A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

May 2010


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Big Excitement for 'Small Lots'

May 13, 2010

VictorWinexpert often has the opportunity to secure small amounts of very special raw materials. These raw materials are unique and deserve special attention. The grapes are either unique varieties, come from special regions, or can be combined to produce exciting blends. The result is the ‘Small Lots’ program.

ENG-Small-Lot-Meritage_CropThis year we have a Meritage blend which is a combination of two or more “noble” Bordeaux varieties. Our Meritage 3 Continents is a blend of Petit Verdot from Australia, Cabernet Sauvignon from California, and Merlot from Chile. Meritage wines historically are prized for their smooth, silky texture and robust structure. The ‘Small Lots’ Meritage 3 Continents has flavours of blackfruit, soft notes of licorice, and hints of cedar and chocolate. I’m tasting it already!

ENG-Small-Lot-BC-Chardonnay_CropChardonnay is becoming one of the most popular grapes in BC, and has become a sought after wine. The ‘Small Lots’ BC Chardonnay provides us with the unique opportunity to choose the style of Chardonnay we wish to have. Keep the oak out to create an un-oaked ‘New-World’ style- crisper and more fruit forward. Alternatel you can add the oak creating a more traditional style bringing out some of the vanilla notes and extending the finish. I’m going to add the oak!

I’ll be making one of each as I don’t want to miss this opportunity.

If you buy yours before May 22nd you’ll receive a FREE $15 Wine Sense Gift Card!

We only have a few left and once they are gone that’s it- thus the name ‘Small Lots’…


Victor- Manager (McPhillips)

Filed under: New Products by Craig


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