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Pacific Quartet

April 4, 2018

Winexpert’s most loved and most requested limited release white wine is back. The four grapes in this wine create a show-stopping blend with brilliant flavours of apple, stone fruit, lychee, rose petals and orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this off-dry wine with balancing acidity pairs perfectly with spicy and savory dishes. Available starting April 5, …

Winexpert’s most loved and most requested limited release white wine is back.

The four grapes in this wine create a show-stopping blend with brilliant flavours of apple, stone fruit, lychee, rose petals and orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this off-dry wine with balancing acidity pairs perfectly with spicy and savory dishes.

Available starting April 5, 2018 for a VERY limited time.

The price made in the store is $186. Take home kit is $130.

Don’t wait, call or email us today. You do not want to miss out on this one!

April 2018 Sale

February 5, 2018

The World Vineyard 4 week wine kits on sale are Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay. The Vintners Reserve 4 week wine kits on sale are Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Save $10 until April 28, 2018. The Selection 6 week wine kits on sale are Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay. Save $15 until April 28, 2018. The discount applies to take home …

The World Vineyard 4 week wine kits on sale are Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay.

The Vintners Reserve 4 week wine kits on sale are Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc.

Save $10 until April 28, 2018.

The Selection 6 week wine kits on sale are Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay.

Save $15 until April 28, 2018.

The discount applies to take home kits also. Sale offers cannot be combined with any other offer.

Clink Pink! Selection Italian Pink Pinot Grigio

January 24, 2018

It’s About Wine! and Winexpert are excited to present to you a spectacular limited release rosé: SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio. This Pinot Grigio is tickled pink and ready for summer-sipping. Off-dry, crisp and light-bodied with a pale salmon pink hue, this wine presents light apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas that accompany delightful strawberry and rhubarb …

It’s About Wine! and Winexpert are excited to present to you a spectacular limited release rosé: SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio. This Pinot Grigio is tickled pink and ready for summer-sipping. Off-dry, crisp and light-bodied with a pale salmon pink hue, this wine presents light apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas that accompany delightful strawberry and rhubarb flavours. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal will be produced and you can reserve yours at It’s About Wine! now until it’s gone – which won’t take long!

Each Spring, Winexpert releases a “short run” rosé and the demand for these wines has been steadily growing as wine loves discover the quality and versatility of blushes. This coupled with the incredible popularity of Pinot Grigio means this wine is destined to sell out…and quickly. Don’t miss out – reserve your batch(es) today! SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio will be available at It’s About Wine! beginning February 22, 2018 for a limited time only. Ready in only 6-8 weeks and producing 23L of finished wine, SELECTION Pink Pinot Grigio is priced at $185 On-Premise or $129 Kit-Only.

 

The Style:

Rosé wine has begun to come into its own in recent years and has become a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red wine grapes. This year’s release is based on a grape that is most often associated with white wine! Either way, rosés aren’t just for novice wine drinkers. Todays rosés will please the palate of even the most discerning wine aficionado. Lip-smacking fruit and mouth-watering acidity, lightly chilled rosé wines are versatile and food-friendly.

Food Pairing:

Rosé really does go with (almost) everything. SELECTION Pink Pinot Grigio has some residual sweetness making it a perfect partner for spicier fare. It’s also a great match for light salads, shellfish and other seafood, goat’s cheeses, chicken, and pork.

 

Eclipse Forza: It’s Back and Here To Stay

Bold and assertive with strength and structure, Eclipse FORZA quickly became an immensely popular “short run” offering back in 2015. Now it’s back and here to stay!

Bold and assertive with strength and structure, Eclipse FORZA quickly became an immensely popular “short run” offering back in 2015. Now it’s back and here to stay!

FORZA, which means strength in Italian, is a bold red blend from Veneto, Italy. It’s a spectacular partnership of Corvina, Sangiovese and Barbera and includes grape skins for added depth. After popular demand, Winexpert has secured a regular supply of superb quality juice and FORZA’s return will coincide with the total lunar eclipse happening January 31,2018.

Located in Northeast Italy, just north of Venice, the Veneto stretches across most of the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The Veneto is know to experience hot summers and cool winters, and thanks to its proximity to the sea, less extreme weather than other northeastern regions.

The wine: deep ruby colour with aromas of plum, smoke and spice. Rich flavours of dark fruit, chocolate, and cedar with lingering oak and a firm, long finish.

FORZA pairs wonderfully with braised meats and rich risottos. Avoid foods with spicy heat which will be amplified by the high alcohol. Choose a dish that is of equal weight so that it is not overpowered by the fullness of the wine.

Ready in 8 weeks, this wine kit will produce approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $222 On-Premise or $166 Kit-Only.

 

Sunshine & Sangria

While we are still in the grips of winter, spring is on the horizon so what better time for It’s About Wine! and Winexpert to announce a brand new addition to the Island Mist series: Blood Orange Sangria. This Island Mist style is ready for the warmer weather and is sure to become a year-round …

While we are still in the grips of winter, spring is on the horizon so what better time for It’s About Wine! and Winexpert to announce a brand new addition to the Island Mist series: Blood Orange Sangria. This Island Mist style is ready for the warmer weather and is sure to become a year-round favourite. Sweet and citrusy notes of juicy blood orange and ripe peach blend with crisp apple undertones for the perfect summer wine – fruity, refreshing and easy drinking. Sip slightly chilled, try with added fruit, or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing summer spritzer – there are countless ways to diversify your Island Mist.

