deVine Thoughts

May 24, 2009

2008 Bordeaux Futures

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 10:15 pm

LafiteAuthor: Dirk Chan

Famed American wine critic Robert Parker calls the 2008 Bordeaux vintage “excellent, with a number of superb wines that are close to, if not equal to the prodigious 2005 or 2000 vintages”. He cites the long hang-time and late harvest, cooler and sunnier than normal growing season, and drier than normal fall as contributors to the success of the vintage. “There is also no question that Pomerol seems to be the epicenter of many extraordinary wines.”

deVine has purchased some of the highest scoring wines of the vintage, most of them from the Merlot dominant right bank appellation of Pomerol, where production is tiny.

Check out the 2008 Offering here.

Note that quantities are extremely limited, and the price is valid only on what we’ve already purchased. Wines will be allocated in a first-come, first served basis.


May 7, 2009

104th Street Al Fresco Block Party

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 9:09 pm

Big_NightAuthors: Nick Tooke, Ed Fong

deVine Wines organizes first annual “Al Fresco 104th St.” block party to benefit the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, Satuday, June 13th.


The team at deVine’s has garnered approval from the City of Edmonton to close 104th St. between Jasper ave. and 102nd Avenue the night of Saturday, June 13th in order to stage an everyone welcome block party culminating with a two-and-a-half storey outdoor movie screen showing of “Big Night” with Stanley Tucci and Minnie Driver. The movie begins at 10pm and is free of charge to the public. Please bring your own chair.  Events throughout the day will involve the majority of the businesses on our street. We have also set up an on-line silent auction fundraiser with some very exciting items to bid on, check it out here.


From the very beginning, “Al Fresco 104th St.” was conceived as a community event. The businesses and residents along 104th believe that downtown Edmonton is a vibrant and growing community and want to share their enthusiasm in the name of a worthy cause. Please mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the festivities.


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