January 2013 Newsletter

  • Happy New Year!
  • January Specials and Features
  • January / February / March Oak Barrel Aging Features
  • February Customer Appreciation and 6th Anniversary Event
  • RQ Wine Kits are here!
  • En Primeur Super Tuscan Coming Soon
  • Hightails available while quantities last!
  • Toasted Caramel Port Almost Gone!
  • What’s New?


Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a fabulous time over the holiday season! Thank you again for all of your continued support over the last year! We would like to wish you all joy, health, and happiness for the year ahead!


January Specials and Features:


Cellar Classic Pinot Noir

6-week 15L        Reg: $115/kit       Sale: $102/kit

This fruity, medium-bodied red wine is delicate, yet rich in complexity, with a warm, oaky flavour.


Cellar Classic Johannisberg Riesling

6-week 15L      Reg: $112/kit         Sale: $98/kit

Dry, fruity and well balanced with hints of peach and apricot.


Grand Cru International California Chardonnay

5-week 12L Reg: $89/kit Sale: $79/kit

Captivating flavours of green apple and tropical fruit enhance an upfront floral bouquet in this full-bodied golden wine. It will develop to reveal layers of ripe fruit and integrated oak.


Orchard Breezin Blackberry Merlot

4-week 5.5L        Reg: $69/kit        Sale: $60/kit

Reward your passion for intense exotic flavours with this garnet-coloured red wine.  Colourful tastes of juicy blackberries and ripe currants round out a truly flavourful experience to share with friends.


Orchard Breezin Peach Chardonnay

4-week 5.5L       Reg: $69/kit        Sale: $60/kit

The luscious scent of ripe peaches explodes from this exceptionally crisp, flavourful wine. Pale straw in colour, this wine is a natural addition to a lazy afternoon or an evening barbecue.


January / February / March Oak Barrel Aging Features:


January Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

CCWS Spanish Tempranillo Cabernet

$220 + tax

Price Includes Wine Kit, Service Fee, 3 Months Oak Barrel Aging


Mushroom, dried fruit and black pepper entice the nose and gracefully follow through to the palate. GenuWine Winery Grape Skins combined with American and Hungarian toasted oak add smooth tannins and complexity.


February Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

CCWS California Cabernet Sauvignon

$220 + tax

Price Includes Wine Kit, Service Fee, 3 Months Oak Barrel Aging


This complex, full-bodied wine has a deep garnet colour with an appealing aroma of plump blackberries, sweet vanilla and fresh violets. Notes of blackberries, cherries and pepper spice grace the palate, enhanced with rich tannins extracted from the GenuWine Winery Grape Skins.


March Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

CCWS Chilean Carmenere

$220 + tax

Price Includes Wine Kit, Service Fee, 3 Months Oak Barrel Aging


Medium to full bodied, this wine will tempt you with cherries and strawberries on the nose followed through with dates and chocolate on the palate. Fermented on GenuWine Winery Grape Skins and toasted oak, this wine can be consumed relatively young, although
will benefit with age.



February Customer Appreciation and 6th Anniversary Event

Come help us celebrate our 6th Anniversary! Instead of having a one day party/sale as in previous years, we have decided to extend our celebration to last a whole week! For the week of February 16th through February 23rd, we are offering 20% off selected in-stock wine kits while quantities last, as well as a chance to wine one of three $100 Gift Certificates!

We look forward to seeing you!



RQ Wine Kits are here!

Those of you who have had the Restricted Quantity wines in the past know how excellent they are!  Always highly sought after and always award winning – you don’t want to miss out!

Alsatian Riesling       $125/kit – available now!

Lead by intense aromas of citrus, green apple, grapefruit, and slight hints of minerality on the nose, this refreshing white wine is sure to be a favourite. The back note of peach and apricot is the perfect finish to this food friendly wine.

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon         $140/kit – available now!

Notes of fresh black fruit and ripe red fruit are the perfect aromatic combination for this rich red wine.  Spice and hints of vanilla on the palate lend a pleasant intensity while soft tannins create a perfect finish. Includes GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins.

 Stay Tuned for the arrival of February’s RQ available by pre-order!

Australian Grenache Syrah      $140/kit – available February

Fragrant blend of exotic spices, pepper, and earth notes on the nose perfectly compliment the full flavour of dark fruit on the palate. This easy-to-drink wine features hints of herbaceous notes, adding a savory edge to the finish.


En Primeur Super Tuscan – Coming Soon!

En Primeur Super Tuscan


Oak 4 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Balanced acidity and a velvety mouthfeel best describes the En Primeur Super Tuscan. With bursting flavours of plum, cassis, cherry, and red currant, blended with subtle notes of leather, spice, and licorice it’s no wonder this wine is perfect for food pairing with famous Italian dishes.


En Primeur Hightails Available while quantities last!

Hightail’s unique process allows us to bring you vineyard fressh grapes that are picked,  pressed and packaged within 48 hours! Available while quantities last!

Niagara Riesling    $169/kit

Oak 3       Body 3        Sweetness 0

Regarded as a great world wine, Rieslings are fast becoming a staple for Canada’s Niagara region. Its ability to age gracefully and pair with almost any meal makes this Hightail Riesling a must have for every wine cellar. This medium-bodied wine is dry in style,
with abundant notes of apple, stone fruit, and subtle notes of minerality. This wine delivers the perfect balance of fruit and acidity.

Okanagan Chardonnay    $169/kit

Oak 3 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Pale gold wine has hints of pineapple, mango, and apple on the nose, with sweet floral honey on the palate. A lively acidity and delicate French oak delivers a balanced, complex wine.

Okanagan Syrah        $175/kit

Oak 3       Body 3         Sweetness 0

This medium-bodied red is rich in aromas of ripe red fruit and slight hints of black pepper, leather and spice on the palate. The medium tannins on the finish are a truly great expression of an Okanagan-style Syrah.


Toasted Caramel Port Almost Gone!

You don’t want to miss out on this special seasonal kit that won’t be available until next Christmas!

Toasted Caramel Port  $99/kit

Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied port combines rich caramel aroma with the robust flavours of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish.


What’s New?

We always like to keep our customers informed of any changes in our store or procedures.
Here is what is new with our store over the last month:

  • We now have a new chip reader debit/credit machine for the security of all your purchases!  It now runs over an encrypted internet link, so checkout is now five times faster than the old dialup line!
  • We have painted the floor again, and done our Spring cleaning early!
  • We’ve added new barrel racks for our oak barrels for a more efficient use of space!
  • Our website www.ConnersWineCellar.com is now smart phone enabled!
  • There’s a new face at Conner’s Wine Cellar, her name is Daisy!  We have finally hired our first official employee!
  • If playing phone tag is not your thing, we can now email, tweet or text you to let you know when your wine is ready and when booking your bottling appointments!


Carole and Calvin

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