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!

March 2013


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March 15, 2013

MikeIf you know me at all, you realize that I really like to enjoy the finer things that life has to offer. Winexpert has just made this a lot easier, with the new Eclipse kits. To quote Tim Vandergrift, it is simply “The best wine you can make”, and I completely agree with that statement!

Is there any way to make enjoying the best possible wine better? With the best food possible, of course! Last weekend, I had a special occasion to celebrate and decided it would be the perfect opportunity for surf and turf! We started with a 2.5 pound lobster from Nova Scotia, a couple handfuls of fresh clams, fresh shrimp and scallops. I put all of this in a pot along with some peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, spicy chorizo sausage. Add in a few ears of corn and some baby potatoes plus some Eclipse Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and we were ready to boil!

Great food deserves great wine!

Great food deserves great wine!

Of course, the turf was a 2.5 inch cut rib steak, a favourite of mine! Seasoned only with salt and pepper and then grilled, there was only one wine to

pair with this! Eclipse Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel with it’s bold and zesty fruit! It is amazing how well these wine were tasting after such a short time in the bottle. The soft tannins and bright fruit flavours were exceptional. Had they been in the bottle for over a year? Nope, just under a month!

So, you are looking for that “special occasion” wine, or a nice “ready to drink young” one, the Eclipse lineup will fit in both categories! What are you waiting for, come in and get one! You’ll thank me in 3 months : )


Mike, Manager (Wine Sense- Southdale Square)

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