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LE18 Wine Tasting – Get On the Guest List Today!

September 11, 2018

Join us at Just Fine Wine’s LE18 Wine Tasting, an informative and entertaining afternoon celebrating amazing wine & food.

What is LE18?

Every year, Winexpert produces a limited number of exclusive 8-week wine kits. There are three reds and two whites to choose from and the the varietals /styles change from year to year. These wine kits are released on a monthly basis beginning in January.  Beyond limited availability, there are a number of other factors that make these wines so exceptional: they can range from unique blends to hot industry trends to rare, hard to obtain and sought after varietals and regions. The main thing to note is that these spectacular wines are produced in limited quantity and are available by pre-order only. CLICK HERE for all the details about the LE18 collection.

What is Just Fine Wine’s LE18 Wine Tasting?

A challenge with LE wines is that they have to be pre-ordered before they are produced – so how are we to know what the wines will taste like? You can find out for yourself at Just Fine Wine’s LE18 Wine Tasting, taking place 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam. Using ‘commercial equivalents’ (wines recommended by Winexpert and purchased from a licensed BCLDB retailer), you can get an exclusive sneak preview of the LE18’s, months before they hit the shelves. Commercial equivalents for the event are carefully selected to to give you a strong overall impression of what your Winexpert LE18’s will taste like, in advance of their production. Past attendees will attest that as good as some of this commercial wine is, the wine you will craft is always better…and far cheaper!

Just Fine Wine’s LE18 Wine Tasting is an entertaining afternoon spent in the company of fellow wine enthusiasts. It’s casual, comfortable, enjoyable, and most certainly not “hoity toity”.  In addition to enjoying tasty wines, you also get to sample professionally prepared food pairings that are tailored specifically for each of the LE18 wines. You can experience firsthand how great wines can be taken to an even higher level when complimented with just the right food pairing.

Who is Tim Ellison?

Finally, let’s not forget about an entertaining and informative expert on wine & food to moderate the afternoon. Just Fine Wine has been holding it’s annual Limited Edition Wine Tasting for many years but for the past six years we have had overwhelmingly positive feedback to our moderator and constant demand for his return. We agree so we keep bringing him back. We couldn’t be any more pleased to announce that the incomparable Tim Ellison will once again be at the helm, hosting the afternoon for the seventh year in a row. Director of Food & Beverage Service at the prestigious Vancouver Club, Tim is Canada’s only Certified Chef de Cuisine and Sommelier that also holds the prestigious WSET Diploma of Wine & Spirits. Most importantly, he’s hugely entertaining and makes learning about wine an extremely enjoyable experience!

Enjoy good food, great wine, and excellent company in a fun and casual atmosphere. It’s a great afternoon you’ll want to be a part of.

A fantastic deal for only $15 person. Reserve your spot on the guest list today by contacting Just Fine Wine.

LE18 – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Introducing the LE18 Collection

Just Fine Wine is excited to present to you the LE18 Collection, showcasing five amazing wines from five remarkable wine-growing regions.

It’s one of our favourite times of the year! Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you the LE18 Collection, showcasing five amazing wines from five remarkable wine-growing regions.

Continuing the rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity, the LE18 collection is a tremendous lineup of much-loved varietals and unique, standout blends. From bold and sumptuous reds to light, bright, and subtly sweet whites, the LE18 collection offers something for every wine lover (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). This year, superior quality juice has been sourced from: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand; Curicó Valley, Chile; Piedmont, Italy; as well as both Lodi and the Sierra Foothills of California, USA. Each and every year the LE series produces five magnificent wines that compliment any wine cellar.

LE18 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 January through April 2019.  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, December 1, 2018. All LE18 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $193 On-Premise and $138 Kit -Only (Grape Skin Kit is $209 On-Premise and $154 Kit-Only). Oak Barrel aging will be made available on a first come, first served basis for all three reds as well as the Fumé Blanc. Oak Barrel Aging is an additional $50 fee and worth every penny. Submit your order today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

There are three ways to reserve your LE18 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Join us at our LE18 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre. CLICK HERE for full event details. If you are unable to attend, you can also fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

The LE18 Collection:

Available January 2019: Black Cab – Lodi, California, USA

REGION: LODI, CALIFORNIA, USA – Grapes have long been a part of the Lodi landscape, where bountiful wild vines used to grow along riverbanks. From the first planted vines in the mid-1800s, the region has flourished into a world-class producer, with most of the land dedicated to red wine grape varieties. Lodi’s grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights, and a dry growing season which allows growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil which lend complex flavours to the grapes.

WINE: Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red loaded with black fruits, cherry, black pepper and hints of earth. This balanced blend marries the best of both varietals into an energetic medium-bodied beauty. Ripe and round with vibrant acidity and silky-smooth tannins, expect pronounced cherry and juicy red berry flavours rounded out with notes of cassis, spice, subtle earthy undertones and soft vanilla. Pair with grilled red meats, pizza, black peppercorn tuna, black bean stews or roasted pepper dishes.

