deVine Thoughts

July 26, 2012

Summer Bubbles

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 9:08 am

summer_bubblesAuthor: Dirk Chan

At deVine’s, we believe anytime is a good time for Sparkling Wines and Champagne, not just in the winter or for special celebratory occasions. They are amongst the most versatile food pairing wines available. Always have some bubbles in your fridge and you’ll be set for any emergency. Great as a starter to any event, try with chips, sushi, smoked salmon, goat cheese, KFC and other fried foods, caviar or by themselves.

Our very popular Summer Bubbles tasting returns on Saturday, August 11th at 7pm. Join us as we sample an array of sparkling wines from France (Loire Valley), Canada, New Zealand and Italy (Prosecco). Pinks, whites and sparkling reds will be in the mix not to mention the real thing, Champagne and perhaps a sweet Moscato d’Asti to finish.

Tickets are already selling quickly so don’t hesitate to avoid disappointment.. (only 34 seats for this sit-down event). Pre-register here..


July 23, 2012

The Wine Olympics

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:51 pm

olympics_londonAuthor: Dirk Chan

The 2012 London Olympics start the end of this week, and as we’ve done in the past with other major sports events like the World Cup of Soccer and the Tour de France, we thought this time, it would be fun to do a tasting of ‘Olympic’ proportions.

So, on Thursday, August 2 at 7pm, at a week into the Summer Games, we will be doing a stand-up competitive tasting featuring seven red wines in the $25-$30 range from seven participating wine producing countries. The participating countries will be based on the availability of wines from the top medalling countries as of the Monday of the week of the event. Registered attendee’s are encouraged to come in their favourite countries flag colors.

At the end of the night, the participants will be the judges as we do a quick show of hands to award gold, silver and bronze medals to the wines tasted. The final lineup of wines will be revealed the week of the event on our website.

You can pre-register for The Wine Olympics here..


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