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Impressive Pairings: Turkey Chili

Dec 1, 2015

This month's feature is Turkey Chili paired with a Selection California Enigma.

This month's feature is Turkey Chili paired with a Selection California Enigma.

Turkey Chili paired with California Enigma 

Impressive Pairings: Portobello Tomato Basil Pasta with Pinot Noir

Nov 4, 2015

This month's feature is Portobello Tomato Basil Pasta paired with a Pinot Noir.

This month's feature is Portobello Tomato Basil Pasta paired with a Pinot Noir.

Impressive Pairings: Portobello Tomato Basil Pasta with Pinot Noir

Impressive Pairings with Dave Larocque

Impressive Pairings: BBQ Whole Beef Tenderloin

Oct 8, 2015

This month's feature is BBQ Whole Beef Tenderloin paired with a smooth medium to full bodied Merlot.

This month's feature is BBQ Whole Beef Tenderloin paired with a smooth medium to full bodied Merlot.

Impressive Pairing: BBQ Whole Beef Tenderloin

Intro to Impressive Pairings

 

Introducing LE15

Sep 10, 2015

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you the LE15 Collection; a showcase of five outstanding wines from some of the world's most renowned regions.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to present to you the LE15 Collection; a showcase of five outstanding wines from some of the world's most renowned regions.

This year, Winexpert has sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California, and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions).

LE15 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 2016.  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 4, 2015. All LE15 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 LE15 Vintages Today. Deadline December 4, 2015.

There are three ways to reserve your LE15 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Join us at our LE15 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 18, 2015 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 LE15 Collection

 

 

January: Barbera - Piedmont, Italy

January - Italian Barbera

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REGION: PIEDMONT, ITALY - Piedmont is one of Italy’s most famed and beautiful wine regions. Situated at the base of the Alps, Piemonte in Italian means “at the foot of the mountains”. Piedmont has a cool continental climate with a hot growing season and severe winters. Vineyards grow along steep hillsides making this region as picturesque as it is productive.

WINE: Known for its higher acidity and lower tannins, Barbera is a very approachable wine. The LE15 Barbera is medium bodied with a sour cherry nose and a bit of earthiness. Bright, red fruit flavours of cherry and cranberry, with a hint of spice, tie it all together. Fresh acidity and smooth silky tannins make this a wine that can easily be enjoyed with or without food.

LE15 PAIRING: Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

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

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

January: Pinot Grigio Verduzzo - Veneto, Italy

January - Italian Pinot Grigio Verduzzo

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REGION: VENETO, ITALY - Located 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. Visitors to The Veneto area have more than just wine to drink, with the picturesque city of Venice absorbing the majority of the region’s tourism.

WINE: This unofficial “super venetian” white is a blend of the vibrancy of Pinot Grigio with fresh citrus and pear complemented by the honeyed and ripe pineapple notes of Verduzzo. The zesty freshness and acidity is balanced by rounded tropical fruit flavours and a bit of nuttiness leading to a crisp, clean finish. This is a Pinot Grigio with a bit of pop.

LE15 PAIRING: Cod & Potato Cakes with Lemon-Herb Tartar Sauce. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

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

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

February: Mosaic Red - Paso Robles, California, USA

February - California Mosaic Red

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REGION: PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA - Located along California’s famed Central Coast, between the busy cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco you’ll find Paso Robles Wine Country. Paso experiences a long growing season of warm days and cool nights which makes for vibrantly ripened grapes and beautiful wines. In addition to the abundance of vineyards, the region is also known for its mineral rich hot springs.

WINE: Like a true mosaic, the varietals in this wine each contribute their individual personality to create a harmonious blend. Merlot and Zinfandel bring round fruit notes while Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon provide structure and complexity. Mosaic Red has aromas of red fruit with an undertone of smoke and spice. Flavours of juicy blackberry, raspberry, spice and smooth tannins give way to a lingering finish.

LE15 PAIRING: Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

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

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

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.

 

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.


 

Don't Miss Out. Reserve Your LE15 by Pre-Ordering Today:

 

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Join us at our LE15 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 18, 2015 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.

