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!

February 2011


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February 17, 2011

BrianJamesThough the weather outside is once again getting frightful the organized winemaker is thinking ahead and getting ready for those great Manitoba summer days.



To start with- you’ll want to have plenty of Niagra Mist and Island Mist ready for the patio, by the pool or at the lake. Mit wines are perfect for hot whether as they’re great served on ice and perfect for afternoon sipping.

steak 2As well you’ll want to have some aged BBQ wines for those great steaks. We have a huge selection of wines that will be perfect for that first grilled steak of the summer including Limited Edition Italian Primitvo and Poruguese Douro Tinto.

No matter what your taste is, now’s the time to get your wine rack ready for Manitoba’s beautiful (and too short) summer. 


Brian, Manager (Wine Sense- Portage Ave)

Filed under: General by Craig

February 17, 2011

KarenI recently had an opportunity to try a bottle of Vintners Reserve Valpolicella. When I opened to bottle one of the first thing I noticed was the wonder bouquet coming from the bottle. From my research of Valpolicella I knew that it would be perfect with Pizza. I ordered from one of local pizza companies and began to decant my wine.

When my pizza arrived, I sat down with my husband to discuss what we saw in our glasses. I noticed a nice rich color and he noticed it was red: ) I then gave it good smell and picked up on the berries almost instantly. After a taste of the wine I also noticed a light hint of oak on my tongue but mostly it was all about the berries. My husband said it had a slight acidic taste so I decided at that time to run some wine through our Vinturi and what a difference. The wine melowed beautifully, and paired wonderfully with the pizza.


I would never had believed that something could have been matched so well with pizza if I had not tried it for myself. Valpolicella is mellow with a light to medium body- If you are thinking about switching from the fruity wine to a wine with a substantial well rounded taste Valpolicell is a perfect choice. It’s a definate do over for me and one I will it suggest to all of my customers.


Karen (Wine Sense-Brandon)

Filed under: Wine by Craig


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