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Juicier Than the Argentine Tango

Sep 5, 2012

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to announce the return of a fan favourite: Selection International Argentine Malbec...and this time it's bringing pure varietal grape skins with it! Ripe, rich and spicy, this wine is a tremendous addition to the Selection International with Grape Skins roster

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to announce the return of a fan favourite: Selection International Argentine Malbec...and this time it's bringing pure varietal grape skins with it! Ripe, rich and spicy, this wine is a tremendous addition to the Selection International with Grape Skins roster

Yielding 23 litres (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and priced at $185 for on-premise, Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins is available now at Just Fine Wine.

 

Jucier Than the Argentine Tango

 

Get Ready For An Astronomical Event

Sep 4, 2012

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It's Coming...Fall 2012 

 

Warm Weather Entertaining Tips: Wine Spritzer

Jul 13, 2012

 

 

For a lighter, more refreshing drink for afternoon get-togethers or after dinner treats, try making your own white wine spritzers.

Basic spritzer/base: mix 1 cup white wine with ½ cup club soda

 

Try it as is, or customize to your taste:

  • Add a shot of peach schnapps and a handful of frozen raspberries
  • Use cranberry gingerale instead of club soda
  • Cut up a few lemons and limes for garnish and a citrus twist

 

The Original Wine Kit Just Got Better

Jul 10, 2012

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to announce exciting changes to the 4-5 week Vintners Reserve line of wine kits. Every single varietal in this brand has undergone significant transformation and improvement. The reformulated kits will not only satisfy the high expectations of loyal Vintners Reserve winemakers but also move the brand forward, competing with commercial wines and besting all other competitor brands in the same category.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are pleased to announce exciting changes to the 4-5 week Vintners Reserve line of wine kits. Every single varietal in this brand has undergone significant transformation and improvement. The reformulated kits will not only satisfy the high expectations of loyal Vintners Reserve winemakers but also move the brand forward, competing with commercial wines and besting all other competitor brands in the same category.

Maintaining the quality and identity of Vintners Reserve was the primary goal. Winexpert achieved this by carefully deconstructing the fundamental characters of the wines’ existing formulations and using it as a guide to recreate the highest quality wine kits in their category. The results are wine kits optimised and enhanced with the latest advances in winemaking research, maximising the varietal character, flavour, and aroma while maintaining the consistency and high-quality our users expect.

 Vintners Reserve: New & Improved

 

Winexpert undertook this initiative to maintain its position as the marketplace leader in quality and value. With these improvements Vintners Reserve fulfills its mission statement to be the best wine kit in its category. We know you will agree when you taste the new Vintners Reserve and immediately experience the perceptible improvements in quality.

 

Chocolate Lovers Unite

Jun 5, 2012

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of Selection Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Port and NEW Selection Spéciale Chocolate Orange Port.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to announce the return of Selection Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Port and NEW Selection Spéciale Chocolate Orange Port.

Priced at $140 on-premise (or $235 for a double batch), each batch produces 11.5 litres (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles). This is a limited release so quantities are limited. Reserve yours today by Contacting Just Fine Wine via phone, email, or in person. Pre-order deadline is Thursday, August 2, 2012 - no deposit is required. Chocolate Raspberry Port and Chocolate Orange Port will be available the first week of September, which will be perfect timing for Christmas gifts and Holiday sipping.

 

Chocolate Orange Port

This intensely flavoured Port-style dessert wine is full-bodies and rich, with complex aromas of bittersweet dark chocolate, thick with ripe orange and marmalade flavours. Excellent sipped in a comfortable chair by the fire, it is also brilliant with nuts and cheese, or drizzled over vanilla ice cream for a completely decadent after-dinner treat. Ready to drink within three months, Chocolate Orange Port will age for several years, evolving and showing complex layers of flavour over time.

Oak: Toasted   Sweetness: 7   Body: Full   Alcohol by Volume: 15% - 16.5%

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Port

*5 time Gold Medal Winner at the WineMaker Amateur Wine Competition 2007-2011

Back by popular demand, 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 within three months, this wine will age gorgeously.

Oak: Toasted   Sweetness: 7   Body: Full   Alcohol by Volume: 15% - 16.5%

 

 

Chocolate Lovers Unite

 

Real Men Drink Pink

Apr 16, 2012

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert excitedly bring to you our seasonal release Selection International French Rosé. This blush wine is a crisp, off-dry rosé from Southern France that is extremely food friendly with pairing possibilities running the gamut from light salads to spicy meats from the grill. Simply delicious when served chilled, French Rosé is definitely a wine to keep well-stocked and ready all summer long. Selection Internation French Rosé is priced at $170 per on-premise batch and yields 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles). Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy this great rosé. Supplies are limited and won't last long so get yours today from Just Fine Wine.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert excitedly bring to you our seasonal release Selection International French Rosé. This blush wine is a crisp, off-dry rosé from Southern France that is extremely food friendly with pairing possibilities running the gamut from light salads to spicy meats from the grill. Simply delicious when served chilled, French Rosé is definitely a wine to keep well-stocked and ready all summer long. Selection Internation French Rosé is priced at $170 per on-premise batch and yields 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles). Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy this great rosé. Supplies are limited and won't last long so get yours today from Just Fine Wine.

