April Newsletter

April, 2011

April Specials

Selection Limited Edition

Island Mist

Twisted Mist

Spanish Rose

Estate Small Lots


Lime Lager

Pure Water Refills

Social Media

Store Hours

Buy Local & Win

Holiday Reminder

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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to lighten up.  Spring embodies rejuvenation and invigoration and these characteristics call for young, light wines.  So what then are excellent choices for this beautiful season? Crisp Rieslings, an elegant floral Pinot Gris, a refreshing, zesty Sauvignon Blanc or a fruity German Muller-Thurgau are all supremely satisfying. The ease in which these wines can be enjoyed are perfect choices for the refreshment that is Spring.  The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and the weather will soon permit patio lounging time and there is no better way to enjoy that time than with a nice cool glass of wine. 


Trevor Jordan (Owner / Passionate Winemaker)

April Specials 

The following varieties are currently $10.00 OFF.

VINTNERS RESERVE  Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc.  Reg. $79.95 take home, $149.99 in-store.  Now $69.95 take home, $139.99 in store. 

WORLD VINEYARD Australian Shiraz and Australian Chardonnay.  Reg. $89.95 take home, $159.99 in-store.  Now $79.95 take home, $149.99 in-store.

Offer expires April 30/11. 

Selection Limited Edition

The fifth and final of this year’s Selection Limited Edition wine kits, Portuguese Douro Tinto is now available at our store.  If you pre-ordered one of these wine kits, you may stop by any time to pick it up or get it started in our store.

Here is the technical information for this variety:
Portuguese Douro Tinto.  

The Region: The Douro valley is Portugal’s premium wine region. Situated along the Rio Douro (River of Gold), the scenery is spectacular and the soil is just about perfect for growing quality wine grapes. The climate is continental, very hot and desert-dry in the summer; cold and wet in the winter. Douro’s most memorable feature is its difficult terrain. Most of the slopes are so steep that the only way to grow anything is by creating terraces, the painstaking construction of dry stonewalls to support the banks of soil.

The Wine: A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca, the names may be unfamiliar, but Tinta Roriz is the same grape as Spanish Tempranillo. Together they make an intensely aromatic wine with an impressive depth of fruit and complexity. Black fruits such as cassis along with mulberry and raspberry predominate and are complemented by plums and tobacco, followed by the resinous aromas of violets and rockrose. High tannin levels and good natural acidity mean that the wine has an excellent potential for ageing without loss of
structure or balance.

The Food: Incredibly flexible as a food wine, Douro Tinto will match perfectly with roasted lamb, or duck, barbecued meats, grilled eel and meat sauces. The finesse and complexity also make it intriguing just on its own.

Ageing: This wine will show black fruit, plums and a firm structure of acid and tannins. Six to twelve months will reveal more floral aromas and a hint of ripe berries and cassis.

Sweetness Code:          0 (Dry)

Alcohol:                        12.5-13%

Oak:                             Heavy

Yeast:                           EC1118

Body:                           4 – Medium/Full

Price per Limited Edition wine kit is $129.95 take home, $199.99 made in store.  In store price includes: wine kit, storage fee, synthetic corks, decorative shrink caps, purified water, filtering, bottle sanitizing and all applicable taxes.  Bottles, if required may be purchased at an additional cost.


Take 20% OFF any regular priced, regular stocked wine kit on the same day that you purchase and mix your Limited Edition wines in our store.  That’s a potential savings of $13 to $32 on your order.  Click HERE to view all regular stocked wine kits available.

Island Mist

Start your summer early!  Introducing our newest addition to the Island Mist line-up, Cranberry Malbec. Exquisitely tart and refreshing, cranberries are the perfect foil for the rich power of Malbec’s deep fruitiness.  Combining the mouthwatering juiciness of North American cranberry with the plum, blackcurrant and sweet cherry of Argentine Malbec makes a Mist that’s both luscious and lush, perfectly balanced for sweetness with a “drink-me-now” quality that works well with grilled foods and light fare or even just the lazy days of summer with lots of sunshine and friends.  Island Mist Cranberry Malbec is now available at DiVine Wines.  $64.96 take home, $134.99 made in-store.


Purchase any two regular priced wine kits during the month of April, where one is an Island Mist, and receive a set of 4 Govino ultimate go-anywhere wine glasses FREE.  

Govino wine glasses are great for taking to the beach, camping, boating or just hanging around with friends in the backyard.  They are re-useable, shatterproof and recyclable, a perfect combination for today’s environmentally friendly consumers.

Limited quantities available.

Twisted Mist

That’s right folks, it’s time to twist again like you did last Summer.  Back by popular demand, and just in time for warmer weather, Twisted Mist Mojito, Strawberry Margarita, and introducing new Lime Margarita wine based cocktail kitsNow you can make your own cocktail coolers at a fraction of the cost of store bought, pre-mixed cocktails.  Ready in 4-weeks!


Named after mojadito, Spanish for “a little wet”, the Mojito was a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway. Traditionally made of five ingredients (rum, sugar, lime, sparkling water and mint) the mojito’s combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors complement the rich intensity of the rum.  Winexpert’s Twisted Mist Mojito combines all of these flavours in a ready-to-drink cocktail: crisp lime, aromatic mint and wonderfully balanced, it’s perfect for the patio and sultry summer nights.  $79.95 take home, $149.99 made in store. 