LE18 PAIRING: Golden Couscous Stuffed Peppers. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Dry
  • BODY: Medium
  • OAK: Medium
  • ALCOHOL: 12.5%*

PRICE: $193.00 On-Premise | $138.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 


Available January 2019: Fumé Blanc – Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

REGION: HAWKE’S BAY, NEW ZEALAND – The sun loves this little bay on the Pacific coast. Hot dry winds, low rainfall and an annual average of 2,220 hours of sunshine make Hawke’s Bay one of the warmest, driest areas of the island. Several major rivers running through the region have changed course over the millennia, resulting in a diverse collection of soil types, making it very versatile for viticulture. With these ideal fruit-growing conditions, it’s no wonder this is the oldest and one of the most
celebrated wine regions in New Zealand.

WINE: Don’t let the name fool you – though ‘Fumé’ means ‘smoke’, don’t expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960s to denote a new and different style of dry,
oaked Sauvignon Blanc, the name is derived from Pouilly-Fumé, a popular French appellation that specializes in a similar style wine. Made with lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this mouth-filling wine delivers a rush of ripe tropical fruit on the palate, with complex layers of gooseberry and melon, bright acidity and hints of grassy mineral notes expertly harmonized with a gentle creamy vanilla oak. Pair with goat cheese, seafood platters and chicken or pasta dishes with creamy sauce and spring vegetables.

LE18 PAIRING: Orzo with Peas and Goat Cheese. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Dry
  • BODY: Medium
  • OAK: Light
  • ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $193.00 On-Premise | $138.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 


Available February 2019: Corazón – Curicó Valley, Chile

REGION: CURICÓ VALLEY, CHILE – Corazón, Spanish for ‘heart’, comes from the Curicó Valley located in the heart of Chile. Nestled in between the Andes and Coastal Range mountains, the valley’s vineyards reap many benefits from these towering neighbours. Meltwater rivers provide irrigation during dry summer months and deposit rich minerals in the soil, and hot sunny days are balanced by cool air drifting down from the snow-covered peaks of the Andes at night; these daily temperature
swings cause the grapes to ripen slowly, allowing for optimal flavour, tannin and colour development.

WINE: This wine is a charismatic blend of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pais. Carménère, the signature Chilean grape, delivers jammy raspberry and herbal spice. Cab Franc brings bold cherry, juicy berry and acidity, while Syrah lends intense black fruit flavours and tannin. Pais, widely planted in Chile for centuries but little-known elsewhere, rounds out the blend with rustic red fruit and crisp acidity. This juicy blend is full of expressive black and red berries, surrounded by cherry and tart plum notes in harmony with underlying oak, bright acidity and smooth polished tannins. Pair with rosemary lamb chops, beef skewers, Portobello mushroom burgers and
aged cheddar.

LE18 PAIRING: Smoky Beef Koftas. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry

BODY: Medium-Full

OAK: Medium

ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $193.00 On-Premise | $138.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 


Available March 2019: Symphony Gewürztraminer – Sierra Foothills, California, USA

REGION: SIERRA FOOTHILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA – The Sierra Foothills were the center of the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. European immigrants flocked here seeking their fortunes and planted the area’s first vineyards as they settled into life in the Wild West. Rustic and remote compared to the state’s other regions – Gold Rush ghost towns still dot the countryside – growers take full advantage of the varied terrain of the foothills, utilizing the slopes to maximize sun exposure. The shallow soil is mainly decomposed granite, shale or volcanic matter; not particularly fertile ground, nor does it retain much moisture in a region where water can be scarce. These harsh-sounding conditions are actually good news for grapes as the vines yield less fruit, resulting in more concentrated flavours.

WINE: Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit flavours, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this o-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit flavours. Crisp and bright with expressive fruit and subtle sweetness, this wine really sings when chilled. A beauty to sip on its own, or a perfect companion to spicy Asian dishes, zesty barbecue or baked ham.

LE18 PAIRING:  Mango Curry Chicken Thighs  CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Off-Dry
  • BODY: Light-Medium
  • OAK: None
  • ALCOHOL: 12%*

PRICE: $193.00 On-Premise | $138.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 


Available April 2018: Barbaresco with Grape Skins – Piedmont, Italy

REGION: PIEDMONT, ITALY – Piedmont boasts a rich cultural and winemaking history going back to the Middle Ages and is home to Italy’s most revered red wines. Located at the foot of the Alps, the region’s hilly landscape is lush with valleys full of vines, with many sunny slopes reserved for the prized Nebbiolo grape. The continental climate sees long, hot summers but thick morning fogs commonly roll through the valleys bringing cooler air. This rhythm of rising and falling temperatures slows
the ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes, resulting in aromatic wines high in acid, alcohol and tannin – prized attributes of the Barbaresco wine style.

WINE: Widely regarded as one of Italy’s top wines, the Barbaresco style is undeniably delicious. Made with Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most respected and most loved
red wine grape, this wine exudes intense aromas of juicy cherry combined with toasty oak and spice. The sumptuous palate seduces with cherry and ripe red berries, licorice, baking spice, leather and earthy notes. It boasts balance and structure with firm velvety tannins, a full body and a beautiful long-lasting finish. Pair with grilled or braised meat, mushroom risotto, Ragu Bolognese and mature cheeses.

