deVine Thoughts

February 10, 2020

Celebrating 15 Years with 4 Special Events

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 2:45 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

“Time flies when you’re having fun” as they say. We’re coming up to our 15th Anniversary at the end of February and we have planned four very special events to celebrate the milestone:

Lunch Hour Champagne Tasting with the winemaker of Veuve Clicquot, Bertrand Varoquier on Thursday, Feb 27 – $40

Two celebratory 15th Anniversary tastings on consecutive nights – $40 (Friday, Feb 28) & $100 (Saturday, Feb 29)

Louis Jadot Burgundy tasting with Export Manager Philibert de Vregille on Monday, March 2 – $60

Get out of the house and break up the winter, we hope you’re able to participate in some or all of these events. Advance registration is required for all events.

Register online here…

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April 2, 2017

A Papal Tasting for Easter

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 10:34 pm

papal_blog_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

The influence of the church in wine has been well documented over the centuries, so for a special Easter weekend treat, we’re doing a Papal tasting to celebrate.

Both white and red Chateaueuf du Papes will be tasted, as well as wines from Basilicata, the Purple Angel Carmenere from Chile, and other wines related to the church.

Wines related to the last two Popes will be presented, and while themes and connections may not obvious from the list of wines, they’re there and you’ll have to attend to find out what they are! Only 18 seats available for this sit-down event.

More information and to register for the tasting, click here….

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January 2, 2017

January Case of the Month

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 4:47 pm

jan_case_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

Our January Case of the Month – $200.64 is a great sampler case for those wanting diversity, discovery and affordability in everyday drinking wines. We choose wines for this case to showcase their true varietal characteristics from wine regions from all over the world. It is seasonal in nature as well, more whites and pinks and lighter reds during the summer and now more full-bodied reds as fall approaches. It is a great way to discover your palate besides always having some wine on hand.

January features a wild assortment of wines from all over, with offerings are from all corners of the globe including Italy, France, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, United States and Australia.

You can read more detailed information and purchase the January Case of the Month online here..


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December 21, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 10:51 am

gift_ideas_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

Only a few days left before Christmas is here. So, here are a few last minute nic nacs for the wine lover. Stocking stuffers and more for your consideration….

Valentino’s Redwood Inlay Hip Flask – $49.99 (pictured)

Random House Spritz (United States) – $24.99 (pictured)

Riedel Veritas Cocktail Coupe/Moscato/Martini Glass – $41.99 (pictured)

Franmara Two-Prong Cork Extractor with Plastic Sheath – $9.99 (pictured)

Riedel Big Apple Decanter – $79.99

deVine Duo Lever Waiter’s Corkscrew (Alberta, Canada) – $7.99

Franmara Absinthe Spoon – $6.99

Nuance Wine Finer – $36.99


Riedel ‘O’ Decanter – $249.99

Trudeau Wine Essentials Carafe – $24.99

Riedel Water Carafe – $59.99

Franmara Gel Bead Bottle Cooler – $14.99

Random House Beerology (United States) – $24.95

Riedel Veritas New World Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo/Rose Champagne Glass – $41.99

Top of the season to you and yours!

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December 14, 2015

Save the date – December 17th is Customer Appreciation Day!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 7:57 pm

PrintAuthor: Ed Fong

Every year, deVine Wines and our neighbors on 104th-St. get together to say a collective “Thank You!” for your ongoing support. This year, Customer Appreciation Day will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

deVine Wines will be offering our customers a 10% discount on all in stock regular priced wines and spirits. The sale will run all day, starting at 10:00 AM until we close at 9:00 PM. The sale excludes beer, coolers and ciders as well as wines stored in our vintage keeper or vintage room. No other discounts apply and no rain checks.

As well, special savings of up to 40% will be extended to the following wines:

2011 Chateau Lafont Fourcat (Bordeaux, France) – $15.74

2012 Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon (Langhorne Creek, Australia) – $15.39

2013 Julius Klein Gruner Veltliner Drei Rieden (Austria) – $16.09

2013 Some Young Punks Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz Mataro (McLaren Vale, Australia) – $18.19

2010 Domaine Dirler-Cade Bux Pinot Gris (Alsace, France) – $24.49

2011 Villa Spinosa Jago Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Veneto, Italy) – $22.39


2012 Vondeling Signal Cannon Chenin Blanc (Coastal Region, South Africa) – $11.89

2011 Dr. F. Weins-Prum Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese (Mosel, Germany) – $16.79

2012 Meilen Ockfener Scharzberg Riesling QbA (Mosel, Germany) – $10.79

2007 Domaine Dirler-Cade Gewurtzraminer Spiegel Grand Cru S̩lection de Grains Nobles (Alsace, France) Р$56.99

2001 Heinfried Dexheimer Bergmann Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese (Rheinhessen, Germany) – 375mL – $17.99

These specially discounted products will go on sale beginning on Monday, Dec 14 until supplies run out. No other discounts apply on these specials.

Please Help Us Help Others

deVine Wines & Spirits, participating 104th-St. merchants and condominium residents plan to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate on Dec 17. We are collecting winter wear on behalf of the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society through our community “Share the Warmth” clothing drive. If you have any new or clean second hand coats, sweaters, hats, toques, mittens, gloves or socks, please drop them off at deVine Wines. To learn more about our neighbor and charity of choice, please visit the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society on their Facebook page at Please also visit their website at

A collection bin will be available at deVine Wines to drop off your winter wear donations very shortly. Other collections bins will be placed in condo lobbies and select stores.

On Dec 17, a bin will also be set up in the pocket park located between the alleyway behind Sobeys and the Icon I Tower between 5 pm and 8 pm. The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society will redistribute all donated items to those in need.

On Dec 17, customers can enjoy free tastings between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM while they shop. Great wines and premium spirits can be sampled while you browse.

Customers will also have an opportunity to enter to win a free gift basket of wine when you visit us during the month of December. The draw will be made at the close of business on December 17, 2015. No purchase is necessary to enter the draw but you must be of legal drinking age.

Customer Appreciation Day on 104th-Street

Once again many of the merchants on 104 Street will show their appreciation to their clients with specials and incentives. This will provide a great one-day opportunity for last-minute holiday shopping. Dozens of stores along the street will be open with treats, gift ideas, and everyday luxuries. Please follow this link to see what our neighbors are doing for their customers on Dec 17, 2015:

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Festive Programming on 104th-Street

Outdoors among the wonderland of lighted trees, choirs will be performing seasonal favorites and hot chocolate will be served around a fire in the pocket park. The museums at both ends of 104 Street will be open and Santa will make an appearance.

Street activities will take place from 5pm to 8 pm on 104th Street downtown from 99 Avenue to 104 Avenue. Additional activities such as an outdoor Treasure Hunt are being planned for the young ones. For more information, please visit the street community website at or the website of your favorite 4th Street merchant.

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