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Soak Up The Sun!

February 16, 2024

Once again Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine. The 2024 Twisted Mist series offers four unqiue …

Once again Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine.

The 2024 Twisted Mist series offers four unqiue limited release RTD (ready to drink) beverage kits; two being release in March and two more in April (scroll down for details). Recently, RTDs have been the fastest-growing category in beverage alcohol. This is in part due to the increased demand for lower alcohol drinks as well as the desire for refreshing, flavourful and premixed bar-like cocktails at home. Twisted Mist brings this trend to the on-premise craft winemaker and the DIY home vintner/brewer.

You can enjoy your Twisted Mist your way either in wine bottles, bag in box, or carbonated* in 500 mL PET (plastic twist cap) bottles. The latter two options are great for on the go, on the pool deck, on the beach, or on the boat.

Available at Just Fine Wine for a very limited time only!

*carbonation fee is an additional $30.00

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Mango Mai Tai (March): Tropically delicious, Mai Tais are one of the most popular and well known tiki drinks in the world. Ripe mango, pineapple and orange with rum and Amaretto flavours. ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Sex on the Beach (March): is back! This cheekily-named classic cocktail that has been a fruity staple in restaurants, bars, and backyards for more than 30 years. Freshly squeezed orange, juicy peach and vodka flavours, rounded out with delicious tart cranberry notes. ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Bahama Mama (April): returns to Just Fine Wine! Enjoy a tantalizing rush of lush pineapple with flavours of coconut, sweet dark rum, and a twist of tangy orange. ABV= 6%

Winexpert Twisted Mist Strawberry Bellini (April): Bellinis are incredibly popular cocktails that originated in Venice, Italy. Refreshing strawberry puree and Prosecco flavours. Mmmmm. ABV= 6.5%

 

These limited release Twisted Mists are delicious and super refreshing. Each kit produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished beverage and are priced at $134.75 On-Premise or $80 Kit-Only. Up your patio game this Summer and turn your backyard into refreshing-cocktail-central. Winexpert Twisted Mist Mango Mai Tai & Sex on the Beach are available in March; and Winexpert Twisted Mist Bahama Mama & Strawberry Bellini will be available in April. Supply is extremely limited in quantity and Winexpert sells out of this product every year, often very quickly. So when we say “don’t delay” we truly mean it – contact Just Fine Wine to order/reserve your batch(es) today!

The Perfect Pairing For Any Occasion

January 19, 2024

After a year hiatus, Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of a limited release, 6-8week Winexpert Reserve rosé: Introducing California Pinot Noir Rosé! Versatile at the dining table and perfect for sipping no matter the time of year, this blush wine is a crowd pleaser with its mouth watering flavours of bright …

After a year hiatus, Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of a limited release, 6-8week Winexpert Reserve rosé: Introducing California Pinot Noir Rosé! Versatile at the dining table and perfect for sipping no matter the time of year, this blush wine is a crowd pleaser with its mouth watering flavours of bright red fruit and off-dry finish. Only a limited quantity of this wine is set to be produced. Don’t delay, reserve yours today from Just Fine Wine because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Winexpert has a long tradition of exquisite “short run” rosés as well as beloved rosés that can be found on our menu year-round. The popularity of these pink wines has been steadily increasing each year as wine lovers discover the quality and versatility of blushes.  Australian Grenache Rosé, Washington Sangiovese Rosé, and Italian Pink Pinot Grigio are just a few examples of the quality that has made this style of wine so incredibly popular. This one is sure to deliver as well so you definitely do not want to miss out – secure your batch(es) today! Winexpert Reserve California Pinot Noir Rosé will be available at Just Fine Wine beginning February 7th, 2024 for a limited time only. Ready in only 6-8 weeks, producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, and priced at $194 On-Premise (only $6.47 per bottle! saving you half compared to the cheapest bottle you’ll find in the liquor or wine store) or $137 Kit-Only.

The Style: Rosé wine has come into its own in recent years, being recognized as a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes although you can find many rosé styles from your favourite white wine grapes. And blush wines aren’t just for novice wine drinkers. Today’s pinks 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.

The Region: Cool California, USA. California’s diverse landscape provides plenty of cool climate locales for this delicate grape to grow and it is commonly planted in the coastal regions or valleys where cool Pacific breezes and morning fog moderate the temperature. California Pinot Noir is known for vibrant red fruit flavours and bright acidity, making it a popular choice for rosé production throughout the state.

The Wine: Premium Pinot Noir Rosé presents gentle aromas of red berries, melon and rose petal. Bright acidity and tangerine undertones accentuate the strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavours of this crisp and refreshing rosé, while a light mineral note adds depth. Best served chilled for a perfect sipping sensation.

BODY: MEDIUM   ALCOHOL: 12%   SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY

Food Pairing: An incredible food-friendly wine, the lightness and fruit flavours make it a great option for everything from sushi to barbeque. Try with roasted chicken, creamy pasta dishes, quiche with asparagus and gouda, or chicken tacos. Rosés really do go with (almost) everything.

Introducing the LE23 Collection

September 14, 2023

Just Fine Wine is excited to present to you the LE23 Collection, showcasing five amazing wines from all corners of the globe.

You can bring worldly adventures to your own home with the LE23 Collection. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to bring you this year’s showcase of five amazing wines from premier vineyards around the world.

There’s a reason the Winexpert Limited Edition™ collection is our most sought-after craft winemaking kit. Sure to compliment any wine cellar, LE wines have a rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity. Every year this exceptional series consists of five magnificent wines that explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions, offering unique and exciting wines from classic varietals to exceptional blends. Whether a bold, sumptuous reds is your preferred choice or a light, bright, subtly sweet white is more up your alley, the LE23 collection offers something for every wine lover (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). Winexpert’s search for superior quality juice has spans the globe and the upcoming lineup will take us from Spain to Italy to California to France to Australia.

This annual program features hidden gems in limited quantities and is available by reservation only.  These one-of-a-kind, limited release wines will provide you with unlimited adventure that you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to see this year’s stellar line up and be sure to submit your pre-order to Just Fine Wine by Saturday, November 11, 2023:

LE23 vintages are available for a limited time and by pre-order only. The wines are set to be released on a month to month basis from December 2023 through April 2024 and go from wine kit box to your bottles in just six to eight weeks. No deposit is required; however, to be able to continue this we ask that you honour your entire pre-order commitment. Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 11, 2023. All LE23 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $213.75 On-Premise and $159 Kit -Only (Grape Skin Kits are $226.75 On-Premise and $172 Kit-Only). Oak Barrel aging will be made available on a first come, first served basis for all three reds as well as the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Oak Barrel Aging is an additional $50 fee and worth every penny. Submit your reservation today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

There are three ways to reserve your LE23 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

The LE23 Collection:

December 2023: Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon – Valencia, Spain

THE WINE: This Spanish red combines Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon to deliver a medium-bodied wine with a fruity palate and silky tannin. Aromas of black fruit, mild spice, and subtle toasty oak. The first sip shows bright flavours of plum, cassis, and cherry joined by notes of licorice, cocoa, oak, and earthy nuances. Fresh acidity, soft tannin, and a light spicy sensation complete this polished blend.

THE REGION: Bobal is indigenous to Spain, where it is the 2nd most planted red wine grape. Its thick skin and drought resistance make it well suited to the subtropical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers. It is mostly found in Valencia on Spain’s sunny east coast. The region is cooled slightly by sea breezes, and grapes are often grown in altitudes up to 1100 meters above sea level. Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon also perform well here and are often blended with indigenous Spanish grapes.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: MEDIUM  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 13.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Valencian paella, chorizo and Manchego flatbread, stew

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Best Skillet Steak

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL RECIPE

PRICE: $213.75 On-Premise | $159.00 Kit-Only

 


January 2024: Winemaker’s Blend – Italy

THE WINE: The varietals in our Winemaker’s Blend play off each other to create a crisp off-dry wine with a tapestry of vibrant fruit flavours. Pinot Grigio leads with lush peach and apple flavours. Riesling adds aromatics, a shot of sweetness, and amplifies fresh acidity. Vermentino plays up the citrus character, while Verduzzo brings tropical notes to the background. A touch of Trebbiano rounds out the orchard fruit flavours and adds a fresh mineral accent.

THE REGION: This cunning blend pulls choice varietals from the four corners of Italy, showcasing the best the country has to offer: Sicily in the southwest, where climate and geography make near perfect growing conditions; Tuscany on the northwest coast, one of the world’s most famous wine regions; Veneto on the northeast coast where hot summers are tempered by the Adriatic Sea, and finally Puglia on the southeast coast, where the surrounding seas provide balance to the dry heat helping grow mature and fruity grapes.

SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: LIGHT-MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 12%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: rich & creamy mac n cheese, maple glazed ham, spiced nuts

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pancetta Egg Pasta

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL RECIPE

PRICE: $213.75 On-Premise | $159.00 Kit-Only

 


February 2024: Nebbiolo – Lodi, California, USA

THE WINE: The regal Italian red you know and love with a bit of laid-back California charm. Nebbiolo maintains its strong tannin on North American soil but reins in some boldness, showing more voluptuous fruit and floral undertones. Aromas hint at rose and violet with notes of earth and spice. Cherry and raspberry flavours are forefront, while licorice, plum and chalky earth notes add depth. A gratifying wine with strong structure and balance thanks to Nebbiolo’s characteristic high tannin and acidity.