LE18 PAIRING: Braised Beef Short Ribs. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Dry
  • BODY: Full
  • OAK: Medium-Heavy
  • ALCOHOL: 14%*

PRICE: $209.00 On-Premise | $154.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 


Don’t Miss Out. Reserve Your LE18 by Pre-Ordering Today:

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Join us at our LE18 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre. CLICK HERE for full event details. If you are unable to attend, you can also fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

LE18 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018.


So how do you know what the LE varietals will taste like if you have to order before the kits are even made? Take advantage of an opportunity to sample ‘commercial equivalents’ of the LE18 wines in advance of the pre-order deadline at Just Fine Wine’s LE18 Wine Tasting taking place October 21, 2018. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon filled with fun, food, and of course, wine! This casual and entertaining event also features the one and only Tim Ellison – come find out for yourself why popular demand is bringing him back for a seventh straight year!


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 January 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 and 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 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 our LE program. We’re confident LE18 will continue the award-winning tradition; so be sure to make your wine cellar an award-winning one. Ask Just Fine Wine for any further information.

DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

Impressive Pairings: Meatless Monday Mushroom Tacos with Diablo Rojo

October 10, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect accompaniment to your favourite wine? Are you interested in learning more about what wine complements what cuisine? If yes, then “Impressive Pairings” is the feature for you.

These hearty tacos are flavourful and satisfying. They will appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. For an impressive pairing, serve with Vintners Reserve Diablo Rojo.

 

Better With Bourbon – Straight Up.

August 4, 2018

A robust blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon enhanced by the addition of oak chips from authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Inviting toasty notes on the nose lead to flavours of jammy blackberry, cherry and plum. Bourbon nuances of toasted vanilla, spice and a hint of caramel provide for a long, smooth finish. Available at Just Fine Wine for a limited time only.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to introduce Limited Release Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet from Dry Creek Valley, California.

It is a tall order to follow in the large footsteps of previous Eclipse Limited Releases such as Forza, Bravado, and Nocturnal, as those wines all proved to be exceptionally popular with our winemakers. We expect nothing less with Limited Release Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab – this wine is going to be a huge hit! Bourbon Barrel aging has been an explosive trend in the commercial wine industry recently and has seen heavy hitters like Mondavi and Apothic entering the fray. As always, Just Fine Wine is happy to offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy this massively popular style…but at a better price than commercial wine and liquor stores!

A bold red blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet, that is taken to another level with the presence of authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrel oak chips, is ready to bottle in just 8 short weeks. This wine kit produces approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $225 On-Premise or $175 Kit-Only. Available now, contact Just Fine Wine to get yours today!

Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet – Sonoma Dry Creek Valley, USA

 

 

REGION: Dry Creek Valley – Sonoma County, California, USA
Dry Creek Valley is a premium wine-growing region in northern Sonoma County, California. World renowned for its Zinfandel, blocks of old-vines mark the area, many having
survived prohibition when many vines were removed. You won’t find any traffic lights in Dry Creek Valley, but you will find fertile soil and ideal growing conditions.THE WINE: A robust blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon enhanced by the addition of oak chips from authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Inviting toasty notes on the nose lead to flavours of jammy blackberry, cherry and plum. Bourbon nuances of toasted vanilla, spice and a hint of caramel provide for a long, smooth finish. Don’t like Bourbon? Don’t worry. Your wine is not going to taste like whiskey. The Bourbon Barrel Oak Chips are there to elevate and enhance (NOT overpower) the amazing blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet.FOOD PAIRING: Keep it casual with gourmet burgers topped with roasted tomatoes, red peppers and caramelized onions or take it up a notch with well-marbled grilled rib steak and sautéed mushrooms.

STYLE: Bold Red        SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Medium-Heavy        ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PRICE: $225 On-Premise | $175.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Delectably Delicious: Limited Release Après Dessert Wines

Beginning August 28th, Après Dessert Wine will be available in three scrumptious flavours, but only for a limited time – don’t miss out!

On August 22nd, Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to offer you two delicious, Limited Release Après Dessert Wines.

Originally released in 2007 and returning due to popular demand every year for over a decade, is Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine (Port). The second half of this year’s limited release duo is another fan favourite that is returning after a seven year hiatus, Après Peach Icewine.

Après Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine & Après Peach Icewine both take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product. The Port is priced at $149 On-Premise ($253 for a double batch) or $104 Kit-Only and the Icewine is priced at $152 On-Premise ($259 for a double batch) or $107 Kit-Only. These two Après Dessert Wines are available at Just Fine Wine beginning August 22, 2018. You can pre-order through the shop to guarantee availability.

The timing is just right to have this wine ready for the Holidays. Bottles of these limited offerings are perfect giveaways for friends, family, 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 (we completely understand!) 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. Contact Just Fine Wine today to secure your’s today.

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

This multiple gold-award winning wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. The traditional Port 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%

 

Peach Icewine

Winexpert’s Peach Icewine was first introduced in 2007 and made four appearances up until 2011. Lucky us, after seven years on the shelf, Peach Icewine is finally making its long awaited return this year. Warm notes of sweet and succulent baked peach with light honeyed undertones. This wine has also won gold on several occasions at the WineMaker Magazine Amateur winemaking competitions.

