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NEW Pink Moscato from California

May 5, 2015

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to introduce NEW 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.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to introduce NEW 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 $135 On-Premise or $85 Kit-Only. Available for a limited time only at Just Fine Wine beginning June 3, 2015. See what all the fuss is about, get yours today!

California Pink Moscato Available June 3, 2015 

 

Chocolate Intervention

May 5, 2015

Dessert Wine has met its match with three delectable flavours to satisfy your most desired cravings. Just Fine Wine & Winexpert have taken our opulent Spéciale Dessert Wine (Port*) and infused it with complex flavours of Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Orange, and introducing NEW Chocolate Salted Caramel. 

Dessert Wine has met its match with three delectable flavours to satisfy your most desired cravings. Just Fine Wine & Winexpert have taken our opulent Spéciale Dessert Wine (Port*) and infused it with complex flavours of Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Orange, and introducing NEW Chocolate Salted Caramel. 

Craving chocolate? Bottle it!

Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine, Spéciale Chocolate Orange Dessert Wine, and Spéciale Chocolate Salted Caramel Dessert Wine take 8 weeks to produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product. They are priced at $140 On-Premise ($235 for a double batch) or $90 Kit-Only. These three Spéciale Dessert Wines are available by pre-order only for a limited time: Deadline is June 6, 2015.  The wine kits will then be released early September. The timing is just right for the Holidays and bottles of these limited offerings make the perfect gifts and giveaways. Excellent for sharing with friends, family, co-workers, party hosts, or to serve to guests of your own after dinner or around the Christmas tree. Contact Just Fine Wine today to secure yours.

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

Chocolate 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%

Chocolate Orange Dessert WineChocolate Orange Dessert Wine

Back by popular demand, this intensely flavoured dessert wine is full-bodied and rich, with complex aromas of bittersweet dark chocolate, along with ripe orange and marmalade flavours.

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

 

Chocolate Salted Caramel Dessert WineChocolate Salted Caramel Dessert Wine 

New this year, this perfectly indulgent dessert wine is both sweet and luxurious. The velvety decadence of chocolate blends beautifully with rich, salted caramel and is sure to become a new favourite.

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.

 Pre-Order Your Chocolate Dessert Wines by June 6

 

Italian Super Tuscan

Apr 9, 2015

April has arrived and with it comes the final release of the LE14 series: Italian Super Tuscan with Grape Skins. Formerly a popular mainstay of the now defunct Crushendo series, this wine style has sorely been missed.  Now it has returned in limited quantities at Just Fine Wine.

April has arrived and with it comes the final release of the LE14 series: Italian Super Tuscan with Grape Skins. Formerly a popular mainstay of the now defunct Crushendo series, this wine style has sorely been missed.  Now it has returned in limited quantities at Just Fine Wine.

For those of you who placed a pre-order for this wine, the kits have started to arrive at the shop. To get yours under way, simply drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. After that, it's a quick 8 weeks before the wine will be ready to bottle. While drinkable at an early age, this one will be no less than "super" come Christmas time - if you're able to hold on to some until that time! 

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. Don't delay, the extra kits don't usually last long on the shelf before they are snatched up.

 

April: Super Tuscan w/Grape Skins - Tuscany, Italy

April - Super Tuscan

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REGION: There’s a reason artists and lovers flock to this area of the world.  Yes its landscape is arguably amongst the most beautiful in the world, but more importantly the wine is legendary.  Located at the same degree of latitude as Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, this area of Italy sees warm, sunny summer days and nights where the Mediterranean provides a fresh cooling breeze.  Winemakers have been making wine here since the 8th century BC and have decided to dedicate roughly 80% of the vineyards to red grape varietals.

WINE: Super Tuscans are proof that winemakers are also rebels in their own right.   In the appellation of Chianti, where rules limited winemakers to certain grape varietals and practices in order to warrant official status, a few winemakers in the 1970s decided to break the rules and make wines that they decided were of superior quality, and disregarded the limitations.  Coined “Super Tuscan”, this full-bodied wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon and the native Sangiovese, and has firm tannins, notes of cherry and currant and a long finish. 

FOOD PAIRING: Italy is the land of food and wine, so naturally these wines are a perfect match with food.  Try spaghetti bolognese, osso buco or a nice big wedge of asiago cheese.

LE14 PAIRING: Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank w/Creamy Polenta. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        ALCOHOL: 14%*

PRICE: $190.00 On-Premise | $130.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

They're Back! Island Mist With a Twist

Mar 5, 2015

Get 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!   

Get 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!   

