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February 14, 2020

Lunchtime Tasting of Veuve Clicquot with Winemaker Bertrand Varoquier

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 4:28 pm

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Author: Dirk Chan

Part of deVine’s 15th Anniversary celebration, we’re doing something novel on Thursday, February 27 from 12-1pm, a noon hour Champagne tasting with the winemaker of Veuve Clicquot, Bertrand Varoquier.

Three Champagnes will be tasted, the Non-Vintage Brut, the NV Demi-Sec and the 2008 Vintage Rosé. Charcuterie will be served and best of all, you get to take home a half bottle of their Non-Vintage Brut (a $40 value), all for the $40 ticket price. This stand-up tasting is limited to 32 participants so book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

As well, that same evening Feb 27, Bertrand will be hosting a 5 course matching dinner at Braven Restaurant (10344 102 St) prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Korten and featuring the Veuve tete de cuvee, the 2008 La Grande Dame, especially flown in for this dinner. Reception is at 6:30, dinner at 7:00pm – $158.08/ticket

Register online for the Braven’s La Grande Dame Dinner at here…

Register online for our noon hour tasting here…

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February 10, 2020

Celebrating 15 Years with 4 Special Events

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dirk @ 2:45 pm

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Author: Dirk Chan

“Time flies when you’re having fun” as they say. We’re coming up to our 15th Anniversary at the end of February and we have planned four very special events to celebrate the milestone:

Lunch Hour Champagne Tasting with the winemaker of Veuve Clicquot, Bertrand Varoquier on Thursday, Feb 27 – $40

Two celebratory 15th Anniversary tastings on consecutive nights – $40 (Friday, Feb 28) & $100 (Saturday, Feb 29)

Louis Jadot Burgundy tasting with Export Manager Philibert de Vregille on Monday, March 2 – $60

Get out of the house and break up the winter, we hope you’re able to participate in some or all of these events. Advance registration is required for all events.

Register online here…

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2nd Annual Sudsy Soiree in Support of Alzheimer Society

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:37 pm

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Author: Chad Gascho

Hey, Edmonton beer lovers! Join us for a Sudsy Soirée on Saturday, March 21 @ 7pm 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 $30 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!

Experience brews by Analog Brewing, SYC Brewing Co., Alley Kat, Parallel 49, Collective Arts as well as brews represented by Untapped Craft Supply.

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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February 7, 2020

Grape Expectations – The White Series Package

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:43 pm

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Author: Dirk Chan

We are introducing a new tasting series for 2020 – it is called Grape Expectations. There will be a Red Series as well as a White Series. The whites will be starting shortly, while the reds are spread out throughout the year.

The Grape Expectations – White Series includes five tastings focusing on four white single varietals as well as one rose tasting as follows:


Grape Expectations White Series – Riesling – March 28
Grape Expectations White Series – Chardonnay – May 2
Grape Expectations White Series – Rose – June 20
Grape Expectations White Series – Sauvignon Blanc – July 18
Grape Expectations White Series – Pinot Gris/Grigio – August 8

Individually, these stand-up tastings are $30 each as standalone tastings, but if you can purchase a package of any four of the five for $100, a $20 savings. Please indicate which four you’d like to attend in the “Comments box” on checkout. Moving to different tastings are allowed if there are spots available. If you choose to attend all five tastings in the White Series, we will also only charge you $25 for the other one. All tastings are on Saturdays starting at 7pm and are stand-up format.

There is still time to purchase the Red Package

You can buy either package or register for individual events here…

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