THE REGION: Nebbiolo does well in Lodi, situated in the middle of California’s Central Valley. The Mediterranean climate is tempered in part by cool breezes blowing inland from the San Francisco Bay area, which promotes the grape’s natural acidity. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil, lending complex flavours. These mineral rich sandy soils, in conjunction with the dry growing season, encourage more concentrated flavours.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  BODY: FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: braised short ribs, caponata, spiced lamb tagine, white truffle fettucine

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Prosciutto & Olive Pizza

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL RECIPE

PRICE: $213.75 On-Premise | $159.00 Kit-Only

 


March 2024: Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – Provence, France

THE WINE: This White Bordeaux style wine is a classic French blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and grassy aromas lead to a gorgeous palate with refreshing grapefruit and lemon/lime flavours. Gooseberry, passionfruit, and green apple notes come through, hinting at honeysuckle and lemon peel. Serve lightly chilled to emphasize the vibrant acidity and prominent citrus flavours of this crisp dry white.

THE REGION: Provence lies on the southeast tip of France and vineyards in this small coastal region are all within 60kms of the Mediterranean Sea. Summers are warm with abundant sunshine. Coastal breezes help moderate the temperature and the strong mistral wind keeps skies clear and grapes dry, protecting against disease. Soils vary across the region with white wine grapes generally planted in areas with rich limestone and shale deposits.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 13%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: sushi, asparagus risotto, crab cakes

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Shrimp Curry

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL RECIPE

PRICE: $213.75 On-Premise | $159.00 Kit-Only

 


April 2024: Tempranillo Shiraz with Grape Skins – Riverland, Australia

THE WINE: Tempranillo and Shiraz are exceptional blending partners creating a poignant blend abound with rich fruit and spice. Aromas of red berry, chocolate, and peppery spice set the tone for a palate packed with flavours of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and plum. Ripe tannin and rich spice lend to the lush mouthfeel, while layered notes of milk chocolate play off savoury elements of tobacco and licorice. A blockbuster example of how these two flavourful grapes amplify each other.

THE REGION: Australia has long been a powerhouse of Shiraz, but it’s only recently that Tempranillo plantings have surged in the country. In the Riverland, the warm Mediterranean climate and long sunny days bring out more of Tempranillo’s generous black fruit flavours and spice character. The Murray Darling River winds through the region providing relief from the hot South Australian sun, vital access to water for irrigation, and contributes to the region’s fertile soils.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  BODY: FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: smoked meat sandwiches, tourtière, carne asada fajitas

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoky Chorizo & Chicken Chili

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL RECIPE

PRICE: $226.75 On-Premise | $172.00 Kit-Only

 


Don’t Miss Out. Reserve Your LE23 by Pre-Ordering Today:

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

LE23 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 11, 2023.


What is LE?

Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world that are released monthly from December through April. LE – or Limited Edition – wines vary year to year and can be one or a combination of the following: unique blends, hot industry trends, highly sought after regions/vineyards; and scarce or hard to obtain grapes/juice. One thing remains from one year to the next, LE collections always produce wine of superior quality.

LE vintages are available only during the month of their release. They are limited in supply and are so immensely popular that they can be acquired by pre-order only. The LE program has built a reputation of delivering exceptional, award-winning wines year after year. This speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce and that’s why LE continues to be the biggest most successful limited release brand. Each and every year, LE wines are awarded medals at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition; a testament to the superior quality of the LE program. The LE23 collection will continue this tradition; so be sure to make your wine cellar an award-winning one. Contact Just Fine Wine for any further information or to place your pre-order today.

LE23 DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

Sweet Offerings

September 12, 2023

Months ago it was announced that Après Dessert Wine & Icewine were transitioning to once-a-year seasonal offerings. That meant Winexpert stopped producing Dessert Wine and Riesling Icewine year-round and moved to offering a small seasonal selection of dessert and specialty wines in September each year. This shift in product availability mirrors the seasonal surge in …

Months ago it was announced that Après Dessert Wine & Icewine were transitioning to once-a-year seasonal offerings. That meant Winexpert stopped producing Dessert Wine and Riesling Icewine year-round and moved to offering a small seasonal selection of dessert and specialty wines in September each year. This shift in product availability mirrors the seasonal surge in demand for dessert style wines, and ensures Winexpert is always offering the best quality and freshest product.

In case you haven’t checked your calendar recently, September is here and Just Fine Wine is excited to announce this year’s Après lineup:

Cabernet Franc Icewine Style
Dessert Wine
Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

It’s a been a while since Winexpert discontinued Cabernet Franc Icewine so it’s return is most welcome. Same goes for the delicious Après Dessert Wine. Always a crowd-pleaser, Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine comes back almost every year…and for good reason. Be sure to indulge your taste buds with these amazing specialty wines but don’t delay, these decadent delights are only available while quantities last.

All three styles are available at Just Fine Wine, perfect timing to have these delicious treats ready for the Holidays. Bottles of these limited offerings are perfect giveaways for friends, family, neighbours, and party hosts. They make for a classy gift to give to clients and customers. If you don’t want to give any full bottles away – and we completely understand that – these specialty wines are excellent for sharing with friends, family, co-workers; and guests. Sip after dinner or informally around the fire or Christmas tree. Sweet, soothing, indulgent comfort for those cold Fall and Winter evenings at home. Serve with dark chocolate for a special treat or pour over vanilla ice cream with shavings of chocolate for a dessert to live for. There’s always room for specialty wines – fill that space with delicious Après Dessert Wine, Cabernet Franc Icwewine Style and Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine. Available for a limited time only at Just Fine Wine – Contact Us to secure yours today. Note: We still have a couple of kits of Riesling Icewine Style available from Winexpert’s last run of this product.

 

Cabernet Franc Icewine Style

Sweet and rich in texture, with pink and salmon tones, this wine is inviting with its irresistible aromas and flavors of jammy raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb. Spice accents to the palate are persistent to the elegant and velvety finish. Excellent with rich chocolate desserts like a decadent chocolate triple fudge cake.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Medium-Full   Oak: None   Alcohol by Volume: 13%

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

Bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. The traditional dessert wine character of warm, rounded cherries and plums is supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart, with a luscious liquid chocolate rush in the middle of the palate it finishes with beguiling dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee, vanilla, and toast, all the way to a long, rich finish. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, or serve with toasted nuts or shortbread. Superb within a few months, this wine will age gorgeously.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17%

 

Dessert Wine

Made in the style of traditional Ruby Port which is rich and warm due to its higher strength. This bold and distinctive wine finishes with hints of cherry, fig, chocolate and plum, balanced with subtle oak. A decadent after-dinner treat, and a wonderful sipper any time! Après Dessert Wine is now only be available as a limited release, while quantities last.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17%

 

Après Cabernet Franc Icewine Style, Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and Après Dessert Wine all take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product and is priced at $155 On-Premise ($265 for a double batch) or $100 Kit-Only. Available now for a limited time only so start yours today at Just Fine Wine.

The Epitome of Smooth

Just Fine Wine is presenting you with two new easy drinking and deliciously smooth reasons to love Winexpert Classic. Introduing Winexpert Classic Smooth Red & Winexpert Classic Smooth White. If you’ve been into a liquor or wine store recently, you’ve no doubt seen Smooth Red And Smooth White wines available from a number of major …

Just Fine Wine is presenting you with two new easy drinking and deliciously smooth reasons to love Winexpert Classic.

Introduing Winexpert Classic Smooth Red & Winexpert Classic Smooth White.

If you’ve been into a liquor or wine store recently, you’ve no doubt seen Smooth Red And Smooth White wines available from a number of major brands. Smooth wines are made to be approachable, uncomplicated, and deliciously easy to enjoy: they feature fruit above all else, aren’t tannic or acidic, and their higher residual sugar lends to the wine’s smooth texture. These characteristics all work to create an enjoyable and highly drinkable wine style that is popular amongst new and seasoned wine drinkers.

Ready to drink in only 4-6 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Classic Smooth Red & Winexpert Classic Smooth White are priced at $143 On-Premise or $86 Kit-Only. Available now (as an ongoing permanent extension of the Winexpert Classic brand) at Just Fine Wine.

 

Winexpert Classic Smooth Red

The Wine: Fruit-forward, present flavours of rich, juicy dark berries.

BODY: MEDIUM  ||  OAK: MEDIUM  ||  SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY  ||  ALCOHOL: 12.5%

 

Winexpert Classic Smooth White

The Wine: Fruit-forward, with notes of juicy pear and melon.

BODY: MEDIUM  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY  ||  ALCOHOL: 11.5%

 

Revelation: Welcome to an Exclusive Wine Adventure

September 28, 2023

Introducing Winexpert Revelation – a rare and exclusive super premium small lots wine available now at Just Fine Wine. Winexpert brings true passion and winemaking expertise to guide you on an exciting and rewarding adventure crafting your very own small lot wine. As passionate winemakers committed to exploration and the pursuit of excellence, we are …

Introducing Winexpert Revelation – a rare and exclusive super premium small lots wine available now at Just Fine Wine.

Winexpert brings true passion and winemaking expertise to guide you on an exciting and rewarding adventure crafting your very own small lot wine. As passionate winemakers committed to exploration and the pursuit of excellence, we are excited to bring you this craft winemaking Revelation — a carefully curated and skillfully crafted wine kit offering an elevated wine experience to enlighten the senses. This is wine of the highest caliber, using only the best ingredients, available only in very limited quantities, or ‘small lots’.

This isn’t for the value conscious, easy drinking consumer. This is for the collector, the aficionado. This is for those looking for a crown jewel for their cellar, a trophy wine. This is for red wine lovers who want the best and don’t mind paying a little more to get it.

