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Cheata Nao
 
April 8, 2013 | Cheata Nao

The Grand Opening Celebration in Sherwood Park.

Grand Opening Weekend!

On March 30th we officially opened in Sherwood Park.

The day’s festivities began with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Strathcona, Linda Osinchuk, followed by coffee and donuts with the staff and Strathcona councilors. The morning was fairly quiet….merely the calm before the storm!

The afternoon was a fun, busy, exciting, & slightly crazy day to be a part of. The first taste of bubble as soon as you walked through the doors was a big hit! Our customers were quite taken with the Terre Gaie Fior D’arancio, a slightly sweet sparkler from Italy. The fruity sweetness of the wine would’ve complimented the savoury components of Easter dinners very well.

From there we had different tasting tables set up throughout the store pouring wine, beers, & spirits. Our own tasting bar was packed with people looking to take advantage of our try before you buy tasting of the wines featured in our sale. It’s great to see Edmontonians so willing to step out of their comfort zones and try new wines.  So often people get stuck in a wine rut, they find a wine they know they like and buy the same one over and over again. I don’t know about you, but I love taking the chance and discovering new wines!  With 10 tasting tables set up and at least 2 wines at each table I’m sure we helped wine lovers discover some new gems.

A big thanks to all the agents at the tasting tables on Friday and Saturday: 

BonVida Wines
The Wine Syndicate
Constellation Brands
Select Wines 
Lifford Wine Agency
Mondia Alliance
Phillipe Dandurand Wines
Mark Anthony Group
Pacific Wine & Spirits
Oyster Bay Wines 
The Bacchus Group
Empson Canada
Authentic Wine & Spirits

Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits
Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants

and Moosehead Breweries

We couldn’t have done it without your help!

Another big thanks goes out to The Great Canadian Brewhouse for catering the event. 
The staff and customers couldn’t get enough of the delicious snacks that were provided throughout the day. Bacon Jalapeno Poppers and Crispy Boneless Chicken Wings were constantly in need of replenishing. Perhaps you stopped by our Grand Opening because you caught the smell of burgers and smokies that led you to our front doors and to Tiffany who was braving the chilly weather to serve up some BBQ.

It was a great day to be a part of and we hoped that everyone who walked through the doors enjoyed the festivities and had a great experience in the shop. We love wines here at Everything Wine and More and we want to make wine lovers out of Albertans. We love to talk wine and taste wine! We have daily tastings from 2-6pm and educational sit down tastings in our beautiful classroom. Or just come in and talk to our staff.

Greg and Andrew are the guys you’ll want to chat about Scotch and Beers with. Bob in our Vintage loves his Spanish wines will probably get you to buy a case without even knowing it! Pam’s the gal you want to go to when it comes to BC wines, she loves travelling to the Okanagan in the summer.  And you’ll find me in the classroom talking and teaching wine!

See you all soon!
Cheata Nao

Time Posted: Apr 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Andrew Clarke
 
April 5, 2013 | Andrew Clarke

Have you tried a little Spice Box?

Spice Box


Now that our grand opening has come and gone and the word is out it is time to talk Whisky.
And not just any Whisky today it’s all about rye.


It is a little known fact that they can call any Canadian Whiskey Rye Whiskey even if it isn’t made with rye.  There are quite a few producers that incorporate various other grains in their blend including corn barley or wheat.


A true Rye Whiskey has a spicy taste that is unmistakable and complemented by the burn of the spirit.
My favorite All Rye Whisky is none other than Spicebox, a masterfully blended spirit that uses a hint of vanilla and nutmeg to accentuate and amplifie the natural spice of the Rye. It hails from Quebec where they use 100% Canadian Rye.


Spicebox  is powerful and bold enough to stand on its own or on the rocks but there is no need to stand on ceremony and forbid yourself from mixing.  Spice box and Cola is the best possible vanilla cola you can imagine.


I invite you all to come in and give Spicebox a try.

Andre Clarke

Time Posted: Apr 5, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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