Wine Kitz Nelson Newsletter March 2016

Hello all.

Recap of the Passport series. Of course there is our wine of the month promotion with choice of 5 or 8 week kits. Wine diamonds…, really?  What’s up?

Please note our Winter business hours.

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Wine of the Month 10% off

8-weeks kits from our Ultimate Estate Reserve brand:

UER Merlot - Chile

UER Merlot - Chile

Our superbly balanced version of one of the world’s most popular reds is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Rich flavours of dark fruit and red berries include hints of mint, black cherry, cloves and spice.

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.

5-weeks kits from our Traditional Vintage brand:

TV Pinot Noir - New Zealand

TV Pinot Noir - New Zealand

This fast-moving red comes fully loaded with flavours! Notes of cherry, red berry, spice and a touch of earth help you steer conversation to your masterful wine making.

TV Chardonnay - Australia

TV Chardonnay - Australia

This ever-fashionable dry, medium-bodied blast of flavour elbows its way into many a wine cellar. Features green apple, pear, pineapple and subtle butterscotch oak.

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Passport 2016 Limited release: Four out of five are in!

Passport 2016 Limited release: Four out of five are in!

The first four out of five of the Passport series 2016 arrived in store. The Three country Cab, number five, we are expecting in the second week of March.

All blends in this series distinguish themselves with a overly ‘yummy’ aroma and have great potential to develop. The red Cab Franc / Cab Sauvignon is very tasty, a little of herbs and spice and with rich berry flavors. The red Montepulciano, with its soft aromas of warm oak and earthy tones, will steal everyone’s heart. The white Sauvignon Blanc / Muscat is a treat for your senses.

The Pinot Noir /Merlot / Shyraz just arrived with our last delivery. A unique blend from the famous wine paradises Chile and Argentina. You can expect vibrant flavors of plum, cherry and red berries. Deep ruby in color with soft, dry tannins. Gentle notes of spice, smoky oak, and red berries linger on the finish.

Availability is limited: First come first serve.

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gift

Last Minute gift

Busy, busy, busy and you just could not find the time to start a kit? No worries, go for a gift certificate, available at every price.

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carmenere

What’s Up?

Wedding wine sales were topping in the last weeks. Sales of white wine are catching up on red. Our Gift certificates for a wine batch prove popular cover up for forgetfulness. Demand for Oak Barrel aging revived, will have to order additional new barrels shortly. Still, customers bringing in fruit and homemade juice to have their wine made of. Just bottled my February 2014 Carménère, aged for two years, a silky and smooth glass of joy.

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wine crystals

What is this gritty stuff in my wine?

When serving your favorite wine, you may find small crystals on the bottom of the cork or in the bottom of your glass or bottle. These crystals can look like ground up glass or sugar crystals. But there is no need to fear. These completely harmless particles are known as wine diamonds or tartrates. Wine diamonds separate from the wine, particularly during ageing in bottle. This process is accelerated if the wine is subjected to low temperatures. The particles are mostly made up of potassium bi-tartrate, a naturally occurring compound that is not fully soluble in wine and will therefore precipitate out at some unknown point in time.

Wine diamonds are completely harmless, tasteless crystals and are a natural part of the winemaking process. They have no negative effect on the quality of the wine. In fact, their very presence is seen as an indication of quality and evidence that the wines have been made more naturally with less winemaker intervention.

The best way to serve is to simply decant the final part of the bottle or use a filter to remove any of the tartrates.

Even though these tartrates have an expensive name, they are worth nothing!

Cheers!

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Winter business hours

For the winter season from Tuesday January 5 to Saturday April 9, we operate under winter business hours booking bottling appointments until starting at 6 pm, aiming to accommodate those who have a hard time during the day to do their shopping or bottling.

January  to April 9th:
Sunday, Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 1 pm – 6:30 pm
(last bottling appointment can start 6 pm)
Saturday :9:30 am – 4pm