Ready in 8 weeks and producing 11.5L (approximately fifteen 750ml bottles or a “half batch”) of finished wine, Winexpert Revelation is priced at $222.75 On-Premise or $170 Kit-Only. Available now at Just Fine Wine, only while these extremely limited quantities last.

With this level of excellence and exclusivity, you’ll love your wine. Guaranteed.

The Region: Coombsville, Napa Valley, California – Napa Valley is the crown jewel of California winemaking and a true titan of Cabernet Sauvignon. With an ideal climate and rich soils, the lush valley offers near perfect growing conditions, and is indisputably one of the best places for Cabernet Sauvignon. The tiny region offers a rich selection of iconic and trophy wines that are highly sought after by collectors and consumers. Coombsville, a sub AVA (American Viticultural Area) of the Napa Valley, received its designation in 2011 and is regarded as the future of Napa Cabernet. It is distinguished from other AVAs by its slightly cooler climate and its mix of soils which include mineral-rich volcanic ash and well-draining river rock. The cooler conditions slow ripening, allowing the grapes more hang time and letting flavours develop. Coombsville Cab also produces smaller berries, giving a greater flavour concentration and producing extremely smooth, rich, and polished tannins. Coombsville wines are noted for their typically softer but still significant tannin, which provide excellent structure and mouthfeel, along with underlying layers of earth and mineral flavours.

The Wine: Dark and savoury, showing impressive depth of character. Earthy sage and black fruit aromas. Pronounced black fruit flavours are woven with layers of mocha, tobacco leaf, graphite and dried herb, all set against a backbone of ripe tannins. Rich and full bodied with along dynamic finish. An iconic wine from the crown jewel of California winemaking

Food Pairings: Big and bold with loads of black fruit flavours, this is best matched with equally big, rich flavours, or foods high in fat and umami flavours. Try marinated ribeye steak, angus burger, mushroom pizza, braised beef short ribs, or lamb. For charcuterie, feature cheeses like gouda, aged cheddar, or gorgonzola.

Value: Greatness often comes with a high price tag and Napa Valley wines are a prime example. Premier quality and relative scarcity drive the price of Napa Cab Sauv sky high; these are among the most expensive wine grapes in the world, and highly coveted wines. On the low end, a standard bottle from liquor and wine stores typically ranges from $40-$50 with higher end wines selling for $100+ per bottle. At the equivalent of around $15/bottle (made on premise), Revelation offers consumers a high end Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at excellent value.

BODY: FULL  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

 

Points of Interest

  • Winexpert Revelation will only be released in extremely “small lots”. Less than 2000 kits were produced this year for all Winexpert Retailers around the world.
  • Available on a first come, first served basis. Last year we were lucky to secure ten. Once the wine is gone, it’s gone and there will be no more available to us this year.
  • There will only ever be one single wine in the Revelation brand: a Napa area Cabernet Sauvignon (or variation/blend thereof). Every year will offer a unique new version.
  • At the liquor store, Napa Valley Cab Sauvs often sell for $40-$50 a bottle, with high end wines frequently selling upwards of $100 per bottle.
  • Each year will be a new, distinct vintage of the wine impacted by weather, growing conditions, handling, formulation, etc. – making Revelation unique and setting it apart from the majority of Winexpert wine kits.
  • A minimum of 6 months bottle aging is recommended, with a sweet spot of between 12 and 18 months from bottling for drinking. Winexpert has been running post-bottle shelf life trials at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months in order to conduct tastings at regular intervals to determine optimal aging, which may influence aging recommendations for Revelation going forward.
  • The juice used in this incarnation of Revelation is from Napa’s 2022 harvest. For us to make the best wine possible, it is ideal for Winexpert’s winemakers to be able to formulate and ferment using the actual juice that will go into the final kit. As this can take several months, the juice is sourced in advance of the release and put in cold storage while winemakers and the product development team use a portion of the juice to do their fermentation trials.
  • Produces “half batches” of 11.5L or approximately fifteen 750ml bottles of finished wine.
  • Utilizes ingenuitive new technique of oak spheres.
  • Barrel aging likely will not be offered – due to the scarcity of the product available.

Inspiration & Innovation

Winexpert wanted to develop a new super premium wine – something that went above & beyond and challenged the current best. The goal was to create a true trophy wine – supreme quality, small lot, ultra-exclusive. They gave their winemakers and product development team carte blanche and one simple direction – make the best red wine we possibly can, regardless of price. They researched premium ingredients, new oaking options, new formulas, new ratios; and more. After months of trials, looking at a number of variables, they landed on a clear winner and a new super premium craft winemaking kit that stood apart from the rest of the Winexpert portfolio. A revered varietal from a prestigious region, and an innovative craft wine kit that broke the mold: a 10L craft wine kit that makes just 11.5 L of finished wine, uses a new oak format, and delivers a super premium quality wine without the use of grape skins.

Concept & Creation

This new craft wine kit stands alone in the Winexpert family – unique ingredients, size, yield, and a quality level surpassing their already impressive core portfolio – and doing so without grape skins. This was a different proposition. And so, Winexpert Revelation was born – a new brand that will consist of this single iconic wine. The memorable, impactful name serves not just as the brand name but the name of the wine itself, and the distinct look and premium bottle label reinforce the quality level of the wine. Revelation is defined as a surprising fact or event that makes you look at things in a new way. A pleasant often enlightening surprise. Something revealed, especially a striking disclosure, as if something not before realized. This speaks to the super premium nature of the product – we’re revealing a new craft winemaking kit whose quality surpasses even that of our top tier ultra premium Private Reserve brand. Revelation is an elevated spin on craft winemaking, an ingenious evolution that opens the eyes of consumers and craft winemakers not only to a new higher caliber wine, but one that does so without grape skins. It’s supreme quality achieved outside the realm of current expectations. It is Winexpert’s commitment to innovation and continuous quality improvement that allows us to present this craft winemaking revelation. The vision is to release a new version of this super premium California Cabernet Sauvignon every year. Perhaps a different AVA within Napa, or a different oak or supporting varietal – every year a new interpretation. An iconic wine with a new vintage every year, and only ever produced in small lots.

Infused With Greatness

June 14, 2023

For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series and the lineage is impressive: Bruno, Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Nocturnal, Bravado, and Forza. Just Fine Wine is extremely excited to share what we have in store for you in 2023. Winexpert Private Reserve …

For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series and the lineage is impressive: Bruno, Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Nocturnal, Bravado, and Forza. Just Fine Wine is extremely excited to share what we have in store for you in 2023. Winexpert Private Reserve INFUSION, an ultra-premium red wine blend sourced from class vineyards in Lodi, California, USA.

STEEPED IN WHISKY OAK. INFUSED WITH GREATNESS.

INFUSION combines California’s two favourite red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel, with Syrah, an increasingly popular varietal in the state. Combined, the three make a bold wine with an abundance of rich red and dark berry flavours, and serious tannin. But it’s the story behind the name INFUSION that really makes this wine unique.

In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. This pre-oaking adds roundness to the body, elevates tannin, and infuses the juice with nuanced sweet spice and vanilla character, making this wine a truly “great one”.

WINEXPERT PRIVATE RESERVE INFUSION

COMING THIS JULY

FOR A LIMITED TIME

Ready in only 9 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Private Reserve INFUSION is priced at $242.75 On-Premise or $188 Kit-Only. Available July 2023, only while quantities last. Contact Just Fine Wine now to reserve yours – you don’t want to miss out on this one.

For an additional fee, oak barrel aging is available for this wine on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited in the oak barrel and a sell out is a certainty.

 

The Region: Lodi, California, USA. Cab Syrah (Shiraz) blends are common, but the addition of Zinfandel is a golden state creation. These popular varietals thrive in Lodi, which tends to grow softer, more fruit-forward reds. Cab brings its signature black currant flavours, ample acid and tannin. Zinfandel adds jammy berries, with Syrah contributing plum and pepper. Together they make a bold wine with abundant berry flavours and rich tannin, making it an ideal base for something a little extra.

The Wine: Being steeped in whisky oak* is that little extra we just mentioned. In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. During this 6-month steep, the juice absorbs flavours and tannin from the whisky oak, adding roundness to the body, elevating tannin, and infusing it with nuanced sweet spice, brown sugar and vanilla character. These whisky-influenced sweet notes round out a bold wine rich with flavours of blackcurrant, jammy wildberry and plum, underlaid with mocha, spice, and smoky toasted notes.

BODY: FULL     OAK:HEAVY     SWEETNESS: DRY     ALCOHOL: 14%

Food Pairing: Try aged cheeses, chicken mole, or bison burgers topped with roasted red pepper and caramelized onions. A great option for beef brisket, spicy sausage, or black bean chili.

*Whisky oak is not included in this kit. This product is steeped with whisky oak chips prior to being added to the craft winemaking kit, allowing the juice to absorb flavour from the wood over the course of several months, enhancing its profile. Though this product does contain oak chips and cubes, no whisky oak is included with this kit.

 

Tastes Like Summer

June 6, 2023

Sip, smile, repeat. Moscato continues to be popular around the world and we are delighted to announce that Winexpert Classic California Pink Moscato is returning to Just Fine Wine. Featuring the same fresh flavours of strawberry, raspberry and cherry that you loved in years past. Winexpert Classic California Pink Moscato is light and refreshing on …

Sip, smile, repeat. Moscato continues to be popular around the world and we are delighted to announce that Winexpert Classic California Pink Moscato is returning to Just Fine Wine.