LE15 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, December 4, 2015.


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 LE15 wines in advance of the pre-order deadline at Just Fine Wine's LE15 Wine Tasting taking place October 18, 2015. 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 four straight years!

LE15 Wine Tasting October 18, 2015


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. Each year Winexpert's LE series wins numerous awards at various amateur winemaking competitions and continue to be a highly sought-after offering. In fact, wines made with LE wine kits consistently win medals at the WineMaker competition, which speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce. Ask Just Fine Wine for more information.

Reserve Your LE15 Vintages Today!

DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM

 

Impressive Pairings: Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

Sep 9, 2015

This month's feature is Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter paired with Eclipse Forza from Veneto, Italy or Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins.

This month's feature is Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter paired with Eclipse Forza from Veneto, Italy or Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins.

Impressive Pairing: Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

 

Intro to Impressive Pairings

 

Back for Phenomenal Fourth Year!

Sep 1, 2015

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.  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 fabulous wines are produced in limited quantity and are available by pre-order only. 

What is LE15?

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.  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 fabulous wines are produced in limited quantity and are available by pre-order only. 

What is Just Fine Wine's LE15 Wine Tasting?

A challenge with LE wines is that they have to be ordered before they are even produced - so how are we to know what the wines will taste like? You can find out for yourself at Just Fine Wine's LE15 Wine Tasting, taking place 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam. Using 'commercial equivalents' (wines purchased from a licensed BCLDB retailer), you can get an exclusive sneak preview months before the first of the LE15's hit the shelves. Commercial equivalents for the event are carefully selected to to give you a strong overall impression of what your Winexpert LE15'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!

LE15 Wine Tasting with Tim Ellison. Tickets Available Now!

Just Fine Wine's LE15 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".  Not only do you get to enjoy tasty wines but you get to do so with professionally prepared food pairings that are tailored specifically for each of the LE15 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 to moderate the afternoon. Just Fine Wine has been holding it's annual Limited Edition Wine Tasting for many years but for the past three we have had consistent overwhelmingly positive feedback to our moderator and constant demand for him to return. Who are we to object? For the fourth 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!

LE15 Wine Tasting October 18. Get Your Tickets Now.

Enjoy good food, great wine, and excellent company in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Tickets are $15 and available now at Just Fine Wine

LE15 - Order Your Vintages Today!

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Are You On Santa's Naughty or Nice List?

Aug 17, 2015

Naughty or Nice? ‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing’s more jolly than a little tongue in cheek fun with Santa’s Naughty and Nice list. After last year's successful run of Merlot-Ho-Ho, Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to announce that Island Mist now has two delicious Holiday inspired mists to choose from, Naughty Mist Merlot and Nice Mist Pinot Grigio.

Naughty or Nice? ‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing’s more jolly than a little tongue in cheek fun with Santa’s Naughty and Nice list. After last year's successful run of Merlot-Ho-Ho, Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are excited to announce that Island Mist now has two delicious Holiday inspired mists to choose from, Naughty Mist Merlot and Nice Mist Pinot Grigio.

 

NAUGHTY MIST MERLOT

NICE MIST PINOT GRIGIO

Naughty Mist

Fruit forward Merlot with a “naughty” side. Aromas of spiced orange and brown sugar with notes of cinnamon and ginger for a lingering finish with a kick.

Alcohol: 6% Sweetness: 5

Nice Mist

Crisp Pinot Grigio with notes of fresh green apple, festive white cranberries and a round finish. This
wine definitely makes the nice list.

Alcohol: 6% Sweetness: 5

 

Bottles of these festive wines make for unique gifts for the special people in your life. Naughty Mist Merlot and Nice Mist Pinot Grigio  are also ideal for sharing along with great company during the Holidays.

Island Mist Naughty Merlot and Island Mist Nice Pinot Grigio are "short run" offerings available in limited quantities only. Available the second week of September, these Holiday 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. Get your name one of Santa's lists today by contacting Just Fine Wine to reserve your Holiday Mist.