New Hard Lime is delicious, super refreshing, and tart with flavours of freshly squeezed limes with just the right amount of sweetness. New 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, so act fast and stock to up to ensure you don’t run out!

What’s Different than Twisted Mist?

  • Lower alcohol (7.5% vs 12.5%)
  • No cloudiness = more stable product Better balance of sweet & tart
  • All of these changes result in a significantly improved product in both aroma and flavour.

 

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

Out Now: LE14 California Trio Blanca

Mar 5, 2015

Considering the sunny weather we've been enjoying lately, you couldn't be blamed if you already found yourself in Spring/Summer mode. So what better time to announce the arrival of March's LE14 varietal: California Lake County Trio Blanca. An amazing white blend who's versatility makes it suitable for complex food pairings, sipping on the patio, and everything in between!

Considering the sunny weather we've been enjoying lately, you couldn't be blamed if you already found yourself in Spring/Summer mode. So what better time to announce the arrival of March's LE14 varietal: California Lake County Trio Blanca. An amazing white blend who's versatility makes it suitable for complex food pairings, sipping on the patio, and everything in between!

For those of you who placed a pre-order for this wine, the kits have now begun to arrive in-store. To get yours under way, simply drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. From there it's a short eight weeks until you can enjoy 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 go fast.

 

March: Lake County Trio Blanca - California, USA

March - California Trio Blanca

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REGION: Northern California has some of the oldest vineyards on the west coast, with Spanish Missionaries planting back in the 18th century.  Today, the sunny rolling hills of the Lake County are moderated by the cool waters of Clear Lake, the oldest lake in North America.  With all of this history, the land is ideally suited for growing a variety of grapes.

WINE: The three grapes that make up this blend are distinct characters indeed.  Chardonnay is the popular and adaptable friend with apple and melon characteristics. Chenin Blanc reflects the soil well in its chalk and citrus aromatics, while its acidity anchors its structure down on the palate.  Finally, lady Muscat with her wildly perfumed nose and distinctive “grapey” flavour gives the blend a refreshingly fun and juicy addition. 

FOOD PAIRING: This wine is sip-worthy on its own, but will also pair well with fuller white meats such as roasted turkey or duck, and exotic flavours like curries and south-asian cuisine.  

LE14 PAIRING: Lemon & Sage Flattened Chicken. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Encore Appearance: Australian Grenache Rosé

Feb 4, 2015

Because you demanded it , Selection Australian Grenache Rosé will be returning one last time! That's right, this is your final opportunity to experience this exceptional and elegant rosé. Crisp hints of red cherry, fresh strawberry and a barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Enjoy it this summer with your favourite summer salads and barbecue fare. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal will be produced so be sure to act fast. Delay and you can be sure that they will all be gone! Secure your order today at Just Fine Wine. Selection Australian Grenache 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.

Because you demanded it , Selection Australian Grenache Rosé will be returning one last time! That's right, this is your final opportunity to experience this exceptional and elegant rosé. Crisp hints of red cherry, fresh strawberry and a barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Enjoy it this summer with your favourite summer salads and barbecue fare. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal will be produced so be sure to act fast. Delay and you can be sure that they will all be gone! Secure your order today at Just Fine Wine. Selection Australian Grenache 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.

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 offer a lighter, brighter, sunnier take on your favourite red-wine grapes and 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:

Australian Grenache Rosé

The Region:

Riverland, Australia
The Riverland enjoys a consistent Mediterranean climate with long days of sunshine resulting in sun kissed grapes and reliable and sustainable growing conditions. Woven around the Murray River, the Riverland wine region accounts for more than 50% of South Australia’s total crush.

The Wine:

Deep salmon colour with spiced strawberry and citrus aromas. Light to medium bodied with crisp hints of red cherry and fresh strawberry flavours; barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Enjoy with summer salads, turkey or beef burgers or grilled stuff peppers.

Selection Australian Grenache Rose: Ore-Order Yours by March 9!

 

Sip On Sunshine

Feb 3, 2015

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris allows you to experience the freshness of coconut water with a sun-kissed trwist of tropical Yuzu and hint of lime. It's like a breath of island air in every bottle.

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris allows you to experience the freshness of coconut water with a sun-kissed trwist of tropical Yuzu and hint of lime. It's like a breath of island air in every bottle.

Not familiar with Yuzu? Yuzu [pronounced YOO-zoo] is a Japanese citrus fruit which is about the size of a tangerine. It's being hailed as the next superfruit and is being used to flavour everything from beer to chewing gum. It tastes like a cross between a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit and it's sourness and acidity plays well against the coconut notes and sweetness of Island Mist.