Featuring the same fresh flavours of strawberry, raspberry and cherry that you loved in years past. Winexpert Classic California Pink Moscato is light and refreshing on the palate making it great on its own or the perfect complement to fresh fruit kabobs, spicy BBQ dishes, Chinese takeout and sweet desserts.

Not familiar with Moscato? This wine is typically sweet, lower in alcohol than most other varietals, and can be found in sparkling, still, and dessert styles. It is made from the grapes of the Muscat family, which includes over 200 varieties and can be grown anywhere and everywhere around the world. Having a lower alcohol content and a refreshing flavour profile make Moscato more than just a dessert wine. In recent years Moscato has experienced incredible growth in popularity and has been the fastest growing wine style commercially. Moscato has proven to cut across all sorts of demographic lines and is especially popular among younger consumers. This is partly due to the wine carving a real niche within popular culture – particularly within the Hip Hop music scene where it has been referred to or endorsed by such musical acts such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim, Drake, Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Khaled. In addition, Real Housewife of Atlanta NeNe Leakes developed her own “Miss Moscato” line. Mixed with vodka, Moscato has also become a nightlife staple in clubs and hot spots around the globe.

Perfect for Summer (and any time for that matter), Winexpert Classic California Pink Moscato is a 6 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $145.75 On-Premise or $91 Kit-Only. Available now but for a limited time only at Just Fine Wine. See what all the fuss is about, get yours today before they’re gone!

 

Here Comes the Sun!

April 6, 2023

Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine…with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine. The 2023 Twisted Mist program will offer two different limited release RTD …

Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine…with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine.

The 2023 Twisted Mist program will offer two different limited release RTD (ready to drink) beverage kits each month in March, April, and May (scroll down for details). Recently, RTDs have been the fastest-growing category in beverage alcohol. This is in part due to the increased demand for lower alcohol drinks as well as the desire for refreshing, flavourful and premixed bar-like cocktails at home. Twisted Mist brings this trend to the on-premise craft winemaker and the DIY home vintner/brewer.

You can enjoy your Twisted Mist your way either in wine bottles, bag in box, or carbonated* in 500 mL PET (plastic twist cap) bottles. The latter two options are great for on the go, on the pool deck, on the beach, or on the boat.

Available at Just Fine Wine for a very limited time only!

*carbonation fee is an additional $30.00

Winexpert Twisted Mist Tequila Sunrise: The popular modern version of this drink was first concocted in California in the 1970’s. Enjoy flavours of tequila blanco, freshly squeezed orange juice, and grenadine. A Summertime smash that is sure to please. ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Malibu Sunset: While the history of this cocktail is unclear, it was likely invented in the early 1980’s with the launch of coconut rum as a spinoff of the popular Tequila Sunrise drink. Malibu Sunset is a delightfully refreshing beachy drink. Layered with coconut rum, pineapple, orange, and maraschino cherry flavours. ABV= 6.5%

 

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Raspberry Iced Tea: Juicy ripe raspberry and steeped iced tea flavours. Refreshing with a lightly tannic tea finish, makes for a classic Summertime drink…with a kick. ABV= 6.5%

Winexpert Twisted Mist White Peach Lemonade: A perfect balance of sweet and tart.  Mouth watering lemonade loaded with aromas and flavours of fresh white peach. Mmmm! ABV= 7.5%

Winexpert Twisted Mist Strawberry Lemonade: marries two favourite fruit flavours into one perfect drink. Sweet strawberry with the zing of tart lemonade perfectly combine for the ultimate summer refresher. ABV= 7.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Cosmopolitan: From San Fransisco to New York to Miami, many people have been credited with the invention of the Cosmo. Regardless of the origin story, all versions were basically a basic riff on a Kamikaze. Classic cocktail flavours of cranberry, triple sec, and lime. ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Blue Hawaiian: There’s no discrepancy in the history of this famous drink. Created by Harry Yee, bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, in the late 1950’s. Recognized for its distinct colour, this cocktail is fun and fruity with tropical flavours of pineapple, orange, Blue Curacao, and light coconut. ABV= 6.5%

 

These limited release Twisted Mists are delicious and super refreshing. Each kit produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished beverage and are priced at $130.75 On-Premise or $76 Kit-Only. Up your patio game this Summer and turn your backyard into refreshing-cocktail-central. Winexpert Twisted Mist Tequila Sunrise, Malibu Sunset and Strawberry Lemonade are available now; Winexpert Twisted Mist Raspberry Iced Tea and White Peach Lemonade will be available in April; and Winexpert Twisted Mist Cosmopolitan & Blue Hawaiian will be available in May. Winexpert is once again SOLD OUT of their entire run of all styles of this product and our supply is extremely limited in quantity. So when we say “don’t delay” we truly mean it – contact Just Fine Wine to order your batch(es) today!

Vineco Global Passport Bourbon Chardonnay

January 13, 2023

Welcome to Riverland, Australia. Just Fine Wine has secured a small quantity of Global Passport Australian Bourbon Chardonnay from Winexpert’s sister company Vineco. This limited release is a blend of Chardonnay and Semillon that has been taken a step further with the addition of bourbon oak. This bourbon oak adds character, complexity, and richness yet the wine …

Welcome to Riverland, Australia. Just Fine Wine has secured a small quantity of Global Passport Australian Bourbon Chardonnay from Winexpert’s sister company Vineco. This limited release is a blend of Chardonnay and Semillon that has been taken a step further with the addition of bourbon oak. This bourbon oak adds character, complexity, and richness yet the wine remains balanced with fresh acidity and a long lingering finish. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting full-bodied white.

Ready in only 8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Global Passport Bourbon Chardonnay is priced at $205.75 On-Premise or $151 Kit-Only. Now available only while quantities last. These are sure to go fast so contact Just Fine Wine now to get your hands on a batch today.

For an additional fee, oak barrel aging is available for this wine on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited in the oak barrel and only two batches remain available.

 

The Region: Southern Australia’s picturesque wine region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends for over 300km along the Murray River. This long-established region has more Chardonnay plantings than all the Southern wine growing regions combined in Australia. Chardonnay from this region is vibrant with ripe flavours and oak is often used to support the richness of the wines and add further complexity. Riverland’s continental climate, flat terrain and long hours of sunshine mean the vines receive consistent, quality sunlight, greatly reducing their chance of disease and ensuring fully ripe, flavourful fruit.

The Wine: Diving into the iconic white wines of Australia, this blend of Chardonnay and Semillon has been taken a step further with the addition of bourbon oak. The wine is full bodied with notes of grilled peach, baked pear and tropical citrus. The bourbon oak delivers a twist of caramel, vanilla bean and subtle baking spice. A rich and textured mouthfeel is balanced with fresh acidity and a long lingering finish. A lovely sipper with complex flavours and unique profile that is sure to excite.

BODY: FULL     OAK:HEAVY     SWEETNESS: DRY     ALCOHOL: 12.5%

Food Pairing: Enjoy this wine with roast pork accompanied by apples and root vegetables; butternut squash risotto; and goat cheese.

 

LE22: Limited Release. Unlimited Adventure.

September 15, 2022

Just Fine Wine is excited to present to you the LE22 Collection, showcasing five amazing wines from all corners of the globe.

You can bring worldly adventures to your own home with the LE22 Collection. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to bring you this year’s showcase of five amazing wines from premier vineyards around the world.

There’s a reason the Winexpert Limited Edition™ collection is our most sought-after craft winemaking kit. Sure to compliment any wine cellar, LE wines have a rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity. Every year this exceptional series consists of five magnificent wines that explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions, offering unique and exciting wines from classic varietals to exceptional blends. Whether a bold, sumptuous reds is your preferred choice or a light, bright, subtly sweet white is more up your alley, the LE22 collection offers something for every wine lover (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). Winexpert’s search for superior quality juice has spans the globe and the upcoming lineup will take us from Washington State to France to Argentina to Lodi California to Italy.

This annual program features hidden gems in limited quantities and is available by reservation only. These one-of-a-kind, limited release wines will provide you with unlimited adventure that you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to see this year’s stellar line up and be sure to submit your pre-order to Just Fine Wine by Saturday, November 12, 2022:

LE22 vintages are available for a limited time and by pre-order only. The wines are set to be released on a month to month basis from December 2022 through April 2023  No deposit is required; however, to be able to continue this we ask that you honour your entire pre-order commitment. Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 12, 2022. All LE22 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $205.75 On-Premise and $151 Kit -Only (Grape Skin Kits are $222.75 On-Premise and $168 Kit-Only). Oak Barrel aging will be made available on a first come, first served basis for all three reds as well as the Viognier Roussanne Marsanne. Oak Barrel Aging is an additional $50 fee and worth every penny. Submit your reservation today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

There are three ways to reserve your LE22 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

The LE22 Collection:

December 2022: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – Walla Walla, Washington, USA

THE WINE: A classic combination. Robust Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and black fruit flavours while complementary Merlot softens Cab’s high tannin and acidity and adds juicy fruit and texture. The result is a beautiful blend showing aromas of black currant with hints of dried herb and toasted almond. The palate is stacked with layers of deep cherry, black fruit, baking spice and mocha. A concentrated and seamless blend with silky tannin.

