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630 Front Street, Nelson BC, V1L4B7 Canada, just off Highway 3A in West Arm Plaza, (250) 352 5423 Winter Business Hours January 10 - April 12: Tue-Fri 1pm - 7pm, Sat 9:30am - 4pm, Sun & Mon Closed. 

In our series of the main French wine styles and their ‘stand ins’ in our range, this month, the Alsace. Our wines of the month are the Italian Chianti/Sangiovese and the white Riesling. This is the time to plan your wedding wine with the changed legislation. Further, our Passport Limited release Series brings us to California and Chile with the Pinot Noir and the Volcanic Red. We are re-stocked on beer kits and have a Spring sale this month. Finally, meet our new Niagara Mist fruit wine, Mango Strawberry Moscato.

Please note our Winter business hours.

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New Niagara Mist Mango Strawberry Moscato

Mango Strawberry Moscato: A delicious fruit wine of our Niagara Mist product line. Fresh mango, sweet, sun ripened strawberries, and fragrant Moscato create a silky, refreshing and light-bodied blend.

 

New Barons premium beer kits

Barons premium beer kits offer 7.5L of high quality concentrated wort to get you underway to creating a natural beer of outstanding flavor, ready to brew with conventional beer making equipment, with no need for boiling!  Barons gives you the opportunity to create your own microbrewery style beer quickly and easily.

Beer kits back in stock

We have been short of supply for a while on our beer kits. We were able to restock with a great selection of kits from the brands Brewers Spring, Brewers Best and the new premium line of Barons kits.

 

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Wine of the Month

Our wines of the month are the popular Italian Chianti / Sangiovese and the Riesling in both the 5-week and the 8 week kits. 10% off the price of kits.

TV Sangiovese - Italy

TV Sangiovese - Italy

The official flavour of Italy! Dry and polished with zesty fruit taste and soft tannins, this ruby coloured red first wins you over with aromas of cocoa, vanilla and cranberry.

 

UER Sangiovese - Italy

UER Sangiovese - Italy

This Tuscan treasure charms with bold, rich cherry fruit aromas and flavours of cocoa, vanilla and ripe cranberries. Good tannins and a hint of oak make it a soft, balanced red.

TV Riesling

TV Riesling

This perfect picnic wine is moderately dry with a refreshing bouquet of honey and tropical flowers and a clean, crisp finish. Great with simple fare.

UER Riesling - California

UER Riesling - California

This crisp, clean, medium-dry white refreshes with its citrus bouquet. Swirling in your glass are the mingling flavours of grapefruit, apple, honey flowers, peach and a subtle mineral tone.

 

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Major French wine styles: the Alsace region

With their about 8 billion bottles of wine produced every year, the French wine history goes back to the 6th century BC. Rest assured that quite some quality wine is being produced in France. Over the centuries, several wine styles developed that are now being copied all over the world. Here are a few and their likes we have in our range. Previous month we talked about the Bordeaux. This month a few words on wines from the Alsace region.

With their cooler climate in the North-East corner in France, adjacent to Germany, the Alsace produces predominantly white wines. Most are labeled with their grape varietals. It will be of no surprise that there are significant similarities in grape varietals grown in Germany. Throughout history, the Alsace passed several times from France to Germany and vice versa. A difference is that traditionally,  wine makers from the Alsace tend to produce dryer wine styles. Off course, pressure of global taste profiles, have led some producers to produce wines containing higher levels of residual sugar. Many of the white wines of the Alsace are made from aromatic grape varieties resulting in aromatic, floral and spicy wines. Because these are rarely produced in oak barrels they are pure in their varietal character.

Popular white grapes that are typical for the Alsace region are Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Muscat. A red Pinot Noir produced in the Alsace is often recognized by its pale red almost rosé of color. Under the rules of the appellation, only one grape varietal may be mentioned on the label meaning that blends may not have more than one varietal name on their label.

With the exception of the Sylvaner and the Muscat, Wine Kitz Nelson carries all these varietals in the range. As you know, with us, you can have your wine made ranging from dry to sweet to meet your preference.

Visit our store if you want to know more.

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Wedding, Anniversary and Celebrations

New Legislation

The Government has reviewed the Liquor Policy . A significant and very practical change is that family special occasion license holders who have rented a location, may now serve UVIN or homemade wine at their event. There may, however, be no charge associated with serving the wine. Family events include weddings, birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc. Actually pretty broad.

Our personalized packages

If you are planning your event; a wedding, anniversary or celebration, do not put off on the decision to start your wine! Now is an excellent time to start the wines. Both red and white wines will improve in smoothness over time and will help make your celebration this Summer or Fall unforgettable. We provide recommendation on the best options for wine styles and timing to complete your planning. We customize various wine styles to your taste and customize with bottles, caps and personalized labels. Visit our store to learn more.

 

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Passport Series Limited Release--Only a few extra kits

The first four out of five juices of the Passport series Limited Release arrived between December to February. Mid March we expect the last in the Passport series 2015. Only a few extra kits.

Petit Verdot produces a bold, well structured wine. Expect intense color and aromas of vanilla, cedar and smoke, followed by ripe cherry and blackberry flavors. This full bodied wine has warm undertones of mocha, firm tannins with a rich and robust finish.

The Brunello Montalcino Style brings a full bodied red wine to your glass with velvety texture. Smooth tannins and a bouquet of leather, tobacco, cranberries and ripe cherry. If you want to try one bottle  first, buy one in the liquor store. Be prepared to reach deep. Don’t wait long.

The Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley in Oregon renders a dry to off-dry (made to your preference) medium bodied wine. Aromatic with lemon, green apple and floral notes with flavors of pear, mango and tropical fruit.

The Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California is a light bodied red with soft aromas of cherry, vanilla, and earthy undertones. On the palate bold flavors of red and black cherry and strawberry are balanced by a touch of mellow spice. This fruit forward and bright wine is ruby in color with a smooth, satisfying finish. In store now.

Mid March we expect to receive the last blend in this years’ series; Volcanic Red from Curicó Valley Chile. Three classic Chilean varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère and Merlot make this bold, full bodied blend erupting with sweet fruit flavors from the Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy and earthy notes from the Carménère, rounded out with soft fruit and chocolate notes from the Merlot. Deep red, smooth and balanced, with a lingering finish. A topper!

Most kits are reserved, some extra kits are ordered in case you would have missed the pre-order deadline. Will not last long.

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