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Limited Editions coming 2019!

September 19, 2018

A fantastic new trip around the world (for your palate)! We are proud to announce the five new wines available for this year’s limited edition series! Available for pre-order now! Click on a wine to see a short video on the wine:   Lodi, California If you enjoyed LE16 Cabernet Franc, you will find more to love …

A fantastic new trip around the world (for your palate)!

We are proud to announce the five new wines available for this year’s limited edition series! Available for pre-order now!

Click on a wine to see a short video on the wine:

Black Cab bar 300x113 - Limited Editions coming 2019!  Lodi, California

If you enjoyed LE16 Cabernet Franc, you will find more to love with Black Cab!

fume blanc bar 300x113 - Limited Editions coming 2019!  Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

If you enjoy our Eclipse Sauvignon Blanc, this new Fumé Blanc will surprise and excite you!

Corazon bar 300x113 - Limited Editions coming 2019!  Curicó Valley, Chile

If you enjoyed LE16 Milagro, Corazón is the perfect choice for you!

symphony bar 300x113 - Limited Editions coming 2019!  Sierra Foothills, California

If you enjoyed LE15 Gewürztraminer-Verdelho-Muscat, this new blend will be a clear winner!

Barbaresco Style bar 300x113 - Limited Editions coming 2019!  Piedmont, Italy

If you loved LE15 Barbera, cousin wine Barbaresco will make you fall in love all over again!

The Thirsty Vintner – Quality Wine at Affordable prices

LE17

September 26, 2017

LE17 Limited Edition Wines The 5 Limited Edition Wines Have been Selected and are available for Pre-Order So Reserve yours Today – See Video below for More details  

LE17 Limited Edition Wines

The 5 Limited Edition Wines Have been Selected and are available for Pre-Order

So Reserve yours Today – See Video below for More details

 

Easy, peezy, clean bottles

June 4, 2017

One of our biggest concerns in making sure our wines turn our well is actually the condition of the bottles being filled. If bottles are brand new, the sanitizing and rinsing before each batch is perfectly sufficient. But what happens after those lovely new bottles are opened and the contents enjoyed? If wine residue is …

One of our biggest concerns in making sure our wines turn our well is actually the condition of the bottles being filled. If bottles are brand new, the sanitizing and rinsing before each batch is perfectly sufficient. But what happens after those lovely new bottles are opened and the contents enjoyed?

If wine residue is left in the bottom of a bottle, mold can start to grow. When we get ready to re-fill these wine bottles, it can require a great deal of scrubbing and cleaning to clean out this residue. We do our best to screen each bottle as it is filled but this can be difficult, especially in dark green or brown bottles.

We offer a food-safe bleach for our customers, but there is a quick and easy 30 second process to make sure each bottle is ready to go for your next batch.

1) Immediately after finishing a wine, fill 1/3 with hot water, put your thumb over the opening, shake well, empty and rinse.

2) Repeat Step 1

3) Peel the label off, pull or cut the shrink top off and place the bottle neck down into your wine box.

Any moisture left will drain and eventually evaporate and dust and dirt cannot enter your clean bottle.

Your bottle is now ready for your next trip to The Thirsty Vintner.

Cheers

Oak Barrel Options

May 10, 2017

OAK Barrel Opportunities!   Here at the shop we have  lots of options for oak barrel ageing. For an extra cost of $30 / batch we can oak any red wines. Why Oak Barrel? The benefits of oak barrel aging is two parts; the slow introduction of oxygen into the wine and imparting the subtle …

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OAK Barrel Opportunities!

 

Here at the shop we have  lots of options for oak barrel ageing. For an extra cost of $30 / batch we can oak any red wines.

Why Oak Barrel?

The benefits of oak barrel aging is two parts; the slow introduction of oxygen into the wine and imparting the subtle flavours of the wood into the wine. Wine, as it rests in the barrel, goes through subtle chemical changes, resulting in greater complexity and a softening of the harsh tannins and flavours present at the end of fermentation.  Basically your harsh new wine becomes softer and more complex earlier with less aging.  (=drinking sooner!)

We do large batches in big barrels available seasonally, or  23L single batch barrels  available year round.

This summer we are offering;

Chilean Carmenere/Cab Sauv which is already SOLD OUT

Argentine Malbec which has 9 spots remaining.

We are taking suggestions for wines to barrel next Fall

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So far Australian Shiraz Viognier is in the lead however Australian Cab/Shiraz has taken a jump in votes since the photo was taken.

We are also willing to take other suggestions and add them to the list. Let us know what you would like to be drinking next year!

 

Always remember what’s better than a barrel of monkeys?

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well, the answer is nothing but wine is good too.