December ’11 Newsletter

  • Holiday Hours and closure
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Glad Hatter Promotion
  • Last Chance to for RQ pre-orders
  • Jan/Feb/Mar oak barrel aging features
  • sign up to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
  • Cellar Craft dealer
  • limited edition Cheeky Monkey 20Eleven Red and 20Eleven White wine kits
  • Gift Certificates & Wine gifting bags and boxes available!


Holiday Hours and Closure

Our holiday hours are as follows:

We are open regular hours with our last day open being Saturday December 24th, and we will be closed through January 1st, resuming regular store hours Monday January 2nd.


Merry Christmas!

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all our customers for your continued support! Thanks to you we have had our best year yet, and hope that we can continue to grow as a business and provide you with the best service possible!

We would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!



Glad Hatter Promotion

Glad Hatter is having a promotion with an awesome grand prize! See below for details!


Runs from Dec 1, 2011 to Jan 31, 2012

Must be of legal drinking age in province of entry

Open to residents of all provinces – EXCLUDING QC

Enter through website or Facebook ONLY – no in-store entries

1 Grand prize:

4 days, 3 nights trip to Napa Valley

Includes return airfare from selected airports

Hotel accommodation at a selected hotel

Visa gift card of $800 for car rental and spending money

Private wine tour and gift package at selected winery

Full details at

Winner picked by random draw on Feb 12, 2012

All entrants receive a $5 coupon towards a Glad Hatter kit purchase and will be directed to their nearest Academy retailer



Last Chance for RQ Pre-Orders!


Here is a list of the exciting restricted quantity wine kits for 2012:

December 2011 California Hang Ten $129/kit (available now!)

Muscat Symphony Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 2

A luscious blend with flavours and aromas of peach, apricot, baked apple, and pear. This soft white also has a hint of tropical fruit.


January 2012 Spain Toro $129/kit

Monastrell Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

Oak 4 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Red ripe fruits with a little bit of anise, hay/straw, dried prune, cherries and blackcurrant entice the nose. coffee with black pepper or dried leaves are layered with the sweetness of fresh cherries and strawberries. With Hungarian Oak Cubes.


February 2012 Argentinia Tango (with Grape Skins) $139/kit

Tempranillo Malbec

Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Rich flavours of ripened cherries and dried prunes carry throughout. The dark notes present a hint of chocolate or coffee. Aromas of eucalyptus, violets, black cherry and black currants entice the nose while the sweet ripe apple finish will have you wanting more. Will come with 250g Dried Genuwine Merlot skins, French and American oak chips.


March 2012 Australia Down Under $139/kit

Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

The unique red, rich, fruit flavours are topped with aromas of redcurrants, chokeberry with hints of sour cherry and cherry, dried fruit notes are present in the nose and dried prunes or figs in taste. Will come with 250g Dried Genuwine Cabernet Merlot skins and French oak.


April 2012 Australia Down Under  $129/kit

Syrah Merlot Rosé

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 1

This Rosé offers floral notes of honey. Flavours of strawberry, raspberry, fresh apples, fig. On the finish it delivers extra light tannins and a slightly sweet finish.

The RJS Cru Select Restricted Quantity wine kits are highly sought after and always fantastic. Not only do our customers rave about them but they always win many awards at the International Wine Maker competiton every year. You don’t want to miss out! Reserve your kits today!


January, February, and March Oak Barrel Aging Features:


En Primeur California Cabernet Sauvignon $247

(Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging)

1 space left so act fast!



Cru Select Australian Shiraz $191

Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging

3 spaces still available!



Cru Select Chilean Malbec $191

Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging

4 spaces available!


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Cellar Craft Dealer

And you thought we already had the most extensive selection of wine kits and products available than any other U-vin in Chilliwack!

One of our suppliers, Global Vintners, has just acquired the entire Cellar Craft line, so stay tuned for news on the latest wine kits available to us from Cellar Craft! This selection will fit in nicely to our already extensive selection of RJ Spagnols and Vineco products!

Limited edition Cheeky Monkey 20Eleven Red and 20Eleven White wine kits

They’re here for a good time, but not a long time!

20Eleven White $89/kit

This Chilean blend of Viognier and Chardonnay is sure to shake up your taste buds with extraordinary bursts of flavour. Due to Chile’s hot summers and cool coastal breezes this region is ideal for grape growing, and producing outstanding wines. Fruity and fresh, you can expect notes of peach, apricot, violet and citrus on the palate and nose. A balanced white leaving you with a sweet and crisp finish.


20Eleven Red $89/kit

Chile is known for its delicious Carménère grape varietal, and Cheeky has taken it up a notch by blending it with a smooth Merlot. This spicy infusion is sure to please as, aromas of smoke, dark cherries and mint add a complex texture on the nose. Flavours of blackcurrant, dark berries with vibrant fruit characteristics fill the palate leaving you with a medium-bodied, satisfying finish.

Gift Certificates & Wine gifting bags and boxes available!

Waited until the last minute to buy for that home brewer or wine lover on your list? No worries!

We have gift certificates available in any denomination! We also have wine gift boxes, gift bags, wooden wine crates, corkscrews, fancy bottle toppers, and many other gift ideas available in store!

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