New Island Mist Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris 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 March 9, 2015.

New Island Mist Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris

LE14 Triumph - Now In-Store

Feb 2, 2015

We've got a good chunk of Winter in our rearview mirror and so far we've gotten off pretty lightly as far as weather goes. If that's not reason enough to celebrate, then how about making a toast to 25 years of Limited Edition? Or better yet, how about making a batch of the wine specifically created to pay tribute to a quarter century of fantastic Winexpert limited edition wines: LE14 Washington Triumph? For those of you who placed a pre-order for this exciting offering, the kits have now begun to arrive in-store. To get yours under way, simply drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. Then it's a short eight short week wait until you will be sipping this exceptions Bordeaux/Meritage style blend. 

We've got a good chunk of Winter in our rearview mirror and so far we've gotten off pretty lightly as far as weather goes. If that's not reason enough to celebrate, then how about making a toast to 25 years of Limited Edition? Or better yet, how about making a batch of the wine specifically created to pay tribute to a quarter century of fantastic Winexpert limited edition wines: LE14 Washington Triumph? For those of you who placed a pre-order for this exciting offering, the kits have now begun to arrive in-store. To get yours under way, simply drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. Then it's a short eight short week wait until you will be sipping this exceptions Bordeaux/Meritage style blend. 

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 never last long.There is also a rare handful of openings for an oak barrel aged Triumph. Contact us right away for details.

February: Yakima Valley Triumph - Washington, USA

February - Triumph

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REGION: Overlooked by Mount Adams and moderated by the Yakima River, this valley is Washington’s coolest and oldest wine region.  Despite this honour, its macro climate allows Bordeaux’s (or “Meritage” in North America) three big star grapes to ripen well here.  The Yakima Valley is known for its agricultural abundance, and grapes are quickly becoming recognized as the power houses.

WINE: This blend of Bordeaux’s finest; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is proof that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  These three friends all work so well together, and each contributes their individual strength to the wine.  Cabernet Sauvignon, or “King Cab”, adds the structure with his firm tannins and adds complexity with his aromas of cassis and black currant.  Cabernet Franc adds spice, with his peppery nose and red fruit undertones.  Merlot likes to round things out with his approachable plum and cherry characteristics and his softer, rounder body.   Together, they really do create a harmonious blend.

FOOD PAIRING: Think of dishes that warm your stomach.  Beef stroganoff in the winter, steak on the BBQ in the summer, or simply an aged cheddar for any time of year. 

LE14 PAIRING: Wild Mushroom and Arugula Ragu. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

LE14 January Varietals Now Available

Jan 8, 2015

Happy New Year! And what a great way to kick it off with the release of the January LE14 varietals Australian Shiraz Viognier and German Mosel Valley Riesling. The kits have arrived and are ready to start 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 your batch(es) underway. Then it's just a short 8 week wait until you will be enjoying these amazing Limited Edition wines.

Happy New Year! And what a great way to kick it off with the release of the January LE14 varietals Australian Shiraz Viognier and German Mosel Valley Riesling. The kits have arrived and are ready to start 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 your batch(es) underway. Then it's just a short 8 week wait until you will be enjoying these amazing Limited Edition wines.

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 extra kits available for purchase. But act now, these extras never last long.

January: Riverland Shiraz Viognier - Australia

January - Australian Shiraz Viognier

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REGION: This sun-kissed agricultural haven of South Australia boasts ripe examples of Shiraz and Viognier.  The cool waters of the Murray River acts as an irrigator for this declared reserve, which lies about 225 km north east of Adelaide. 

WINE: This Northern Rhône inspired blend takes the spicy, strong and tannic red grape Shiraz and softens its edge with the voluptuous white grape Viognier.  These wines are a beautiful marriage of black cherry, smoky plum, and black pepper from the Shiraz and hints of exotic jasmine flower, ripe apricot and juicy peach from the Viognier.

FOOD PAIRING: Enjoy this full bodied wine with grilled lamb stuffed with an apricot-mint stuffing or barbecued ribs coated with a sticky sauce.  If meat is not on the horizon, then try dishes such as grilled vegetable kebabs or portobello mushroom burgers.