THE REGION: Walla Walla sits on Washington’s southern border, dipping slightly into Oregon. Cab and Merlot are widely planted here, where the long growing season allows these grapes to reach optimal ripeness. Hot days develop ripe fruit flavours while cool nights help lock in acidity, keeping fruit in focus. Cab grown here is known for being fruitier and less astringent and the Merlot shows a more boisterous body and rich fruitiness.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: MEDIUM  ||  BODY: MEDIUM-FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 13.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pepper Crusted Steak, Beef or Mushroom Stroganoff, Your Favourite Burger

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pecan & Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

PRICE: $205.75 On-Premise | $151.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: 14 Hands Hot To Trot Smooth Red Blend  (SKU #252718) $20.69

YOU SAVE $13.83 PER BOTTLE!


January 2023: Viognier Roussanne Marsanne – Northern Rhône & Savoie, France

THE WINE: A beautiful blend composed of the only three white wine grapes permitted to be grown in the Northern Rhone. It draws you in with inviting aromas of stone fruit, honeysuckle, and soft herbal notes.  The palate is rich with expressive peach, apricot, and Meyer lemon flavours, just hinting at honeysuckle and brioche. This textured wine leans to the fuller side, but stays smooth and fresh with elegant balance.

THE REGION: The small and prestigious Northern Rhône region experiences a cooler climate than its southern counterpart, due to the mistral wind that brings in colder air. The tiny region of Savoie sits to the west bordering Switzerland and is the only alpine wine region in France. Vineyards are often planted at elevations between250-550 metres but have a uniquely warm microclimate thanks to the southern sun exposure.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: MEDIUM-FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 13.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled Pork or Chicken, Antipasti, Pasta with Cream Sauce

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

PRICE: $205.75 On-Premise | $151.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Meffre Saint Vincent Côtes du Rhône (SKU #888958) $21.84

YOU SAVE $14.98 PER BOTTLE!


February 2023: Malbec Bonarda Syrah with Grape Skins – Mendoza, Argentina

THE WINE: Malbec leads the way providing structure and black fruit. Bonarda builds on juicy fruit flavours and softens tannin, while Syrah lends savoury spice character. This exciting blend shows black cherry and raspberry aromas infused with subtle clove spice, leading to an expressive palate of bright red fruit and ripe dark berry, backed by soft spice, vanilla and dark chocolate notes. Structured and zesty, with firm tannin and food-friendly acidity.

THE REGION: Sitting at the foot of the Andes and an average of 900metresabove sea level, Mendoza boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world. Altitude is key to Mendoza’s quality; the hot, semi-arid climate gives the grapes the sun and heat they need to fully ripen, while the cool mountain nights drastically slow ripening thereby preserving acidity. The dry, rocky mountain soils force the vines to work harder for nutrients, producing smaller, more concentrated grapes.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  BODY: FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pulled Pork Tacos, Rib Eye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, BBQ Chicken Pizza

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Gourmet Blue Burger

PRICE: $222.75 On-Premise | $168.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Luigi Bosca Malbec (SKU #418038) $28.74

YOU SAVE $21.32 PER BOTTLE!


March 2023: Pinot Grigio Gewürztraminer – Lodi, California, USA

THE WINE: This unique duo creates a juicy and refreshing wine with a kiss of sweetness and loads of character. Alluring aromas of stone fruit and lychee precede a surge of juicy peach and bright citrus flavours. A second sip starts to open the palate revealing underlying flavours of lychee, cantaloupe, and light notes of ginger spice and lemon zest. A must-have for any white wine lover.

THE REGION: Located in the middle of California’s Central Valley, Lodi has a classic Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights and benefits from cool breezes blowing inland from the San Francisco Bay area-a climate that helps lend grapes a refreshing natural acidity. The mineral rich, sandy soils and dry growing season allow growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation, producing more concentrated flavours.

SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 12.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Spicy Tuna Rolls, Roasted Vegetables, Brie & Fig Crostini

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Peanut Chicken Satay

PRICE: $205.75 On-Premise | $151.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Stag’s Hollow Pinot Gris (SKU #663120) $28.74

YOU SAVE $21.88 PER BOTTLE!


April 2023: Aglianico Barbera with Grape Skins – Campania, Italy

THE WINE: Aglianico is considered one of the three greatest Italian varietals, known to produce refined, complex wines with firm tannin. Its richness and structure make it popular for blending. In contrast, Barbera is popular for producing fruity wines with low tannin and high acidity. The combination of these two Italian varietals creates a balanced blend with big personality. Dominant flavours of black cherry, pepper spice, blackberry and plum are enhanced with licorice, dried herbs, and a light mineral note. This is a wine to sit back, sip, and savour.

THE REGION: Winemaking is an ancient art here with history dating back to the 12th century BC. Sitting on the southwestern coast of Italy, Campania has 350kms of coastline and a mountainous interior comprised of the Campanian volcanic arc, which includes Mount Vesuvius. The long growing season is hot and dry with abundant sunshine; breezes blowing from the Tyrrhenian Sea and temper the heat, promoting acidity in the grapes. The volcanic soils encourage high tannin.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  BODY: FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Smoked Brisket, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Mushroom Tagliatelle

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Lasagne Bolognese

PRICE: $222.75 On-Premise | $168.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Tormaresca Trentangeli Castel Del Monte Rosso (SKU #675843) $29.89

YOU SAVE $22.47 PER BOTTLE!


Don’t Miss Out. Reserve Your LE22 by Pre-Ordering Today:

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

LE22 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 12, 2022.


What is LE?

Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world that are released monthly from December through April. LE – or Limited Edition – wines vary year to year and can be one or a combination of the following: unique blends, hot industry trends, highly sought after regions/vineyards; and scarce or hard to obtain grapes/juice. One thing remains from one year to the next, LE collections always produce wine of superior quality.

LE vintages are available only during the month of their release. They are limited in supply and are so immensely popular that they can be acquired by pre-order only. The LE program has built a reputation of delivering exceptional, award-winning wines year after year. This speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce and that’s why LE continues to be the biggest most successful limited release brand. Each and every year, LE wines are awarded medals at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition; a testament to the superior quality of the LE program. The LE22 collection will continue this tradition; so be sure to make your wine cellar an award-winning one. Contact Just Fine Wine for any further information or to place your pre-order today.

LE22 DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

There’s Always Room For Dessert (Wine)

Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of the crowd-pleasing Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine. Joining this fan favourite is NEW Après Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine, which is sure to be a hit as well. The bad new? These decadent delights are only available while quantities last. Both styles will be available …

Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of the crowd-pleasing Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine. Joining this fan favourite is NEW Après Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine, which is sure to be a hit as well. The bad new? These decadent delights are only available while quantities last.

Both styles will be available beginning September 21st, which is perfect timing to have these delicious treats ready for the Holidays. Bottles of these limited offerings are perfect giveaways for friends, family, neighbours, and party hosts. They make for a classy gift to give to clients and customers. If you don’t want to give any full bottles away – and we completely understand that – these dessert wines are excellent for sharing with friends, family, co-workers; and guests. Sip after dinner or informally around the fire or Christmas tree. Sweet, soothing chocolatey comfort for those cold Fall and Winter evenings at home. Serve with dark chocolate for a decadent treat or pour over vanilla ice cream with shavings of chocolate for an amazing dessert. There’s always room for dessert (wine) – fill that space with delicious Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and NEW Après Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine. Available for a limited time only at Just Fine Wine – Contact Us to secure yours today.

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

This multiple gold-award winning wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. The traditional dessert wine character of warm, rounded cherries and plums is supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart, with a luscious liquid chocolate rush in the middle of the palate it finishes with beguiling dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee, vanilla, and toast, all the way to a long, rich finish. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, or serve with toasted nuts or shortbread. Superb within a few months, this wine will age gorgeously.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17.5%

 

 

 

Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine

A new limited release for 2022, Après Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine is rich and smooth. Notes of warm, rounded cherries and plums that exemplify the traditional dessert wine character are elegantly elevated with warm vanilla and smooth sweet bourbon aromas and flavour. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, this wine will drink amazingly within a few months and will age with the best of them.

 

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17.5%

 

 

Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and NEW Après Vanilla Bourbon Flavoured Dessert Wine both take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product and is priced at $155 On-Premise ($265 for a double batch) or $100 Kit-Only. Availability begins September 21, 2022 so reserve yours at Just Fine Wine today.

Refreshingly Tart, Undeniably Delicious

May 17, 2022

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to introduce Island Mist Fiesta Lime. Freshly squeezed lime flavour with lime zest and botanical notes. The crisp natural lime flavour makes this refreshing new mist taste less sweet, more tart

The way this Spring has been going it may seem like Summer will never get here. We’re here to reassure you that it will arrive and we will all probably be complaining how hot it is. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert have a perfect remedy for those upcoming ultra hot days: introducing the newest Island Mist offering, Fiesta Lime.  Freshly squeezed lime flavour with lime zest and botanical notes. The crisp natural lime flavour makes this refreshing new mist taste less sweet, more tart. Island Mist Fiesta Lime is perfectly refreshing, easy-drinking, and sure to become a year-round favourite.

While this Island Mist style is ready to be paired with some warm sunshine and enjoyed on the patio or in the backyard, like all other Island Mist styles, they’re great any time of year. Fruity, refreshing and easy drinking. Sip slightly chilled, try with added fruit, make slushies and punch, 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 Fiesta Lime produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and is ready to bottle in just four short weeks. Prices are $125.75 for batches made on-premise or $71 kit-only for the home vintner. Bottle still or carbonate your batch for an additional $30.00.  Available now at Just Fine Wine. Order yours today and get a jump on Summer.

