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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Save $10
on ALL styles of Chai Maison!

Save $7
on 4 styles of Vintners Reserve!

FREE!Bag In Box Set with Purchase

Paddock Wood
Craft Beer that's Easy to Make!

Order Your Passport Wines!

November 14, 2018


The deadline for this year’s Passport Series wines is Saturday November 17th. The exclusive Passport Series features unique and exciting limited release vintages from some of the most prominent and well respected wine growing regions around the world. Any of the 4 styles would be a welcome addition to your wine rack and will please you and your guests. The wines arrive one each from December to March and we do not bring in any extra kits outside of what is pre-ordered by customers- so you have to reserve them to get them.

Click Here for complete descriptions and to order yours!


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LE17 Hawke’s Bay Merlot

January 16, 2018

We are very fortunate to be offering the New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot as the February wine in the LE17 Collection.

Hawke’s Bay’s temperate climate and plentiful sunshine make the region ideal for fruit-growing with grape vines first planted in 1851.
Hawke’s Bay has since earned itself an international reputation for producing high quality Cabernet & Merlot blends, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and an impressive array of aromatic white wines.

Our LE17 Hawke’s Bay Merlot features ripe fruit with dark, oaky spice and soft tannins with hints of mocha and licorice. It will pair well with any beef dish and of course lamb!

LE17 Hawke’s Bay Merlot arrives later this month. For those of you who didn’t pre-order this fabulous wine- call you favourite Wine Sense location and ask them to reserve one for you before they are gone!

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Learning in Wine Country!

October 27, 2017

Last month Wine Sense Managers visited Niagara On The Lake for Management Training. The Niagara region is the heart of Ontario’s wine region and is a wonderful place to visit wineries and experience the wine lifestyle. The town of Niagara On The Lake is a beautiful place loaded with Canadian history and very close to Niagara Falls.

We started our trip with a store management training session from Kevin Graff of Graff Retail, North America’s leading retail training organization. The session was a starting point to continued training focusing on how to better run our stores.


Winexpert and Vineco- ourtwo wine kit brands are owned by Andrew Peller Limited– we visited their Ontario Wine Kit Production facility and warehouse. We were able to see the production process from Juice Storeage, to blending and production to the bag and in the box. It’s an impressive and industry leading plant. We then stopped a the distribution warehouse to see where our orders are picked, packed and shipped from.


To cap it off we visited three of the Andrew Peller Limited Wineries- Peller Estates, Trius and Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery and Distillery. We toured the Wineries on bike and outside of one scraped knee (don’t take photos while riding a bike) it went very well. Peller Estates features the 10 Below Ice Wine Tasting Room and the the Gretzky Winery and Distillery is a must visit for any wine, whiskey or hockey fan!





















It was an educational and fun trip to wine country- We look forward to sharing what we learned with all of our customers!

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Save Money, Have Fun, Love the Wine!

February 10, 2016

Your Personal Winery!

On-Site Winemaking

Available at All 6 Wine Sense Locations-

-From Shiraz to Chardonnay, you choose from our vast array of award winning wines.

-You pay for your wine kit and Winery Service while we quickly prep your wine for you in our In-Store Winery facility and you pitch (add) the yeast into the wine… then we do the rest, including filtering your wine!

-You come back when your wine is ready and bottle your wine using our winery grade Bottle Washers, Bottle Fillers and Corkers… it’s that easy!

-All you need to provide is the bottles- everything else is included!

-You save more than 50% off the price of commercial wine!


On-Site Winery Fees:

Basic- Includes On-Site Winery Service, Use of Bottling Equipment and 30 Regular Corks… Only $49.99

Intermediate– Includes On-Site Winery Service, Use of Bottling Equipment and 30 Nomacorc Synthetic Corks for extended storage… Only $54.99

Deluxe- Includes On-Site Winery Service, Use of Bottling Equipment, 30 Nomacorc Synthetic Corks for extended storage and 30 Custom Wine Bottle Labels… Only $59.99

Check out the Video to see how Fun, Fast and Easy it is!

Wine kit Medals won at the Winemaker Magazine international Competition.
Winery Fee is a separate fee from the wine kit you choose.

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