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January 31, 2017

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce a brand new addition to the Island Mist series: Apple Berry Syrah.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert  are happy to announce a brand new addition to the Island Mist series: Apple Berry Syrah.

Aromatic and fresh, Island Mist Apple Berry Syrah’s mouthwatering flavours of juicy apples, succulent strawberries, plump blueberries, and ripe raspberries will give you that fresh-from-the-fruit-stand feeling all year long. Sip slightly chilled or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing Summer spritzer that’s always in season.

NEW! Island Mist Apple Berry Syrah is a 4 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $125 On-Premise or $70 Kit-Only. Available February 22, 2017.

NEW! Island Mist Apple Berry Syrah

 

Impressive Pairings: Lamb Sliders

December 1, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Lamb Sliders partnered with smooth, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.

Impressive Pairings: Lamb Sliders with Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Impressive Pairings: Orange Date Squares with Spéciale Red Velvet Port

November 1, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Orange Date Squares partnered with Spéciale Red Velvet Port.

Impressive Pairings: Orange Date Squares with Red Velvet Port

 

Introducing LE16

October 1, 2016

Five Renowned Regions. Five Spectacular Wines.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert aim to raise the bar each year with the LE program and LE16 is no different. Together, we are extremely excited to present to you the LE16 Collection: a showcase of five outstanding wines from some of the world’s most renowned regions. 

Winexpert has sourced superior quality juice from Washington State, Italy, Spain, California, and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. The LE16 collection offers something for every palate (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). This year, in addition to sought-after varietals and unique blends, we are thrilled to offer a very distinctive wine – Blanc de Noir – an elusive white wine that is made from red grapes! Done in an off-dry style, this is the must-have wine of the year and is sure to be a hit with those lovers of Pacific Quartet.

LE16 vintages are available by pre-order only for a limited time and will be released on a month to month basis from January through April 2017.  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 December 3, 2016. All LE16 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $185.00 On-Premise* and $125.00 Kit -Only* (Grape Skin Kit is $195.00 On-Premise and $135.00 Kit-Only). R.S.V.P. with your order today to avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

Reserve Your LE16 Vintages Today. Deadline December 3, 2016.

There are three ways to reserve your LE16 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Join us at our LE16 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 16, 2016 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 LE16 Collection: 

January: Cabernet Franc – Yakima Valley, Washington

January - Washington Cabernet Franc

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REGION: YAKIMA VALLEY, WASHINGTON – Cabernet Franc is a grape with so much to offer, yet most of the winemaking world blends it with other varieties to make a ‘Bordeaux’ style blend.   It’s home, the Loire Valley in France, is one place that hails Cabernet Franc for the beauty that it is and makes brilliant single varietal versions of it.  The Yakima Valley in Washington state ironically sits at the same latitude as the Loire Valley.  These cooler climate wine regions have just what Cabernet Franc is looking for.   At 46 degrees latitude north, grapes ripen in summer sunshine that lasts for about 17 hours a day (more than in California) and Yakima specifically is known to have 300 cloudless days per year.

WINE: There’s good reason to celebrate this grape on its own. It can tread the line between fruit and spice notes magnificently with ripe raspberry and red currant dancing around with black pepper and fresh mint leaf. There is a solid backbone of tannin to provide mouth-feel and structure, and it can pair with a range of foods due to its medium-full body status. Play up the herbaceous elements and enjoy it with rosemary-crusted lamb or cozy up in the winter with a paprika-rich bowl of Goulash stew.

LE16 PAIRING: Steakhouse Panzanella Salad. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

January: Vermentino – Tuscany, Italy

January - Italian Vermentino

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REGION: TUSCANY, ITALY – In Tuscany, the grape gets a chance to soak in the warm amber hues of the Tuscan sun. This ripens it to a degree that lends to even more aromatic expression on both the nose and palate. Tuscany, arguably one of the finest wine regions in the world, certainly has a definitive collection of red grapes already. However Vermentino is one of the few whites grown in this haven of viticulture and we’re grateful for it.

WINE: Although rare in North America, in Italy the Vermentino grape is a white star. Grown from the north to south of the country, it ferments into a wine that is expressively refreshing. Think of flavours like white peach, green apple, fresh lime and even a bit of dried tarragon on the finish. On the palate, it has a quenching acidity that makes your mouth water with delight and a delicate weight that allows this wine to be sip-worthy on its own. Although perfect on its own on a warm summer day, this wine also pairs beautifully with regional Italian cuisine like pasta tossed in olive oil with fresh shellfish or simply with grilled Mediterranean vegetables.