Real Men Drink Pink

 

Twisted Mist: The Ultimate Party Pack is Back!

Apr 16, 2012

Let's all get ready to twist again like we did last summer! Twisted Mist, the hugely popular party hit of the previous two years is back again with a returning favourite in the tiki-licious Lime Margarita and the much-demanded Hard Pink Lemonade! Twisted Mist is a ready-to-drink cocktail that, while it is wine-based, tastes just like they were made with actual spirits. They are the perfect beverage whether you're throwing a spring fling fiesta, holding a summer time backyard BBQ extravaganza, or simply relaxing in the sun with good company. Simply chill, pour over ice and enjoy!

Let's all get ready to twist again like we did last summer! Twisted Mist, the hugely popular party hit of the previous two years is back again with a returning favourite in the tiki-licious Lime Margarita and the much-demanded Hard Pink Lemonade! Twisted Mist is a ready-to-drink cocktail that, while it is wine-based, tastes just like they were made with actual spirits. They are the perfect beverage whether you're throwing a spring fling fiesta, holding a summer time backyard BBQ extravaganza, or simply relaxing in the sun with good company. Simply chill, pour over ice and enjoy!

These beverages are higher in alcohol than our regular Island Mist kits. After all, without alcohol, cocktails  are mocktails! Twisted Mist produces 12% ABV (alcohol by volume) at bottling, giving the kick you expect, with great taste, authentic flavours and a smooth finish. Trendy cocktail bars charge up to $10/drink for cocktails like these. Bottled,
premixed cocktail products are available for $18.00-$20.00/750ml bottle at the liquor store. Twisted Mist is available at Just Fine Wine for a fraction of that price.

Ready in approximately four weeks, Twisted Mist yields 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $125 per batch. Just like last year, you have the option to make thirty bottles of one flavour of your choice or you can go with a combo pack which will give you 15 bottles of each flavour. Twisted Mist is available now but will only be around for a limited time, so don't miss out. Contact Just Fine Wine to get yours before they are all gone. 

 The Ultimate Party Pack

 

Twisted Mist FAQ:

What is Twisted Mist?
It’s a wine-based refreshment beverage cocktail, along the lines of trendy pre-mixed cocktails sold at single-strength and designed to be drank in a casual and festive setting. These drinks have a long history, from California Cooler, Bartles & Jaymes, to Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Breezers.
 
What is Twisted Mist not?
It’s not Sangria or a fruit-wine drink or other alco-pop. While it has a wine base, Twisted Mist flavours are completely refreshing and true to their cocktail origins.
 
Do I need to add liquor?
No, it’s all there: a standard mixed drink (1.5 ounces alcohol with 4 ounces mix) is generally about 12% alcohol. Twisted Mist delivers approximately 12% alcohol by volume at bottling. That’s not to say you can’t add a bit more—some fancy mixed drinks get a ‘float’ of a quarter-ounce of liquor on top at the end. However, it’s not necessary to increase the alcohol content to get perfect cocktail strength and flavour.
 
Does it taste like one of those ‘bar mix’ drinks?
Some bar flavours (often called ‘pre-mix’ in the industry) are flavoured and coloured with artificial ingredients that don’t always taste like fresh fruit. Twisted Mist uses natural fruit extracts and essences that give it a fantastic just-made taste that everyone will love.

Why is Twisted Mist not clear as my usual wine kits at the time of bottling?
There are a lot of solid materials (from the flavour pack) that are added to the beverage during the production process. Therefore the finished product will be rendered slightly cloudy. That’s okay: by the time a Margarita is stirred up or a Mojito is muddled they should be a little hazy with all the great things (those natural fruit extracts and essences again) floating around making up the flavour, aroma and body. The haze in very slight, natural looking, and won’t settle out over time.
 
How long can I keep Twisted Mist once it’s bottled?
Pretty much until about one minute after people find out how good it tastes! Seriously, Twisted Mist is ready to be drunk as soon as it’s bottled and unlike our wine kits, doesn’t improve with age. Don’t worry though: it will last at least six to twelve months in good storage conditions. We really expect most people won’t have it around that long! 
 
Are there fun and funky Twisted Mist labels available?
Yes. Twisted Mist includes bottle labels inside the kit. They’re attractive clear peel-and-stick versions with Twisted Mist graphics and our Tiki mascot, adding a sense of light hearted fun to the product.

 

4 Fun and Simple Ways To Enjoy Your Twisted Mist Lime Margarita.

 

Learn to Twist Regular Island Mist

 

For any further information Contact Just Fine Wine

A Little Skin Goes a Long Way...

