May 2011
Inside this issue:
Manager’s Pick of the Month Current Special Summer Entertaining Coming Soon Beer NEW Pinot Grigio Coming this Fall!
NEW Spanish Wine

Volume 1, Issue 6 Manager’s Pick of the Month
Dave’s pick of the month is the Grand Cru International South African Chenin Blanc. Dave recommends this unique white wine to any customer that wants a refreshing, lightly floral mid-priced wine that they can enjoy during the warm and humid days of summer. Says Dave, “I like the lemony scent and how fresh and crisp it is.! I love drinking this Chenin Blanc while digging into steamed mussels or shrimp” Called “Steen” when grown in South Africa, this graceful wine is lightbodied with a pale straw colour. The fruity scented nose has hints of green apple and lemon with a subtle floral bouquet rounding out the nose. On the palate the wine is delightfully refreshing.

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$76 until June 30, 2011

Oak: 0 - Body: 2 - Sweetness: 2


Dave’s Wine Pairing Recommendation: Enjoy a glass of this lovely Chenin Blanc with Shrimp Fra Diavolo.


Here Comes the Sun Specials
From now until June 30, 2012, look for the Sun on specially marked kits. We will make any specially marked kit you purchase from us for $32.50. Each sun is marked with a code. Present the code to our staff to determine your savings. We are offering U-Brew fees as low as $32.50, free corks, free filter pads, free labels, and/or free shrink wraps.

Spotlight Wine Feature Recipe
Mixologist’s Corner


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Don’t forget to try our newest fruit wines:
Apple Pomegranate *Free labels included with this kit Blood Orange *Free labels included with this kit



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Cellar Notes

Volume 2, Issue 6

Summer Wine Picks
Grand Cru International California Chardonnay
California brings together the best of vine and sea. Sit back, relax and embody Californian lifestyle with this easy drinking wine that is sure to impress. This full-bodied, golden, Chardonnay has captivating flavours of green apple and tropical fruit that enhance an upfront floral bouquet. As it ages, expect to be treated with layers of rip fruit and integrated oak.

Oak: 3 - Body: 4 - Sweetness: 0 Additional Info
Pair this classic New World Chardonnay with grilled chicken breast!

En Primeur Chilean Malbec
Chile’s Maipo Valley lies in the shadows of the Andres providing perfect growing conditions for many world class wines. With spicy and herbaceous aromas and a hint of tobacco, this medium to full bodied Malbec is rounded by an elegant palate of dried red fruits with lingering earthiness. Fermentation on Cabernet-Merlot GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins and American and French oak chips round the finish.

Oak: 3 - Body: 4 - Sweetness: 0 Additional Info
Pair this En Primeur Maipo Chilean Malbec with a thick and juicy grilled rib-eye steak!

En Primeur Australian Grenache Rose
One of Australian’s oldest wine regions, Clare Valley encompasses a wide range of elevations and microclimates. Cool nights and warm days allow even and slow ripening of fruit, creating wines with crisp acidity and full fruit flavour. This medium bodied Rose is a wine sure to please! Beautifully aromatic, with notes of lively citrus, soft rose petals and light spice. Make this wine your own, either crisp and dry or with a slight hint of sweetness from the sweetening blend.

Oak: 2 - Body: 3 - Sweetness: 1 Additional Info
This coral coloured wine is fantastic on it’s own or paired with grilled tuna or salmon. For best results, age this wine 3 to 6 months.

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Cellar Notes

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Light Lime
Arriving in June!!!

The Big & Easy Light Lime with its all natural lime flavor and low alcohol content (approximately 4%), makes for a very light, refreshing and easy to drink beer. Just follow the five easy steps and you will be rewarded with a perfect light summer refresher to enjoy on the patio or at the cottage in the company of friends once the weather heats up!

The perfect light summer refresher! Pair with guacamole & chips!

Arriving in July
Sells out every year !
Pre-order now to avoid disappointment

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Cellar Notes

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Cellar Notes

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Grand Cru International Chile Syrah Rose Refreshing and mouth-watering, this rose wine will tantalize your senses. With notes of strawberries, pear, and a hint of pomegranate, it is a perfect wine for entertaining as it pairs well with many foods. Oak: 0- Body: 2 - Sweetness: 0 Grand Cru International California Muscat This fresh and vibrant white wine is a true crowd pleaser. Light-bodied with aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, elderflowers, and lychee, a sip of this wine will treat your palate to an impressive lineup of tropical and stone fruit.

