What's New?

Introducing Enigma

Jul 6, 2014

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are proud to introduce a bold, enigmatic blend from the 6-8 Week SELECTION line of wine kits.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are proud to introduce a bold, enigmatic blend from the 6-8 Week SELECTION line of wine kits.

New Enigma from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla.  Full bodied with a smooth, round finish, this wine is food friendly and pairs well with pretty much everything from pizza to pasta. SELECTION Enigma is a particularly great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade.

 

Don't just take our word for it.  Discover this exciting new wine kit for yourself and find out what makes it so versatile.

Ready in just 6-8 weeks. SELECTION Enigma is available for ordering now at Just Fine Wine.  This wine kit produces approximately 23 litres (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and is priced at $170 On-Premise and $110 Kit-Only.

 

SELECTION Enigma Now Available at Just Fine Wine

 

 

Sizzling Summer Savings!

Jul 5, 2014

Mark your calendar:

Mark your calendar:

JUST FINE WINE'S ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY & CLIENT APPRECIATION CELEBRATION 2014

SATURDAY, JULY 26th 10 AM TIL 4 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 27th 11 AM TIL 3 PM

Each year we like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our incredible clients/friends for their continued loyalty and support of Just Fine Wine. Once again we would like to extend an invitation to you to join us for free hot dogs, light refreshments, draws, prizes and our biggest savings of the year! Bring your family and friends - all are welcome. Even if you don't need wine, please stop by for a chat, fill out an entry ballot for the prize draws, and grab some lunch on us. We look forward to seeing you.

 


Take Advantage of the Biggest Discounts of the Year

 

Join us July 26th and 27th for our biggest and best sale of the year:

$25 OFF ON-PREMISE | $13 OFF TAKE-HOME:

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

$15 OFF ON-PREMISE | $8 OFF TAKE-HOME: 

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

ROLL THE DICE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $5 TO $20 OFF:

All other Winexpert wine kits (with on-premise service) are eligible for a roll of the dice to determine your discount:

Roll 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9: $5 OFF

Roll 3, 4, 10, or 11: $10 OFF

Roll Doubles: $15 OFF

Roll 2 or 12: $20 OFF

(On-Premise only. Barrel aged wines and LE2013 not included. Does not compound with wine kits already on sale.)

 

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

  • Supplies are limited. While quantities last!

(Not valid with any other special offer, discount or promotion. Sale price is not compounding - Not eligible for roll of dice discount.)

 

$7 OFF ALL IN-STOCK BREWER'S BEST BEER KITS:

  • Supplies are limited. While quantities last!

(Not valid with any other special offer, discount or promotion.)

 

5% OFF FOR THE HOME VINTNER:

  • Home wine & beer makers will enjoy a 5% discount on all other take-home wine and beer kits and supplies.

(Not valid with any other special offer, discount or promotion. LE2013 Not inlcuded)

 


Awesome 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 3 Tablet With Wi-Fi:

Win This Samsung Tablet!

  • GRAND PRIZE Magic Chef 52-Bottle Wine Cooler:

Win This Magic Chef Wine Cooler!

 

  • NEW 6-8 Week SELECTION Enigma Wine Kit (on-premise service included):

Win a SELECTION Wine Kit!

  • NEW 4 Week SKINNY MIST varietal of your choosing (on-premise service included):

Win a SKINNY MIST Wine Kit!

  • 8 Week Eclipse Barossa Valley Shiraz Wine Kit (on-premise service included):

Win an ECLIPSE Wine Kit!

  • JUST ADDED: 4 Week Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade (on-premise service included):

Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade

 


We want to thank all of our clients, old and new, for consistently choosing Just Fine Wine and we look to enjoying our July 26th & 27th celebration weekend with you!

 

* Special Offers are not compounding and are not valid in conjunction with any other sales, discounts or promotions.