Apr 16, 2012

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert and excited to introduce to you NEW Selection International Italian Amarone with Grape Skins and Italian Brunello with Grape Skins. Both are unique and flavourful wines made with crushed grape skins. You may recognize these wines as Italian Brunello has been a crowd pleasing component of the Limited Edition program in both 2007 and 2010, while Italian Amarone has long been a popular member of the Selection International line. These two wines have now been enhanced and improved (yes they are even better if you can believe it!) through the addition of crushed grape skins. The new wine kits produce 23L (or approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and are priced at $185 per on-premise batch.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert and excited to introduce to you NEW Selection International Italian Amarone with Grape Skins and Italian Brunello with Grape Skins. Both are unique and flavourful wines made with crushed grape skins. You may recognize these wines as Italian Brunello has been a crowd pleasing component of the Limited Edition program in both 2007 and 2010, while Italian Amarone has long been a popular member of the Selection International line. These two wines have now been enhanced and improved (yes they are even better if you can believe it!) through the addition of crushed grape skins. The new wine kits produce 23L (or approximately thirty 750ml bottles) and are priced at $185 per on-premise batch.

Introducing Two New Italian Sensations

 

Big Savings. Big Prizes. Big Celebration.

Apr 15, 2012

 

 

Join us at Just Fine Wine's Annual Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration. Stop by the shop from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, June 23rd and from 11am until 3pm on Sunday, June 24th for huge discounts, FREE Hot Dogs, light refreshments, contests, and prizes galore. This is also your opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of three on-premise wine kits including service (Selection Original Symphony; Selection International Italian Brunello with Grape Skins; and Selection Estate Italian Barolo) and also the Grand Prize 50-Bottle Wine Fridge worth over $500 (No Purchase Necessary)!

 

Mark Your Calendars! Just Fine Wine's Annual Anniversary & Client Appreciation Celebration 2012 will take place:

SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd 10 AM TIL 4 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 24th 11 AM TIL 3 PM

Every year we like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our incredible clients for their continued support of Just Fine Wine. Bring your family and friends - all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you


Take Advantage of the Biggest Discounts of the Year

 

Join us June 23rd & 24th for our biggest and best sale of the year:

$25 OFF:

(On-premise wine kits with service only. Barrel aged wines not included).

$15 OFF: 

(On-premise wine kits with service only. Barrel aged wines not included).

*NOTE: We had previously announced Estate Dry Creek Chardonnay as one of the wines for July; however, due to unforeseen raw material shortages, we are no longer able to offer this style. Estate Washington Columbia Valley Riesling - a gold medal winner at the 2012 WineMaker competition - has been added in its place.

$10 OFF:

Additional 10% OFF:

  • On top of the customary 10% discount on all take-home wine kits for the home winemaker.

 

Everyone who orders a wine kit (on-premise or take-home), gets to spin the Prize Wheel. Lady Luck will decide whether you're going home with giftware, a bottle bin, wine glasses, a case of bottles, or money off your next purchase!

Plus, everyone is eligible to enter for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE 50 BOTTLE WINE FRIDGE!!!


We want to thank all of our clients, new and old, for consistently choosing Just Fine Wine and look forward to seeing you!

 

Ole! Spanish Matador Trio Red is Here!

Apr 2, 2012

 

 

It may be last but it's most certainly not least. This year's final Limited Edition, Spanish Matador Trio Red, is now in-store and ready to start at Just Fine Wine. For any and all who submitted a pre-order for this wine, please stop by the shop to get your batch(es) under way. After that, it's a mere 6 to 8 week wait until you're sipping on the Spanish masterpiece.

 

Thank you to all who made this year's limited Edition program another rousing success. We hope you are enjoying your wines as much as we are. Olé!

 

  


Spanish Matador Trio RedApril: Spanish Matador Trio Red

 

The Region: From the green damp north to the arid south, Spain is the country with the most land under vine in the world. Mancha is Europe's largest denominated wine region and its hot, dry growing conditions yield intensely flavoured red grapes.

The Wine: Tempranillo are deep blue-black berries, high in colour and in extract, with delicate aromas. Cabernet Sauvignon's small berries yield high tannins and intense structure, while Monastrell adds grip, earthiness and ripe red fruit. Lush, tannic and complex, with intense black fruit flavours of black cherry, raspberry, black currant and notes of plums and tobacco, the wine takes gracefully to oak, adding layers of vanilla, cedar and rich coffee nuances.

The Food: Mediterranean White Bean Salad, Marinated with Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano & Fine Herbs.

Ageing: With soft acidity and lush tannins, this wine is enjoyed after only three to six months, but the black fruits, cherry and plum notes will take six months to show well, and the vanilla/coffee nuances will show best after one year.

 

Sweetness Code: 0 (dry)

 

 

 

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