August Newsletter

Just in case you’re wondering… no, we did not send out a July newsletterthe month seemed to slip right by us!

So, without further ado….

  • August Specials
  • 2 NEW additions to the Cellar Classic Winery Series line
  • Back by Popular Demand! 2 more formerly Restricted Quantity wine kits now available in the regular line
  • The Return of a Classic : Brew House Oktoberfest
  • Craft with Confidence… Sip with Pride!
  • Sneak Peak of Cru Select Specialty Wines available in the fall
  • August Oak Barrel Aging: Cru Select Italian Amarone
  • Exclusive Conner’s Wine Cellar Reward Points Program!

August Specials:

Cheeky Monkey 4-week Gewurztraminer or Shiraz $74/kit (reg $79)

Cru Select 6-week Italian Amarone $109/kit (reg $119)

Unique to the Valpolicella region of Italy, this Amarone is packed with rich raspberry, blackberry and cassis flavours. Deep, dark and inviting, the finish is long, lingering and full of ripe tannins.

Oak 5 | Body 5 | Sweetness 0

NEW Cellar Classic Winery Series $139/kit

Tempranillo Cabernet

Two of Spain’s noble wines are blended together to craft this modern and exciting wine. Mushroom, dried fruit and black pepper entice the nose and gracefully follow through to the palate. Cabernet Winery Grape Skins combined with American and Hungarian toast oak add smooth tannins and complexity.

Oak 5 | Body 4 | Sweetness 0

Chilean Carmenère

Chile’s low humidity and slight breeze from the Pacific Ocean provide ideal growing conditions to slowly mature Carmenère grapes and allows for their full flavour profile to be reached. Medium to full bodied in nature, this wine will tempt you with cherries and strawberries on the nose, followed by dates and chocolate
on the palate. Fermented on Carmenère Winery Grape Skins and toasted oak, this wine can be consumed relatively young.

Oak 2-3 | Body 4 | Sweetness 0

Back By Popular Demand! 2 more formerly Restricted Quantity wine kits now available in the regular line!

ARGENTINEAN TRIO (Viognier, Riesling, Chardonnay)  $115 / kit

A delightful blend that highlights the apricot and floral notes of Viognier, the minerality of Riesling with the tropical aromas of Chardonnay. Fresh and balanced fruitiness complimented by hints of vanilla.

Oak 0 | Body 4 | Sweetness 0

BC RED MERITAGE $119 / kit

A wonderfully rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it opens with aromas of vanilla, chocolate and leather. On the palate, there are flavours of plum and black currant with a touch of cloves accented by Hungarian oak shavings which are enhanced by fermenting over Cabernet-Merlot GenuWine
Winery Dried Grape Skins.

Oak 4 | Body 4 | Sweetness 0

The Return of a Classic : Brew House Oktoberfest

Brew House Oktoberfest $36 / kit

Oktoberfest is steeped in tradition and is typically an opportunity for the brewer to showcase the best of his craft. Historically brewed in spring and stored in cool caves over summer, the beer would reach its peak of flavour just in time for the fall festival. The Oktoberfest style has survived and continues to flourish today.

Oktoberfest is so complex and balanced that the overall character can only be achieved through the use of the highest quality ingredients. We use the finest Munich and Crystal malts and counter this with the best noble aromatic hops (for both aroma and bitterness). Balance and complexity are the ultimate goal of Oktoberfest brewing, and we are confident that you will find just that in our kit.

Craft with Confidence… Sip with Pride!

Below is a message from our wine kit supplier RJ Spagnols:

We take great pride in the quality and effort we put into each wine kit produced. This is
why we were ecstatic when, for a fourth year in a row, our wine kits were awarded with the
most medals at the 2010 Winemaker International Amateur Wine Competition!

For those not familiar with this competition, it is the largest amateur wine competition in
the world! Winning the most medals volumes about the quality of RJ Spagnols wines. And
to add to our accolades our RQ2010 German Ehrenfelser won Best Wine Kit of Show and
our Cru Orchard Breezin’ Mist Acai Raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon won Best Wine of Show
Sparking! They were selected as best wines from over 4500 entrants!

This year’s competition honoured us with 415 medals and 2 best of show awards!

With any wine kit you select, we are confident that you will be as proud of your RJ
Spagnols wine as we are from the simplicity to make our wines to their ultimate award
winning quality. You will be proud to serve your wine to family and friends or promote to
your consumers. We guarantee it!

