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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

 

 

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.