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March 20, 2020

deVine’s Response to COVID-19 – Communique #2

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 4:37 pm

Updated – Friday, March 20, 2020@ 14:00

Author: Dirk Chan

In light of social distancing, I want to emphasize that you can shop online 24/7 at – our entire inventory is online and easily searchable (“Products”->Keyword->Search). You can place your order online or drop us an email with your requirements or give us a phone call – 780-421-9463.

We can do curb-side drop off, you can pay online or we have hand-held devices we can bring out to your car.

In addition, deliveries are free within city limits with a case (12 bottles) purchase, $5 in the downtown core and regular delivery charges based on distance from our downtown location for all other purchases. We have extended our delivery dates to daily frequency to accommodate demand. We are happy to pick wines for you so If there is anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate to call or drop us a line at “”.

Our regular business hours are being kept as per government guidelines. Should the need arise, we will limit the number of people who can shop at any given time to allow people to maintain social distancing. Our cleaning protocols have been heightened, be assured that we are doing above and beyond sanitizing and cleaning of shelves, floors, bottles etc to ensure you have a safe environment to shop in.

We will keep everyone abreast of changes as further developments occur.

Everyone, please take of yourselves and your loved ones in this difficult time.

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March 19, 2020

Everclear to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:49 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

With hand sanitizer completely out of stock in town, we have brought in Everclear, a 190 proof grain based odorless clear spirit that you can use to make it yourself. We have it in three sizes – 750mL, 200mL and 50mL formats for you to choose from.

A wonderful DIY product in these difficult times. Just make sure that your mix of products includes over 70% of Everclear so it will be effective.

Here is a good recipe one of our customers gave us:

Luxco Everclear 190 Proof Grain Alcohol – 750mL – $52.99

Luxco Everclear 190 Proof Grain Alcohol – 200mL – $14.99

Luxco Everclear 190 Proof Grain Alcohol – 50mL – $4.99

Keep safe everyone!

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March 16, 2020

deVine’s Response to COVID-19

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:17 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

In light of Covid-19, all events at deVine’s for March and April have been either postponed or cancelled. We will post alternate dates for postponed events asap.

The 2nd Sudsy Soiree in Support of the Alzheimer Society event is postponed, but it will be a go at a future yet-to-be-determined date. The Henry of Pelham tasting with owner Paul Speck is unfortunately cancelled. Refunds or transfers to another event or credits will be offered to all registrants.

With isolation protocols becoming more and more common, we remind you that our website is updated nightly to reflect current inventory levels so you can easily shop on line. Existing delivery services and charges apply. You can also shop online and give the store a ring when you’re in near the store and we’ll bring out your products (you show photo-id) and drop it in your trunk and off you go.

In other news, we will be having some odorless Everclear 190 Proof 95% Neurtral Grain Spirit that will be arriving in the store this coming Wednesday – this is for making your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant and will be available in 50mL, 200mL and 750mL formats. Numerous recipes are available online.

Finally, an exciting arrival Wednesday will be the buzzy White Claw Hard Seltzers from the US, made from a blend of seltzer water, gluten free spirit base, and a hint of natural fruit flavour. With 100 calories, 1g carbs per 355mL serving and 5% alc./vol., we have been getting many asks about this new arrival so grab yours early.

Take care of yourselves everyone!

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March 13, 2020

A Tasting with Paul Speck of Henry of Pelham – Cancelled

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

Author: Dirk Chan

Update – Friday, March 13 – In light of Covid-19, Paul Speck has cancelled his visit to Edmonton, thus the scheduled tasting at deVines on Tuesday, April 7th is now also cancelled.

The land that Henry of Pelham Winery sits on dates back to 1794. An inn and tavern was built on this site in 1842 and the tavern’s liquor license was signed “Henry of Pelham” as a joking reference to a past British prime minister, Sir Henry Pelham. The name stuck. Paul Speck Sr. purchased the estate in 1982. Paul Speck Jr. becomes president in 1988 and helps to found the VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) with a handful of other Niagara wineries.

The 300 acre estate is located in the Short Hills Bench sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. Renown for its Baco Noir, a defacto Canadian classic and a Henry of Pelham classic, which will be featured prominently in the upcoming tasting with Paul Speck Jr. Do not miss this – its on Tuesday, April 7 @ 7pm – $30, its been 14 years since he last did an event at deVines and we are thrilled to have him. The thought of a 3 bottle Baco Noir faceoff is so enticing!

Book your spot now..

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