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Join Us For Our 25th Anniversary Wine Tasting!

November 21, 2018

It’s Our 25th Anniversary, and that time of year again! To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are hosting a wine tasting about our LE18 Collection wines. We are very pleased that the accomplished Tim Ellison will be hosting the fun and informative presentation about these exceptional wines. Each wine will be paired with an appropriate …


It’s Our 25th Anniversary, and that time of year again!

To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are hosting a wine tasting about our LE18 Collection wines. We are very pleased that the accomplished Tim Ellison will be hosting the fun and informative presentation about these exceptional wines. Each wine will be paired with an appropriate food item in order that the wines can be appreciated to the fullest extent. The number of tickets are limited so don’t hesitate getting yours.

 

Great Wine, Great Food & Great Company!

WHEN: November 25th @ 3:30pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Brocklehurst Activity Centre  9A 1800 Tranquille Road

HOW YOU CAN ATTEND: The cost is only $15 but tickets need to be purchased in advance at either one of our locations or over the phone.

 

WHAT WILL YOU BE TASTING?

Unfortunately we are unable to serve the actual LE18 wines so we have sourced commercial equivalents that are similar (but of course not quite as good!) as the wines that you will be making. The LE18 Collection wines are a limited reserve and must be pre-ordered by November 30, 2018 to purchase.

Black Cab LE18CALIFORNIA BLACK CAB
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2019

Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity.

The wine we will be sampling is Rigamarole Red 2018 (BCLB sku 818641) and will be paired with meat & mushroom pizza.

SWEETNESS: DRY
BODY: MEDIUM
OAK: MEDIUM
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

 

Fume Blanc LE18NEW ZEALAND FUMÉ BLANC
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2019

Don’t let the name fool you – though ‘Fumé’ means ‘smoke’, don’t expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960s to denote a new and different style of dry, oaked Sauvignon Blanc, the name is derived from Pouilly-Fumé, a popular French appellation that specializes in a similar style wine.

The wine will be sampling is Mondovi Fume Blanc (BCLB sku 221887) and will be paired with an appetizer of garlic shrimp.

SWEETNESS: DRY
BODY: MEDIUM
OAK: LIGHT
ALCOHOL: 13%

 

Corazon LE18CHILE CORAZÓN
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2019

This wine is a charismatic blend of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pais. Carménère, the signature Chilean grape, delivers jammy raspberry and herbal spice. Cab Franc brings bold cherry, juicy berry and acidity, while Syrah lends intense black fruit flavours and tannin.

The wine we will be sampling is Casillero del Diablo Reserva Devil’s Collection Red (BCLB sku 362913) and will be paired with 1/2 of a mini-burger.

SWEETNESS: DRY
BODY: MEDIUM – FULL
OAK: MEDIUM
ALCOHOL: 13%

 

SYMPHONY LE18CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY GEWÜRZTRAMINER
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2019

Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit flavours, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this off-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit flavours.

The wine we will be sampling is Ironstone Obsession Symphony California (BCLB sku 355784 – delisted) and will be paired with an appetizer of barbecue nuts.

SWEETNESS: OFF – DRY
BODY: LIGHT – MEDIUM
OAK: NONE
ALCOHOL: 12%

 

Barbaresco LE18

ITALIAN BARBARESCO STYLE (with Grape Skins)
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2019

Widely regarded as one of Italy’s top wines, the Barbaresco style is undeniably delicious. Made with Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most respected and most loved red wine grape, this wine exudes intense aromas of juicy cherry combined with toasty oak and spice. The sumptuous palate seduces with cherry and ripe red berries, liquorice, baking spice, leather and earthy notes. The wine we will be sampling is Langhe Nebbbiolo (BCLB sku 42655) and will be paired with aged gouda.

SWEETNESS: DRY
BODY: FULL
OAK: MEDIUM – HEAVY
ALCOHOL: 14%

 

If you are unable to make it to this fabulous event but still would like to sample the wines we will be serving BA will help you out. Just go out and buy the wine that you would like to try and for each one you buy we will give you a $10.00 credit on kits that you purchase – only 1 $10.00 credit per kit purchased.

Hoping to see you there!

Kevie, Kristen, Jeff & Kevin at BA Brewmaster
& Nadine at BA Winexpert

When you are ready to order from our LE18 Collection you can email us at  info@babrewmaster or call either location:

BA Brewmaster – Sahali – 250.372.2739
BA Winexpert Valleyview – 250.314.6629

Announcing LE18

October 18, 2018

The LE18 Collection is here! This limited collection of 5 exceptional wines is a showcase of much-loved varietals and unique, standout blends. From the bold and sumptuous big Italian Barbaresco Style red, to the light, bright and subtly sweet California Symphony Gewurztraminer white, this collection offers something for every wine lover. Be sure to  reserve your …

The LE18 Collection is here! This limited collection of 5 exceptional wines is a showcase of much-loved varietals and unique, standout blends. From the bold and sumptuous big Italian Barbaresco Style red, to the light, bright and subtly sweet California Symphony Gewurztraminer white, this collection offers something for every wine lover.

Be sure to  reserve your LE18 Limited Edition wine soon! Click here for details on all five styles.

NEW Eclipse Forza Limited Release

September 20, 2017

Bold and assertive. Strength and structure. A new Eclipse is here.

Winexpert has secured a limited quantity of superb quality juice and is able to offer it as a limited release product under the Eclipse brand. The quantity of juice is limited but we expect Forza to be available for about one year.

Forza, which means ‘strength’ in Italian, is a bold red blend from Veneto, Italy. It’s a blend of Corvina, Sangiovese and Barbera and includes grape skins for added depth.

Just like a real Eclipse, this big italian red can only be experienced for a limited time.

Island Mist™ Apple Berry Syrah

February 20, 2017

Introducing new Island Mist™ Apple Berry Syrah

Introducing new Island Mist™ Apple Berry Syrah now available at your Winexpert™ retailer. Mouthwatering flavors of juicy apple, succulent strawberry, plump blueberries and ripe raspberries. Sip slightly chilled, or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing summer spritzer that’s always in season

Your new favourite Island Mist™ is here!

February 22, 2016

New Island Mist™ Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc now available at your Winexpert retailer.

Introducing new Island Mist™ Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc now available at your Winexpert retailer.  Fresh, fragrant sauvignon blanc is the perfect partner for the sweet notes of the melon and clean crisp cucumber.  For the ideal summer-time drink, freeze melon balls and drop into your glass to keep your drink icy hold on a hot day. 

NEW Island Mist Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris

March 10, 2015

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip.

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris is flavoured with coconut water and has a tropical splash of Yuzu and hint of lime. 

Not familiar with Yuzu? Yuzu [pronounced YOO-zoo] is a Japanese citrus fruit which is about the size of a tangerine. It’s being hailed as the next superfruit and is being used to flavour everything from beer to chewing gumIt tastes like a cross between a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit and it’s sourness and acidity plays well against the coconut notes and sweetness of Island Mist.

A New Dynamic Duo from Island Mist

February 25, 2014

Strawberry and Watermelon is a natural flavour combination and a perfect addition to the Island Mist line of wines. We’ve taken fruity and spicy white shiraz and infused it with the flavours of refreshingly sweet strawberry and watermelon for an irresistible, lip smackingly delicious Island Mist. See your retailer today to start this fantastic new wine!

Strawberry and Watermelon is a natural flavour combination and a perfect addition to the Island Mist line of wines. We’ve taken fruity and spicy white shiraz and infused it with the flavours of refreshingly sweet strawberry and watermelon for an irresistible, lip smackingly delicious Island Mist. See your retailer today to start this fantastic new wine!