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

 

* due to legislation enforcing that only wines produced in specific regions of Portugal may use the name “Port”, Winexpert now calls their product “Dessert Wine”.  Name change aside, one thing you can be sure of is the same great taste! The finished product is as delicious as ever.

 

Simply Irresistible – Island Mist Chocolate Orange

Island Mist Chocolate Orange is an irresistible new limited release presented to you by Just Fine Wine and Winexpert. Featuring the same light body and alcohol you love from Island Mist, with a smooth chocolaty twist.

Island Mist Chocolate Orange is an irresistible new limited release presented to you by Just Fine Wine and Winexpert. Featuring the same light body and alcohol you love from Island Mist, with a smooth chocolaty twist. Mmmmm, yum!

 

 

A classic sweet pairing of orange and chocolate all in one glass. Aromas of rich dark chocolate and tangy orange round out this balanced blend which is rich and flavourful with a smooth finish.

Limited Release Island Mist Chocolate Orange produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and is ready in just four weeks. Prices are $130 for batches made on-premise or $75 kit-only for the home vintner. Available at Just Fine Wine beginning August 22, 2018. Quantities will be very limited. You can contact us to pre-order yours today to ensure availability.

 

UnBottled: Your Wine, Your Way.

July 11, 2018

Just Fine Wine is happy to announce that bag in box convenience is now available!

New UnBottled Options at Just Fine Wine

If you look around liquor and wine stores these days and you will likely notice that bag in box wines are taking over more and more shelf space. Although price/value has been and continues to be a major contributor to the popularity of the format, there is an ever-increasing presence of premium-brand bag in box wines.

We believe that our clients deserve the same convenient options for their craft winemaking but at a better price…and for a better product. We are happy to announce that the same bag in box convenience is now available at Just Fine Wine. We’ve done a bit of taste testing and are confident that we can offer superior wines while bettering liquor and wine store prices by nearly half!

READ MORE…

Bag in Bo Wine. Grab, Go, Enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS

Hip Hip Hooray! Four Cheers For Pacific Quartet.

May 17, 2018

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you a spectacular limited release rosé: SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio.

This is news that a lot of you have been waiting for. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are extremely happy to announce that the most loved and most requested limited release wine, Selection Pacific Quartet, is back!

Pacific Quartet is a splendid fusion of grapes from around the Pacific Rim: Muscat from Australia; Chenin Blanc from California; Gewürztraminer from Washington; and Viognier from Chile. Blended to off-dry perfection, the four grapes in this wine create a show-stopping combination with brilliant flavours of apple, stone fruit, lychee, rose petals and orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this slightly sweet wine with balanced acidity pairs perfectly with spicy and savory dishes.

Selection Pacific Quartet is planned as a longer-term limited release, with inventory expected to be available for several months, dependent on demand; however, once it’s gone, it’s gone. This wine is available now at Just Fine Wine – only while supplies last! So start yours today.

Ready in only 6-8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, SELECTION Pacific Quartet is priced at $185 On-Premise or $130 Kit-Only.

 

Selection Pacific Quartet

The Region:

The Pacific Rim, encompassed by North & South America on one side and Australia & Asia on the other, has micro-climates that match those from all over the world. From the blazing sunshine to the crisp mountain air and soils ranging from sandy loam, stony red clay, nearly pure limestone and everything in between. The range and variety provide perfect terroir for almost any grape, and Winexpert has searched out the best for this blend, reaching all the way from one side of the Pacific to the other.

The Wine:

The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavours of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Viognier from Chile gives apricots, blossoms and stone fruit. Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple. Gewürztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel.

BODY: LIGHT-MEDIUM   ALCOHOL: 11.5%*   SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY   PRICE: $185 On-Premise | $125 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Food Pairing:

Medium-Full bodied yet supple, this wine has a range of fruit character and enough acidity to stand up to a wide range of foods, particularly spicy and savory dishes, including Thai cuisine. Also try grilled fish, herbed roast chicken, or salmon. Make no mistake, this wine is also delicious enough for sipping by itself on a golden afternoon on a patio or deck. Try Pacific Quartet with our pairing from its last release in the LE13 collection: Maple Soy Salmon with Green Pea Purée.

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

Selection Pacific Quartet

 

Sip, Smile, Repeat. World Vineyard California Pink Moscato Is Back.

Sip, smile, repeat. World Vineyard Pink Moscato is back!

Sip, smile, repeat. World Vineyard California Pink Moscato is back!

Featuring the same fresh flavours of strawberry, raspberry and cherry that you loved in years past. 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), World Vineyard California Pink Moscato is a 6 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $145 On-Premise or $95 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!

World Vineyard California Pink Moscato

Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration 2018

June 15, 2018

Mark your calendar! Just Fine Wine’s Annual Anniversary and Client Appreciation Celebration takes place June 25th until July 7th. It’s our biggest sale event of the year and culminates on Saturday, July 7th with our traditional BBQ Open House.

Mark your calendar!

JUST FINE WINE’S

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY & CLIENT APPRECIATION CELEBRATION 2018

MONDAY, JUNE 25th UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 7th

(Open House BBQ On Saturday, July 7th)

It’s time once again for Just Fine Wine to show our gratitude for our incredibly loyal and supportive clients. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you during our annual Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration. Our biggest sale event of the year spans two weeks and culminates on Saturday, July 7th with our traditional BBQ Open House.