 Naughty or Nice Island Mists

Impressive Pairings: Parmesan Tilapia with Eclipse Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay

Aug 16, 2015

Intro to Impressive Pairings

Intro to Impressive Pairings

This month's feature is Parmesan Tilapia expertly paired with Eclipse Dry Creek Chardonnay.

Parmesan Tilapia with Eclipse Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Unoaked Chardonnay

 

New & Limited in Quantity: Eclipse FORZA from Veneto, Italy

Jul 8, 2015

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

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

Introducing a new, limited release from Eclipse: FORZA.

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. Winexpert has secured a limited quantity of superb quality juice and is able to offer this wine as a limited release expected to last about one year.

FORZA can be ordered now at Just Fine Wine. The wine kits will be available in-store beginning the week of July 13, 2015 and 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 FORZA - Veneto, Italy

Eclipse FORZA

 

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

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

New Eclipse FORZA

You're Invited to Our Biggest Celebration of the Year!

Jun 1, 2015

Mark your calendar:

Mark your calendar:

JUST FINE WINE'S ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY & CLIENT APPRECIATION CELEBRATION 2015

SATURDAY, JULY 25th 10 AM TIL 4 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 26th 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 loyalty and support of Just Fine Wine. So once again we would like to invite you to join us for free hot dogs & light refreshments, draws, prizes, as well as our biggest savings of the year! Bring your family and friends - 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. We look forward to seeing you!


Take Advantage of the Biggest Discounts of the Year*

 

Join us July 25th and 26th for our biggest and best sale of the year:

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

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

 

$15 OFF ON-PREMISE || $8 OFF KIT-ONLY: 

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

 

SELECT A BLOCKBUSTER DVD TO BUST THE PRICE: SAVE $5 TO $20 ON-PREMISE || SAVE $3 TO $10 KIT-ONLY:

All other Winexpert wine kits are eligible for a discount from the blockbuster DVD wall. Choose a DVD at random and open it up to find out your discount:

Discount: $5 On-Premise || $3 Kit-Only (40% Chance)

Discount: $10 On-Premise || $5 Kit-Only (30% Chance) 

Discount: $15 On-Premise || $8 Kit-Only (20% Chance)

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

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

 

$99 ON-PREMISE FOR ALL IN-STOCK ISLAND MIST KITS:

  • Supplies are limited. While quantities last!

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

 

$20 KIT-ONLY FOR ALL IN-STOCK BREWER'S BEST & BARONS BEER KITS (SAVE UP TO $34.95 PER KIT!) :

  • Supplies are limited. While quantities last!
  •  Some Brewer's Best kit components have neared or reached their best before date.

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

 

5% OFF FOR THE HOME VINTNER:

  • Home wine & beer makers will enjoy a 5% discount on all other take-home wine and 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 PURCHASE WITH EARLY BIRD LE15 WINE TASTING TICKETS:

  • $10 Off Coupon (valid August 1st to December 31st, 2015) with every purchase of an Early Bird LE15 Wine Tasting Ticket.
  • LE15 Wine Tasting Tickets are $15 each and the event takes place October 18th, 2015.

Amazing Prizes!*

 

In addition to the incredible savings, we will again be giving away some fabulous prizes. Just like last year, we will be awarding not one but TWO Grand Prizes! All you have to do to make yourself elligible is simply fill out an entry ballot in-store on July 26th or 27th (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 Samsung 7" 8GB Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet:

Enter For Your Chance to Win This Samsung Galaxy Tab 4!

  • GRAND PRIZE Magic Chef 52-Bottle Wine Cooler:

Win This Magic Chef Wine Cooler!

 

Enter For Your Chance to Win a World Vineyard California Pink Moscato Wine Kit!

Enter For Your Chance to Win a Speciale Chocolate Raspberry Port Wine Kit!

Enter For Your Chance to Win an Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade Wine Kit!

 


We want to thank all of our clients, old and new, for consistently choosing Just Fine Wine and we look to enjoying our July 25th & 26th celebration weekend with you!

 

* Sale discounts are valid July 25th and 26th, 2015 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.