LE16 PAIRING: Turkey Picatta. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Light-Medium        OAK: None        ALCOHOL: 12.5%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

February: Milagro – Valencia, Spain

February - Spanish Milagro

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REGION: VALENCIA, SPAIN – Most of the vineyards in Valencia are located inland where there is more mountainous topography. This allows the grapes a much-needed cool down in the evening from the warm heat that surrounds them during the day. This particular area of the country has a long history of making wine, dating as far back as the Neolithic period which certainly gives them an anchor in expertise and tradition.

WINE: Blending grapes together is an art, with of course a bit of science, and the grapes here are perfectly suited. Three of Spain’s great red varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal bring their lush and hedonistic qualities to pair the full-bodied and well-structured friends Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Together, you have a wine with a range of black and red fruit characteristics, cherry cola, anise and white pepper and a powerful yet supple mouth-feel. Pair this with braised beef, a big wedge of Manchego cheese, or the region’s famous specialty, Paella. Put your feet up, close your eyes and escape to Spain.

LE16 PAIRING: Chicken & Chorizo Paella. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

March: Blanc de Noir -San Joaquin Valley, California

March - California Blanc de Noir

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REGION: SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – The San Joaquin Valley is California’s largest wine region, and for a good reason.  This area is an agricultural haven and is known as the “food basket of the world”.  Grapes just thrive here and are so content to grow that you can taste their utter bliss in the juice.  With over 100 years of winemaking history, producers have been pushing the quality boundaries and the region is now being known for its varietal focus.   

WINE: Blanc de Noir is a French term that translates to a white wine made from dark grapes.  Pinot Noir, which many wine experts argue is the greatest red wine grape in the world, is used for this particular wine.  Normally quite a fussy character, Pinot Noir is notably difficult to grow. However, with those deep fertile soils of the San Joaquin Valley and the cool Delta breeze that flows through the vineyards, Pinot Noir is quite content here.  By quickly removing the skins from the juice after the grapes have been pressed, the pigment from the skins is not transferred to the juice and you have all the beautiful complexities of Pinot Noir while keeping the colour light and the tannins at bay.  This wine, with its crab apple and strawberry driven nose and white peach and grapefruit palate pairs well with delicate dishes.  Splurge on poached lobster or enjoy with eggs benedict for your next Sunday brunch.

LE16 PAIRING: Honey-Soy Glazed Lobster Tails. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

April: Grenache Cabernet with Grape Skins – Riverland, Australia

April - Australian Grenache Cabernet

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REGION: RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA – Woven around the Murray River, the Riverland is a beautiful region of South Australia, located about 2½ hours north east of Adelaide. Blessed with vast open spaces, the region enjoys a consistent sunny and warm Mediterranean-like climate with long days of sunshine. The result of this agricultural haven is sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes making this an area of the world where big reds can develop to their full potential. 

WINE: Cabernet Sauvignon, the undisputed “king” of grapes, is a big, bold character that has strong tannins in his youth, yet unwinds himself with age to a smooth, velvety texture that is worth waiting for.  Flavours like black currant (cassis) jam, cigar box and black olive will arise and marry well with his counterpart Grenache. Grenache is the yin to Cabernet Sauvignon’s yang.  It’s both soft and jammy to balance out the powerful structure of Cabernet, yet rich and spicy enough to stand up to him.  Flavours like red licorice, black cherry and raspberry combine with warm vanilla and spice that rounds out the blend perfectly. Enjoy this wine with bold protein-rich dishes like grilled steak on the barbecue or wild mushroom risotto if meat is not on the menu.  Even without a meal, have a few big slices of aged cheddar to compliment the flavour and tannin of this age-worthy red.

LE16 PAIRING: Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom-Barley Risotto. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Heavy        ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PRICE: $195.00 On-Premise | $135.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.


 Don’t Miss Out. Reserve Your LE16 by Pre-Ordering Today:

 

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Join us at our LE16 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 16, 2016 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.

LE16 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, December 3, 2016.


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 LE16 wines in advance of the pre-order deadline at Just Fine Wine’s LE16 Wine Tasting taking place October 16, 2016. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon filled with fun, food, and of course, wine! This casual and entertaining event also features the incomparable Tim Ellison – come find out for yourself why attendees have demanded him back for a fifth straight year!