We would like to extend an invitation you, your family, and your friends to join us. All the discounts and prize draws are available for the entire 11 days and the July 7th BBQ Open House will also feature FREE hot dogs, smokies, snacks, and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Even if you don’t need wine, please stop by to relax for a moment, fill out an entry ballot for the prize draws, and grab some lunch on us (on Saturday the 7th). We look forward to seeing you!


Take Advantage of the Biggest Discounts of the Year*

Join us from June 25th to July 7th for our best sale of the year:

DOOR CRASHERS

$25 OFF ON-PREMISE || $13 OFF KIT-ONLY:

SELECTION Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (6-8 Weeks)

SELECTION Nebbiolo (Barolo) – Italy (6-8 Weeks)

SELECTION Sauvignon Blanc – California (6-8 Weeks)

SELECTION Traminer Riesling – Australia (6-8 Weeks)

(Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions.)

 

HALF PRICE BARREL FEE ($25 SAVINGS!)

ECLIPSE Forza (Corvina, Sangiovese, Barbera) – Veneto, Italy

SELECTION Cabernet Sauvignon – Australia

(Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions.)

 

ROLL THE DICE, SLASH THE PRICE ($10 TO $25 OFF):

Roll 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9: $10 On-Premise || $5 Kit-Only (60.83% Chance)

Roll 3, 4, 10, or 11: $15 On-Premise || $8 Kit-Only (22.24% Chance)

Roll Doubles: $20 On-Premise || $10 Kit-Only (11.11% Chance)

Roll 2 or 12: $25 On-Premise || $13 Kit-Only (5.56% Chance)

(Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions. LE17, Limited Release, and Oak Barrel Aged Wines Not Included.)

 

10% OFF FOR THE HOME VINTNER:

Home wine & beer makers will enjoy a 10% discount on all take-home cider kits, supplies, & equipment.

(Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions)

 

SAVE $10 ON A FUTURE ON-PREMISE PURCHASE WITH EARLY BIRD LE18 WINE TASTING TICKETS:

  • $10 Off (On-Premise) Coupon (valid July 9th until December 31st, 2018) with every purchase of an Early Bird LE18 Wine Tasting Ticket.
  • The LE18 Wine Tasting takes place October 21st, 2018 at Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre.

 


ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES!**

In addition to the incredible savings, we will again be giving away some fabulous prizes. All you have to do to make yourself eligible is simply fill out an entry ballot in-store from June 25th to July 7th (no purchase necessary), place it in the draw box, and you’ll be entered for for your chance to win one of the following:

  • Apres Dessert Wine (Port) including on-premise service
  • Island Mist Blood Orange Sangria including on-premise service
  • Apres Ice Wine (Your Choice of Cabernet Franc or Riesling) including on-premise service

We want to thank all of our clients, old and new, for consistently choosing Just Fine Wine and we look to enjoying our June 25th to July 7th Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration with you!

 

* Sale discounts/promotions are valid June 25th to July 7th, 2018 only and do not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions. LE17, Limited Release, and Oak Barrel Aged Wines Not Included.)

** Prizes and sale items are subject to change without warning. In this unlikely event, equivalent replacements will be offered.

Impressive Pairings: Weeknight Sausage and Kale Cassoulet with Vieux Chateau du Roi

May 17, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect accompaniment to your favourite wine? Are you interested in learning more about what wine complements what cuisine? If yes, then “Impressive Pairings” is the feature for you.

Inspired by the classic dish from France, Weeknight Sausage and Kale Cassoulet is a rustic one-pot meal that will warm the stomach and the soul. Pairs impressively with Vieux Chateau du Roi (aka Châteauneuf-du-Pape). Just Fine Wine offers this wine in both a 4-5 week version in the Vintners Reserve series and also a 6-8 week version in the Selection series.

Weeknight Sausage and Kale Cassoulet

Impressive Pairings: Classic Meatballs Marinara with World Vineyard Italian Sangiovese

April 10, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect accompaniment to your favourite wine? Are you interested in learning more about what wine complements what cuisine? If yes, then “Impressive Pairings” is the feature for you.

Always a favourite, these tender meatballs can be served over hot cooked noodles or spooned into ciabatta rolls and topped with mozzarella for the ultimate hero. Serve these classic meatballs marinara with World Vineyard Italian Sangiovese for a most impressive pairing.

Classic Meatballs Marinara

LE17 Italian Negroamaro with Grape Skins Now In Store

April 6, 2018

All the way from Apulia in Italy, LE17 Negroamaro with Grape Skins has now arrived in store at Just Fine Wine. If you pre-ordered this limited edition wine, please stop by the shop at any time to start or pick up your wine kit.

This is it. April is here and with it comes the last release from the fabulous LE17 series. All the way from Apulia in Italy, LE17 Negroamaro with Grape Skins has now arrived in store at Just Fine Wine. If you pre-ordered this limited edition wine, please stop by the shop at any time to either start your wine here or pick up your kit to make at home. LE17 Negroamaro takes six to eight weeks from the sprinkling of the yeast until it’s time to bottle. Should prove to be something really special by the Fall/Winter – if you’re able to keep it around that long!

