Recently we attended a Winexpert conference and learned what is selling best in B.C.'s commercial liquor and wine stores. It was interesting to discover what is most popular with wine drinkers as well as to try to uncover why. We also wanted to figure out what we had that was comparable to these popular wines. We thought you might like to know too.
Of the five best selling commercial wines in the province (see full list below), there are a few things that standout:
- The group is comprised of three reds and two whites.
- Three are single varietals and two are blends.
- Four can be found under $10 (before tax) in commercial liquor and wine stores.
- Three are Canadian wines. Two are imports.
- Three are available in bag in box format.
- "Sweet" wines, particularly reds, are gaining much more acceptance these days especially among the younger generations.
Granted we are working with an extremely small sample size; however, the fact that they are the best selling wines can be telling. The most significant thing that becomes apparent, and not surprisingly, is that a large portion of wine purchasers in B.C. clearly appreciate value: a decent product at a good price point.
Providing our clients amazing value is, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Just Fine Wine. With this in mind, we think you will be happy to know that we have comparable (we would argue better) wines for all five of these best sellers. You may be happier to know that our wines have the commercial price points beat....handily.
In no particular order, here are B.C.'s current best selling commercial wines along with a comparable wine kit that can be found at Just Fine Wine:
|Commercial Best Seller||If You Like That, Try This||Just Fine Wine Kit Description|
|Jackson Triggs Proprietor's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon|
Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (4-5 Week).
Price per bottle = $4.41
|A bold, medium-bodied red wine with rich black fruit and hints of spice. Excellent to partner with rack of lamb.|
|Copper Moon Malbec|
World Vineyard Chilean Malbec (4-5 Week).
Price per bottle = $4.58
|Malbec makes wines of great power and character, with blackberry, plums, tar, red pepper, sweet cherry, spice, licorice and deep bittersweet chocolate, or espresso. Serve with game meats.|
|Apothic Red Winemakers Blend|
Selection California Enigma (6-8 Week).
Price per bottle = $5.74
|Unoaked and off-dry, Enigma brings intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Pairs well with pretty much everything from pizza to pasta and a particularly great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade.|
|Peller Estates Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Grigio|
World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio (4-5 Week).
Price per bottle = $4.58
|A zippy, dry white wine with floral notes on the nose and plenty of fruit on the palate. Amazing for sipping and a perfect wine to accompany a picnic.|
|Hardy's Stamp of Australia Riesling-Gewurztraminer|
Selection Australian Traminer-Riesling (6-8 Week).
Price per bottle $5.74
|Floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. A great off-dry wine for sipping and excellent to serve with Asian cuisine, soft cheeses, oily fish and especially smoked salmon.|
Using these wines for example, at the low end of the spectrum you're saving in the neighbourhood of $2 per bottle when you make a comparable wine at Just Fine Wine. On its own two dollars may not seem very significant to some; however, if you do the math on a conservative consumption of 2 bottles per week*, you save over $200 after only one year! On the high end, using the same consumption pattern, you save over $950 a year! Incredible! (* 2 bottles per week works out to be a consumption of roughly 3.5 batches per year)
Stop by Just Fine Wine today to get your next batch underway and breathe easy knowing that you are receiving top tier wines at a price that just can't be beat.
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For the very first time we are offering oak barrel aging of Selection California Enigma. If you're one of those who helped make Apothic Red a best selling wine, Enigma is right up you're alley and waaaaay easier on your pocket book. The wine will be ready for bottling at the end of November/beginning of December - perfect for the holidays. Space is limited so don't miss out on this one. Contact us now to reserve yours.
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