December Newsletter

In this Issue

 December Wine Sale

Why you should order wine in December

Giftware Sale

Selection International Grapeskin Kits

Julie’s Favourite

Word Vineyard Seasonal Release

Gamay Nouveau

Small Lots 3 Continents White Meritage

Mike’s Favourite

Limited Edition 2011

Christmas Hours


December Newsletter

Well, here we are in December and Christmas is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but for us, this year has just flown by! Seems like only yesterday it was summer and we were drinking Twisted Mist Lime Margaritas. Now it’s time for mulled wine, putting up the tree and decorations and of course shopping.



This month we have all the Winexpert wine kits on sale. ALL the wine kits are 10% off the regular price. This applies to take home or made in the store.

And when we say ALL we mean ALL! We are including the Ultra Premium Selection Estate kits and the NEW Selection International Sensation Grapeskin kits. ALL the seasonal limited releases we have left are included in this sale also.

December is a great month to order your wine. It will be ready to bottle in January and you will get a great start on re-stocking your wine cellar.

And, to help you out with your Christmas shopping, we have SELECT giftware items on sale. 25% – 50% off! This sale ends December 21 so hurry in and check out our great selection

 NEW International Sensation

It’s About Wine is pleased to announce that  in December we will be offering 10% off these four exciting new varieties of Selection International wine kits containing grape skins, Australian Petit Verdot, Chilean Malbec Shiraz, Sicilian Nero D’Avola and Spanish Tempranillo.

Selection International with Grape Skins is one of the most exciting kits Winexpert has produced, allowing the winemaker to choose a country of origin kit with excellent varietal character, bold flavours and aromas and full-bodied tannins, all in a wine that drinks well young and rewards patience.

Wines made with Selection International Grape Skin kits outperformed competitors kits in independent taste trials.

 After having had a chance to make & taste all four of these fabulous wines ourselves, we have to say “WOW”! Winexpert has outdone themselves this time. Just like they said, the wine tastes great right away but will definitely improve with some ageing. Be patient with these, especially the Sicilian Nero d’Avola, which by the way is Julie’s personal favourite, and you will be rewarded.

So be the first to get these delicious wine kits – we have them in store now!


 World Vineyard Seasonal Release

We still have some of the Australian Shiraz/Mourvedre seasonal release kits in stock. These kits are also on sale during the month of December. 

World Vineyard kits are value priced, have a four week winemaking schedule and include a pack of 30 labels.

 Gamay Nouveau 

We still have some of these limited release kits in stock and they are on sale during the month of December also. The Gamay Nouveau is a red wine you can drink at bottling time. This wine is the perfect picnic wine and will be great this summer served slightly chilled on the patio. Winexpert’s Selection International Gamay Nouveau offers you this unique opportunity to drink a fresh/fruity wine bursting with aromas and flavours on the very day you bottle your wine. Featuring low levels of tannin and served slightly chilled (13C) this wine will show off hints of banana, pear and candy. This lush aromatic wine pairs well with French Bistro style foods like sliced meats, pate, cheese and baguettes, easy to prepare and even more fun to host. Gamay Nouveau is only around for a very short time. 

Selection Estate Series Small Lots

Three Continents White Meritage

We still have some of the May 2011 limited release white wine kits in stock and they are on sale during the month of December also. Medium-light yellow colour, the nose brings out a fragrant combination of peach, rose, tangerine and honey accompanied by Sauvignon Blanc’s delicate scents of fresh grass. Flavour notes of ripe honeydew melon, kiwi, and citrus are warm and deep with a slightly creamy silkiness. With zesty aromas of white fruit and a fresh grassiness, this wine is great to drink young, but it will open up considerably with ageing. Don’t chill this wine too much – cold, the floral and tropical fruit notes will be hidden. Slightly warmer (8-10 C) it opens up as a lush, food-friendly wine.

The Meritage white has become the wine of choice at our house. It goes so well with almost all the dishes Mike cooks but also tastes great all on it’s own! 

 Limited Edition 2011

Time is running out to pre-order your Limited Edition 2011 kits. December 6 is the last day. Call or e-mail us with your choices. Remember, if you order 5 of these kits you will receive a cordless battery operated corkscrew courtesy of It’s About Wine!


 Christmas Hours

We are closed for our annual vacation starting December 22, 2011. We are back to work on January 6, 2012. We are off to Maui this year and looking forward to lots of relaxing on the beach!


We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Or, as we will be saying “Mele Kalikimaka” and “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou”!


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Julie & Mike