LE16 Wine Tasting October 16, 2016


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 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. In the 2016 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition* all five LE14 wines were awarded medals; a testament to the superior quality of our LE program. We’re confident LE16 will continue the award-winning tradition; will you be one of the award-winning winemakers? Just ask Just Fine Wine for more information.

Reserve Your LE16 Vintages Today!

DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

 

Impressive Pairings: Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus

September 30, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

 This month’s recipe and pairing features Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus partnered with off-dry Riesling.

Impressive Pairings: Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus

 

Impressive Pairings: Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Grilled Tandoori Chicken partnered with off-dry Gewürztraminer.

Impressive Pairings: Grilled Tandoori Chicken

High Five! LE16 Wine Tasting

August 16, 2016

Just Fine Wine’s LE16 Wine Tasting is back Sunday, October 16th and features (for the fifth straight year) the incomparable Tim Ellison!

What is LE16?

Every year, Winexpert produces a limited number of exclusive 8-week wine kits. Released on a monthly basis beginning in January, there are three reds and two whites to choose from and the varietals change from year to year.  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.

What is Just Fine Wine’s LE16 Wine Tasting?

A challenge with LE wines is that they have to be 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 LE16 Wine Tasting, taking place 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam. Using ‘commercial equivalents’ (wines purchased from a licensed BCLDB retailer), you can get an exclusive sneak preview of the LE16’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 LE16’s will taste like, in advance of their production. Past attendees will know that as good as some of this commercial wine is, ours is always better!

LE16 Wine Tasting with Tim Ellison. Tickets Available Now!

 

Just Fine Wine’s LE16 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 do sample professionally prepared food pairings that are tailored specifically for each of the LE16 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 last four years we have had consistent, overwhelmingly positive feedback to our moderator and constant demand for his return. Who are we to object? For the fifth year running, we are extremely excited to announce that the incomparable Tim Ellison will once again be at the helm, hosting the afternoon. 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!

LE16 Wine Tasting October 16. Get Your Tickets Now.

 

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.

Tickets are $15 and available now at Just Fine Wine.

LE16 - Details Coming Soon!

 

LE16 – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Fall Into Flavour

August 15, 2016

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to announce that Island Mist now has two new delicious flavours being released on a limited basis.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert invite you to fall into flavour this season with two delicious limited release wines from Island Mist. This year’s Island Mist Fall Limited Releases include Cranapple Pinot Grigio and Spiced Merlot. Refreshing and tasty for either the end of Summer sipping, through the cooling Fall months, or for Winter nights around the fire place. Bottles of these wines also make for unique gifts for the special people in your life as well as being ideal for sharing along with great company during the Holidays.

 

SPICED MERLOT

CRANAPPLE PINOT GRIGIO

Spiced Merlot

Merlot with aromas of spiced orange and brown sugar and notes of cinnamon and ginger for a lingering finish with a kick.

Alcohol: 6% Sweetness: 5

Cranapple Pinot Grigio

Crisp Pinot Grigio with notes of fresh orchard green apple, festive white cranberries and a round finish.    

Alcohol: 6% Sweetness: 5

 

Island Mist Spiced Merlot and Cranapple Pinot Grigio are “short run” offerings available in limited quantities only. Available now at Just Fine Wine, these Island Mists will be ready for bottling and completely drinkable in just 4 short weeks. The wine kits produce 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are economically priced at only $125 On-Premise and $70 Kit-Only. Start your batch(es) today by contacting Just Fine Wine to reserve yours.

Impressive Pairings: Potato, Mushroom & Leek Pizza

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Potato, Mushroom & Leek Pizza partnered with limited release ECLIPSE Bravado.

Impressive Pairings: Potato, Mushroom & Leek Pizza

New & Limited in Quantity: Eclipse BRAVADO from Tuscany, Italy

July 7, 2016

A new Eclipse is here. But just like the real thing, this rare phenomenon can only be experienced for a limited time.

The rulebreaker. The rebel. The rogue. Introducing Eclipse BRAVADO.

A new Eclipse is here. But just like the real thing, this rare phenomenon can only be experienced for a short time.

On the heels of the phenomenally popular Eclipse FORZA, Just Fine Wine & Winexpert are pleased to announce BRAVADO,  the newest Eclipse limited release.  Hailing from Tuscany, BRAVADO is a tribute to the Italian winemakers of the seventies who had the confidence (and bravado) to challenge the rules regarding which varietals were allowed to be blended into Italian wines.  The result of these rogue winemakers was the “super tuscan” and Eclipse BRAVADO is a beautiful example of this style of wine.