Oak: 0 - Body: 2 - Sweetness: 1
Grand Cru International California Meritage Dark chocolate notes carry throughout, with hints of dried red fruits and green pepper on the nose. This wine kit comes with Dried GenuWine Winery skins and a blend of American and French oak chips

Oak: 3 - Body: 3 - Sweetness: 0

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Cellar Notes

Volume 2, Issue 6

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Cellar Notes

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Spotlight on Valpolicella
Valpolicella, one of our most popular red wines is commonly associated with the Valpolicella viticultural zone in the Verona province in Italy. The Valpolicella area of Italy is quite hilly and has a mild to cool continental climate that is greatly influenced by Lake Garda to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the southeast. The vineyard soils in the Valpolicella tend to be quite gravely and the best vineyards are situated at altitudes of 500 to 1500 feet. Valpolicella wines are made from three primary grape varietals: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. The Valley Wine Cellar offers two main types of Valpolicella wines: Valpolicella and Amarone. Our Valpolicella wines tend to be a little lighter bodied than other red wines such as Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons. In fact, our Valpolicella offerings tend to be very easy drinking, fragrant and rich in flavours of berries and red fruit. Our Cru Select Valpolicella Ripassa made using the traditional Ripasso method of fermenting the wine with dried grape skins The Valley Wine Cellar’s Amarone offerings provide a luxurious, velvety, heavybodied red wine that is made traditionally using desiccated grapes and dried grape skins. Check out our wide selection sure to please any palate: Heritage Estates Valpolicella - $55 Grand Cru Valpolicella - $70 Premier Cru Italian Valpolicella - $95 Premier Cru Italian Amarone - $95 Cru Select Italian Valpolicella Ripassa - $100 Cru Select Italian Amarone - $100 CCWS Italian Amarone - $122 CCWS Italian Valpolicella - $122 En Primeur Amarone della Valpolicella Classico - $138

Recipe of the Month - Fresh Guacomole & Chips
Nothing says summer entertaining like fresh guacamole & chips surrounded by your closes friends. Ingredients: 2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 2 ripe avocadoes, seeded, peeled & mashed Sour cream, cilantro, salsa to garnish Instructions: In a bowl combine tomatoes, red onion, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Gently stir in avocados. Cover the surface with plastic wrap. Chill for up to 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pair with a glass of Grand Cru Sauvignon Blanc!

Mixologist’s Corner
Blood Orange Punch
2 bottles Breezin’ Blood Orange wine 3 12 oz cans natural orange soda such as San Pellegrino Aranciata 3 tbsp fresh lime juic 8 oz light rum 5 dashes bitters 1 blood orange or orange sliced & frozen Fill ice cube trays with 1 1/2 cup Blood Orange wine and freeze To make punch, stir remaining Blood Orange wine, soda, lime juice, rum, and bitters into punch bowl. Before serving, add frozen orange slices and Blood Orange Ice cubes

Valley Wine Cellar

The Valley Wine Cellar is the premier RJ Spagnols retailer in the Kennebecasis Valley and Greater Saint John area. Come visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff and see our large selection of RJ Spagnols wine kits, BrewHouse & Coopers beer kits, & our Winemakeri product line that provides all the ingredients necessary to make your own spirits and liqueurs. We will NOT be knowingly undersold by any local competitor** . Bring us a written current price quote from our competitor that includes:
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Feature Wines Price List* Grand Cru International South African Chenin Blanc: $76 California Chardonnay: $79 En Primeur Chilean Malbec: $138 En Primeur Australian Grenache Rose: $138 Grand Cru International Italian Pinot Grigio: $79 Grand Cru International Limited Editions: $79 Cru Specialty Ports (Toasted Caramel, Orange Chocolate, White Chocolate, Coffee, Apple Tatin): $87 Heritage Estates Valpolicella: $55 Grand Cru Valpolicella: $70 Cru Select Italian Amarone: $100 Cru Select Italian Valpolicella Ripassa: $100 CCWS Italian Amarone: $122 CCWS Italian Valpolicella: 122 En Primeur Amarone della Valpolicella Classico: $138
*Kit only, U-Brew & Applicable taxes extra

The brand name of the kit (ie Kenridge Classic, Cheeky Monkey) Amount of liters of juice in the kit (ie 8 liters through 23 liters) The kit price The U-brew or Winery fee (if applicable)

We guarantee we will BEAT their price!!!
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Happenings: Kennebunkport Food, Wine & Art Festival
An early summer gathering of friends new and old. A celebration of the good life in Maine. The Kennebunkport coastal community is the setting for this multi-venue Festival that’s all about inspired good times. From the chefs and artists who use their talents to excite palates and imaginations to the hoteliers, homeowners, innkeepers, and gallery owners who welcome you with open arms, the Festival is truly a collaborative event where all involved share a single vision: give you an epic and ever-so-memorable start to your summer. Come enjoy wines and beers and eat delicious fare prepared by local chefs. And no wine festival would be complete without live music! The 2102 Kennebunk Food, Wine & Art Festival takes place from June 5th through June 9th: Web Site: Call: (207) 772-3373 Email:

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