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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On-Site Winemaking at two Wine Sense locations!

September 2, 2015

The second Wine Sense On-Site Winery is now open at our Brandon Wine Sense location! Brandon joins our McPhillips St location as we continue to convert our stores so we can offer this great service to you!

Also known as U-Vint, U-Brew and Wine-On-Premise, ‘On-Site’ Winemaking has been allowed in all provinces (except Manitoba and Alberta) for as long as 20 years. Now Manitobans get to join in the fun!

It’s a big change for our industry- in provinces like Ontario and B.C. where they have offered the service for almost 20 years- the vast majority of wine is made at stores with very little being made at home.

What is On-Site Winemaking? Simply put we do most of the work for you in our stores…

-You choose and pay for your wine.

-We quickly prep it for you in our In-Store Winery facility.

-You pitch (add) the yeast.

-We ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine in our In-Store Winery.

-You come back when the wine is ready and bottle your wine using our Winery Bottle Washers, Bottle Fillers and Corkers.

You don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting or any of the clean-up!

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Wines clearing at our McPhillips St On-Site Winery!

 

It’s a great service for those with space or time limitations, people who have trouble lifting the kits and carboys or for those who don’t want to make the ‘commitment’ to buy equipment. You can buy one kit and have it made for you in our winery and still save a great deal of money over the commercial price. 30 bottles of our best wine can be had for about $200!

Our McPhillips On-Site Winery is now operating. Our Southdale Square and Portage Avenue Wine Sense locations will be opening their On-Site Wineries in the next few weeks as we finalize site preparation and Authorization from the Manitoba Liquor & Gaming Authority. After that we will be working Springfield Rd and Pembina Hwy locations.

How much does it cost?

We have three options:

Basic- Includes our In-Store Winery Service where we ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine, the use of our Automatic Bottle Washer to clean and sanitize your bottles, our automatic Electric 2-Head Bottle Fillers, our Pneumatic automatic Corkers and 30 regular corks for only $49.99.

Intermediate- Includes our In-Store Winery Service where we ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine, the use of our Automatic Bottle Washer to clean and sanitize your bottles, our automatic Electric 2-Head Bottle Fillers, our Pneumatic automatic Corkers and 30 Nomacorc synthetic corks for long term storage for only $54.99.

Deluxe- Includes our In-Store Winery Service where we ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine, the use of our Automatic Bottle Washer to clean and sanitize your bottles, our automatic Electric 2-Head Bottle Fillers, our Pneumatic automatic Corkers and 30 Nomacorc synthetic corks for long term storage and 30 Custom Wine Labels for only $59.99.

How does it work?

Check out these videos shot in June when City TV came by to visit us to see what was coming:


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On-Site Winemaking Is Here!

August 11, 2015

The first Wine Sense On-Site Winery is now open at our McPhillips St. Wine Sense location! It’s been an exciting journey since Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries announced that On-Site Winemaking would be allowed in Manitoba last December- and we’re happy we can offer this great new service to you!

Also known as U-Vint, U-Brew and Wine-On-Premise, ‘On-Site’ Winemaking has been allowed in all provinces (except Manitoba and Alberta) for as long as 20 years. Now Manitobans get to join in the fun!

What is Wine-On-Premise? Simply put we do most of the work for you in our stores…20150601_180023

-You choose and pay for your wine.

-We quickly prep it for you in our In-Store Winery facility.

-You pitch (add) the yeast.

-We ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine in our In-Store Winery.

-You come back when the wine is ready and bottle your wine using our Winery Bottle Washers, Bottle Fillers and Corkers.

You don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting or any of the clean-up!

Our McPhillips On-Site Winery is now operating. Our Brandon Wine Sense location and our Southdale Square Wine Sense locations will be opening their On-Site Wineries in the next few weeks as we finalize site preparation and Authorization from the Manitoba Liquor & Gaming Authority. After that we will be working on our Portage Avenue and Springfield Rd and Pembina Hwy locations.

How much does it cost?

We have two options:

Basic- Includes our In-Store Winery Service where we ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine, the use of our Automatic Bottle Washer to clean and sanitize your bottles, our automatic Electric 2-Head Bottle Fillers, our Pneumatic automatic Corkers and 30 regular corks for only $49.99.

Deluxe- Includes our In-Store Winery Service where we ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine, the use of our Automatic Bottle Washer to clean and sanitize your bottles, our automatic Electric 2-Head Bottle Fillers, our Pneumatic automatic Corkers and 30 Nomacorc synthetic corks for long term storage and 30 Custom Wine Labels for only $59.99.

How does it work?

Check out these videos shot in June when City TV came by to visit us to see what was coming:

Stay tuned as we announce the coming openings!

Cheers,

Craig

 


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Wine on Premise is Coming!

June 4, 2015

CraigIf you’ve been to our Southdale Square or McPhillips St Wine Sense locations you’ve noticed some pretty major changes. The store fronts are now a bit smaller as we’ve expanded our back rooms to make space for the Wineries we are putting in for Wine on Premise!

Also known as U-Vint, U-Brew and ‘On-Site’ Winemaking, Wine-on-Premise has been allowed in all provinces (except Manitoba and and Alberta) for as long as 20 years. Now Manitoban’s get to join in the fun!

What is Wine-On-Premise? Simply put we do the most of the work for you in our stores…

-You choose and pay for your wine.

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Jenna & Drew from City TV Broadcast from out Southdale Square location.

-We quickly prep it for you in our In-Store Winery facility.

-You pitch (add) the yeast.

-We ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine in our In-Store Winery.

– You come back when the wine is ready and bottle your wine using our Winery Bottle Washers, Bottle Fillers and Corkers.

You don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting or any of the clean-up!

Southdale is well along with the Winery Room basically finished- the commercial sink is in place, the 3 cartridge water filter and the mixing valve are installed at the Start Station for quality control and finished product consistency.

The big change is on the sales floor- you’ll now notice the bottling stations where you’ll see the two bottle electric filler, pneumatic corkers and heat shrink machine- all winery grade equipment- that you’ll get to use if you have us make your wine for you!

As we wait for authorization from the LGA to start offering the Wine on Premise service you’ll see our other stores get the same makeovers!

Think of us as your ‘Personal Winery’!

 

Cheers,

sig

 


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There’s a New Way to Make Wine!

April 26, 2015

CraigSoon you’ll have a new way to make wine! The Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority recently announced that Wine-On-Premise will be allowed in Manitoba.

Also known as U-Vint, U-Brew and ‘On-Site’ Winemaking, Wine-on-Premise has been allowed in all provinces (except Manitoba and and Alberta) for as long as 20 years. Now Manitoban’s get to join in the fun!

What is Wine-On-Premise? Simply put we do the most of the work for you in our stores…

-You choose and pay for your wine.

-We quickly prep it for you in our In-Store Winery facility.winery 2

-You pitch (add) the yeast.

-We ferment, degas, stabilize and filter your wine in our In-Store Winery.

– You come back when the wine is ready and bottle your wine using our Winery Bottle Washers, Bottle Fillers and Corkers.

You don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting or any of the clean-up!

So over the next while you’ll notice some changes at your favourite Wine Sense store as we prepare the Winery facilities in each store. Right now we’re waiting for some time-lines and final regulations from the LGA. As we get this information we’ll have more specific timelines and information for you.

So spread the word- There’s a new way to make wine!

Cheers,

sig

 

 

 


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