Give That Special Someone A Craft Winemaking Experience

December 2, 2022

There always seems to be at least one of them on your list. That person who has everything, needs nothing or is just plain impossible to find the right gift for. This year you can save yourself the trouble and still show that you care – give them the gift of winemaking at Just Fine Wine.

There always seems to be at least one of them on your list. That person who has everything, needs nothing or is just plain impossible to find the right gift for. This year you can save yourself the trouble and still show that you care – give them the gift of a craft winemaking experience at Just Fine Wine.

Just Fine Wine offers gift certificates for any denomination (or for single and multiple batches of wine) that are presented to you on a personalized festive holiday wine bottle. What does that mean exactly? We can customize your Christmas message on a holiday themed label and place it on a bottle complete with a matching shrink cap topped off with a festive bow, bell, or ornament. Now you have something special to wrap and put under the tree or in a stocking. It’s an extra touch that makes an ordinary gift certificate personal and fun! As mentioned, you have the option to purchase a specified monetary amount (of any denomination) or to start a batch of wine on-premise. Just drop by the shop and we’ll get you started!

Winexpert Private Reserve BRUNO: A Star is Born

July 15, 2022

For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series (think Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Forza and so on). Just Fine Wine is excited to announce this year’s prized offering, Winexpert Private Reserve BRUNO with Grape Skins: An ultra-premium Brunello sourced from class vineyards …

For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series (think Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Forza and so on). Just Fine Wine is excited to announce this year’s prized offering, Winexpert Private Reserve BRUNO with Grape Skins: An ultra-premium Brunello sourced from class vineyards in Italy.

A star has been born with this wine but icons aren’t made overnight. Though it now refers to the style of wine, locals originally called the Sangiovese grape ‘Brunello’ which roughly translates to ‘little dark one’. It’s a term that is derived from the Italian word for brown (bruno). When you look at icons of art and culture through history and present day, some of the greatest are often known by a single name. And so BRUNO, the root of the Brunello moniker and a proper name itself, is a fitting name for this singular sensation.

Brunello is widely admired and respected in vinoculture and this Italian superstar is worthy of the fanfare. Winexpert Private Reserve BRUNO boasts bold cherry, plum and wild berry flavours layered with notes of dried herb, vanilla, tobacco and spice. Firm velvety tannin, well-balanced acidity and a long luscious finish

Ready in only 9 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Private Reserve BRUNO is priced at $231.75 On-Premise or $177 Kit-Only. Now available while quantities last. Contact Just Fine Wine now to reserve yours – you don’t want to miss out on this one.

For an additional fee, oak barrel aging is available for this wine on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited in the oak barrel and is already almost sold out.

 

The Region: ITALY. Montalcino, a small hilltop town in Tuscany, is the birthplace of Brunello. Red wines, usually blends, have been produced there since the 14th century; the Brunello style we know today emerged in the late 1800s when one winemaker began vinifying Sangiovese on its own, revolutionizing winemaking in the region. Now, Brunello style wines are considered the finest expression of the Sangiovese grape and celebrated for their unique combination of bold fruit flavours, high tannin, and high acidity. It is one of Italy’s – and the world’s – most revered red wines.

The Wine: With its legendary profile, BRUNO is Sangiovese at its best. The nose shows off aromas of black cherry and plum, teasing notes of leather and sandalwood. On the palate black cherry, black plum, and wild berry flavours take center stage, supported by notes of dried herb, vanilla, tobacco and spice with hints of earth. BRUNO exudes power and finesse with a full body, firm velvety tannin, well-balanced acidity and a long flavourful finish.

BODY: FULL     OAK:HEAVY     SWEETNESS: DRY     ALCOHOL: 14%

Food Pairing: Pair with strong foods that match the wine’s powerful flavour. Try bone-in Tuscan-style steak with fresh herbs, veal parmigiana, rich meaty pasta sauces, earthy mushroom risotto, or strong cheeses like aged pecorino.

 

A Limited Release Dynamic Duo

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you two new Limited Release wines from the Winexpert Reserve series: Australian Mataro Shiraz & Spanish Albariño. Mataro Shiraz is a delicious bold blend full of Australian attitude that is a great alternative option for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers who may be looking to try something …

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you two new Limited Release wines from the Winexpert Reserve series: Australian Mataro Shiraz & Spanish Albariño.

Mataro Shiraz is a delicious bold blend full of Australian attitude that is a great alternative option for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers who may be looking to try something a little different. Albariño is Spain’s quintessential white wine. Fans of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc will love this delightfully refreshing coastal white.

Winexpert Reserve Australian Mataro Shiraz and Winexpert Reserve Spanish Albariño are available now at Just Fine Wine, only while quantities last. Ready in 6-8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product, the Spanish Albariño is priced at $187.75 On-Premise (or $133 Kit-Only) while the Australian Mataro Shiraz is priced at $193.75 (or $139 Kit-Only).



 

Wine…With a Twist!

March 16, 2022

Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine…with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine. The 2022 Twisted Mist program will offer two different limited release RTD …

Just Fine Wine is excited to bring you wine…with a twist. Full fruit flavour and authentic cocktail taste are twisted into these refreshing wine-based drinks that are sure to shake things up this Summer. Kick back and relax with this modern twist on wine.

The 2022 Twisted Mist program will offer two different limited release RTD (ready to drink) beverage kits each month in March, April, and May (scroll down for details). RTDs have been the fastest-growing category in beverage alcohol. This is in part due to the increased demand for lower alcohol drinks as well as the desire for refreshing, flavourful and premixed bar-like cocktails at home. Twisted Mist brings this trend to the on-premise craft winemaker and the DIY home vintner/brewer.

You can enjoy your Twisted Mist your way either in wine bottles, bag in box, or carbonated* in 500 mL PET (plastic twist cap) bottles. The latter two options are great for on the go, on the pool deck, on the beach, or on the boat.

Available at Just Fine Wine for a very limited time only!

*carbonation fee is an additional $30.00

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Piña Colada is a tropical masterpiece and Puerto Rico’s official drink. Translated from Spanish, it means “strained pineapple” and there are legends that it may have been created by Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresi in the early 1800’s.  Juicy ripe pineapple and creamy coconut. Mmmm! ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Sex on the Beach is back! This cheekily-named classic cocktail that has been a fruity staple in restaurants, bars, and backyards for more than 30 years. Freshly squeezed orange, juicy peach and vodka flavours, rounded out with delicious tart cranberry notes. ABV= 6.5%

 

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist 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. ABV= 7.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Strawberry Lemonade marries two favourite fruit flavours into one perfect drink. Sweet strawberry with the zing of tart lemonade perfectly combine for the ultimate summer refresher. ABV= 7.5%

 

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Hurricane Laissez les bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll) as they say in New Orleans, where this drink is staple. Enjoy a tantalizing flavour rush of dark rum, orange, lime and Passion Fruit. ABV= 6.5%

 

Winexpert Twisted Mist Miami Vice is a tropical paradise of strawberry, pineapple, lime and coconut. It has been described as a fusion of Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada and originated in, you guessed it, Miami.ABV= 6.5%

 

 

These limited release Twisted Mists are delicious and super refreshing. Each kit produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished beverage and are priced at $130 On-Premise or $75 Kit-Only. Up your patio game this Summer and turn your backyard into refreshing-cocktail-central. Winexpert Twisted Mist Piña Colada and Sex on the Beach are available now; Winexpert Twisted Mist Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade will be available in April; and Winexpert Twisted Mist Hurricane & Miami Vice will be available in May. Winexpert is already SOLD OUT of their entire run of all styles of this product and our supply is extremely limited in quantity. So when we say “don’t delay” we truly mean it – contact Just Fine Wine to order your batch(es) today!

Something Sensational is Returning

January 26, 2022

Do we have a treat for you. Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé.

The perfect summer sipping sensation is back! Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the return of Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé. Versatile at the dining table and perfect for Spring and Summer sipping, this blush wine is a crowd pleaser with its mouth watering flavours of bright red fruit and off-dry finish. Only a limited quantity of this wine is set to be produced. Don’t delay, reserve yours today from Just Fine Wine because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Each Spring, Winexpert releases a “short run” rosé and popularity of these wines has been growing every year as wine lovers discover the quality and versatility of blushes. Washington Sangiovese Rosé proved to be incredibly popular last year and compared extremely favourably to our most popular limited release rosé ever: Italian Pink Pinot Grigio. In fact we might argue that it is even better than the Pink Pinot! You do not want to miss out on this one – secure your batch(es) today! Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé will be available at Just Fine Wine beginning February 16th, 2022 for a limited time only. Ready in only 6-8 weeks, producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, and priced at $185 On-Premise or $130 Kit-Only.

The Style: Rosé wine has come into its own in recent years, being recognized as a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes although you can find many rosé styles from your favourite white wine grapes. And blush wines aren’t just for novice wine drinkers. Today’s pinks 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.

The Region: Washington, USA. Though still a relatively young region, the state of Washington was destined too be world-class wine country. It sits at the 46th parallel north – a sweet spot for growing grapes, where the long days of sunshine couple with cool nights to preserve aromas, freshness and acidity. Sangiovese is finding a string home here, particularly as a rosé. The growing conditions foster the grape’s fruit-forward flavours and prized acidity, making it a star choice for a perfectly satisfying rosé.

The Wine: Bright flavours of wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry accented with subtle mineral and citrus notes and soft juicy peach undertones. Crisp, fresh and off-dry – serve chilled for the perfect summer sipping sensation.

BODY: LIGHT-MEDIUM   ALCOHOL: 12%   SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY

Food Pairing: Perfect for sipping on its own, or pair with a cedar planked salmon, grilled chicken or sausage, caprese salad, or Hawaiian pizza. Rosés really do go with (almost) everything.