Winexpert has secured a limited supply of juice for this exceptional Super Tuscan from Italy. BRAVADO, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese, has inviting aromas of dried fruit and smokey leather. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice. This wine kit also includes grape skins for added depth.

BRAVADO can be ordered now at Just Fine Wine. The wine kits will be available in-store by July 13, 2016 and will last until until quantities run out. Ready in 8 weeks, this wine kit will produce approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $210 On-Premise or $160 Kit-Only. Contact us to secure yours today!

 

Eclipse BRAVADO – Tuscany, Italy

 

 

 

Eclipse BravadoTHE REGION: TUSCANY, ITALY. Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is home to some of the most recognizable art and architecture including Michelangelo’s “David” and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Vineyards grow on sloping hillsides to provide good sun exposure and drainage, helping to bring the grapes to their full potential.

THE WINE: In the 1970s, some inventive Italian winemakers undoubtedly had a lot of bravado. They had the confidence to challenge the status quo (and rules) regarding which varietals were allowed to be blended into Italian wines. As a result, the “Super Tuscan” was born. Eclipse Bravado is medium ruby colour with inviting aromas of dried fruit and smoky leather notes. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice.

FOOD PAIRING: Super Tuscans and meat go hand in hand as a lot of Tuscan dishes feature braised beef or veal. Hearty, meaty wood fired pizza would also complement the wine’s complexity and smoky notes.

STYLE: Bold Red        SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Heavy        ALCOHOL: 14%*

PRICE: $210 On-Premise | $160.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Eclipse Bravado

Impressive Pairings: Citrus Butter Tilapia

May 31, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Citrus Butter Tilapia paired with a dry fruity white blend such as World Vineyard The Candidate White.

Impressive Pairings: Citrus Butter Tilapia

You’re Invited to Our Biggest Sale Event of the Year!

May 17, 2016

Every year we like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our incredible clients for their continued loyalty and support of Just Fine Wine. Once again we would like to invite you to join us for our Annual Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration June 27th to July 9th!

Mark your calendar:

JUST FINE WINE’S ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY & CLIENT APPRECIATION CELEBRATION 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 27th UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 9th

(Expanded to Two Weeks and Taking Place During Regular Business Hours Culminating with Our Open House BBQ On Saturday, July 9th) 

 

We here at Just Fine Wine are truly appreciative of the continued support of our incredibly loyal clients. It’s time again to thank each and every one of you during our annual Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration. This year we extending our biggest sale event of the year from two days to two weeks! It will all culminate on Saturday, July 9th with our BBQ Open House that many of you have come to look forward to.

We would like to extend an invitation you, your family, and your friends to join us. The discounts as well as the draw & prizes will be available for the entire  12 days, while the July 9th BBQ Open House will also feature free hot dogs, snacks, and light refreshments, All are welcome; even if you don’t need wine, please stop by to relax for a moment, to fill out an entry ballot for the prize draws, and to grab some lunch on us on the 9th. We look forward to seeing you!


Take Advantage of the Biggest Discounts of the Year*

 

Join us from June 27th to July 9th for our biggest and best sale of the year:

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

ELCIPSE Shiraz – Barossa Valley, Australia (8 Weeks)

SELECTION Nebbiolo (Barolo) (6-8 Weeks)

SELECTION Gewurztraminer – California (6-8 Weeks)

SELECTION Symphony – California (6-8 Weeks)

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

 

WINE WALL: SAVE $10 TO $40 ON-PREMISE || SAVE $5 TO $20 KIT-ONLY (NEW JULY/AUGUST BARREL STARTS INCLUDED!):

All Winexpert wine kits are eligible for a discount from the Wine Wall. Choose a bottle at random from our wall of wine and turn it over to uncover your discount:

Discount: $10 On-Premise || $5 Kit-Only (50% Chance)

Discount: $15 On-Premise || $8 Kit-Only (33% Chance) 

Discount: $20 On-Premise || $10 Kit-Only (13% Chance)

Discount: $40 On-Premise || $20 Kit-Only (4% Chance)

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

 

$105 ON-PREMISE || $60 KIT-ONLY FOR ALL IN-STOCK ISLAND MIST KITS:

  • Supplies are limited. While quantities last!

