Spring Newsletter Volume 2
Welcome to Volume 2 of the Spring newsletter from It’s About Wine! The days are getting longer, spring is here and summer is on it’s way! In the world of wine making that means it is time to get your summer wine on the go! We have lots of new products arriving this spring. We told you about some of them last month in Volume 1 and now here are the rest. We are sure there will be something to interest everyone.
Selection Limited Edition
The Portugese Douro Tinto kits have arrived. If you have reserved one and not yet heard from us please stop by to get it started. We do have some extras, so if you did not reserve but are interested let us know as soon as possible. The Douro Valley is the famous growing region that our juice comes from in Portugal, and Tinto means “red” in Portugese. So, this is our “Douro Red” blend. An intensely aromatic wine with an impressive depth of fruit and complexity. Black fruits such as cassis along with mulberry and raspberry predominate and are complemented by plums and tobacco, followed by the resinous aromas of violets and rockrose. Incredibly flexible as a food wine, Douro Tinto will match perfectly with roasted lamb, or duck, and barbecued meats. The finesse and complexity also make it intriguing just on its own.
New Spring Products
Selection Estate Small Lots 2011
Last year’s program was such a big success we are once again introducing two new Small Lots varieties. The 3 Continents Meritage White and 3 Continents Meritage Red will only be available in very small quantities for a limited time, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to add these two fabulous wines to your wine cellar. Both are available in the store now.
Selection International Spanish Rose
Rosé is One of the Most Glorious Wines in the World even though it’s often overshadowed by big reds and heavier, oaky whites. The best Rosés, are subtle, complex wines that have about as much in common with White Zinfandel as the graceful art of ballet has with falling down a set of stairs! Winexpert Spanish Rosé is a luscious combination of Spanish red and white grapes, including the silky and seductive Tempranillo, creates a perfect Spanish Rosé that should be enjoyed while young, crisp and refreshing. Full of red summer fruit aromas, grenadine, cherry and strawberry over a backdrop of aromatic herbs, it’s soft and silky on the palate, but with a fine freshness underlining the ripe berry flavours. The palate is full of bright stone fruit that is beautifully balanced with a crisp, refreshing acidity and a lingering finish with a hint of minerality. A versatile wine that pairs well with a long list of dishes, from small appetizers, to a fish & seafood paella and many other tapas based on vegetables and white meats. This is a seasonal release meaning limited quantities are produced. These kits are available in the store now.
And just a reminder, the Twisted Mist kits are available now and selling fast. These wine cocktails are going to be fabulous this summer, so don’t wait too long to order. They are limited quantities and are sure to sell out soon!
Twisted Mist – It’s time once again to get Twisted! Twisted Mist, the monster party hit of last summer is back this spring with your original favourites, Mojito and Strawberry Margarita, and they have a delicious NEW friend with them in 2011 – Lime Margarita. Whether you’re looking to throw a spring fling fiesta, a summer time backyard BBQ extravaganza or you just want to relax in the sun with good company, these 3 fun-loving cocktail flavours have got you covered. Each Twisted Mist flavour is fantastic chilled down and all on its’ own, but us party folk at It’s About Wine like to mix it up a little. We serve them over ice cubes, blend them up with ice, add fresh fruit, a little soda or dry ginger, absolutely anything that sounds appealing to you. Experiment a little!
We would like to introduce you to Tiki Man.
Tiki Man is Winexpert’s mascot for Twisted Mist. He specializes in wry, observational humour and encourages relaxation and having fun. Become friends with him on Facebook, then keep watching for fun, prizes and a bit of silliness.
Sare your TWISTED party stories & pictures on the Twisted Mist Facebook Page. Post a picture of yourself with Tiki Man on the Facebook page and you could win a free Twisted Mist kit! Hurry, contest ends May 31, 2011
Julie & Mike