March Newsletter

March News and Specials

Daylight savings time begins Sunday March 10 at 2 AM. Don’t forget to “spring ahead”. Set your clocks one hour ahead when you go to bed so you are starting the day off right on time!

We have lots of great wine kits on sale this month. The Eclipse Wine kit sale continues until March 23. Four different wine kits in the 4 week World Vineyard and Vintners Reserve are on sale all month and the Island Mist refreshment beverage wine kits are on sale starting March 18. See below for all the details.

We have added two NEW wines this month. The World Vineyard California Moscato and the Island Mist Raspberry Peach Sangria!! These wines are available now and on a regular basis. See below for more details.

A rare experience in nature and wine. Eclipse is our ultra premium 8 week wine kits producing powerful, full-bodied wines of intense structure, inspiring flavour and stature. Visit It’s About Wine today for a rare opportunity to save $20 on the Eclipse wine kit of your choice. Choose from ten lush varietals, including Napa Valley Stag’s Leap Merlot, Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir, and of course Julie’s favourite the Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon. The white wines include German Mosel Valley Gewurztraminer, Washington Columbia Valley Riesling, and Mike’s favourite New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

The coupon below is available in store and expires March 23 2013.  Click here for more information and prices. Or call us at 604-465-9988.


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: Chilean Merlot – a fruit forward medium-bodied red wine with soft silky tannins and a medley of red and black berries on the palate. Italian Pinot Grigio – a zippy, dry white wine with floral notes on the nose and plenty of fruit on the palate. 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: Chianti style – berries, spice and herbs fill the mouth of this robust red wine. Chamblaise – white wine best enjoyed in its youth with clean refreshing flavours of tree ripened fruit in a dry style. 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 from March 18 until April 13. 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.

 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 will be available starting March 18 and 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 $124.



The LE2012 March release is Washington Riesling Chenin Blanc. Barely off-dry, this wine will be tempting to drink right on bottling day, but will show surprising flavour development over the course of a year. Riesling gives boldly classic apple and stone fruit aromas, while Chenin Blanc provides more subtle melon and honey notes. An excellent food wine, it matches well with grilled chicken, pork, and seafood.

 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 March wine.

Click here for the delicious White Bean & Truffle Toast recipe Winexpert has developed especially for this white wine.


Sunday March 17 is Saint Patricks Day. Celebrate with some traditional Irish food – corned beef & cabbage is a staple in the Irish diet and pairs wonderfully with Pinot Noir. Irish beef stew & potatoes is perfect with Barolo, and of course fish & chips with Pinot Grigio. Wear green, drink wine and eat hearty!

Wednesday March 20 is the first day of Spring! Celebrate the return of sunshine with a delightful White Zinfandel, French Rose or Peach Apricot Chardonnay.


And this year Easter weekend is March 29 to April 1. We hope the Easter bunny brings you some delicious red wine to pair with all that chocolate. We will be closed on Good Friday March 29 through the weekend to celebrate Easter with our families. Happy Easter!

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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!

 Cheers! Julie & Mike