(In-stock kits only. While supplies last. Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions)

  

10% OFF FOR THE HOME VINTNER:

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

(LE wine kits not included, Discount does not compound with any other sales, offers, or promotions)

 

SAVE $10 ON A FUTURE ON-PREMISE PURCHASE WITH EARLY BIRD LE16 WINE TASTING TICKETS:

  • $10 Off (On-Premise) Coupon (valid July 10th to December 31st, 2016) with every purchase of an Early Bird LE16 Wine Tasting Ticket.
  • LE16 Wine Tasting Tickets are $15 each and the event takes place October 16th, 2016.

 


Amazing Prizes!*

 

In addition to the incredible savings, we will again be giving away some fabulous prizes. As has become tradition, we will be awarding a Grand Prizes Magic Chef 52 Bottle Wine Cooler! All you have to do to make yourself eligible is simply fill out an entry ballot in-store from June 27th to July 9th (no purchase necessary), place it in the draw box, and you’ll be entered for for your chance to win one of the following:

  • GRAND PRIZE Magic Chef 52-Bottle Wine Cooler:

Win This Magic Chef Wine Cooler!

  • Speciale Apera (Dry or Cream Sherry) wine kit with on-premise service
  • World Vineyard The Candidate wine kit with on-premise service
  • Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade wine kit with 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 27th to July 9th Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration with you!

 

* Sale discounts/promotions are valid June 27th to July 9th, 2016 only, are not compounding, and are not valid in conjunction with any other sales, discounts or promotions.

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

 

Introducing the Candidates

May 11, 2016

Winexpert & Just Fine Wine introduce two new Candidates that are campaigning for your vote this summer. True character shines through with these limited release wines from Washington which will be available to order on May 16th.

This summer, two new World Vineyard wines are campaigning for your vote at Just Fine Wine. True character shines through with these limited release wines from Washington which will be available to order beginning May 16th.

Who will win? Will it be the heavy hitting Red Candidate or does the White Candidate’s refreshing take make it the clear choice?  

Red Candidate White Candidate
The Red Candidate - Available For Order May 16th The White Candidate - Available For Order May 16th
A heavy hitter with legs and bold determination. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese from Washington. White’s refreshing take on the issues makes it the clear choice. A blend of Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier from Washington.

 

The Candidate Red and The Candidate White take 6 weeks and produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine. Prices are $140 On-Premise or $90 Kit-Only. A limited quantity of these wines have been produced and will be available while supplies last. So order yours today because once they’re gone, they’re gone. Cast your vote; Contact Just Fine Wine to secure your batch(es).

 The Candidate. Cast Your Vote Starting May 16th.

 

Announcing the Return of Pink Moscato from California

May 3, 2016

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of World Vineyard Pink Moscato from California!

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of World Vineyard Pink Moscato from California! Light and refreshing on the palate with flavours of fresh strawberry, raspberry & cherry. World Vineyard Pink Moscato pairs great with fruit kabobs, spicy 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), New World Vineyard California Pink Moscato is a 6 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $140 On-Premise or $90 Kit-Only. Available for a limited time only at Just Fine Wine beginning in May. See what all the fuss is about, get yours today before they’re gone!

California Pink Moscato Available Now For A Limited Time Only. 

Impressive Pairings: Simple Summer Salad

May 2, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

 This month’s recipe and pairing features a Simple Summer Salad paired with a Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc.

Impressive Pairings: Simple Summer Salad

This Fall Bottle Some Delicious

April 9, 2016

This fall Winexpert will be offering three delicious dessert wines that are available by pre-order only. Bottle some delicious!

This fall Just Fine Wine and Winexpert will be offering three delicious, limited release dessert wines that will only be available by pre-order. Back by popular demand is New Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Port which is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. In addition to this popular classic, two NEW! and very trendy flavours will also be offered including: Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet.  Peppermint Mocha’s dark chocolate notes and cool peppermint  blend seamlessly with the rich coffee notes and dark fruit. Red Velvet has rich and velvety blend of dark berry with a hint of moist vanilla cake enveloped in decadent cocoa.

Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine, Spéciale Peppermint Mocha Dessert Wine, and Spéciale Red Velvet Dessert Wine take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product. They are priced at $145 On-Premise ($245 for a double batch) or $95 Kit-Only. These three Spéciale Dessert Wines are available by pre-order only for a limited time: Deadline is May 14, 2016.  The wine kits will then be released early September. The timing is just right to have this wine ready for the Holidays. Bottles of these limited offerings make for perfect gifts and giveaways. Excellent for sharing with friends, family, and co-workers; to bring as a gift for party hosts; or to serve to guests of your own. Sip after dinner or informally around the Christmas tree or fire. Contact Just Fine Wine today to secure your’s today (no deposit required). 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert WineChocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

This 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.

Oak: Toasted   Sweetness: 7   Body: Full   Alcohol by Volume: 17%

 

 

Peppermint Mocha Dessert WinePeppermint Mocha Dessert Wine

Dark chocolate and cool peppermint blend seamlessly with the rich coffee notes and dark fruit.

Oak: Toasted   Sweetness: 7   Body: Full   Alcohol by Volume: 17%

 

 

Red Velvet Dessert WineRed Velvet Dessert Wine 

Rich and velvety notes of dark berry with a hint of moist vanilla sponge cake enveloped in decadent cocoa.

Oak: Toasted Sweetness: 7 Body: Full Alcohol by Volume: 17%

 

due to legislation enforcing that only wines produced in specific regions of Portugal may use the name “Port”, Winexpert now call 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.

Spéciale Limited Release Dessert Wines

 

Impressive Pairings: Pork with Rhubarb Sauce

April 8, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Pork with Rhubarb Sauce paired with a dry to off-dry rosé.

Impressive Pairings: Pork with Rhubarb Sauce

 

LE15 Fourtitude with Grape Skins Now In-Store

April 6, 2016

While we are glad April is here, bringing us closer to nicer, sunnier weather, we are still a little sad that with it also comes the very last of this year’s limited edition releases: LE15 Fourtitude with Grape Skins from Riverland, Australia.

While we are glad April is here, bringing us closer to nicer, sunnier weather, we are still a little sad that with it also comes the very last of this year’s limited edition releases. LE15 Fourtitude with Grape Skins from Riverland, Australia has now been released. This particular wine is the “big daddy” of the LE15 lineup. If you are a fan of big, bold, and full-bodied then this is a wine for you. Fourtitude presents mouth-filling flavours of blackcurrant, plum, cherry, and spice. Mmm-mmm! 

For those of you who placed a pre-order for this red quartet blend, please drop by the store to get yours under way (or to pick up your kit if you are a home winemaker). From there it will only be eight short weeks before you are bottling your finished wine.  

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders, we have a small quantity of extra kits available. But act now, these extras get snapped up very quickly – especially once people have tried their first batch! Don’t miss out – contact us right away if you are interested.

 

April: Fourtitude w/Grape Skins – Riverland, Australia

April - Australian Fourtitude

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REGION: RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA – Woven around the Murray River, the Riverland is a beautiful region of South Australia, located about 2½ hours north east of Adelaide. Blessed with vast open spaces, the region enjoys a consistent Mediterranean climate with long days of sunshine. The result of this agricultural haven is sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes.

WINE: This powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot showcases the quality and richness of the grapes from southern Australia. Crimson-purple in the glass, Fourtitude has aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and spice. Intense, mouth filling flavours of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice blend seamlessly to a long dry finish.

LE15 PAIRING: Wine and Mustard Braised Leg of Lamb. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PRICE: $195.00 On-Premise | $135.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

 

LE15 Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat Now In-Store

March 10, 2016

March is here and we are extremely excited that LE15 Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat has arrived all the way from the Murray Darling Region of Australia…..

March is here and we are extremely excited that LE15 Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat has arrived all the way from the Murray Darling Region of Australia. Those who attended the LE15 Wine Tasting will remember this one as “the breakfast wine” and it’s sure to prove a big hit with lovers of Pacific Quartet, as it’s an easy drinking, medium bodied white blend. Notes of pear, grapefruit and lime with an off-dry finish.

For those of you who placed a pre-order for this tantalizing white blend, please drop by the store to get yours under way (or to pick up your kit if you are a home winemaker). A mere eight weeks later and you’ll be enjoying this surefire winner! 

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders, we have a small quantity of extra kits available. But act now, these extras get snapped up very quickly – especially once people have tried their first batch! Don’t miss out – contact us right away if you are interested.

