Hello, All.

Well, you've been putting up with me for almost One Year!!

To that end, I'd say it is time for me to show my appreciation for You.

It's been a few months since I've done any form of a draw for you, so let's see....

I think we shall do a draw on November 17th.

For every kit you purchase between November 1 and November 17, 2017 you will receive an entry into a draw to win :

1st Place-Free Traditional Vintage wine kit!!

2cnd Place-30% off your next kit purchase!

3rd Place-20% off your next kit purchase!

4th Place-15% off your next kit purchase!

Four prizes-far better odds than the lotto ;)

Why November 17th, you ask?


This leads me to part deux of the introduction to Novembers Newsletter.

I'm going to be away from the store for a month. But- not to worry!! Steph and John will have it covered!

There are only Three days the store will need to be closed.

***November 22, 23, 24. ***

John will be making a Super Star guest appearance for a few weeks, Wednesday - Fridays. There are a some days where he has early or late meetings, so the store will open late, or close a bit early. Please be patient, we are doing the best we can to serve you well during this time.

I am hoping to return to work by the third week or so of December, and will have some hired muscle to help me out for the next six- ten weeks or so.  (For the concerned and/or just curious- I am Fine, great actually.  My friend in Ontario, however, is not. She has been living on dialysis for ten hours a night for almost three years. She needs a kidney and I just happen to have an extra.  We still have a last minute test to do back east when I arrive, but so far- we match. Yay, science!)

Might as well mention now  the Christmas hours for the store- how did That sneak up so fast on me??

We shall be closed December 26th through January 1st.

Winter business hours will not commence until mid-late January depending on my healing time. (gotta ski, ya know!!)


Customer appreciation draws..wooHoo!

John Kortram will be in store for 9 or 10 days-come and say Hi!

Christmas is almost Here!

Happy November, people, and ~Thank you~ for your continued support.






One month left  to let us know which of these most excellent wines you would like us to bring in for you!

We need numbers by November 30th, please, but you can hang on to your cash until your wine arrives in store.

See below for the wine notes :)

Remember-order all four and get the fourth at 30% off!


The 2018 Passport series 


Aglianico- a full-bodied Italian varietal, adds personality to classic
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in a bold crimson blend. With
rustic earthy flavours including spicy pepper, leather and tobacco
to ripe plum and black fruits, this blend’s fine tannins provide a
pleasing and not too astringent finish. The fruit and earth are in
harmony creating a beautifully balanced red wine.

Grenache-This French varietal has a distinctive combination of fruit and
spice in the aroma making for a lively wine. The medium bodied
red boasts flavours of red fruit, with hints of anise and tobacco.
Fine tannins leave the palate balanced on the finish.

Two Roads Red-A real powerhouse, this blend has a bold taste and tannic
backbone. The addition of Petit Syrah softens the jammy notes
that are characteristic of Zinfandel and the Cabernet Sauvignon
lends texture. Dark ripe berry aromas blend with smoke and
spice elements that lead into flavours of black cherry, vanilla,
and black pepper with a lasting finish.

Viognier Roussanne Marsanne-This enchanting white Rhone blend marries three varietals,
Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne into one tantalizing off-dry
wine. Peach, pear and honeysuckle in the bouquet make way for
hints of spice, pear, tangerine and fresh rose petal on the palate.
Crisp and balanced, the finish allows one to fully enjoy the floral
and fruit flavours.

Call or drop by to reserve your wines.



November Wine Of The Month sales.

We will have two Traditional Vintage Kits on 10% off this September.

TV Shiraz

 When your day needs a flavour intervention, reach for this dry red with its aromas of blueberry and spicy oak. Smooth and inviting on the palate with flavours of blackberry, raspberry and pepper.

TV Symphony

Harmonious tropical fruit flavours, adored by crowds, music to your mouth ...here’s the symphony that always finishes crisp and clean (if a little too quickly).