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!

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It’s Been a While!

October 19, 2017

Wow- It’s been a loooong time since our last post. A lot has gone on since 2015 when the Provincial Government allowed On-Site Winemaking in Manitoba. We were the second last province Canada to allow it (only Alberta remains) and it came as a pleasant surprise so there was lots of work to do.

We used to just have shelves of wine kits- now we have shelves of wine too!

But in that time we:

-Converted 3 of our existing stores to accommodate In-store Wineries and Bottling Stations.

-Doubled the size of our Portage Avenue location and added an In-Store Winery.

-Relocated our Springfield Road store to a larger location at Kildonan Crossing (located at the North West corner of Regent and Lagimodiere) to accommodate On-Site Winemaking.

-Relocated our Pembina Highway location to a larger location at 827 Dakota Street (across from St.Vital Center) to accommodate On-Site Winemaking.

-We’ve doubled the number of staff (and that number is still growing) we employ and have trained all staff  regarding this exciting new aspect of our business…

…and made over 400,000 bottles of wine!

We’ve had excellent support from Global Vintners Inc. GVI is the Wine Kit division of Andrew Peller Limited Canada’s largest Canadian owned winemaker and the manufacturer of our wine kits. So we’re had lots of knowledge and guidance to help us along the way.

And with that we are pleased to say we have a customer satisfaction rate of over 99% for the wine we are making for our customers!

So with the excitement out of the way we will once again be more regular with our Blog postings- as we were in the past.

Cheers,

Craig    Co-Owner, Wine Sense


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