deVine Thoughts

May 24, 2019

2018 Bordeaux Futures – Nearing the End

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 5:49 pm

Author – Dirk Chan

deVines has been buying Bordeaux Futures for our customers in great years for a long time – 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016 were great successes for us, and it looks like the upcoming 2018 Futures campaign is yet another Vintage of the Century to be added to that list.

For those who have good storage at home along with time, patience and money, purchasing some of the 2018’s to lay down is a smart move. In ten to twenty years time, you will have some wondrous wines to open for friends and family alike.

The 2018 Bordeaux Futures Campaign is almost near the end now, with only a couple more items to come next week. We’ve offered wines in all price ranges, and while a few products have sold out, there are still small quantities available with diverse representation from all the major appellations. As is custom, you buy and pay for the wines now, and they will come in two years time in 2021.

Check out current offerings here..

You can enroll to receive the last couple of 2018 Futures e-newsletter here…

Note if you already are a subscriber to our biweekly e-newsletter, the above link will automatically update your existing profile to receive the futures offering. If this is your first time subscribing, you will need to do a two-part confirmation by clicking an email that will be sent to you separately.

We look forward to another great Futures Campaign.

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May 22, 2019

Pride Week “Rainbow” Tasting

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:07 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

For the upcoming Pride Week on Thursday, June 6 @ 7pm, deVines is hosting a Rainbow tasting in support of Edmonton Pride Senior Group, with wines of various colors of the rainbow flag.

Special treats include the very hard to find (but we finally got some) Yellow Wine (Vin Jaune) from the Jura in northeastern France. Another treat is the hot category of Orange wines and we will be tasting one. Throw in the Vinho Verge (Green Wine) from Portugal as well as Pinks, blues and purple (various degrees of red) will make up the rest of this fun-filled stand-up event. Only 60 spots are available, and dressing up is fully encouraged. Party time!!

Advanced registration is required, you can register here…

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May 15, 2019

Cellar Saturday Free Pour

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 5:40 pm

cellar_saturday_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

Just because the market has moved off 104th doesn’t mean there is nothing happening. deVine will continue to have agent free pours throughout the summer, except the start times will be 2pm going forward. Visit us from 2-5pm on Saturday, May 25 when Denise & Tom from Cellar Stock Importers will be at deVines to pour ten wines in a festival style free drop-in tasting. Wines from France, Portugal, Argentina, Australia and Chile will all be sampled. In addition, 10% discount on all wines sampled during the festival. Hope to see you all here, make a trip down or visit us on your way back from the new market!!

No advance registration required, this is a free drop-in event. You can check out our other tastings here…

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May 13, 2019

Book Signing, Wine Tasting, Walking Tour

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 10:08 pm

Author: Ed Fong

Twyla Campbell, the author of “Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup“, the inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall, will be signing copies of the book and telling stories from the book at deVine Wines & Spirits on Saturday, May 18 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

During the book signing, Jennifer Fulford of Crimson Imports, will be pouring a selection of wines from her portfolio. This tasting is free of charge and customers can enjoy a 10% discount on any bottle of wine featured by Jennifer from 11-2pm.

There will be a free walking tour starting at deVines at 2pm – a Historic Building tour of 104th Street with Jon Hall. The first fifteen (15) people interested in the free walking tour can sign up on May 18, commencing at 11:00 AM.

Any person who has pre-purchased a copy of the book can bring it down for Twyla to sign. Should you make a donation to the Gail Hall Fund, you will receive a copy of Gail’s Recipe Book as a thank you.

We look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday, May 18th!

Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup – The Inspiring Life of Chef Gail Hall by Twyla Campbell – $31.49

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