 

Pairs Well With Others

Apr 7, 2014

Warmer weather is coming which means it’s the perfect time to get ready for all that summertime entertaining. Island Mist pairs perfectly with backyard barbecues, spontaneous happy hours, or the kick off to a long weekend. You can enjoy your favourite Island Mist simply over ice, mixed with other spirits or blended with other Island Mist flavours. Be your own bartender this summer and develop your own signature cocktail. Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favourite Island Mist cocktails to get you started:

Warmer weather is coming which means it’s the perfect time to get ready for all that summertime entertaining. Island Mist pairs perfectly with backyard barbecues, spontaneous happy hours, or the kick off to a long weekend. You can enjoy your favourite Island Mist simply over ice, mixed with other spirits or blended with other Island Mist flavours. Be your own bartender this summer and develop your own signature cocktail. Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favourite Island Mist cocktails to get you started:

 

Berry Wildberry Punch

Featuring Island Mist Wildberry Shiraz  

Blackberry Sour Fizz
Featuring Island Mist Blackberry Cabernet

Electric Blue-tini
Featuring Island Mist Blueberry Pinot Noir

Exotic Zinfandel Twist
Featuring Island Mist Exotic Fruits White Zinfandel

Green Apple & Melon Twist
Featuring Island Mist Green Apple Riesling

Island Mist White Cranberry Mojito
Featuring Island Mist White Cranberry Pinot Gris

Kiwi-Pear Sauvignon Blanc Summer Slammer
Featuring Island Mist Kiwi-Pear Sauvignon Blanc

Mojito Triple P-To!
Featuring Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio

Peach Apricot Punch
Featuring Island Mist Peach Apricot Chardonnay

Pomegranate Zinfandel Spritzer
Featuring Island Mist Pomegranate Zinfandel

Raspberry Melon Mixer
Featuring Island Mist Black Raspberry Merlot

Strawberry Daiquiri Spritzer
Featuring Island Mist Strawberry White Merlot

 

 Island Mist: Pairs Well With Others

 

LE2013 Washington Red Mountain Cabernet Merlot Out Now

Apr 6, 2014

Spring has sprung and the calendar has already flipped to April.  That also means the arrival of the last of the LE2013's.  Last, but most certainly not least, Washington Red Mountain Cabernet Merlot is now available for purchase at Just Fine Wine.  For those who placed a pre-order for the final installment of this year's limited edition wines, the kits have arrived at the shop are ready for you to come and start them or pick them up for making at home. Just drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, to get things underway.  Then it's just a short eight weeks until we will be sipping this magnificent blend.

Spring has sprung and the calendar has already flipped to April.  That also means the arrival of the last of the LE2013's.  Last, but most certainly not least, Washington Red Mountain Cabernet Merlot is now available for purchase at Just Fine Wine.  For those who placed a pre-order for the final installment of this year's limited edition wines, the kits have arrived at the shop are ready for you to come and start them or pick them up for making at home. Just drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, to get things underway.  Then it's just a short eight weeks until we will be sipping this magnificent blend.

 

April - Washington Cabernet Merlot

April - Washington Cabernet Merlot

 

REGION: Red Mountain, Washington. Red Mountain in Washington State is graced with southwest facing slopes for warmer temperatures and more sunlight hours than any other part of the Columbia Valley. The Yakima River moderates temperature, and the cool air flowing from the north prevents frost from forming, allowing grapes to safely hang for extended periods.

WINE: A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit. The tannins in this wine call for grilled meat and game: steak with blue cheese butter, saddle of venison, and especially roasted lamb with herbs.

FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Rosemary-Dijon Lamb Skewers:

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

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

PRICE: $185 On-Premise | $125 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.


 

 

Unique. Exceptional. Limited.

Feb 28, 2014

 

 

Introducing the NEW Selection Australian Grenache Rosé. This elegant wine offers crisp hints of red cherry, fresh strawberry and a barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Summer is right around the corner and you will be able to enjoy Selection Australian Grenache Rosé this summer with your favourite summer salads and barbecue fare. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal was produced so be sure to act fast. Delay and you can be sure that they will all be gone! Secure your order today with Just Fine Wine. Selection Australian Grenache Rosé 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: Order Yours Today!