NEW! Island Mist Blood Orange Sangria produces 23L and is ready in four short weeks. Prices are $129 for batches made on-premise or $73 kit-only for the home vintner. Available at It’s About Wine! beginning February 22, 2018. Order yours today so you will be ready to enjoy the amazing combo of sunshine & sangria!

 

 

Island Mist Patio Refreshers

February 6, 2018

Now that we have navigated through the dark and dreariness of the “January Blahs”, it’s time to start focusing on spring, summer and patio season! It’s About Wine! and Winexpert invite you to refresh your patio by pouring a glass of these cocktail-inspired wines: NEW Island Mist Peach Bellini, NEW Island Mist Mango Mai Tai, …

Now that we have navigated through the dark and dreariness of the “January Blahs”, it’s time to start focusing on spring, summer and patio season! It’s About Wine! and Winexpert invite you to refresh your patio by pouring a glass of these cocktail-inspired wines: NEW Island Mist Peach Bellini, NEW Island Mist Mango Mai Tai, and returning favourite Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade. All three styles are available for a very limited time only!

Island Mist Peach Bellini features mouthwatering flavours of juicy peach, white apricot, prosecco and rum.

Island Mist Mango Mai Tai presents a tantalizing combination of ripe mango, pineapple, orange, rum and amaretto.

Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade offers up the delightful flavour of squeezed lemons that makes for the classic taste of pink lemonade—with a kick. Just the right balance of sweet and tart. Breaking news: Hard Pink Lemonade is SOLD OUT!

All three of these Island Mists are delicious and super refreshing. These three styles are 7.5% alcohol by volume and have a sweetness code of 5. Each kit produces 23L of finished beverage and are priced at $129 On-premise or $73 Kit-only. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to refresh your patio this spring/summer. Island Mist Peach Bellini, Island Mist Mango Mai Tai, and Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade are extremely limited in quantity and are available on a first come, first served basis beginning in March 2018. So act fast to ensure you don’t miss out!

Announcing LE17

October 2, 2017

Together, It’s About Wine and Winexpert are extremely proud to present to you the LE17 Collection: a showcase of five remarkable wines from five remarkable wine-growing regions. The LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. This vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover. Fruit-driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever …

Together, It’s About Wine and Winexpert are extremely proud to present to you the LE17 Collection: a showcase of five remarkable wines from five remarkable wine-growing regions.

The LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. This vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover. Fruit-driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever your preference, these wines will awaken your palate. This year, superior quality juice has been sourced from Riverland, Australia; Rawsonville, South Africa; Hawkes Bay, New Zealand; La Mancha, Spain; and Apulia, Italy; producing five magnificent wines that will compliment any wine cellar. Click here for details on all five styles, including recipes and videos.

LE17 vintages are available by pre-order only for a limited time and will be released on a month to month basis from January through April 2018. Pre-order deadline is December 2, 2017.

The LE17 white wines are $192 On-Premise and $136 kit only. The LE17 reds are $194 On-Premise and $138 kit only. The LE17 Negroamara with grape skins is $205 On-Premise $149 kit only.

Submit your order today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

aPRèS Limited Release Dessert Wines

August 8, 2017

Available starting Sept 1, 2017 for a limited time. Après work, Après play, Après any day. Back by popular demand Chocolate Salted Caramel , the best selling Chocolate Raspberry and introducing Toasted Marshmallow. Please let us know as soon as possible which one(s) you desire. Call us for details and to reserve yours 604-465-9988

Après work, Après play, Après any day. Back by popular demand Chocolate Salted Caramel , the best selling Chocolate Raspberry and introducing Toasted Marshmallow. Available starting September 1, 2017 for a limited time, on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know as soon as possible which one(s) you desire. Call us for details and to reserve yours 604-465-9988

New labels in stock now!

March 1, 2017

Back in stock by popular demand – Diablo Rojo labels!

Back in stock by popular demand – Diablo Rojo labels.

Mezza Luna and Trinity back also.

 

 

 

 

New website for wedding planning!

February 2, 2016

Our newest website, MyWeddingWine.ca provides brides with ideas and inspiration on how custom made wine is perfect for weddings. This how-to guide covers everything from making, using, and labeling custom made wine as well as the legalities of serving it at their wedding.

Here is a link to our newest website, MyWeddingWine.ca to provide brides with ideas and inspiration on how custom made wine is perfect for weddings. This how-to guide covers everything from making, using, and labeling custom made wine as well as the legalities of serving it at their wedding.

Sip on Sunshine

February 12, 2015

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris allows you to experience the freshness of coconut water with a sun-kissed twist of tropical Yuzu and hint of lime. It’s like a breath of island air in every bottle.

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris allows you to experience the freshness of coconut water with a sun-kissed twist of tropical Yuzu and hint of lime. It’s like a breath of island air in every bottle.

Not familiar with Yuzu? Yuzu [pronounced YOO-zoo] is a Japanese citrus fruit which is about the size of a tangerine. It’s being hailed as the next superfruit and is being used to flavour everything from beer to chewing gum. It tastes like a cross between a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit and it’s sourness and acidity plays well against the coconut notes and sweetness of Island Mist.

New Island Mist Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris is a 4 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $129 On-Premise or $73 Kit-Only.