April Newsletter

April News and Specials

April showers bring May flowers. So the saying goes. We should have LOTS of flowers in May! Actually, so far in April the weather has been pretty darn good. But it’s early yet! 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.


Monday April 22 is Earth Day. Get involved, do your part. In Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows the celebration is on Saturday April 20. Click here for more information. Or check out the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook page.



On sale this month:

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 $17 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. All the Island Mist wine kits are on sale until April 20. You will save $15 on all the refreshing flavours including the NEW Raspberry Peach Sangria. Sweet, ripe raspberries mix with juicy peach undertones for the perfect summer sangria. Click here for more details on the Island Mist wines.


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. The price is $142 made in the store $86 take home kit.


Seasonal/Limited Releases: 

Pink goes with everything!

The ultimate food friendly wine is back. With characteristics of both red and white wines, our crisp, off-dry Selection French Rose is the perfect pairing for any meal. This wine is a seasonal release and is now available but only until sold out. This delicious blush wine sells out fast every year so don’t delay! Call us today to order yours. The price made in the store is $170. The price for the kit only is $114.



The LE2012 April release is Italian Nebbiolo with Grapeskins. This is a wine of rare subtlety. Redolent with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, licorice and truffles, and rich, spicy fruit. Hints of cherries, violets, black licorice, and truffles play on the tongue with long-lasting flavour and a rich, chewy finish. Serve with red meats, stews, lamp shanks or osso buco. This gripping wine will begin to open up after six months, but the richer, more intense flavours will take at least eighteen months to show, with cherry and spicy dominating the long, fruity finish for five years or more.

 LE 2012 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 LE2012 April wine.

Click here for the delicious Braised Beef Stew recipe Winexpert has developed especially for this red wine.


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Thanks once again to all of you that voted us “Best Brew-On” in the Times Readers Choice Awards. Two years running, we couldn’t do it without you our valued customers. Cheers to you!


One more thing, your wine tip of the month – you only have to store the wine horizontally!

Cheers! Julie & Mike