Missed the pre-order deadline? Interested in topping up your order? No problem. We have an extremely limited number of “overstock” kits available for purchase. Act fast, these extras are available on a first come, first served basis while quantities last.

Now Available: Negroamaro with Grape Skins – Apulia, Italy

REGION: APULIA, ITALY – Bellissimo Italia…delightful wine, delicious food and stunning sun-soaked landscapes. Apulia (or Puglia in native Italian) exemplifies all of these things and more. Explore Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot and follow one of the longest coastlines of any wine region in the country. The Mediterranean Sea graces the region’s vineyards with cooling winds maintaining ideal temperatures for growing. Sunny, warm and dry with some of the most fertile soil in Italy, the area offers the perfect environment for ripening grapes as well as olive trees and wheat fields that coexist with vineyards in this agricultural centre.

WINE: NEGROAMARO is richly jewel-hued, full bodied and a classic varietal in Apulia. Mild hints of wood and spice on the nose play with fruity notes for a complex aroma. On the palate, ripe berry is complemented by ground baking spice and silky tannins with a long finish. NEGROAMARO is hearty, versatile and evokes feelings of the beauty of its home. This wine couples well with many cuisines, but Italian, of course, is a flawless pairing. Choose an antipasto with spicy elements like salami or pepper marinated vegetables like eggplant. A simple but delicious peperonata can be enjoyed with crusty bread or as a side to roasted and grilled meat.

LE17 PAIRING: Rib Eye with Grilled Caponata Salad. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Dry
  • BODY: Full
  • OAK: Medium-Heavy
  • ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PRICE: $205.00 On-Premise | $150.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Impressive Pairings: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs with Selection Italian Pink Pinot Grigio

March 16, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect accompaniment to your favourite wine? Are you interested in learning more about what wine complements what cuisine? If yes, then “Impressive Pairings” is the feature for you.

Using your slow cooker is the trick to these sweet, sticky and fall-off-the-bone tender honey garlic ribs. And guess what? They pair perfectly with Limited Release Selection Pink Pinot Grigio from Italy.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs

LE17 Spanish Milagro Blanco Now Available

March 9, 2018

LE17 Milagro Blanco from La Mancha, Spain is now available at Just Fine Wine. If you pre-ordered this limited edition, please drop into the shop so that we may take care of you.

March already!?! Time sure is rushing by. The silver lining is that LE17 Milagro Blanco from La Mancha, Spain is now available at Just Fine Wine. If you pre-ordered this limited edition, please drop into the shop so that we may take care of you. LE17 Milagro Blanco takes six to eight weeks from start to finish so this wine should be ready in plenty of time for the patio season.

Missed the pre-order deadline? Interested in topping up your order? No problem. We have an extremely limited number of “overstock” kits available for purchase. Act fast, these extras are available on a first come, first served basis while quantities last.

Available March 2018: Milagro Blanco – La Mancha, Spain

REGION: LA MANCHA, SPAIN – La Mancha is steeped in history and is believed to have been producing wine since the Roman empire. A challenging place to grow grapes, the region is found in hot and dry central Spain, south east of Madrid where the rivers provide much needed water. Hard working vines planted in water-absorbing limestone and chalk sub-soil produce grapes that boast concentrated flavours that burst on the palate.

WINE: Muscat, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc are wonderful on their own but sing when blended together. Muscat is fruity and crisp, Verdejo has mineral and citrus notes, and Sauvignon Blanc is herbaceous with pleasing acidity. When married, their unique elements create an off-dry, soft, refreshing, fruit-forward wine with a bright bouquet and a complex finish. MILAGRO BLANCO carries notes of passion fruit and white flower on the nose, and is supported by juicy melon, peach, fresh lime and grass with a hint of honey on the palate. The fruity and floral character of this white wine pairs exquisitely with moderately spiced Szechuan, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Lighter meats like chicken and white fish with green salad dressed in light vinaigrette are natural matches for a fresh, tantalizing meal.

LE17 PAIRING: Spicy Chicken Buddha Bowls. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

  • SWEETNESS: Off-Dry
  • BODY: Medium
  • OAK: None
  • ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Clink Pink! SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio

February 2, 2018

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you a spectacular limited release rosé: SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio.

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

Each Spring, Winexpert releases a “short run” rosé and the demand for these wines has been steadily growing as wine lovers discover the quality and versatility of blushes. This coupled with the incredible popularity of Pinot Grigio means this wine is destined to sell out…and quickly. Don’t miss out – reserve your batch(es) today! SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio will be available at Just Fine Wine beginning February 21, 2018 for a limited time only. Ready in only 6-8 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio is priced at $185 On-Premise or $130 Kit-Only.

 

SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio

The STYLE:

Rosé wine has begun to come into its own in recent years and has become a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes. Like the California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé offered in 2016 & 2017, this year’s release is based on a grape that is most often associated with white wine! Either way, rosés aren’t just for novice wine drinkers. Today’s rosés will please the palate of even the most discerning wine aficionado. Lip-smacking fruit and mouth-watering acidity, lightly chilled rosé wines are versatile and food-friendly.