LE14 PAIRING: Beef & Mushroom Cottage Pies. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

January: Mosel Valley Riesling - Germany

January - Mosel Valley Riesling

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REGION: Like scenes from a post card, the Mosel river winds its way at the bottom of a valley with 700 feet slopes draped in vineyards.  These steep slopes are treacherous even for the bravest of grape growers, where the Riesling grape is grown in abundance and is hailed as the great grape of Germany.   At 49 degrees latitude north, grapes are at their northernmost limit in terms of cultivation, but the warm sunny southern-facing slopes of this magnificent valley bring the Riesling to its full potential.

WINE: Riesling, with its pronounced acidity and ability to mask sweetness, is a grape that is happy in a cooler climate.  Its notable flavours of lemon, fresh apple and limestone will encapsulate you with its tangy acidic kick and the soft, gentle sweetness on the finish to tie it all together. 

FOOD PAIRING: This wine loves food, and many sommelier often reach for Riesling as their wild card.  With this German example, it would pair beautifully with schnitzel, white fish, or simply a good book.  

LE14 PAIRING: Sweet Thai Glazed Shrimp Skewers. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry        BODY: Light-Medium        ALCOHOL: 10%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

LE14: Celebrating 25 Years of Limited Edition

Sep 16, 2014

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are extremely proud to be celebrating the Silver Anniversary of Limited Edition. That's twenty-five incredible years of offering incomparable limited-run craft wine kits, making Winexpert's LE program is the biggest, longest running, and most successful limited release program in the craft winemaking industry. This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. 

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are extremely proud to be celebrating the Silver Anniversary of Limited Edition. That's twenty-five incredible years of offering incomparable limited-run craft wine kits, making Winexpert's LE program is the biggest, longest running, and most successful limited release program in the craft winemaking industry. This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. 

In honour of the 25th Anniversary, we are reintroducing four of your favourite wines plus a special anniversary blend, aptly named Triumph. Triumph is a blend created especially for our consumers and is a celebration of the achievement which defines this Limited Edition program. We hope you’ll enjoy celebrating this milestone with us and share the excitement (and at least some of your spectacular wine) with your family and friends. 

Those who have experienced LE wines in the past will no doubt recognize some, if not all, of this year's lineup as four of them are returning favourites from years past and some of the more popular varietals we have ever offered. For those who are new to the LE program, LE14 offers a selection of five extraordinary wines to choose from. As previous years have shown us, these limited edition wines are must-have additions to any collection. Revel in LE2013! Five distinguished wines from some of the finest growing regions in the world (Scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions.) 

LE2013 wines are available by pre-order only and released on a month to month basis from January to April 2015.  No deposit is required; however, we ask that you follow through with any and all of your pre-order. Pre-order deadline is December 6, 2014. All LE14 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 $190.00 On-Premise and $130.00 Kit-Only).

Reserve Your LE14 Vintages Today. Deadline December 6, 2014.

There are three ways to reserve your LE14 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Join us at our LE14 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 26, 2014 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 LE14 Collection


 

 

January: Riverland Shiraz Viognier - Australia

January - Australian Shiraz Viognier

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REGION: This sun-kissed agricultural haven of South Australia boasts ripe examples of Shiraz and Viognier.  The cool waters of the Murray River acts as an irrigator for this declared reserve, which lies about 225 km north east of Adelaide. 

WINE: This Northern Rhône inspired blend takes the spicy, strong and tannic red grape Shiraz and softens its edge with the voluptuous white grape Viognier.  These wines are a beautiful marriage of black cherry, smoky plum, and black pepper from the Shiraz and hints of exotic jasmine flower, ripe apricot and juicy peach from the Viognier.

FOOD PAIRING: Enjoy this full bodied wine with grilled lamb stuffed with an apricot-mint stuffing or barbecued ribs coated with a sticky sauce.  If meat is not on the horizon, then try dishes such as grilled vegetable kebabs or portobello mushroom burgers.

LE14 PAIRING: Beef & Mushroom Cottage Pies. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

January: Mosel Valley Riesling - Germany

January - Mosel Valley Riesling

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REGION: Like scenes from a post card, the Mosel river winds its way at the bottom of a valley with 700 feet slopes draped in vineyards.  These steep slopes are treacherous even for the bravest of grape growers, where the Riesling grape is grown in abundance and is hailed as the great grape of Germany.   At 49 degrees latitude north, grapes are at their northernmost limit in terms of cultivation, but the warm sunny southern-facing slopes of this magnificent valley bring the Riesling to its full potential.

WINE: Riesling, with its pronounced acidity and ability to mask sweetness, is a grape that is happy in a cooler climate.  Its notable flavours of lemon, fresh apple and limestone will encapsulate you with its tangy acidic kick and the soft, gentle sweetness on the finish to tie it all together. 

