What's New?

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.


 

Don't Miss Out. Reserve Your LE14 by Pre-Ordering Today:

 

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

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

 

He's Baaaaack! LE14 Wine Tasting

Aug 21, 2014

LE14 Wine Tasting October 26.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 wines are produced in limited quantity and are available by pre-order only.

What is LE14?

LE14 Wine Tasting October 26.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 wines are produced in limited quantity and are available by pre-order only.

What is Just Fine Wine's LE14 Wine Tasting?

There is a challenge that presents itself: Since the wine kits are not produced until next year, how are we to know what the LE14 wines are going to taste like? You can find out for yourself at Just Fine Wine's LE14 Wine Tasting, taking place 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam. Using 'commercial equivalents' (wines purchased from a licensed BCLDB retailer), you can get an advance taste of the wines two full months before the first of the LE14's hit the shelves. Commercial equivalents are carefully selected to to give you a strong overall impression of what your Winexpert LE14'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!

LE14 Wine Tasting with Tim Ellison. Tickets Available Now!

Just Fine Wine's LE14 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 LE14 wines.  You can experience firsthand just 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 and we have never had such an overwhelmingly positive response to our moderator as we have the past two years.  We are extremely excited to announce that the incomparable Tim Ellison will once again be at the helm to host 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!

LE14 Wine Tasting October 26. Get Your Tickets Now.

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

Tickets are $15.

Reserve yours now by dropping by the shop or contacting Just Fine Wine
 

 LE14 Available by Pre-Order Only!

LE14 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

Your Fall Favourites Are Back

Aug 19, 2014

You asked and we listened. We are so pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we are bringing back Spéciale Blackberry Dessert Wine and the ever popular Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine.

You asked and we listened. We are so pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we are bringing back Spéciale Blackberry Dessert Wine and the ever popular Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine.

Changes this year include a contemporary new look as well as a new name - due to legislation enforcing that only wines produced in specific regions of Portugal may use the name "Port", Winexpert will now call their product "Dessert Wine".  Changes aside, one thing you can be sure of is the same great taste! The finished product is as spectacular as ever, nothing's changed there.

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.

Spéciale Blackberry Dessert Wine and Spéciale Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine take 8 weeks, produce 11.5L (approximately thirty 375ml bottles or fifteen 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $140 On-Premise (or $235 for a double batch) and $90 Kit-Only.   These two Spéciale Dessert Wines are available in extremely limited quantities beginning in September.  Contact Just Fine Wine today to secure yours.

 

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: 15% - 16.5%

 

Blackberry Dessert Wine

With bright blackberry notes, lingering tannins, and a gorgeous deep hue, this wine is bursting with the intense fruit flavours found in traditional Ports.  The berry notes lift up this wine, making it a superb foil for intense cheeses, roasted nuts and especially chocolate desserts. Also delicious for sipping on it's own.  Being amazingly drinkable early on, it can be hard to imagine that Blackberry Dessert Wine can get any better with age - but it does.

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

 

 Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine & Blackberry Dessert Wine are Back!

Get the Skinny on a Brand New Line of Wine Kits

Jul 7, 2014

Introducing SKINNY MIST - an industry first, only from Winexpert, and available for order now at Just Fine Wine.

Introducing SKINNY MIST - an industry first, only from Winexpert, and available for order now at Just Fine Wine.

They're fruit infused wines that are anything but skinny on flavour. We've paired the refreshing notes of fresh fruit with crisp and juicy varietals for an incredible taste that's less than 80 calories per serving†.  Go ahead and enjoy, these Mists are skinny jeans approved.

"Skinny" or low calorie alcoholic beverages and spirits have exploded in popularity in the commercial market, so Winexpert thought it was about time to make this option available to health conscious craft winemakers. SKINNY MIST provides a lighter alternative, both in terms of calories and alcohol, but doesn't skimp or compromise on flavour.

SKINNY MIST Now Available At Just Fine Wine

 

Here's the skinny on SKINNY MIST:

• Fruit infused wines that are less than 80 calories per glass†

• Available in 3 delicious flavours with flair:

Slight White: Tropical Riesling

Merlittle Merlot: Blackberry Merlot

Leaner Traminer: Peach Gewürztraminer

• 7.5L, 4 week kit yields approximately 23 litres (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product

• Alcohol: 6.5%†

• Sweetness: Medium-Sweet

• On-Premise Price: $125  || Kit Only Price: $70

• Bottle labels are included!

What's the skinny on new SKINNY MIST

 

*Trademark, used under license

†based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions, and based on a 142 mL (5oz) serving