Our SELECTION:

California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé

The Region:

Italy

The Wine:

Off-dry, crisp and light-bodied with a pale salmon pink hue, this wine presents light apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas that accompany delightful strawberry and rhubarb flavours.

Pale salmon colour with lovely tropical fruit notes joining aromas of light apple, pear and floral. The wine is off-dry and refreshingly light bodied as is typical with most Pinot Grigios. Crisp and refreshing presenting delightful strawberry and rhubarb flavours. A perfect sipping wine and .

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

Food Pairing:

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

SELECTION Italian Pink Pinot Grigio

 

Now Available: LE17 New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot

February is here and with it comes the release of LE17 New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot. These wine kits are in-stock at Just Fine Wine, ready to start on-premise or to pick up and take away for home vintners. If you pre-ordered this wine, please drop into the shop in order to get yours under way.

February is here and with it comes the release of LE17 New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot. These wine kits are in-stock at Just Fine Wine, ready to start on-premise or to pick up and take away for home vintners. If you pre-ordered this wine, please drop into the shop in order to get yours under way. Once started, it’s only a quick 6 to 8 week wait until this splendid Merlot is ready to bottle.

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders, we have an extremely limited number of “overstock” kits available for purchase. Act fast, these extras are available on a first come, first served basis and are only available while quantities last.

Now Available: LE17 Merlot – Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand


LE17 Hake's Bay MerlotREGION: HAWKE’S BAY, NEW ZEALAND
– Hawke’s Bay is the oldest wine producing region in New Zealand. The diverse volcanic earth varies between gravel, sand and clay offering an ideal environment for the vineyards flooding the hillsides and banks along the five rivers winding through the landscape. Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful climate presents a lot of sunshine and pleasant conditions year-round. The result is a region that produces some of the finest wines in the country and MERLOT contributes to this well-earned reputation.

WINE: This popular and enduring varietal produces a soft yet rich and fruity juice that is pleasing to the palate. The MERLOT grapes thrive in a long growing season, with flavours concentrating as the fruit develops. Ripe fruit with spice and soft tannins take precedence in this MERLOT. The lingering finish brings dark oaky spice, as well as hints of mocha and licorice. Treat yourself and enjoy with slow-cooked beef and lamb dishes or a gorgeous Ossobuco. Roasted, slightly caramelized tomatoes on crostini drizzled with balsamic reduction is a simple starter that is impeccable with this wine. Looking for a cheese to
pair? Try Gouda or smoked cheddar.

LE17 PAIRING: Balsamic Lamb with Burst Tomatoes. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry   BODY: Medium   OAK: Medium   ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Eclipse FORZA: It’s Back and Here To Stay

January 16, 2018

Bold and assertive. Strength and structure. Eclipse FORZA is back and here to stay!

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

FORZA, which means strength in Italian, is a bold red blend from Veneto, Italy. It’s a spectacular partnership of Corvina, Sangiovese and Barbera and includes grape skins for added depth. Due to overwhelming popular demand, Winexpert has secured a regular supply of superb, quality juice to ensure Eclipse FORZA will be available on an ongoing, year-round basis. FORZA’s return will coincide with the total lunar eclipse happening January 31, 2018.

Ready in 8 weeks, this wine kit will produce approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $209 On-Premise or $160 Kit-Only. Available now, contact Just Fine Wine to secure yours today!

Eclipse FORZA – Veneto, Italy

 

 

Eclipse FORZAREGION: Veneto, Italy
Located in Northeast Italy, just North of Venice, the Veneto stretches across most of the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The Veneto is known to experience hot summers and cool winters, and thanks to its proximity to the sea, less extreme weather than other Northeastern regions. Silty, sandy soil prevails throughout the Veneto, with influences of clay and calcareous debris. The Veneto produces the most wine in volume in Northeast Italy.THE WINE: Deep ruby colour with aromas of plum, smoke and spice. Rich flavours of dark fruit, chocolate, and cedar with lingering oak and a firm, long finish.

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

STYLE: Bold Red        SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Heavy        ALCOHOL: 16%*

PRICE: $209 On-Premise | $160.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Eclipse Forza Returns For Good January 31, 2018

Island Mist Patio Refreshers

February 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade offers up the delightful flavour of squeezed lemons that makes for the classic taste of pink lemonade…with a kick. Just the right balance of sweet and tart.

All three of these Island Mists are delicious and super refreshing. These three styles are 7.5% alcohol by volume and have a sweetness code of 5. Each kit produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished beverage and are priced at $130 On-Premise or $75 Kit-Only. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to refresh your patio this Spring/Summer. Island Mist Peach Bellini, Island Mist Mango Mai Tai, and Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade are extremely limited in quantity and are available on a first come, first served basis beginning in March 2018. So act fast to ensure you don’t miss out!

Refresh Your Patio With Island Mist

Sunshine & Sangria

February 2, 2018

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce a brand new addition to the Island Mist series: Blood Orange Sangria.Sweet and citrusy notes of juicy blood orange and ripe peach blend with crisp apple undertones for the perfect summer wine – fruity, refreshing and easy drinking.

