deVine Thoughts

July 25, 2018

Riedel Glass Tasting

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 4:15 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Riedel (pronounced Ree-dle) is the industry standard for stemware and decanters for the wine connoisseur – it has b an illustrious history – family owned in Bohemia since 1756 (the same year as Mozart’s birthyear – it’s been that long!). With expert craftsmanship and a creative design team, their stemware and decanters are in high end restaurants and regular homes alike. It’s claim to fame is that the stemware was specifically and scientifically designed so the first hit on your tongue accentuates the qualities of the grape varietal that the glass was designed for.

It’s been over a decade since we last had a Riedel Glass Tasting. deVine welcomes Alysha Harker, Regional Manager from Riedel Canada who will be coming in from Vancouver to do this presentation and wine tasting on Saturday, October 13th @ 7pm – $110/person. We will taste wine in the Veritas Line of Riedel stems, featuring the Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet/Merlot glasses and best of all, you will take these stems home with you after the event in a three-pack box!

For those who don’t believe stemware makes a big difference in terms of wine enjoyment, this will be an eye-opening and life changing experience. For the converted, this will reinforce the importance of these varietally-designed stems that are recognized the world over by oenophiles.

We need 34 attendees to make this a go as there are a lot of moving parts, so we’re asking everyone to book by the latest midnight Sunday, September 30 as we will make the go-nogo decision then. You can register here..! This is a sit-down tasting.

Besides your set from the tasting, we are taking pre-orders for additional sets – $89.99/set. As we will be getting a deal from Riedel that we’re passing on to you (regular price is $129.99), these must be pre-ordered when you register for this event online. Please click this link – $89.99 to order more sets. As this is a one shot deal, there won’t be extra sets for sale at the event, you must pre-order it.

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July 20, 2018

Buy by the Label

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:23 pm

labels_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

There are some customers who buy their wines base on the attractiveness of the labels – there is even label theme parties . Well, we’ve picked five where the labels stand out like a sore thumb, and would be easy to remember for subsequent buying, yet the wines are very good indeed.

Pictured left to right:

2016 Hijos de Juan Gil Honoro Vera Garnacha (Calatayud, Spain) – $18.99

2015 Noelia Ricci Il Sangiovese (Romagna, Italy) – $25.99

2015 Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (California – Napa Valley, United States) – $51.99

2014 Dominio del Aguila Picaro (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – $57.99

2015 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $79.99


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July 4, 2018

deVine Wines & Ono Poke Co. Present “Wein, Schwein & Dine”

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 6:26 pm

wine_swine3Author: Ed Fong

deVine Wines & Ono Poke Co. Presents

“Wein, Schwein & Dine” – A Pig Roast & Fundraiser – in Support of Edmonton’s Food Bank

On Sunday, August 26, 1-4pm, deVine Wines and Ono Poke are joining forces to co-host a pig roast. Tickets are $30 per person, and can be purchased on the deVine Wines website using this link:

Your $30 ticket will include the following:

deVine Wines & Spirits Location (10111 – 104th-St.)
One sample portion of Chinese Roast Pig served with fried rice
An opportunity to sample at the “White Wine & Pork” Station
An opportunity to sample at the “Red Wine & Pork” Station
An opportunity to sample at the “Sherry & Pork” Station
An opportunity to purchase all wine, spirits & beer at 10% off until 5:00 PM (excludes wines in our vintage keeper and vintage room)

Ono Poke Location (10142 – 104th-St. in the Icon I Tower)
One sample portion from the Luau Pig Roast served with coleslaw and rice
An opportunity to sample at the “Sparkling Wine & Pork” Station
An opportunity to sample at the “Beer & Pork” Station

An exact listing of the products sampled at each of the 5 tasting stations will be posted shortly. All will be chosen to pair well with roast pig!

This will be a hot ticket so please book your tickets early as the event is limited to 100 people. Also, please bring some food to donate – boxes will be set up at both locations.

Let’s Pig Out on 104th-St, for a Great Cause!

Advance registration is required, you can do so here..

Please Sample our Products Responsibly!

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