January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Resolve to try something new.

The new year offers a fresh start and an abundance of resolutions. This year we want YOU to break out of your comfort zone and resolve to try a new style of wine. To make it easy, we are featuring six styles that you might not have tried before.  Is Merlot your go-to? Try Chilean Carmenere. Are you sweet on Riesling? You should try German Muller Thurgau. We have the perfect SELECTION to try.

Love Pinot Noir? Try South African Pinotage. If Chardonnay’s your grape, try Luna Bianca. Love Shiraz? Give Spanish Rioja a try. Like Sauvignon Blanc? Then try California Viognier.

So, resolve to try something new this year and we will give you $20 off the regular price. Click here for details on the styles, our Selection and why you’ll love it for the six wines included in the sale. 

World Vineyard Collection – 4 week wine kits sourced from some of the finest growing regions in the world.

The red wine kit on sale is Spanish Tempranillo– gorgeous ruby red in colour, this medium-bodied wine is Spain’s answer to Cabernet Sauvignon, with berry, plum and herbal notes running to a lush finish of tobacco, leather and vanilla. Serve with roast pork, roasted vegetables or lamb. California Moscato– a lush, fruity, and delightfully sweet white wine with juicy peach and tropical fruit flavours.  The perfect summer sipper! Both are $10 off the regular price this month.


Vintners Reserve – 4 week wine kits that continue to set the standard by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma.

The red wine kit on sale is Vieux Chateau du Roi– a smooth, medium-bodied red wine with flavours of red and black berries, with notes of spice and oak. Serve with lightly spiced steaks. The white wine kit on sale is Piesporter – vivid fruitiness and lively acidity give this wine excitement and refreshment. This off dry white is perfect with seafood and chicken. Both are $10 off the regular price for the month of January.


Experience the New ECLIPSE.

Barossa Valley Shiraz with crushed grape skins

We are excited to announce a new wine kit added to the 8 week ultra premium Eclipse line. This style of big, full bodied Shiraz with rich notes of chocolate and spice has become synonymous with Barossa Valley and Australian wine in general. Aromas of robust blackberry, peppercorns and smoked meat. Full-bodied yet smooth with big, dark, peppery fruit and plush texture on the palate. This full-bodied wine needs an equally rich dish to stand up to its big aromas and flavours. Think thick stews, or grilled steaks with sauteed mushrooms. The dark fruit notes in this wine would also pair beautifully with roast pork and cranberry chutney. Add Barossa Valley Shiraz to your collection of fine Eclipse wines today.


LE2013 January Vintages

The first two wine kits from the Limited Edition 2013 collection are in the store now! If you have pre-ordered we will contact you shortly to let you know. If you have not pre-ordered but want to make one of these, please let us know as soon as possible. These wines are always fabulous and always sell out!

South African Shiraz/Cabernet blend is the red wine for January. This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz, with a hint of earthiness. Try it with the Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe Winexpert has developed especially for this magnificent wine. $198.00 made in the store. Take home kit $142.00

South African Viognier/CheninBlanc/Roussanne blend is the white wine for January. The three grapes make a unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy: crisp, but honeyed, with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes. Try it with the Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe Winexpert has developed especially for this lush, aromatic wine. $192.00 made in the store. Take home kit $136.00

The LE2013 wine for February is Pacific Quartet. This is the most popular and most requested limited edition kit ever and a must have for your wine cellar. If you did not pre-order and think you want some, let us know as soon as possible. This one is going to sell out fast!

We have some great sales planned for February, so watch your inbox for the next edition!

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Julie & Mike