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!

June 2011


  btn_100guarantee btn_latest_newsletter

SAVE $10
on ALL styles of Winexpert Reserve!

Save $10
on 2 styles of VineCo Estate Series!

Got Wine?Do you have wine for summer?

Great Beer!
Made Easy!

Are You Ready for Summer?

June 24, 2011

“Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for a good time?”

Do you know which movie theme this is? If you do, you’re from my generation.


Well I’m ready (and waiting) for the summer and I think it’s finally here- and I’m definitely ready for a good time. I have an assortment of wines aged and ready for summer enjoyment including my key go to wines: Island Mist Green Apple Riesling, Limited Edition Trio Blanca, Limited Edition Pacific Quartet, Limited Edition Petit Verdot and Selection Estate Series Ranch 11 Cabernet.

Why are these my go to wines?

The Island Mist Green Apple Riesling is the perfect beverage for those hot days on the patio. Slightly sweet and served on ice it’s the perfect refresher. Island Mist is also a little lighter in alcohol so it won’t wear you out in the sunshine.

The Limited Edition Trio Blanca and Pacific Quartet will pair perfectly with barbecued pork and chicken. The Trio Blanca is dry and the Pacific Quartet is off dry so I can pair with a variety of food styles and have something on hand for those  who drink dry or sweet.

My Limited Edition Petit Verdot and Estate Series Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon are both big, flavourful red wines and are my barbecued steak wines. Perfect!


Yes, summer and the warm weather are coming and the good times will definitely roll.


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Highway)

By the way, the above is the theme from Meatballs, released in 1979. I think I’ll pair the Cabernet with Meatballs : )


Filed under: General by WineSense

Korean Sizzling Beef

June 24, 2011

While on an Amazing Holiday to Korea, my wife and I enjoyed an amazing wine/food pairing.If you love a great Cabernet Sauvignon match it with this delecious Koren Sizzling Beef. Enjoy…



Recipe Korean Sizzling Beef

1/4 cup soya sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

2tablespoons dry white wine

2 large cloves of garlic, very finely chopped

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

One 2 1/2 pound flnk steak, cut across the grain into twenty 1/4 inch thick slices

16 scallions

Vegetable oil for rubbing


Steamed rice, for serving

1.  In a large shallow dish combine the soy sauce with sugar, white ine, chopped garlic, toasted sesame oil and crushed red pepper, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Add the sliced flank steak and coat thoroughly in the marinade.  Cover and refrigerate the steak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

2.  Light a grill o heat a griddle.  Rub the scallions all over with vegetable oil and grill them over high heat, turning once, until the scallions are just softened, about 2 minutes.  Season with salt.

3.  Working in batches, grill the steak over high heat until the slices are richly browned and medium rare, about 30 seconds per side.  Transfer the steak to a serving platter and serve with the grilled scalliona and steamed rice.

Wine to pair with this meal- Cabernet Sauvignon

“Geonbae” (Cheers)

Neil, Manager (Wine Sense- Brandon)

Filed under: General, Recipes by WineSense


mywinesense.com is your source for all of you winemaking needs. Whether you want to pick your next wine, read our blog or refer to our resources page you’ll find it here.

Would you like to work at WineSense? Please fill out our online job application.

WineSense eNewsletter Sign-up

Sign up for Wine Sense's e-flyers and you will periodically receive information regarding new products, sales, special events and offers exclusive to our e-flyer recipients. Privacy Policy

* indicates required

Copyright @ 2021, Wine Sense. All rights reserved. Wine Sense – for the love of winemaking