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

NEW! Island Mist Blood Orange Sangria produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and is ready in four short weeks. Prices are $125 for batches made on-premise or $70 kit-only for the home vintner. Available at Just Fine Wine beginning February 19, 2018. Order yours today so you will be ready to enjoy the amazing combo of sunshine & sangria!

New Island Mist Blood Orange Sangria

 

A Craft Winemaking Experience For Valentine’s Day

January 18, 2018

Surprise the wine lover in your life with a Valentine’s Day gift certificate from Just Fine Wine. Just think, a gift your loved one will absolutely adore and one that you can enjoy as well…a definite win-win situation!

This Valentine’s Day, surprise the wine lover in your life with a craft winemaking experience at Just Fine Wine. Just think, a gift your loved one will absolutely adore and one that you can enjoy as well…a definite win-win situation! We offer wine bottle gift certificates that you can customize with your Valentine’s message on an appropriate label and put it on a confetti filled bottle with a matching shrink cap. It’s an extra touch that makes an ordinary gift certificate personal and fun! You have the option to purchase a specified monetary amount (of any denomination) or to begin a batch of wine on-premise. Stop in anytime and we’ll get you started!

Give A Craft Winemaking Experience This Valentine's Day

January’s LE17 Wines Available Now!

January 17, 2018

2016 is off and running and as usual we’re kicking off the new year in style with the release of the first two LE15 styles: Barbera from Piedmont, Italy and PInot Grigio Verduzza from Veneto, Italy.

2018 is out of the blocks and so far is going by as quickly as last year did. With the turn of the calendar also comes the release of the first two LE17 vintages: Petit Ruby Cabernet from Riverland, Australia and Chardonnay Chenin Blanc from Rawsonville, South Africa. These wines are in-stock and ready to start (or pick up for all of you home winemakers) at Just Fine Wine. If you placed a pre-order for one or both of these wines, please drop into the shop (if you have not done so already) and we can get yours underway. Then it’s just a short 8 week wait until you will be enjoying these fantastic Limited Editions, and that time will go by faster than any of us think!

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders, we have an extremely limited number of “overstock” kits available for purchase. Act fast, these extras are available on a first come, first served basis and never linger on the shelves.

 

LE17 Petit Ruby Cabernet – Riverland, Australia

LE17 Petit Ruby Cabernet

REGION: RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA – In the Lower Murray oasis of south Australia you will find the Riverland. Spanning across Victoria and New South Wales, and basking in the continental climate, bountiful vineyards ripen during the sunny dry days of the season, while the Murray River winds through this unofficial “super zone” providing much needed irrigation.

WINE: A true gem, PETIT RUBY CABERNET is a blend of Petit Verdot and Ruby Cabernet. The Ruby Cabernet takes the best qualities of its parents, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan, creating a structured, robust wine with soft tannins, while the Petit Verdot brings intriguing flavours of dark berries and vanilla. Elegant fruit flavours of currant, juicy plum and dark berries complemented by notes of spicy ground black pepper with hints of herb and vanilla, make this medium-full bodied wine a delight to enjoy with grilled meats.Try it with succulent rib eye steak for a wonderful weekend treat, or barbecue burgers for an equally delicious pairing. Having an Italian night and want to switch up the wine? PETIT RUBY CABERNET is delicious with classics like meat lover’s pizza and spaghetti Bolognese.

LE17 PAIRING: Ruby Rigatoni Bolognese.  CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry   BODY: Medium-Full   OAK: Medium   ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

LE17 Chardonnay Chenin Blanc – Rawsonville, South Africa

 

 

LE17 Chardonnay Chenin BlancREGION: RAWSONVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA – Permeating the white wine world, CHARDONNAY is refreshing to layer with lesser known varietals like CHENIN BLANC, South Africa’s signature white. Grapes from the Rawsonville region, a small picturesque wine growing and farming community on the eastern flanks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains in the Western Cape province, make up this blend. The Mediterranean climate brings cool rainy winters and warm dry summers to the vineyards creating a fruit driven white wine with a high but pleasant natural acidity. The thin-skinned grapes soak in rays of sunshine to ripen and are carefully picked at just the right time to leave a crisp and bright juice.

WINE: Carrying distinct cultivar characteristics, tropical fruit aromas marry with baked apple citrus zest and juicy peach. On the palate, the buttery complexity of CHARDONNAY is complemented by CHENIN BLANC’S tart acidity to make a beautifully balanced wine. Delicious to sip on its own or to enjoy with food, this is a crowd-pleasing and unique addition to any cellar. Enjoy with a variety of seafood dishes like grilled shellfish or salmon fish cakes. If feeling decadent, try chicken poached in a butter sauce, as the wine’s bright acidity and fruity character will complement the richness of the sauce wonderfully.

LE17 PAIRING: Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Pot Pie. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry   BODY: Light-Medium   OAK: Light-Medium   ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Impressive Pairings: Thai Noodle Salad with Selection California Gewürztraminer

August 18, 2017

Are you looking for the perfect accompaniment to your favourite wine? Are you interested in learning more about what wine complements what cuisine? If yes, then “Impressive Pairings” is the feature for you.

 

Impressive Pairings: Thai Noodle Salad

Give That Special Someone A Craft Winemaking Experience

December 1, 2017

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!