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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Grilling Tip

July 29, 2010

BruceHere is an idea that really works. When grilling a steak on the BBQ (2 minutes on each side on high heat is my preference- I like my steaks rare. If you prefer medium rare add a minute to each side and so on) have some red wine in a spray bottle. I spray the steak twice during each side cooking. I like reds such as Selection Estate Series Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon or Selection International Australian Cabernet/Shiraz.

This gives the steak a great red wine flavour that is subtle, not over powering.

 Another benefit, you drink what is left in the spray bottle. Waste not, want not…





Grilled Steak and Red Wine- one of nature's greatest pairings!

This gives the steak a great red wine flavour that is subtle and not over powering. It also really helps bring the wine and the meat together when enjoying the fruits of your labour!

Another benefit- you drink what is left in the spray bottle. Waste not, want not ; )


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Hwy) 



Filed under: Recipes by Craig

5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita

July 15, 2010

Tiki2As the Twisted Mist ‘Summer Fun Spokesman” I thought I would share a few of my favourite wayst to add a ‘twist’ of variety to your Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita:

1.) The good news is that Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita is great on its own or straigt from the fridge!

2.) Pour over ice cubes and garnish with a sliced strawberry for an impressive cocktail.

3.) Pour Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita into your blender on it’s own and froth it up! It makes a very attractive pink, frothy beverage in your glass garnished with a strawberry.


Try a Twisted Mist 'Smoothie'!

4.) Add Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita, ice cubes and a couple of fresh strawberries in your blender for a great summer ‘smoothie’ style drink.

5.) Mix Twisted Mist Strawberry Margarita with a little club soda and a garnish with a slice of lime for a great sparkling Strawberry Margarita.


Tiki- Summer Fun Spokesman

Filed under: Recipes by Craig

Muddle Your Mint!

July 9, 2010

VictorWondering what to do with all that mint that just keeps on growing in your garden… Make Mojitos! I like mine with a little extra mint. Fortunately we have fresh mint in the garden so all you have to do is take a few leaves and ‘muddle’ them…

What is muddling you ask? Muddling is the light bruising of the leaves of an herb to release their flavour and volatile compounds. You’re aiming to grind the herb’s leaves so that it will release its oil and thus flavours and aromas.

Ernest Hemingway would be pleased!

Ernest Hemingway would be pleased!

Next time you pour yourself a Twisted Mist Mojito grab some mint and muddle a few leaves.  How many mint leaves you use depends on how “minty” you want your drink to taste.


– Tall glass
– Twisted Mist Mojito
– Mint (muddled)
– Ice (cubes is the way Hemmingway liked it)
– Garnish with a sprig of mint
– ENJOY your awesome Mojito!


Victor, Manager (Wine Sense- McPhillips St.)

Filed under: General, Recipes by Craig

Twisted Mist Mojito Recipe Idea

July 7, 2010

BobI was shooting the breeze with a customer on Saturday- and we got on topic of the Twisted Mist Mojito kit. He really liked it but he thought it was a bit sweet (he said he doesn’t have much of sweet tooth). I told him that I had tried it with a couple of slices of lime and that made it a bit more ‘tart and crisp’. He had a big smile on his face and said that he does the same thing but he also adds a couple of ounces of club soda- he said it’s superb.

Lime Mojito

Twisted Mist Mojito with Club Soda and Lime- Very Refreshing!

I took his advice and tried his recipe out Saturday night and he was right, it was fantastic. The perfect match for the hot, humid summer evening it was.


1- Big Tumbler
5- Ice Cubes
2- Slices Lime
5 ounces- Twisted Mist Mojito
2 ounces- Club Soda


Bob, Manager (Wine Sense- Springfield Rd)

Filed under: Recipes by Craig


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