deVine Thoughts

December 26, 2008

Bubbles for the New Year

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:31 am

Grande_Dame_98Author: Dirk Chan

With the New Year imminent, let’s raise a glass to 2008 as it makes its exit. There’s something about bubbles that always brings a smile to my face, whether it is in celebration or commiseration.  Bubbles is certainly one of the most fascinating and refreshing drinks, amazingly flexible with food matches too.

 Champagne has the place of honor (and priced accordingly as well) but there are numerous countries making great sparkling wines at a fraction of the cost of Champagne: the Italian Prosecco, the Spanish Cava, Bruts from Canada, US, Portugal, Argentina and Australia. Here are some recommendations for sparklers to bring in 2009…


December 15, 2008

Wines for Turkey Dinner

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:29 am

TurkeyAuthor: Dirk Chan

Time to start thinking about what wines to pair with that traditional Christmas Turkey dinner.  Here are recommendations (in three price points)  for all the wines you need for that special Christmas evening,  starting with Sparkling wines, White wines, Rosé wines, Red wines and finally Dessert wines.

Sparkling wines are a great way to start off your festive evening. Great as a reception drink and to pair with appetizers. I recommend the great bargain that is the Seppelt Great Western Brut  – $11.99 , from Australia – lots of citrus notes and a crisp dry finish. At the mid-price level from Alsace, France – try the Lichtle Cremant d’Alsace – $24.99, great quality at half the price of real Champagne.


December 9, 2008

It’s A Red Dot Sale

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:55 am

Red_Dot_SaleAuthor: Dirk Chan

Our first ever sale will  be a three day Red Dot Sale to be held from Friday, December 12th till Sunday, December 14th

All in-store tags of wine and sundry items marked with a red dot will be discounted 10%.

SAVE EVEN MORE – buy twelve bottles and get our regular case lot discount on top of the sale price!!


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