January 2014 Newsletter

  • Happy New Year!
  • January specials and Oak Barrel Aging Feature
  • RQ 2014 releases – first 3 now available!
  • NEW from Orchard Breezin’: Tropical Lime!
  • NEW from En Primeur: French Viognier!
  • Port Rename
  • What else is new?

 


 

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you a heartfelt Happy New Year and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and inspiring 2014! Don’t forget to prepare for the year ahead by filling your wine cellar with the perfect libation for every occasion!


 

January specials:

For this month’s special, we have selected a variety of in-stock wine kits, available while quantities last:

(there were more than this on special, but they have  sold out already before I had a chance to write this newsletter!)

Cheeky Monkey 4-wk Sauvignon Blanc $69/kit
Cru Select Toasted Caramel Port $79/kit
Orchard Breezin’ Lounge Lemon Lime Margarita $39/kit

(Prices listed are kit prices. Add $46.55 vinter fee to be made on-premise)


 

January Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

Cellar Classic Winery Series California Cabernet Sauvignon $228.05

(Price Includes Premium wine kit, service fee, 3 months Oak Barrel Aging, tax)

4 Spaces available so act fast!

If you are interested in Oak Barrel Aging a particular type of wine, please let us know, so we can contact you if that becomes our Oak Barrel Aging feature! With that said, if you are interested in filling a whole barrel (4 batches of the same type of wine), you can do so at any time. As well, for filling a whole barrel, you will receive 1/2 price Oak Barrel Aging (you save $60!).


 

Cru Select Restricted Quantity Wine Kits 2014

Try one or try all, you definitely won’t be disappointed! Always award winning and highly sought-after, sign-up now so you don’t miss out! Three fabulous wines from the southern hemisphere are available now, while quantities last, followed by two wines from the northern hemisphere available in March.
Try them all and experience the world of wines! Pre-Orders start now, so make sure you sign up now so you don’t miss out!
Sign up via email, facebook, phone, or in-store.

ARGENTINA TORRONTES
NOW AVAILABLE!
$125/kit
Fragrant aromas of fresh lemon, orange, and floral notes lead to a ripe and vibrant style of Torrontés
Oak 0 Body 3 Sweetness 0

AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER
NOW AVAILABLE!
$149/kit
This wine begins with aromas of cherry, blackberry, and violets as well as hints of pepper, vanilla, and chocolate that integrate through on the palate.
Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0

AUSTRALIA SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC
NOW AVAILABLE!
$125/kit
This classic blend of two white grape varieties provides fragrant fruit and floral overtones on the nose, showing an interesting interaction of citrus, stone fruit, gooseberry, straw and a hint of oak spice.
Oak 1 Body 3 Sweetness 0

ITALY NERO D’AVOLA
$129/kit Release: MARCH 2014
The refined combination of black cherry, blackberry, and plum on the palate are complemented by the slight edge of tart cranberry on the finish.
Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

SPAIN MONASTRELL PETIT VERDOT
$149/kit Release: MARCH 2014
Medium-bodied and well-balanced, this wine features dense flavours of black fruit, smoke, cedar and hints of vanilla on the palate.
Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0


 

NEW from Orchard Breezin’: Tropical Lime!

$69/kit or $155.55 made on-premise

Orchard Breezin’ is proud to announce its latest limited release! Available March 2014

Tropical Lime

Fresh and zesty lime notes are perfectly balanced with the subtle flavour of coconut and citrus back notes. The Orchard Breezin’ Tropical Lime is sure to be a warm weather pleaser!


 

NEW from En Primeur: French Viognier!

EP French Viognier
(available this Spring)

$169/kit or $215.55 made on-premise

This wine opens with an intense floral bouquet and aromas of apricots and peach. Notes of lush peach and honeysuckle on the palate are perfectly balanced with a crisp acidity. Suggested food pairing: grilled seafood, lobster or shrimp in rich sauces.


 

Port Rename

Well here we go again! To add to all of the name changes we’ve been dealing with over the past year, here is another one! Due to Port being an EU protected name, effective January 1, 2014 any subsequent production of our Cru Select Specialty Port styles, with be renamed to Dessert Wine. (ie: Orange Chocolate Dessert Wine, Toasted Caramel Dessert Wine, etc..)
Have no fear, we still have the Port you know and love, it just has a different name now.

A few other big name changes to take note of:

Barolo is now Nebbiolo

Brunello is now Sangiovese

Chianti is now Sangiovese Merlot



What else is new? 

What else is new with Conner’s Wine Cellar? Well, we’re glad you asked!

We now have 2 fully-functioning wine bottling stations, equipped with their own automatic corkers! What this means is that in our super busy seasons, we are able to have 2 bottlers at the same time if need be, OR if you have more than one batch of wine to bottle, and you bring enough helpers, you can bottle both batches at the same time to save time!

The other big addition is our bottle washing machine! This bottle washer washes, rinses, and sanitizes  all your bottles in one easy step! The bottle washing machine is best suited for those bottles that have been sitting in your garage for a while, or perhaps you forgot to rinse your bottles after emptying them.  For those cleaner bottles that just need a quick rinse, the 12 bottle rinser is still available if you prefer, and you will still need to squirt the sulphite into your bottles before filling them. (The potassium metabisulphite is the stuff that pulls the oxygen out of the bottle so your wine lasts longer) Either way, it’s nice to have options, right?

 


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“Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Bonne cuisine et bon vin, c’est le paradis sur terre.” (Good food and good wine, this is heaven on earth.) – Henry IV

Cheers, Calvin and Carole

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