 

March: Gewürztraminer Verdelho Muscat – Murray Darling, Australia

March - Australian Gewürztraminer Verdelho Muscat

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REGION: MURRAY DARLING, AUSTRALIA – The Murray Darling is a vast region that sees the meeting of Australia’s two rivers, The Murray and The Darling near the city of Mildura. One of the most significant grape growing regions in Australia, the Murray Darling is over 350 kilometres (220 miles) wide and produces about 20% of Australia’s crush. The combination of heat, irrigation and fertile soil produces grapes which create soft, generously flavoured wines.

WINE: The trio of grapes that make up this wine are as distinctive as the blend itself. The wonderfully floral Gewürztraminer headlines as Verdelho’s tropical fruit characteristics play off of Muscat’s infamous grapey flavour. The resulting wine has a perfumed nose with vibrant flavours of pear, grapefruit, lime and mineral and an off-dry finish which makes this wine refreshingly fun to drink.

FOOD PAIRING: 

LE15 PAIRING: Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 12%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Impressive Pairings: Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dip

March 1, 2016

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s recipe and pairing features Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dip paired with an off-dry rosé.

 

Impressive Pairings: Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dip

 

HARD to Resist

February 23, 2016

It’s once again time to dust off those back yard lemonade stands. Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade and Hard Limeade – available for a limited time only!

Are you ready to set up your own back yard lemonade stand again this Summer? Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade and Hard Limeade – available for a limited time only! 

Hard Limeade is delicious, super refreshing, and tart with flavours of freshly squeezed limes with just the right amount of sweetness. Hard Pink Lemonade has flavours of freshly squeezed lemons that make for the classic taste of pink lemonade…with a kick! Both flavours 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 $125 On-Premise or $70 Kit-Only. These mouth-watering Island Mist flavour creations are limited in quantity and are available on a first come, first served basis beginning March 14th. So act fast and stock to up to ensure you don’t run out!

 

Get Your Summer On With Island Mist Hard Lemonade and Hard Limeade

 

Rosé Rapture

Introducing a new, spectacular limited release rosé from California.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to introduce to you, a spectacular limited release rosé from California: Selection Sauvignon Blanc Rosé. This lovely new rosé features tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. The off-dry finish is balanced by expressive acidity for a refreshing, crisp wine that’s great on its own and pairs beautifully with so many foods. Enjoy it this summer with just about anything including: fresh seafood, chicken or pork dishes, slightly spicy foods and sushi. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal was produced and limited release rosé sells out every year, so get yours before it’s gone! 

NEW! Selection California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé is available at Just Fine Wine beginning March 2, 2016 for a limited time only. Secure your order today. Selection California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé is a 6-8 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $180 On-Premise or $115 Kit-Only.

Selection California Sauvignon Blanc Rose. Get Yours Today!

The STYLE:

Rosé wine has begun to come into its own in recent years and has become a serious style of wine unto itself. Rosés most often offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes. This year’s release is based on a white wine grape! 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:

Northern California
Grown in a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings, the region’s steady breezes provide the grapes with natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. This perfect climate produces wines with beautiful aromatics and refreshing natural acidity.

The Wine:

Pale salmon colour with lovely tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. The wine is off-dry but the vibrant acidity balances it out. Full and juicy, a crisp and refreshing finish makes this a perfect sipping wine. BODY: MEDIUM   ALCOHOL: 11%   SWEETNESS: OFF-DRY

Food Pairing:

Rosé really does go with (almost) everything. This particular rosé has some residual sweetness making it a perfect partner for spicier fare. It’s also a great match for seafood, chicken and pork.

 

Selection California Sauvignon Blanc Rose. Get Yours Today!

 

Cool as a Cucumber

February 1, 2016

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to introduce to you, the newest addition to the Island Mist catalogue: Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to introduce to you, the newest addition to the Island Mist catalogue: Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc.

It’s easy drinking for those long summer nights. The aroma is fresh and fragrant like your favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fruity, the sweet notes of the melon are the perfect complement to the clean crisp cucumber. It’s like a trip to the spa, right in your glass! For the ideal summer-time drink, freeze melon balls and drop into your glass to keep your drink icy cold on a hot day. 

NEW! Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc is a 4 week kit that produces 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine and is priced at $125 On-Premise or $70 Kit-Only. Available End of February, 2016.

NEW! Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc

 

Impressive Pairings: Pasta with Grated Beets

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 we’ve got just the feature for you: “Impressive Pairings” from Just Fine Wine and Winexpert.

This month’s feature is Pasta with Grated Beets paired with a smooth, fruit-forward Malbec.

 

Pasta with Grated Beets with Malbec