deVine Thoughts

January 26, 2019

A Sudsy Soiree in Support of the Alzheimer Society

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:23 pm

Author: Chad Gascho

Hey, Edmonton beer lovers! Join us for a Sudsy Soirée on March 9 to experience a mini festival-style beer tasting event. We’ll have at least 25 beers from six of Edmonton’s most prolific brewers and importers here for you to sample their newest and most popular brews! For only $25 you’ll be treated to some amazing suds, music, tasty snacks, and even raffles and door prizes. Oh, and did we mention a 10% discount on all beers that evening for attendees? And if that’s not enough to entice you – all proceeds from the festival are being donated to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories!

Chad, one of deVine’s own, has a father-in-law living with dementia. So he’s playing hockey in the Alzheimer Society’s Face Off pro-am hockey tournament with and against former NHL players to raise money to help find cure for dementia, and provide support for patients and families living with it today. He put together his passion for great craft beer and his need to help people like his father-in-law, and is hosting this sudsy event to help him reach his goal! We’re so fortunate to work with these amazing suppliers and brewers who are passionate about supporting their communities – their contributions, along with your support, makes these events happen.

Register online here… Space is limited to sixty people, so book early! This is one Soirée you won’t want to miss!

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January 23, 2019

2015 Louis Jadot’s

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 6:52 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

The Jadot wines are precious in the year 2015, a great year for all their red burgundies as well as their Beaujolais Cru’s. We received a very limited selection with very restricted quantities as the world chases the 2015 Burg’s which are nearing the end of their distribution cycle.

A historic vintage to be sure, whispered in the same breath as the extraordinary and now ultra-expensive 2005’s. Luckily, we won’t have to wait another decade before the next greatest of the century because 2018 is rumored to be also great with a much greater yield than the small vintage that was the 2015.

Our tasting this past Saturday showed wines of fine concentration and finesse, these are the real deal. Thus, for all of you who love Pinot Noir and Gamay, stock up on these 2015’s now and you’ll be glad to have these in your cellar in 5-10 years. This is the last call for the Jadots. And although there will likely be two or three other Jadots to come later this year (the Anniversary Beaune 1er Cru, Nuits St. Georges Boudot 1er Cru), the others have come and gone already. In fact, several negociants that we usually get in Alberta (Faiveley, Bouchard Pere et Fils) did not receive any high end 2015’s this year – a great shame for us. Note quantities of the Jadot Premier Cru’s listed below are very limited so get them sooner than later.

Pictured above from left to right:

2015 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $27.99

2015 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent (Beaujolais, France)- $34.99

2015 Louis Jadot Savigny-les-Beaune Clos des Guettes Rouge Premier Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $64.99

2015 Louis Jadot Beaune Boucherottes Premier Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $79.99

2015 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules Premiere Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $116.99

Also, we have a great white Burg from 2015, the 2015 Louis Jadot Savigny les Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Guettes (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $64.99

We will be finally receiving the special Celebration (formerly the Anniversary) release for 2015. It will be arriving in the store on Wednesday, February 6th. You can pre-order both the 750mL and the very limited 1.5L bottling below:

2015 Jadot Beaune Celebration 1er Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – 750mL – $82.99

2015 Jadot Beaune Celebration 1er Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – 1.5L – $174.99

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January 21, 2019

Five French Winemakers Tasting

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 4:26 pm

five_winemakers_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

deVine and Cellar Stock Importers Inc. proudly presents a tasting with Five Winemakers from France from the regions of Cahors, Loire Valley and Bordeaux on a special Wednesday night tasting on April 10th. We will close early for this stand-up event. Special thanks to owner Denise Brisson of Cellar Stock Importers for arranging this special evening.

Joining us to present their wines will be the following:

Philippe Bernede (owner & winemaker) of Clos la Coutale in Cahors
Thierry Delaille (owner & winemaker) of Domaine du Salvard, Cheverny in Loire Valley
Céline Champalou (owner & winemaker) of Domaine Champalou, Vouvray in Loire Valley
Paul Pisani-Ferry (owner) of Chateau de Targe, Saumur in Loire Valley
Sébastien Menut (director) of Chateau Haut Brisson, Saint Emilion in Bordeaux

For lovers of the Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot grapes, this will be an interesting tasting – you can wine talk with our guests in between wines. It’s not often you get this many producers in one spot that you can rub shoulders with. Please book early to avoid disappointment as only 60 spots are available and it will be a hot ticket because of the pricing.

See the lineup & book your spot now..

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January 9, 2019

“30 for 20” – deVine Wines 14th Anniversary Tasting

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 7:08 pm

Author: Ed Fong

deVine Wines is please to celebrate it’s 14th Anniversary with a series of very special tastings called “30 for 20” throughout 2019. As a special Thank You to our customers, we want to offer something unique in Edmonton.

For $30, you can attend a tasting that will feature a special group of eight premium wines that can be purchased afterwards for a 20% discount! Hence the name 30 for 20! Many rarities will be included in the lineup throughout this year. Wines like Krug Rose Champagne, 2014 Chateau Grand-Puy Lacoste, Quintarelli Amarone and 2000 Niepoort Vintage Port will be served in these tastings this year. Where else can you drink Krug and 7 other wines for $30? Answer, only at deVine Wines & Spirits!

The tastings are limited to 60 people and will be hosted in a stand up format. If you require a chair, please let a team member know and we will accommodate your request. Wines available for sale may be very limited in quantity. These great savings will only be offered to guests who attend the tasting so please book your spots early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you at the store for some great fun in 2019! Let the good times roll!

Book your spot for the first “30 for 20” tasting now..

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January 7, 2019

Special Vintages Ending in ‘9’

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 7:13 pm

special_vintages_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

Every year, we present a few special bottlings for our customers celebrating 20, 30, 40 or 50 year birthdays or for those with special anniversaries. So this year, its wine and spirits bottled or made in the year ending with ‘9’. We have Armagnacs, Single Grain Malts, Single Malts and wines from these years. Check it out below. Note quantities are very limited (in certain cases only one bottle is available) so don’t wait too long to avoid disappointment.

Those of you accustomed to the very old tawny ports from Portugal for the last few years will be disappointed as there are no 1969 releases forthcoming that we’re aware of for the 1969 year.

First, those pictured above from left to right:

1989 Château de Chaintres Saumur-Champigny (Loire Valley, France) – $71.99

1989 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Cave Privée Rosé Brut (Champagne, France) – $449.99

1989 Max Ferdinand Richter Mulheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany) – $104.99

1979 Francis Darroze Jaulin 38 Year Old Armagnac (France) – $219.99

1979 Girvan Sovereign Single Grain Whisky (Lowlands, Scotland) – $374.99

1969 Francis Darroze Domaine de Bellair (France) – $349.99

Other recommendations:

1999 Old Malt Cask Glenburgie 18 Year (Speyside, Scotland) – $149.99

1999 Old Malt Cask 19 year Tamdhu (Speyside, Scotland) – $158.99

1999 Francis Darroze Domaine de Rieston 19 Year (France) – $144.99

1989 Francis Darroze Domaine de Martin 27 Year Old (France) – $169.99

1989 Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 27 Year Old (Highlands, Scotland) – $849.99

1979 Port Ellen Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old (Islay, Scotland) – $1,799.99

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