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!

October 2011


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Avoid Work!

October 7, 2011

It's just easier this way.

The most time consuming part of making wine is cleaning and sanitizing your bottles. In fact, most of my clients say it’s only part of winemaking that they would like to avoid. Well you can avoid it, minimize it and regardless of  how you do it- make it easier on yourself.

Avoid It-

On bottling day simply bring your bottles to our Pembina Highway, Southdale Square, Brandon and now our (newly renovated) Portage Avenue locations to have them sanitized in our automatic bottle washer. The machine will sanitize 30 bottles in as little as 5 minutes. So you may as well grab your bottles and let our Washer do the work as you choose your next wine kit.

Minimize It-

If it’s not convenient to bring your bottles to be sterilized, invest in an Avvinator and Bottle Tree. The Avvinator (sulphiter) is a self contained pump and drain unit for sanitizing your bottles. It shoots a spray of aseptox or sulphite into your bottles and catches it as it drains back. The Bottle Tree allows you a place to drain your bottles and minimizes the amount of counter space needed. The bottles hang upside down from the branches and drain. You don’t have to worry about knocking your bottles over either. If you have some really dirty bottles the Jet Bottle Washer fits on your faucet and will blast away dried wine.

Make It Easier-

Regardless of how you clean your bottles always- ALWAYS rinse your bottles out with water whenever you’ve finished a bottle of wine. No matter how you clean your bottles it will always be easier if there is no dried wine residue.


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense, Pembina Hwy)

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