 

This Summer Set Up Your Own Backyard Lemonade Stand

Feb 27, 2014

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to introduce New Hard Pink Lemonade and Hard Limeade - available for a limited time only!   
Get ready to set up your own back yard lemonade stand this Summer with these delicious, super refreshing, tart yet sweet Island Mist flavours.

Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are happy to introduce New Hard Pink Lemonade and Hard Limeade - available for a limited time only!   
Get ready to set up your own back yard lemonade stand this Summer with these delicious, super refreshing, tart yet sweet Island Mist flavours.

New Hard Lime is refreshingly tart with flavours of freshly squeezed limes and 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 New Island Mists

 

The One You Have Been Waiting For Has Arrived

Feb 27, 2014

The one you have been waiting for has arrived. LE2013's number one pre-order, Oregon Pinot Noir, has arrived in store at Just Fine Wine and is ready for you to get under way. For those who have place a pre-order for this exciting varietal please stop by the shop and we can get your wine kit(s) started. After a brief eight weeks, you will be enjoying this superb Pinot from the prestigious Willamette Valley. 

The one you have been waiting for has arrived. LE2013's number one pre-order, Oregon Pinot Noir, has arrived in store at Just Fine Wine and is ready for you to get under way. For those who have place a pre-order for this exciting varietal please stop by the shop and we can get your wine kit(s) started. After a brief eight weeks, you will be enjoying this superb Pinot from the prestigious Willamette Valley. 

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders for the April LE, please keep in mind we have until the 15th of March to add to our order.

 

March - Oregon Pinot Noir

March - Oregon Pinot Noir

 

REGION: Willamette Valley, Oregon. Stretching from the Columbia River in the north to Eugene in the south, the Willamette Valley is nestled between the Oregon Coast Range in the West to the Cascade Mountains along the Pacific Coast. The climate is mild with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers, allowing delicate, aromatic grapes to flourish.

WINE: Deep ruby with garnet highlights Oregon Pinot Noir as a poet rather than a linebacker, and its character is defined almost as much in the elisions between its delicate scents and ethereal aromas as it is from its rich fruit and finesse. Aromas of red cherry, bright raspberry and strawberry give way to the delicate scent of violets, and the tannins are lustrously smooth and full on the palate. The delicacy of this wine allows it to pair with subtle dishes, from the classic Boeuf Bourgignon to game, roast turkey, pan-seared salmon and rich fish such as cod.

AGING: Pan Seared Cod with Fresh Tomato & Olive Salad:

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $185 On-Premise | $125 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

 

  

 

 

Dynamic Duo

Feb 12, 2014

Introducing a fresh, new Island Mist flavour just in time for summer. New Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz has candied strawberry and watermelon aromas; light body, and the medium sweet flavour of refreshing strawberry and watermelon.

Introducing a fresh, new Island Mist flavour just in time for summer. New Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz has candied strawberry and watermelon aromas; light body, and the medium sweet flavour of refreshing strawberry and watermelon.

Strawberry and Watermelon is a natural flavour combination and a perfect addition to the Island Mist line of wines. We’ve taken fruity and spicy white shiraz and infused it with the flavours of refreshingly sweet strawberry and watermelon for an irresistible, lip smackingly delicious Island Mist.

Island Mist wine kits are light, refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping with friends and family. They take just four weeks from start to finish and are drinkable right away.  Island Mist products yield 23 litres (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished beverage and are priced at $125 (On-Premise) or $70 (Kit-Only).

 

Strawberry Watermelon MartiniServing Idea

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas:

Combine Island Mist Strawberry Watermelon with Ice and Tequila (to taste) in a blender and mix to desired consistency. Serve in salt rimmed margarita glasses garnished with a wedge of fresh watermelon. Enjoy!

 

Introducing Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz

 

Pacific Quartet is Here!

