Yay! June is here, I have to say June is one of my favorite months. Beautiful sunny days and the nights are usually still cool to keep the windows open. Alot has happened in the store the last few months with the stay at home order. Even we have been busy! Things look alot different. We are waiting to see if the stay at home order is going to be lifted this week, and IF it is, We cant wait to see your wonderful faces back in the shop bottling your own wine. As mentioned in April, We are brining in different retail items the next couple of months. In May we had beautiful pottery in the shop from Halie Argile a Local Elmvale Potter. This month we will have BruMate Insulated Drinkware and Charcuterie boards from the Hippy Hermet. Father’s Day is June 20h! We have lots of great options in the shop for that special Dad in your life.
Below you can see what wines will be sale and what wines are new! Thank You so much for choosing us to wine with ❤🍷
Winexpert Classic Chilean Merlot ( a MGW favorite!) Medium Body, Heavy Oak. Black Cherry, raspberry and smoke. Ready in 4 weeks!
Gewurztraminer: This sweet refreshing white wine is perfect for summer BBQ’s. This wine is off dry with hints of tropical fruit, peach and a crisp finish. Ready in 4 weeks!
Winexpert Reserve VCR: Medium Full body red wine with hints of raspberry and white pepper. Lots of oak to round out the sweetness from this fruit forward red wine. Don’t be fooled by the fruitiness, this wine is dry! Ready in 6 weeks.
Traminer Riesling: A beautiful blend of gewurztraminer and Riesling! Yes this is a sweet white wine so be sure to like that hint of honeysuckle and lime. Ready in 6 weeks.
VineCo: Chilean Carmenere: Dry Medium body red wine bursting with red cherry, raspberry and plum. Ready in 6 weeks.
VineCo: California Riesling: This high acidity white wine has notes of tropical fruit, mango and apricot. Dry, Light to medium body white wine. Ready in 6 weeks.
VineCo Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre: Heavy oak, full body dry, this wine is full of fruit forward flavor with the spice of black pepper on the nose. Ready in 4 weeks.
VineCo California Chardonnay: This creamy white wine has hints of green apple, pear and apricot. No oak and medium body. Ready in 4 weeks.
Well here we are, done the first quarter of 2021! The saying is true, time waits for no one. I don’t know about you, but WOW I am so excited to see the ground wake up, my crocus’ are starting to pop up and blossom. It is just a beautiful sight. We finished our little reno and we are very pleased with the feedback! We are so happy that customers are coming back into the store. April, we are offering a Buy More Save More Sale! We know that better days are ahead and we want you to be stocked up and ready for them! Any wine in stock will be on sale. 1st $5 off, 2nd $10 off, 3rd $15 off. We are featuring wine from Australia this month! Be sure to watch our social media to keep up on special tips and interesting information.
We are excited to announce that we are pairing up with a few awesome local artisans, Halie Argile, a local Elmvale potter, who makes slow made, functional ceramics. These unique one of a kind pieces are just beautiful! We will have a small selection of wine tumbles, charcuterie boards and wine carafes.
The Hippy Hermit, this guy is born and raised just outside of Wasaga Beach. He has a passion for wood working and just being solo cutting and milling wood. He has created some beautiful boards just for us. He truly brings meaning to forest to table. He cut the tree down, aged it, he’s milled it in his basement workshop, shaped it, and made these amazing boards. Ash, Maple and Black Cherry to name a few.
We are so excited to announce that starting in May, we will have a selection of pre-packaged cheese’s, dried meats, and gourmet crackers. More details to come as we finalize the selection!
Wow that felt like a long lockdown! Oh wait…. it’s not over.
We decided since traveling right now is pretty much out of the question, That we would take you on a little journey. Join the glas from Make Great Wine as we travel the next 3 months across the world and visit some exciting countries. Our first stop!
(pssst, they are also on sale!!)
California! California produces the best wines in America! Why is that?! ….Climate. Cooler climate tends to have smaller grapes that have a more tart and acidic flavour while warmer climates encourage grapes to grow larger which leads to more juicy ripeness. 80% of wine made in USA is from California. Most famous for it’s bodacious, fruit forward wines that focus on French Varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wine-type grapes are grown in 46 of California’s 58 counties, covering 513,000 acres in 2004.
Try our California Reserve Merlot. This dry, medium body, medium oak merlot has notes of Chocolate, black cherry and vanilla spice. With a soft finish these flavours will dance on your tongue, leaving you wanting more! Not a red wine lover!? That’s okay we have a white wine too.
California Sauvignon Blanc: Medium Body, dry crispy white wine, soft lime and gooseberry with fresh tropical fruit. This classing white wine pairs well with soft cheese’s and fish or just simply sit and enjoy.
Island Mist & Niagara Mist Fruit Wine Limited Releases; These fantastic fruit wines won’t last long! Hurry and reserve your’s today. Limited Release fruit wines tend to sell out quickly and hardly make it for the summer months. So be sure to grab a few 😉
1 tbsp (15 mL) each vegetable oil
1 large sweet potato, cut into 8
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine such as
2 tbsp (30 mL) each honey and Dijon
2 cups (500 mL) trimmed green beans
MEATLESS MONDAY MUSHROOM TACOS
Yield: 4 Servings
These hearty tacos are flavourful and satisfying and will appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
1 large red onion, divided
1 lime, divided
1 tbsp (15mL) each canola oil and butter
1 1/2 lb (750 g) mixed sliced mushrooms
1 poblano or yellow pepper, chopped
SLOW COOKER HONEY GARLIC RIBS
Yield: 6 Servings
Using your slow cooker is the trick to these sweet, sticky and fall-off-the-bone tender ribs.
TIP: Finish the ribs on the bbq preheated to medium high. Turn and baste often until caramelized and saucy.
2 racks baby back ribs (about 2 1/2 to 3 lbs/1.25 to 1.5 kg total)
Salt and Pepper
EASY CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS FOR A CROWD
Yield: 12 Sliders
No need to babysit a bunch of itty-bitty burgers on the grill; these sliders use a muffin pan for easy prep.
1 small onion
1/4 cup (50ml) dry breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30mL) each Worcestershire sauce & yellow mustard