Happy Holidays

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630 Front Street, Nelson BC, V1L4B7 Canada, just off Highway 3A in West Arm Plaza, (250) 352 5423 Business Hours in December: Tue-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sat 9:30am - 4pm, Sun & Mon Closed. Winter Business Hours January - April 19th: Tue-Fri 1pm - 7pm, Sat 9:30am - 4pm, Sun & Mon Closed.

A handful of ‘privilege deals’ for our loyal newsletter customers: Crazy Deals, Free Oak Barrel treatment and 5% extra off the wine of the month. Our season opening schedule and a list of the suggested wine pairings for the recipes in our calendar. If you have not got yours yet, please get in to pick up your copy.



December Store Opening

For the Holiday Weeks December 25th to Friday 9th please note our revised business hours:

December 25th to January 1st              CLOSED
January Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd     OPEN
January Sunday 4th to Friday 9th          CLOSED
From January Saturday 10th                OPEN WINTER BUSINESS HOURS



Winter Business Hours

From Saturday,  January 10th we resume operation based on our winter business hours. Appointments for bottling will be scheduled such that you will continue to receive the outstanding service you are used to.

In effect from Tuesday January, 13 to April 12, 2015 we operate the store under extended business hours to maintain service levels and accommodate those who have a hard time during the day to do their shopping or bottling.

Winter Business Hours in effect Tuesday January 13thto April 12th

Sunday - Monday           Closed
Tuesday – Friday           1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturday                        9.30 am – 4.00 pm



Privilege deals for newsletter customers

Wine of the month
Our wines of the month are the Italian Barolo (Nebbiolo) and the Pinot Grigio in both the 5 weeks and the 8 weeks kits. Newsletter accounts get 15% off.

TV Pinot Grigio - Italy

TV Pinot Grigio - Italy 15% off

Pale yellow, this medium-bodied wine exudes apple, pear and melon essences. With lively acidity and a touch of spice on the finish, it's a perfect wine for everyday enjoyment.

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UER Pinot Grigio - Italy

UER Pinot Grigio - Italy 15% off

Enjoy the taste of Spring in any season – a refreshing, light-bodied white for casual sipping and lighter foods. Lively notes of green apple, lemon and a floral touch goes well with chicken wraps, fish and salads.

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TV Nebbiolo - Italy

TV Barolo (Nebbiolo) - Italy 15% off

Swayed by reputations of greatness? Enjoy Italy’s “King of Wines” at a pauper’s price. Sweet plummy aroma and flavoured of violets, chocolatey earth tones and hints of licorice and oak, with inviting tannins.

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UER Nebbiolo - Italy

UER Barolo(Nebbiolo) - Italy 15% off

Italy’s noblest red comes from sun-kissed nebbiolo grapes. Rich and full-bodied with complex flavours of truffles, licorice and oaky earth. Deep structure.

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 “Every day a Crazy Deal” Wine kits 25% off

All December long you can score 5% extra on our crazy deals,. That makes YOUR  CRAZY DEAL 25% off the wine kits. It works simple! We select three kits and display these in store with a “CRAZY DEAL, 20% off” sticker. Could be any selection from the 4-weeks to 8-weeks kits. The choice is yours. If one of the three items is not sold, it’s yours. One, two or all three, first come first served. If you missed your chance, next day there will be another set of three. Which ones, that’s a surprise. In-store sales only.

Oak Barrel treatment free with Cellar Craft Showcase kits

All Cellar Craft Showcase kits, bought in December get a free Oak Barrel Treatment, value $22.50.


Food and wine pairing: Elevate your taste experience

Taste is subjective and so there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing your vino. The idea is to create an enhanced taste experience by considering what types of wines and foods you (and your guests) most enjoy. Wine is meant to elevate food. With a proper wine pairing, food actually tastes better!

There will always be personal preferences, but there are some general pairing rules to send you in the right direction.

Match the body of the wine with the body of the food to keep them on a level playing field.  Delicate food flavors with lighter bodied wines (lower alcohol content) and full flavored foods with heavier wines (higher alcohol content).

Contrast or complement?  Complementary choices seek to imitate similar flavors, i.e. a crisp Riesling with citrus flavors paired with lemon-squeezed fish.  Contrasting creates opposite flavors, i.e. salty cheese served with sweet dessert wines.

Choose your wine based on the strongest flavor on the plate.  This can be the sauce, but is generally the protein portion of the meal.

Don’t feel restricted by the old adage, “red wine with red meat and white wine with fish or chicken”. It applies in a few special cases, such as serving white wine with fish if it's an oilier fish (salmon, sardines, anchovies), since the fat in the fish brings out the less friendly tannic acid flavors of red wine. But there are plenty of times beef or lamb will make as good (or even a better) match with a well selected white wine.

The best way to find out simply is to try, Salud!

My suggested  wine pairing with Wine Kitz Calendar recipes

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding: Chianti, Valpolicella, Cabernet Merlot
New England Clam Chowder: Chardonnay, Soave, Verdelho, Pinot Blanc
Tiramisu: Cream Sherry (Pedro Ximinez style), Chocolate Port, a well aged Amarone
Honey Glazed Pork Roast: Gamay, Valpolicella, Barbera, Carménère
Crusted Lamb: Meritage, Amarone, Grand Rouge, Brunello, Barolo
Linguine Primavera with Shrimps: Pinot Grigio, Verdicchio, Sauvignon Blanc
Beef and Vegetable Kebobs: Cab-Shiraz, Carménère, Vieux Château du Roi
Pad King Chicken : Riesling, Traminer, Riesling-Traminer, Grüner Veltliner
Salmon Satay: Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris
Jerk Chicken: White Zinfandel Blush, Pinot Noir, Gamay
Stuffed Manicotti with Ricotta and Spinach: Merlot, Rosso Tuscano, Chianti, Old Vines Zinfandel
Turkey Chestnut Stuffing: Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay(oaked), Soave
Traditional Plum Pudding: Port, Cream Sherry (Pedro Ximinez Style), Chocolate Orange Port

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