Feb 11, 2014

February has arrived and with comes the return of the most popular white limited edition of all times: Pacific Quartet. If you placed a pre-order for this amazing wine, the kits have arrived in-store and are ready to get under way. Just drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. Then in just eight short weeks, we will once again be revelling in the magnificence of Pacific Quartet. 

February has arrived and with comes the return of the most popular white limited edition of all times: Pacific Quartet. If you placed a pre-order for this amazing wine, the kits have arrived in-store and are ready to get under way. Just drop into Just Fine Wine, if you have not done so already, and we can get yours started. Then in just eight short weeks, we will once again be revelling in the magnificence of Pacific Quartet. 

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders for the March and April Limited Editions, please keep in mind we have until the 15th of each month prior to their release to add to our order.

 

 

February - Pacific Quartet

February - Pacific Quartet

REGION: The Pacific Rim, encompassed by North and South America on one side and Australia on the other, has micro-climates that match those from all over the world, from the blazing sunshine to crisp mountain air, and soils ranging from sandy loam, stony red clay, nearly pure limestone and everything in between. The range and variety provide perfect terroir for almost any grape, and Winexpert has searched out the best for this blend, reaching all the way from one side of the Pacific to the other.

WINE: The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavours of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Viognier from Chile gives apricots, blossoms and stone fruit. Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple. Gewürztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia’s Murray-Darling Valley gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this wine has a range of fruit character and enough acidity to stand up to a wide range of foods, particularly spicy and savory dishes, including Thai cuisine, grilled fish, herbed roast chicken or salmon, but is delicious enough for sipping by itself on a golden afternoon on a patio or deck.

FOOD PAIRING: Maple Soy Salmon with Green Pea Purée:

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry        BODY: Full        ALCOHOL: 11.5%*

PRICE: $185 On-Premise | $125 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

 

 

 

January LE2013's Available Now

Jan 16, 2014

 

 

Shake off the doldrums of Winter. The January LE2013's have arrived and are ready to start at Just Fine Wine. If you placed a pre-order for one or both of the South African varietals (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon or Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne), please drop into the shop, if you have not already, and we can get your wine underway. In just 8 or so weeks we'll once again be enjoying a brand new delicious Limited Edition wine.

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders for the February, March and April Limited Editions, please keep in mind we have until the 15th of each month prior to their release to add to our order.

 

January - South African Shiraz Cabernet with Grape Skins

 

January - South African Shiraz Cabernet with Grape Skins

 

REGION: Worcester Vineyards, South Africa. The sunny southern tip of Africa bathes Worcester vineyards, located north of Capetown, with immense sunshine hours and heat. Luckily the proximity of the Indian and Atlantic oceans not only brings much needed rain, but also the perfect Mediterranean climate to grow extremely ripe, rich grapes.

WINE: This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz, with a hint of earthiness. As it ages it will show ever more blackberry along with plum and a hint of tobacco leading to rich vanilla and toasty-smoky notes. Definitely a carnivore’s wine, this will complement grilled meat, roasts and game, but will also work extremely well with mushroom risotto.

FOOD PAIRING: Classic Braised Beef Short Ribs:

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium Full        ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PAIR WITH: Lamb Sandwich

PRICE: $190 On-Premise | $130 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions

 


 

January - South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne

January - South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Rousanne

REGION: Paarl, South Africa. Blessed by the same combination of hot sunshine and moderating ocean breezes that favour Worcester, the Paarl is encompassed by huge granite outcroppings that provide rain shadows to the vineyards and produce the sandy, mineral-laden soils. Low yields in these soils (less than 2 tons per acre) allow the vines to concentrate all of their growth on pristine, intense fruit.

WINE: The three grapes make a unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy: crisp, but honeyed, with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes. The depth and complexity of this white wine make it an excellent partner with richly flavoured foods: curries, Satay, and South-Asian dishes, along with creamy or buttery sauces and soups.

FOOD PAIRING: Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup:

CLICK HERE for Recipe.

CLICK HERE for Recipe Video.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $185 On-Premise | $125 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.