FOOD PAIRING: This wine loves food, and many sommelier often reach for Riesling as their wild card.  With this German example, it would pair beautifully with schnitzel, white fish, or simply a good book.  

LE14 PAIRING: Sweet Thai Glazed Shrimp Skewers. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry        BODY: Light-Medium        ALCOHOL: 10%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

February: Yakima Valley Triumph - Washington, USA

February - Triumph

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REGION: Overlooked by Mount Adams and moderated by the Yakima River, this valley is Washington’s coolest and oldest wine region.  Despite this honour, its macro climate allows Bordeaux’s (or “Meritage” in North America) three big star grapes to ripen well here.  The Yakima Valley is known for its agricultural abundance, and grapes are quickly becoming recognized as the power houses.

WINE: This blend of Bordeaux’s finest; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is proof that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  These three friends all work so well together, and each contributes their individual strength to the wine.  Cabernet Sauvignon, or “King Cab”, adds the structure with his firm tannins and adds complexity with his aromas of cassis and black currant.  Cabernet Franc adds spice, with his peppery nose and red fruit undertones.  Merlot likes to round things out with his approachable plum and cherry characteristics and his softer, rounder body.   Together, they really do create a harmonious blend.

FOOD PAIRING: Think of dishes that warm your stomach.  Beef stroganoff in the winter, steak on the BBQ in the summer, or simply an aged cheddar for any time of year. 

LE14 PAIRING: Wild Mushroom and Arugula Ragu. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

March: Lake County Trio Blanca - California, USA

March - California Trio Blanca

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REGION: Northern California has some of the oldest vineyards on the west coast, with Spanish Missionaries planting back in the 18th century.  Today, the sunny rolling hills of the Lake County are moderated by the cool waters of Clear Lake, the oldest lake in North America.  With all of this history, the land is ideally suited for growing a variety of grapes.

WINE: The three grapes that make up this blend are distinct characters indeed.  Chardonnay is the popular and adaptable friend with apple and melon characteristics. Chenin Blanc reflects the soil well in its chalk and citrus aromatics, while its acidity anchors its structure down on the palate.  Finally, lady Muscat with her wildly perfumed nose and distinctive “grapey” flavour gives the blend a refreshingly fun and juicy addition. 

FOOD PAIRING: This wine is sip-worthy on its own, but will also pair well with fuller white meats such as roasted turkey or duck, and exotic flavours like curries and south-asian cuisine.  

LE14 PAIRING: Lemon & Sage Flattened Chicken. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

PRICE: $185.00 On-Premise | $125.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

April: Super Tuscan w/Grape Skins - Tuscany, Italy

April - Super Tuscan

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REGION: There’s a reason artists and lovers flock to this area of the world.  Yes its landscape is arguably amongst the most beautiful in the world, but more importantly the wine is legendary.  Located at the same degree of latitude as Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, this area of Italy sees warm, sunny summer days and nights where the Mediterranean provides a fresh cooling breeze.  Winemakers have been making wine here since the 8th century BC and have decided to dedicate roughly 80% of the vineyards to red grape varietals.

WINE: Super Tuscans are proof that winemakers are also rebels in their own right.   In the appellation of Chianti, where rules limited winemakers to certain grape varietals and practices in order to warrant official status, a few winemakers in the 1970s decided to break the rules and make wines that they decided were of superior quality, and disregarded the limitations.  Coined “Super Tuscan”, this full-bodied wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon and the native Sangiovese, and has firm tannins, notes of cherry and currant and a long finish. 

FOOD PAIRING: Italy is the land of food and wine, so naturally these wines are a perfect match with food.  Try spaghetti bolognese, osso buco or a nice big wedge of asiago cheese.

LE14 PAIRING: Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank w/Creamy Polenta. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        ALCOHOL: 14%*

PRICE: $190.00 On-Premise | $130.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.


 

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In Person: Join us at our LE14 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 26, 2014 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.

 

LE14 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, December 6, 2014.


Take the opportunity to sample 'commercial equivalents' of the LE14 wines in advance of the pre-order deadline. Just Fine Wine's LE14 Wine Tasting takes place October 26, 2014 and features wine master Tim Ellison. Join us for an enjoyable and informative afternoon filled with fun, food, prizes, and of course, wine!

LE2013 Wine Tasting October 6, 2013


What is LE14?

Each year Winexpert produces only a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world that are released monthly from January through April. These very special wines are available only during the month of their release and are so immensely popular that they can be acquired by pre-registration 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.

Order Your LE214 Wines By December 6, 2014