moscato is a wine that will be enjoyed year-round. World Vineyard California Moscato is a 4 week wine kit and is available on a regular basis.


Seasonal/Limited Releases: 

Australian Grenache Rosé – Unique Exceptional Limited

New Australian Grenache Rosé has crisp hints of bright red cherry, fresh strawberry and a barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Deep salmon colour with spiced strawberry and citrus aromas. Enjoy with summer salads, turkey or beef burgers or grilled stuff peppers. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal was produced so get yours before they are all gone! Call us for pricing and availability.


Hard Limeade and Hard Pink Lemonade- Limited Release

Refreshingly tart with flavours of freshly squeezed limes and just the right amount of sweetness. Serve slushy in a margarita glass with a wedge of lime.

Flavours of freshly squeezed lemons that make for the classic taste of pink lemonade with a kick. Serve on the rocks with a slice of lemon.

Perfect for summer sipping these two favourites are back for a limited time. Don’t wait too long to order or they will be gone! Call us for pricing and availability.


The LE2013 April release is Washington State Cabernet-Merlot. A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit. The tannins in this wine call for grilled meat and game: steak with blue cheese butter, saddle of venison, and especially roasted lamb with herbs.

LE 2013 wines are available by pre-order only. If you pre-ordered, we will be contacting you shortly. We do have a few extra kits so if you did not pre-order and have decided you would like to make this wine, please let us know as soon as possible. The Limited Edition wines are always fantastic and always sell out. Click here for more information on the LE2013 April wine.

Click here for the delicious Grilled Rosemary Dijon Lamb Skewers recipe Winexpert has developed especially for this red wine.



Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day. Get involved, do your part. In Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows the celebration is on Saturday April 26. Click here for more information. Or check out the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook page.



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Cheers! Julie & Mike