Sneak peek of our Cru Select Specialty Wines that are coming this Fall

More detailed information will be coming very shortly from RJ Spagnols

RJ Spagnols Cru Specialty line of unique wines are receiving accolades and winning record breaking awards
at the Winemaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This year RJ Spagnols is excited to announce
that the favourites you’ve asked for will be returning along with 3 soon to become holiday must
haves. These wines will all be available September 13th on a limited basis, first come first serve.
Please order your kits early to avoid disappointment! Enjoy a glass or two in the company of good
friends… Because every day is Special!

Orange Chocolate Port Style $105/kit
This rich specialty wine is an intricate mélange of lively flavours that tempt the nose and reward the
palate. Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set gracefully against a frame of refreshing citrus and vanilla
notes. The palate is endowed with a full-bodied experience and a finely balanced combination
of delicious chocolate, hints of orange peel and a medium sweet finish.

White Chocolate White Port Style $105/kit
The senses are awakened by this thick, honey coloured wine and it’s rich, fruity nose. Hints of
toasted hazelnut and vanilla are balanced perfectly by velvety smooth white chocolate. Irresistibly
sweet on it’s own, serve chilled as an after dinner indulgence or try it half and half with tonic water
and a slice of lemon over ice as a refreshing cocktail. Especially delicious paired with dark chocolate,
hazelnuts or salted cashews

Apple Tatin White Port
This decadent white port will have you reminiscing of freshly baked, warm, apple pie. Its bouquet is
filled with warm flavours of tart apples perfectly balanced with rich, sweet toffee. Hints of cinnamon
and brown sugar complete the experience in this soon to become holiday tradition. This port is extraordinary
on its own but will make the perfect addition to your favourite apple martini recipe.

Riesling Ice Wine Style
A must for every wine cellar, Icewine is the perfect end to any meal and a great addition to your
favourite cocktails. Riesling’s acidity adds the perfect balance to the intense sweetness. Sinfully
delicious with intense apricots, apples and pears on the nose, following through to tempting flavours
of honey and lychee that linger on the palate. The perfect finish to any meal, pair this nectar with
strong cheeses, custard desserts or foie gras.

Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style $115/kit
Its glistening ruby red colour will catch your eye while its nose promises a mouth watering experience.
Your palate will be overcome with flavours of sweet and tart red berries and apricots. A lingering
honey finish will have you craving more. The rich berry flavours will pair perfectly with chocolate
covered strawberries or your favourite dark chocolate dessert.

August Oak Barrel Aging Offer!

Cru Select Italian Amarone
$179 (includes wine kit, vintner’s fee, 3 months of oak barrel aging)


Let us know what kind of wine you would be interested in Oak Barrel Aging!

New Reward Points Program!

We are excited to announce that we have upgraded our ‘frequent buyer card’ program to our exciting “Reward Points Program”.  This program lets you earn points not just for purchasing full priced wine kits as in the past, but for every dollar you spend!

Spend your points as you earn them for instant rewards or save them up for even bigger deals!

Earn points: $1 spent = 1 point earned
Points earned on ALL purchases  of kits, supplies & services -even sale items and  to-go items!
The longer you save up, the more valuable your points become!

Replaces “10th kit free” program

Reward Chart:

Points Reward
150 $5 off coupon
175 pocket corkscrew
225 bent over bottle holder
275 $10 off coupon
300 case of 12 bottles
450 $20 off coupon
500 wooden wine crate
600 oak barrel aging (when monthly OBA feature purchased)
700 brewhouse beer kit
800 .free service fee
850 vinoka cider or cooler kit
950 VDV 9l kit, red or white
1000 Orchard Breezin’ kit
1100 Cheeky Monkey kit
1200 GCI kit
1300 CC White kit
1350 CC Red kit
1400 CS white kit
1450 CS Red kit
1600 CCWS kit
1700 Kenridge Founders white kit
1750 Kenridge Founders red kit
1900 En Primeur white kit
2000 En Primeur red kit
2500 EP Gift Pack (Includes 1 red EP, 2 wooden crates,30 bottles, and 3 months of oak barrel aging – must pay service fee)

If you would like to know how many points you have, just ask!

Rewards chart available in store for you to take home.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we hope to see you soon!


Carole and Calvin

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