EXPÉRIENCE - January 2018

EXPÉRIENCE what we’re all about. When did wine get so stuffy? Yes - we know it’s the best beverage in the world, but who are we kidding here? Wine is the best because it has something for everyone. Every budget. Every occasion. Every day. Whether it’s a Tuesday night, or a special addition to the cellar, EXPÉRIENCE is there for you. EXPÉRIENCE is our way of helping you not only navigate through, but become enthralled with, the world of wine. Each and everymonth you will find enticing and approachable wines fromall corners of the globe for all of life’s occasions. Every month, EXPÉRIENCE introduces over 30 new products in select stores throughout our beautiful province. Our monthly EXPÉRIENCE e-flyer will be available online and by email (to subscribe it’s free, and super easy) and will include special features on grape varieties, wineries, and winemaking regions throughout the world - PLUS tasting notes, food pairings, ways to enjoy, and more. To get your free subscription to our EXPÉRIENCE e-Flyer, sign up here. Ladies and gentlemen, we invite you to EXPÉRIENCE what wine is really all about.

GÉRARD BERTRAND - the best of southern france. Our EXPÉRIENCE program is not only about bringing attention to great wine regions around the world, but making sure you know about some of the top producers we’re lucky enough to carry on our shelves. This month, we have chosen to feature one of our favourites: Gérard Bertrand, hailing from southern France. Whether it is their incredible portfolio of reds from various appelations like Corbieres, Minervois and more, or their smash hit Côtes des Roses (one of the coolest bottles on the market) - Gérard Bertrand knows how to make wine. A former winner of European Winery of the Year, this producer aims to showwine drinkers that Bordeaux and Burgundy are not the only French regions worthy of your love. Not only are they fantastic to drink on their own, they marry with a wide range of cuisines. Also, as a family owned and operated winery, you can feel the love and passion with every sip, as much as you can feel the skill, dedication and terroir. Merci, Mr. Bertrand!

PORTUGAL - way more than a port. Let’s be honest - we know you may be overwhelmed by Portugal when it comes to wine but we want to tell you that you’re wrong. Forgive our boldness, but trust us, you’ll happily admit you were wrong when you try the wines in this month’s release. However, we don’t blame you. For hundreds of years, this beautiful country has been known for two things in the wine world - Port and Madeira. Although these fortified wines are some of the world’s best and longest living, they aren’t as fashionable in the eyes of today’s wine drinker. We want to show you what Portugal can offer when it comes to everyday wines. Not only does Portugal have a perfect climate for grapegrowing, they have wonderful food, people and history. Sure, the grapes they use aren’t the ones you recognize, but it doesn’t matter. The wines they make not only make you stand and take notice, they give your wallet a break. Portugal offers everything from incredibly crisp and refreshing whites, to big, bold reds that will make you forget about Malbec forever.

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