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June 27, 2016

Bordeaux 2015 Futures – Ends Sunday, July 10th

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 10:00 am

bordeaux_update4bAuthor: Dirk Chan

Great Bordeaux vintages are uncommon, and after four years of good but unexceptional wines for 2011 through 2014, the 2015’s are certainly the best since 2010 and its excellence is worthy of a futures campaign.

Our 2015 Bordeaux Futures Campaign is coming to a close, it has been a great campaign and customers who came forward at the start have a lot of great wine to drink down the road. For those of you still interested in purchasing some good wine for the cellar, the final deadline to purchase is midnight Sunday, July 10th so purchase online or come in the store before then.

Futures works in that you purchase the wines now and pay in full, and the wines will arrive in summer or early fall of 2018, whereupon we will contact you for pickup then.

Check out the current offerings here..

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June 22, 2016

Time to Drink Pink

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 3:04 pm

drink_pink_blog2Author: Dirk Chan

Rosé season is in high gear at deVine’s, due to high demand, we have brought in a larger selection than normal with three full shelves of offerings for you to choose from.

Rosés have been on fire at deVines for a few years now, but more so than ever…whether its for enjoying on the patio, in a picnic scenario, or just with charcuterie and cheeses or salads, these pinks are the way to go for the hot summer months. The lively bright colors range from light pastel, to salmon to bright ruby red, these dry wines are light and breezy, combining the best of both white and red and without pretention, it is merely to be enjoyed with family and friends as there is no wine snobbery associated with roses and that’s a good thing! The relatively low pricing is yet another attractive characteristic of rosés.

Here are some new arrivals and some old favourites since our last blog:

2015 Domaine Houchart Rosé (Provence, France) – $20.99

2015 Izadi Larrosa (Rioja, Spain) – $21.99

2015 Le Petit Berticot Rosé (Atlantique, France) – $17.99

2014 Kranz Spatburgunder Rose Trocken (Rheinpfalz, Germany) – $24.99

2015 Cellier de Marrenon Les Grains Rosé de Merlot (Languedoc-Roussillon, France) – $16.99

2015 Quails’ Gate Rosé (BC – Okanagan, Canada) – $19.99

2014 Domaine Maby La Forcadiere Tavel Rose (Rhone Valley, France) – $23.99

2015 Ochoa Calendas Rosado Garnacha Tempranillo (Navarra, Spain) – $16.99

2014 Langlois-Chateau Cabernet d’Anjou Rosé de Saumur (Loire Valley, France) – $19.99

Have yourself a Pink Day!

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Bordeaux 2015 Futures – Update #3

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:20 pm

bordeaux_update3bAuthor: Dirk Chan

The 2015 Bordeaux Futures campaign is nearing the end with only a few ultra-premiums to come. The response has been exceptional thank you. 2015 looks to be an excellent vintage (certainly the best since 2010) where the Merlot based right bank appellations of Pomerol, St. Emilion are the highlights of the vintage. On the Cabernet based left bank, Margaux and Pessac-Leognan appear to be head of class. There are bargains in the right bank satellite regions, with an overall impression of fairly good value (for a change). Pricing is down from the highs of 2009 & 2010’s so this is the vintage to stock up on if you’re at all interested in cellar worthy Bordeaux from an excellent vintage.

If you’re at all interested in having some great Bordeaux to celebrate with down the road, don’t miss this opportunity. Payment is expected in full now, the wines arrive in summer/fall of 2018. Listed below are current offerings, quantities are limited and some only a few bottles remain. They are allocated on a first come first served basis so don’t delay. You are welcome to drop us an email with the desired wine(s) and quantity or you can also purchase online individually, but if you’re going to buy a lot, we’d prefer you email us and we can allocate for you now and do one invoice for full payment at the end of the campaign (makes it easier for us to manage) – the campaign ends at the end of June.

Check out the offerings here..

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June 16, 2016

Celebrate Dad

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 11:20 am

fathers_day4Author: Dirk Chan

Father’s Day is coming up sunday and its time to Celebrate Dad. Here’s hoping your day is full of love, joy and plenty to drink! Here are our suggestions for the celebratory day:

Scotch (always a favourite):

BenRiach Sampler Pack (Heart, 12, 16 & 20 Yr) (Speyside, Scotland)- $46.99
Highland Park 12 Year Old (Orkney Islands, Scotland) – $67.99
Lagavulin 16 Year Old (Islay, Scotland) – $114.99
1988 Girvan Sovereign 26 Year Old Single Grain (Lowlands, Scotland) – $199.99
1988 Glenburgie Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 26 Year Old (Speyside, Scotland) – $274.99
Glenmorangie Quarter Century 25 Year Old (Highlands, Scotland) – $524.99

Big Bottles (makes a big impact):

2012 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – $59.99
2005 JM Fonseca Hexagon Red (Terras do Sado, Portugal) – $99.99
NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label Brut (Champagne, France) – $159.99
2007 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) – $179.99
2011 Montes Purple Angel Carmenere (Colchagua Valley, Chile) – $209.99
2005 Chateau Lagrange (St. Julien, Bordeaux) – $309.99

Stemware & Decanters:

Glencairn Crystal Iona Beer Glass (Scotland) – 14.99
Riedel Veritas New World Pinot/Nebbiolo/Rose Champagne Glass – $41.99
Riedel Veritas Cocktail Coupe/Moscato/Martini Glass – $41.99
Riedel ‘O’ Decanter – $249.99

Pictured Above:

1966 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port (Douro, Portugal) – $279.99
2010 Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Magnum (Tuscany, Italy) – $179.99
Laphroaig 25 Year Old Single Malt (Islay, Scotland) – $679.99

Happy Father’s Day to every father out there!

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June 6, 2016

Introducing Three Ranges Brewing Co.

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 5:41 pm

summer_orientationAuthor: Dirk Chan

Putting the ALE in vALEmount!

Family-owned Three Ranges Brewing Company is located in Valemount, B.C.- a small town of about 2,000 people nestled in the mountains, 292 kilometres (181 miles) east of Prince George, near the Alberta border, where the surrounding mountain ranges in the area inspired the name of this nanobrewery. Michael Lewis has won several awards for his brewing skills, he uses the finest ingredients that can be found, sourced as locally as possible, to make the biggest flavour beers. The beers range from light and refreshing to dark and roasty to hoppy and hoppier and are done in small batches to ensure high quality.

deVine has brought in Three Ranges’ “Up Swift Creek Pilsner”, “Tail Slap IPA”,”Sacrifice Red Ale” and “Summer Orientation Mix Pack” (all in six can formats) for your tasting pleasure. Add this to our growing list of Craft beers – this is the type of beers we like to drink.

Three Ranges Brewing Up Swift Creek Pilsner – $17.99

Three Ranges Brewing Sacrifice Red Ale – $17.49

Three Ranges Brewing Tail Slap IPA – $17.99

Three Ranges Brewing Summer Orientation Mix Pack – $17.99


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