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita is one of the most common tequila-based cocktail in North America, a traditional Margarita is tequila mixed with triple sec and lime or lemon juice, served with salt on the glass rim,  shaken with ice, on the rocks, blended with ice (frozen margarita) or without ice (straight up). Adding strawberries makes for a perfect summery drink: fruity, with the fresh berry flavour balanced deliciously between tart lime, sweet orange and juicy strawberry.

Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita makes a great summer sipper for poolside, sundeck or backyard grilling, ready-to-drink well-chilled, over ice or blended for the perfect frozen ‘slushie’ right in your own home!  $79.95 take home, $149.99 made in-store.

NEW for 2011…..Lime Margarita

With it’s complex yet balanced flavours of zesty lime and Tequila, it’s a perfect summer cocktail on the rocks  or frozen with crushed ice, adding excitement  to any occasion $79.95 take home, $149.99 made in-store.


If 30 bottles of each Twisted Mist seems like a bit too much, perhaps 15 each would be better.  Now you can mix and match any two Twisted Mists in a single 23 liter / 6 gallon batch.  Just tell us which two you’d like and we’ll take care of the rest.

Twisted Mist is now live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwistedMist.  Hit “LIKE” to get the full Twisted Mist experience.

Visit www.winexpert.com/twisted for more details and delicious drink recipes.

Click on this picture of Tiki Man to become his friend on facebook.  He’s the official mascot for Twisted Mist and he has all the answers to life’s alcohol and non-alcohol related questions.  You’ll like him.  He’s very smart, in a simple kinda way.

Spanish Rosé

Think Pink this Summer!

While quantities last, we’re offering a delicious, refreshing alternative to red wine. 

Made from a blend of red and white varietals including popular Spanish Tempranillo, Spanish Rosé is an exceptional, refreshing, dry, light-medium bodied wine that is a must have for summer. A perfect complement to your favourite summer dishes.
Goes great with fish, poultry, pork, and other lighter meats and foods.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium

Click HERE for more info and to read the top 10 reasons to drink Spanish Rosé.

Pre-order now to ensure availability.  Arrives April 21. 

$129.95 take home, $199.99 made in-store. 

Estate Small Lots

This May, we will be introducing two new Small Lots varieties. The 3 Continents Meritage White and 3 Continents Meritage Red will only be available in very small quantities for a limited time.  You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to stock your cellar with these two fabulous wines.  More details to follow next month.


Introducing our new Beer-On-Premise service.  Now you can have your very own premium quality, micro-brewed beers made in our store too.  Simply choose a desired beer, mix the ingredients and leave the rest to us.  We’ll contact you when your beer is ready to bottle.  It’s that simple.  And just like our wine selection, we only offer the best quality beer kits available on todays market.  All beer kits yield 23 Liters (6 Gallons) and are ready in 4 weeks.  Click HERE to view our entire beer line-up with pricing. 

Barons Lime Lager

Introducing the perfect Summer Time Beer! 

Barons Lime Lager is a refreshing American Light-style beer with a bracing splash of pure lime flavour and a crisp zesty finish.  Lime beers are the most popular style introduced in years, and no wonder: nothing refreshes quite like a hit of citrus in a light, clean beer. But although citrus and beer seems like a new trend, it goes back a long way: the iconic image of a Mexican beer is one with a wedge of lime in the neck of the bottle, the Germans drink Radler Pils (beer and lemonade) and the English drink vastly more amounts of lager and lime than they do traditional ales. It’s time we caught up!

Featuring 7.5 litres of premium concentrated wort to create a natural beer of outstanding flavour, Barons Lime Lager is as simple to make as all other Barons beers. By applying modern brewing and packaging technology Barons not only gives you the convenience of no-mash, prepared beer wort, it also gives you:

• No boil–just add water and go!
• No sugar to add
• Fully mashed malted grain for high attenuation:
Barons ferments dry for a crisp clean finish.

With only the finest barley malt, 100% natural lime essences, superior freshness and attenuation (fermentability), and of course, Winexpert’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, Barons Lime Lager will wow your tastebuds and beat back even the hottest summer days.

Yields 23 Litres / 6 Gallons.  Ready in only 4 weeks.  $34.99 take home,  $94.99 made in store (includes bottles).  Available mid-April. 

Pure Water Refills

At DiVine Wines, pure water is essential in producing wines of the utmost quality.  Our water goes through 5 stages of purification, including reverse osmosis, carbon filtration and ultraviolet light treatment to ensure the best quality drinking water for you. 

18.9 Liter pure water refills only $2.50 each.  Purchase a pre-paid water punch card and save even more.  As always, we offer FREE water bottle sanitizing upon request and we’ll even carry those heavy water bottles to your car if needed.

On-site Reverse Osmosis water treatment system provided by the Water Experts at Culligan.  

Social Media

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Store Hours

Monday to Wednesday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Thursday & Friday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday – CLOSED

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Holiday Reminder

We will be closed on Friday, April 22 for Good Friday.