There’s Always Room For Chocolate

September 1, 2021

Just Fine Wine is excited to be bringing back the ever-popular Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine. The best news: it’s not coming alone. Joining this fan favourite is new Après Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine, which is sure to gain a healthy following of its own. The sad news: they’re both here for a short time …

Just Fine Wine is excited to be bringing back the ever-popular Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine. The best news: it’s not coming alone. Joining this fan favourite is new Après Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine, which is sure to gain a healthy following of its own. The sad news: they’re both here for a short time only.

A September 8th release date is perfect timing to have these decadent treats ready for the Holidays. Bottles of these limited offerings are perfect giveaways for friends, family, neighbours, and party hosts. They make for a classy gift to give to clients and customers. If you don’t want to give any full bottles away – and we completely understand that – these dessert wines are excellent for sharing with friends, family, co-workers; and guests. Sip after dinner or informally around the fire or Christmas tree. Sweet, soothing chocolatey comfort for those cold Fall and Winter evenings at home. Serve with dark chocolate for a decadent treat or pour over vanilla ice cream with shavings of chocolate for an amazing dessert. There’s always room for chocolate – fill that space with delicious Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and Après Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine. Available while supplies last at Just Fine Wine – Contact Us to secure yours today.

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

This multiple gold-award winning wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. The traditional dessert wine character of warm, rounded cherries and plums is supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart, with a luscious liquid chocolate rush in the middle of the palate it finishes with beguiling dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee, vanilla, and toast, all the way to a long, rich finish. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, or serve with toasted nuts or shortbread. Superb within a few months, this wine will age gorgeously.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17.5%

 

 

 

Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine

A new limited release for 2021. Après Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine is rich and smooth offering intense flavours and aromas. Notes of warm, rounded cherries and plums that exemplify the traditional dessert wine character are elegantly matched with the irresistible combination of chocolate and dark roast coffee flavors, topped with a hint of vanilla. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, this wine will drink amazingly within a few months and will age with the best of them.

Sweetness: Sweet   Body: Full   Oak: Medium   Alcohol by Volume: 17.5%

 

 

 

Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and Après Chocolate Mocha Dessert Wine both take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product and is priced at $155 On-Premise ($265 for a double batch) or $100 Kit-Only. Availability begins September 8, 2021 so reserve yours at Just Fine Wine today.

 

LE21: Limited Release. Unlimited Adventure.

September 16, 2021

Just Fine Wine is excited to present to you the LE21 Collection, showcasing five amazing wines from all corners of the globe.

Travel may have been limited the last year and a half but it doesn’t have to limit you from bringing worldly adventures to your own home with the LE21 Collection. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to bring you this year’s showcase of five amazing wines from premier vineyards around the world.

There’s a reason the Winexpert Limited Edition™ collection is our most sought-after craft winemaking kit. Sure to compliment any wine cellar, LE wines have a rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity. Every year this exceptional series consists of five magnificent wines that explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions, offering unique and exciting wines from classic varietals to exceptional blends. Whether a bold, sumptuous reds is your preferred choice or a light, bright, subtly sweet white is more up your alley, the LE21 collection offers something for every wine lover (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). Winexpert’s search for superior quality juice has spans the globe and the upcoming lineup will take us from Australia to Spain to France to Italy and back to Spain again.

This annual program features hidden gems in limited quantities and is available by reservation only. These one-of-a-kind, limited release wines will provide you with unlimited adventure. Keep reading to see this year’s stellar line up and be sure to submit your pre-order to Just Fine Wine by Saturday, November 13, 2021:

LE21 vintages are available for a limited time and by pre-order only. The wines are set to be released on a month to month basis from December 2021 through April 2022.  No deposit is required; however, to be able to continue this we ask that you honour your entire pre-order commitment. Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 13, 2021. All LE21 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $199 On-Premise and $144 Kit -Only (Grape Skin Kit is $215 On-Premise and $160 Kit-Only). Oak Barrel aging will be made available on a first come, first served basis for all three reds as well as the Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc. Oak Barrel Aging is an additional $50 fee and worth every penny. Submit your reservation today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

There are three ways to reserve your LE21 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

The LE21 Collection:

 

Available December 2021: Pinot Noir Shiraz – Murray Darling, Australia

 

 

Murray Darling is named for two of Australia’s longest rivers, which run through the vast region and provide vital irrigation. The region is hot and dry, with long sunny days balanced by cool nights. The loamy and sandy soils are unique to the Murray River system and nourish strong vines. Together the heat, rivers and soils produce grapes which create soft and flavourful wines.

Pinot Noir and Shiraz may seem like an odd couple, but this uniquely Australian blend has a noble history and is currently making a major resurgence. Mixed berry, floral and soft spice aromas open to a vibrant palate of sour cherry and red fruit flavours with undertones of dark plum, blueberry, light licorice and spice. Silky tannins and bright acidity complete this juicy and energetic blend.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: MEDIUM  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 13.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Herb crusted salmon, sausages, duck dishes, roasted root vegetables, or pan-fried tofu.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pork Tenderloin with Forest Mushroom Sauce.

PRICE: $199.00 On-Premise | $144.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Johnny Q Shiraz Viognier  (SKU #340075) $17.34

YOU SAVE $10.63 PER BOTTLE!

 


Available January 2022: Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc – Manchuela, Spain

 

 

Manchuela is framed by the Júcar and Cabriel rivers, whose sediments make up the limestone-based clay soils. Two large reservoirs to the north provide irrigation during the very dry growing season. Vineyards here are 600-1000m above sea level; the altitude has a cooling effect and combines with fresh Mediterranean winds to moderate the hot summer days. This helps slow ripening, resulting in white grapes that produce fresh, fruity wines with good acidity.

Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc are perfect partners in this bright and balanced blend. Together they show aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, with soft white blossom. The palate is lush and layered with pronounced flavours of green apple, pear, grapefruit and tropical fruit, with light notes of honeysuckle and grass. Fresh and flavourful with lively acidity, elegant complexity, and medium persistence.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 13%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Rice dishes, seafood, vegetable tempura.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Baked Feta With Tomatoes, Capers & Olives.

PRICE: $199.00 On-Premise | $144.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc (SKU #813576) $18.49

YOU SAVE $11.78 PER BOTTLE!

 


Available February 2022: Marselan – Languedoc, France

 

 

Languedoc, France is the true home of Marselan; it was developed here in 1961 and takes its name from Marseillan, a coastal village near where it was first bred and planted. Soils vary across the large region with limestone and clay the most common. The Mediterranean climate, with hot sunny days tempered by cool seabreezes at night, makes the Languedoc a perfect place for growing grapes.

A hybrid of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, this relatively young French varietal displays the best characteristics of both parents. Marselan is deeply coloured with a powerful nose of jammy red and black fruits and spice. The palate delivers rich ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, plum and black currant with spicy notes, balanced acidity, and well-rounded tannins. Supple, smooth, and seductive.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: MEDIUM  ||  BODY: MEDIUM-FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 13%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Charcuterie, grilled meat (bbq, burgers, pork chops), fresh lasagna with pesto, lamb navarin, dark chocolate desserts.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Lam & Fig Skewers.

PRICE: $199.00 On-Premise | $144.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Perrin Cotes du Rhone (SKU #363457) $20.79

YOU SAVE $14.08 PER BOTTLE!

 


Available March 2022: Trebbiano Riesling – Puglia & Veneto, Italy

 

 

North and South come together in this fresh blend. The Trebbiano comes from Puglia in the south, the heel of Italy’s boot. The dry heat, balanced by cooling breezes from the surrounding seas, along with the region’s fertile soils create the perfect conditions for growing mature and fruity grapes. In the north, the long summers of picturesque Veneto bring Riesling to full ripeness and the cool nights help the varietal retain freshness and its natural high acidity.

Lemon peel, melon, and green apple on the nose with a light chamomile undertone. The palate offers orchard fruit flavours of yellow apple and white peach fused with melon, citrus, and fresh minerality. This inviting blend showcases the high natural acidity of both Trebbiano and Riesling; it’s fun, fresh, and fruity with a touch of sweetness and a lot of pizzazz.

SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY  ||  OAK: NONE  ||  BODY: MEDIUM  ||  ALCOHOL: 12.5%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pasta, shellfish, mature hard cheeses, risotto, or enjoy as an aperitif.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Lemon & Rosemary Butter Braised Shrimp.

PRICE: $199.00 On-Premise | $144.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Giacondi Trebbiano Rubicone (SKU #443051) $16.29 1.5L

YOU SAVE $2.87 PER BOTTLE!

 


Available April 2022: Grenache Carignan with Grape Skins – Manchuela, Spain

 

 

The climate in Manchuela is ideal for reds; the inland region has a continental climate with high daytime temperatures and long hours of sunshine but is still close enough to the coast to experience cool nights thanks to Mediterranean winds. This temperature swing creates favourable conditions for red grapes to slowly ripen, perfectly developing tannin, colour, and varietal character. The resulting wines show excellent flavour, colour, and mouthfeel.

Grenache Carignan – Garnacha Cariñena in Spanish – is at once intense and harmonious. Deep ruby red with alluring aromas of blackberry, spice, and leather nuances. A provocative palate of black fruit, cherry, redberry and plum with well-integrated oak and accents of licorice and spice. Rich velvety tannins, moderate acidity, and a long savoury finish.

SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  OAK: HEAVY  ||  BODY: FULL  ||  ALCOHOL: 14%

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled lamb, sausages, hearty winter stews.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Southwest Strip Loin with Skillet Succotash.

PRICE: $215.00 On-Premise | $160.00 Kit-Only

Suggested Commercial Equivalent: Anciano Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha (SKU #167740) $23.09

YOU SAVE $15.85 PER BOTTLE!

 


Don’t Miss Out. Reserve Your LE21 by Pre-Ordering Today:

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

LE21 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, November 13, 2021.


What is LE?

Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world that are released monthly from December through April. LE – or Limited Edition – wines vary year to year and can be one or a combination of the following: unique blends, hot industry trends, highly sought after regions/vineyards; and scarce or hard to obtain grapes/juice. One thing remains from one year to the next, LE collections always produce wine of superior quality.

LE vintages are available only during the month of their release. They are limited in supply and are so immensely popular that they can be acquired by pre-order only. The LE program has built a reputation of delivering exceptional, award-winning wines year after year. This speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce and that’s why LE continues to be the biggest most successful limited release brand. Each and every year, LE wines are awarded medals at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition; a testament to the superior quality of the LE program. The LE21 collection will continue this tradition; so be sure to make your wine cellar an award-winning one. Contact Just Fine Wine for any further information or to place your pre-order today.

LE21 DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

Montepulciano: The Return of a Classic

September 1, 2021

When Winexpert overhauled their wine portfolio in early 2020, we had some disappointed clients lamenting the discontinuation of Selection Italian Montepulciano. We’re pleased to be able to turn those frowns upside down because Montepulciano is back…and for good! Just Fine Wine is ecstatic to have 6-8 week Winexpert Reserve Italian Montepulciano returning to its shelves …

When Winexpert overhauled their wine portfolio in early 2020, we had some disappointed clients lamenting the discontinuation of Selection Italian Montepulciano. We’re pleased to be able to turn those frowns upside down because Montepulciano is back…and for good! Just Fine Wine is ecstatic to have 6-8 week Winexpert Reserve Italian Montepulciano returning to its shelves beginning September,  2021.

Ready in only 6-8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Reserve Italian Montepulciano is priced at $180 On-Premise or $125 Kit-Only. Available on an ongoing basis beginning September 15th at Just Fine Wine.  Having been a popular favourite in our oak barrel aging program in the past, Montepulciano will no doubt be featured again in the very near future.

The Style: Montepulciano is the 2nd most planted grape in Italy (behind Sangiovese) and it makes a popular and classic Italian red wine.

The Region: Italy

The Wine: This wine offers notes of cherry, boysenberry, dark plum, spice, and fresh acidity.

Food Pairing: With its medium body and a naturally higher acidity, Montepulciano pairs with a wide variety of foods and will also hold up to richer and more savory foods. Ideal food pairings include popular Italian dishes like pasta, pizza, & charcuterie.

BODY: MEDIUM-FULL  ||  OAK:MEDIUM  ||  SWEETNESS: DRY  ||  ALCOHOL: 13%

 

Winexpert Private Reserve Odyssey Shiraz: Simply Epic

July 23, 2021

This is the news many of you have been waiting for since Eclipse Barossa Valley Shiraz was discontinued during Winexpert’s wine portfolio overhaul last year. An ultra-premium Shiraz (with grape skins) sourced from Australia’s renowned Barossa Valley and Riverland regions is set to return to Just Fine Wine this August! Odyssey is a classic wine …

This is the news many of you have been waiting for since Eclipse Barossa Valley Shiraz was discontinued during Winexpert’s wine portfolio overhaul last year. An ultra-premium Shiraz (with grape skins) sourced from Australia’s renowned Barossa Valley and Riverland regions is set to return to Just Fine Wine this August!

Odyssey is a classic wine with an epic journey. A masterful blend of iconic Australian Shiraz from two renowned regions, enhanced with three types of wood to deliver one epic wine.  The three different types of wood are expertly managed to accent the varietal’s ripe dark fruit flavours, enriching the wine, not overpowering it. Odyssey is rich, full-bodied with luscious blackberry and plum layered with chocolate, vanilla and sweet spice, culminating in a warm lengthy finish.

Ready in only 9 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Private Reserve Odyssey Shiraz is priced at $225 On-Premise or $170 Kit-Only. Available only while quantities last beginning August 11th. Contact Just Fine Wine today to reserve yours.

For an additional fee, oak barrel aging is available for this wine on a first come, first served basis.

 

The Region: Barossa Valley & Riverland District, Australia. Shiraz thrives in Australia’s warm climate and is the country’s most celebrated and most planted variety. Odyssey blends Shiraz from the Riverland and Barossa Valley regions. The Riverland’s long sunny days fully ripen grapes, producing deliciously fruity wines with generous dark berry and plum aromas and flavours. Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines and is known for highly concentrated fruit, packed with black fruit flavours and ripe tannin.

The Wine: Simply epic. Riverland Shiraz is pre-oaked with French oak for a subtle infusion of vanilla, maple, and sweet spice. Barossa Shiraz is blended in to amplify ripe black fruit, dark chocolate, and licorice flavours. A mix of American and French oak during fermentation further refines notes of spice and vanilla and lends silky tannin. Last but not least, Hungarian Acacia enhances texture and body. The result is a bold, rich, full-bodied wine with luscious blackberry and plum flavours layered with chocolate, vanilla and sweet spice, culminating in a warm lengthy finish.

BODY: FULL     OAK:HEAVY     SWEETNESS: DRY     ALCOHOL: 14%

Food Pairing: Great with bold foods. Try with steak fajitas, smoked brisket, Stilton sirloin burgers, or Moroccan spiced lamb. For dessert, look to dark chocolate or berry-based dishes.

 

Fall in Love With One of Italy’s Best Kept Secrets

May 18, 2021

It’s one of Italy’s best kept secrets and hasn’t made an appearance at Just Fine Wine since 2009. Needless to say, after a twelve year wait, we are extremely excited to announce the upcoming release of Winexpert Reserve Italian Dolcetto. Versatile at the dining table and delicious even when consumed young, this wine is going …

It’s one of Italy’s best kept secrets and hasn’t made an appearance at Just Fine Wine since 2009. Needless to say, after a twelve year wait, we are extremely excited to announce the upcoming release of Winexpert Reserve Italian Dolcetto. Versatile at the dining table and delicious even when consumed young, this wine is going to be in big demand. Ready in only 6-8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Reserve Italian Dolcetto is priced at $190 On-Premise or $135 Kit-Only. Available beginning June 8th for a limited time only, so act now and reserve yours today at Just Fine Wine.

 

The Style: Dolcetto is grown in northern Italy, with only small plantings found outside of the country. Though not as famous as other northern Italian varietals such as superstars Nebbiolo and Barbera, Dolcetto is well-known and widely enjoyed across the country. A delicious red wine that is generally consumed young, Dolcetto is one of Italy’s classic food wines and a staple at the dinner table

The Region: Italy

The Wine: Juicy black cherry and blackberry flavours with notes of vanilla, violet, licorice and spice. Rich and round with a characteristic pleasant bitter note on the finish, reminiscent of almond.

BODY: MEDIUM-FULL     OAK:MEDIUM     SWEETNESS: DRY     ALCOHOL: 13%

Food Pairing: Dolcetto is a versatile food wine and traditional Italian foods are a great place to start. It’s perfect with antipasto, pasta with mushroom or meat sauce, pizza and roasted chicken.

 

 

Sensational Sangiovese Rosé

February 2, 2021

Do we have a treat for you. Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the pending arrival of Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé.

Do we have a treat for you. Just Fine Wine is excited to announce the pending arrival of Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé. Versatile at the dining table and perfect for Spring and Summer sipping, this blush wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser with its mouth watering flavours of bright red fruit and off-dry finish. Only a limited quantity of this wine is set to be produced. Don’t delay, reserve yours today from Just Fine Wine because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Each Spring, Winexpert releases a “short run” rosé and popularity of these wines has been growing every year as wine lovers discover the quality and versatility of blushes. Washington Sangiovese Rosé is following in the footsteps of the incredibly popular Pink Pinot Grigio and is sure to be hit in its own right. You do not want to miss out on this one – secure your batch(es) today! Winexpert Reserve Washington Sangiovese Rosé will be available at Just Fine Wine beginning February 24th, 2021 for a limited time only. Ready in only 6-8 weeks, producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, and priced at $180 On-Premise or $125 Kit-Only.

The Style: Rosé wine has come into its own in recent years, being recognized as a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes although you can find many rosé styles from your favourite white wine grapes. And blush wines aren’t just for novice wine drinkers. Today’s pinks 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.

The Region: Washington, USA. Though still a relatively young region, the state of Washington was destined too be world-class wine country. It sits at the 46th parallel north – a sweet spot for growing grapes, where the long days of sunshine couple with cool nights to preserve aromas, freshness and acidity. Sangiovese is finding a string home here, particularly as a rosé. The growing conditions foster the grape’s fruit-forward flavours and prized acidity, making it a star choice for a perfectly satisfying rosé.

The Wine: Bright flavours of wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry accented with subtle mineral and citrus notes and soft juicy peach undertones. Crisp, fresh and off-dry – serve chilled for the perfect summer sipping sensation.

BODY: LIGHT-MEDIUM   ALCOHOL: 12%   SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY

Food Pairing: Perfect for sipping on its own, or pair with a cedar planked salmon, grilled chicken or sausage, caprese salad, or Hawaiian pizza. Rosés really do go with (almost) everything.