November Newsletter

November, 2011

November Wine Specials

Limited Edition 2011

Brewmaster’s Reserve

Beer Testimonial

$500 Winner

Our Staff

Holiday Labels

Pure Water Refills

Social Media

Store Hours


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Don’t be fooled by the mild weather we’ve been having.  Colder days are just around the corner and Christmas is a mere 52 days away.  Not to worry though.  There’s still time to have wine and beer made in time to be bottled before the Holidays arrive.  We can make our 4-week, value brand and Island Mist brand wines until November 19th and all Festa Brew Premium Beers until December 8th with a guarantee of bottling them before December 24th.  After these dates, it will be too late. 

Please note that the two weeks leading up to Christmas are our busiest bottling time of the year and scheduling appointments can get very hectic.  If you wish to have wine or beer bottled before the holidays, please don’t wait until the last minute to have them made.  We wouldn’t want to have any disappointed customers, especially at Christmas. 


Trevor Jordan (Owner/Passionate Wine & Beer Maker)

November Wine Specials

VINTNERS RESERVE: For the entire month of November, our entire line of Vintners Reserve value brand, 4-week wine kits are 10% OFF or Buy One At Regular Price And Get a Second at 25% OFF.   Reg. $79.95 take home, $149.99 made in-store.  You save $8.00 to $20.00 on your order.

Offer expires: November 30/2011.

Limited Edition 2011

Each year, Winexpert offers five very special wines on a strictly limited basis.  Sourced from some of the finest vineyards around the globe, these wines sell out every year and as their name suggests, can only be ordered during a very short time period annually between October and December prior to their release the following year. The varieties offered will suit the adventurous wine lover who wants to try unique varieties from up and coming wine regions across the world.

We are now taking orders on these five unique wines until December 5/11.  After this date, our compiled order will be submitted to Winexpert and they will release these wines to us from January through April in 2012.  Click HEREto read details and view video descriptions of all five of this year’s offerings.  Pre-order forms are now available at our store.

Brewmaster’s Reserve

Festa Brew releases seasonal specialty beer styles on a one-time, limited availability basis. With a combination of production flexibility, innumerable beer types and a professional brewing staff, Festa Brew Brewmaster’s Reserve allows for an exciting and ever-changing array of offerings for the aficionado of world beer styles.

Currently Available in Brewmaster’s Reserve: West Coast IPA

This is a strong, Northe American-style India Pale Ale with a pronounced malt character and abundant hop flavours and aromas. This beer has a flavour profile that is second to none in the realm of home-brewing and u-brewing. Deep gold in colour, this craft brewed classic will please even the most discerning ale aficionado.

OG: 1.0560 – 1.0600, FG: 1.0120 – 1.0160, Yeast: Safale US-56, Bitterness: 42 IBU, pH: 5.04, Colour: 14 SRM, Yield: 23Liters/6 Gallons.

We have only 30 of these special seasonal release beer worts and once they’re gone, they will not be available again for another year.  If you’d like to reserve one or more for yourself, stop by or call 465-8466 to place your name on them.  $39.99 each take home, $74.99 made in-store.

Beer Testimonial

Here’s an actual email message recently received from yet another satisfied beer customer:

“Dear Trevor,

I tried the Continental Pilsner on Friday night.  I first poured it into a glass without disturbing the sediment and then, per your suggestion, I gently twirled the bottle to combine the sediment for a creamy beer, it is excellent both ways.  Albeit, the creamy style was outstanding‼  The robust flavour of the hops was a truly enjoyable, refreshing beer lover’s experience.  I will never fear sediment again!  Thank you so much for your great advice”.

Allen Phillips

$500.00 Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Chris Gowan of St. Stephen.  He’s the winner of our $500.00 gift card that was drawn on Friday, October 28th at our local Country Radio Station, 98.1 The Tide.Chris has already been in to our shop to claim his prize. He now has an Island Mist Black Raspberry Merlot, a Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita, and a Festa Brew Cream Ale Beer on the go with us. Chris also topped up with a few Top Shelf Liqueur kits to round out his winnings. He should be all set for the Holidays now!


Our Staff

There’s a new face at DiVine Wines.  Allow me to introduce Jonathan Higgins.  Jonathan replaces David who left us in August.  A part time wine and beer maker and full-time student at St. Stephen’s University, Jonathan is finishing up his undergraduate in International Studies – a degree that focuses on the problems of poverty, starvation, access to clean, fresh water around the world and more.  

Jonathan is originally from Spokane, Washington but lived in Pembroke and Calais, Maine for about four years when he was younger.  Prior to moving back to St. Stephen two years ago, Jonathan lived in South Carolina for six years where he worked as a Communications Systems Administrator for the United States Air Force.  Please join me in welcoming Jonathan to our team. 

Steve Butler has been with us on a part-time basis since January of 2010.  Though he’s been with us for nearly two years now, many of you have never met him.  That’s because Steve works Saturdays and occasional evenings only.

A 10-year resident of St. Stephen, Steve has been an avid home wine and beer maker since 1993.  He has 6 years previous sales experience and operated his own “Brewing Center” franchise in Gander NL from 1995 to 1998 where he sold Winexpert brand products. Steve also has experience in the food industry and has been trained as a Chef since 1988. Steve works full time as Head Chef at Bistro On the Boulevard here in St. Stephen.  When it comes to food & wine, this guy really knows his stuff. 

Holiday Wine Labels


Personalized bottles of wine make a great gift for the Wine Lover on your shopping list.  Above are two samples of our Holiday themed, vinyl peel and stick labels to help with your gift giving this year.  Our vinyl label designs are printed on clear film thus presenting a “printed on the bottle” look to give your finished wines a more professional appearance; and they can be dry peeled from the bottle with no need to soak them in water.  Click HERE to view our entire line of fully customizable wine labels.

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 (only $22.50 for 10 refills with punch card).  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 

Follow DiVine Wines on facebook.  Click HERE to visit our fan page.  Become a fan of DiVine Wines and receive early notification and/or Facebook only notification of special offers.

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

Holiday Reminder

Please note, we will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Rememberance Day.