wine

August 9

Hudson’s Bay Canada: Set Of 8 Riedel Wine Glasses Only $136

Posted by on August 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Hudsons Bay Canada: Set Of 8 Riedel Wine Glasses Only $136

Get a set of eight Riedel wine glasses at Hudson’s Bay for only $136, with a regular price of $160.

While $136 may seem steep for wine glasses, I assure you, the cost is worth it. I have a set of Riedel wine glasses and they truly are the most beautiful wine glasses I’ve had. Over the years I’ve become quite the snob when it comes to my drinkware. I’ve definitely graduated from plastic cups, vodka cooler bottles and coloured glasses. I find that having a nice glass to drink my beverage out of – whether it be water, wine or some other wet goodness – really heightens the experience. My husband doesn’t mind drinking wine out of a plastic cup and actually almost prefers it, but there is something I just really love about having a beautiful glass to sip my wine from.

I just said yesterday that I could use a few more wine glasses for guests and this would make a great Christmas gift for me, but I may just pick up this set now at this price.

This set is made in full lead crystal and it says it is dishwasher safe, although I’ve never tried. You’ll get four Cabernet glasses and four Riedel ‘O’ Viognier glasses, which I assume are the white wine glasses.

If you don’t need a full set, I noticed that the individual glasses are also on sale. Many of the sets of two are $68, with a regular price of $80, so you are paying $34 a glass rather than $40. In the set above you are paying only $16 a glass, so it is a really hot deal. Still, some of you may just want just the two glasses, like these Vinum Pinot Noir glasses, which look oh so grande.

The selection from Riedel doesn’t just stop at wine glasses; they have brandy, champagne, whisky, cognac and more.

Shipping is free on orders over $99, so you get this added bonus when you buy the larger set.

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August 7

Villeroy & Boch Promo Code: Get 20% off With Their Wine & Bar Sale!

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Villeroy & Boch Promo Code:  Get 20% off With Their Wine & Bar Sale!

Time to set up your bar is now!  The Wine & Bar sale is on at Villeroy & Boch with this 20% off code.

Click here to shop @ Villeroy & Boch now!

  • Coupon Code:  VBCHEERS20
  • Discount:  20% wine & bar sale
  • Expiry:  18th August 2014

Villeroy & Boch is a trusted brand that is still family owned after almost 260 years in business.  Their tiles line the Holland Tunnel and their dinnerware is used by the Pope.  If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

I am a wine lover of epic proportions, and as such I have learned a great deal about how to best enjoy my favourite beverage.  Did you know that the shape of the wine glass greatly impacts your enjoyment of the wine?  Different shapes allow different amounts of surface area to contact the air to release the bouquet, and the shape actually determines which part of your tongue the liquid will touch first, designed to heighten the whole experience.  For this reason, I like to keep a good selection of barware on hand to ensure that when I’m opening a really great bottle, everyone partaking is going to have the best chance of optimum enjoyment.

Red wine does really well in a decanter, giving it time to breathe and round out any firm tannins.  You can actually improve the perceived quality of a red by decanting it for about 20 minutes ahead of pouring.  This is a sweet deal:  Purismo Wine Red wine decanter 266mm (was $115.00, now only $44.76).  It’s large enough to decant a whole bottle and the cap is handy to keep any pesky fruit flies out between pours.

As far as glassware is concerned, I prefer to purchase individual pieces that can be replaced one-by-one if they break.  Villeroy & Boch offers great glasses in their Entreé collection.  Entreé Red wine goblet 198mm and Entreé White wine goblet 198mm (both were $18 per glass, now $7.16) are affordable, quality crystal pieces that would be a gift to any wine you pour into them.

Shipping

Villeroy & Boch offers free shipping on orders over $250.  Orders under $250 are charged $20 to $25 depending on the amount of the order.

Cheers!

(Photo credit: Faisal Akram)

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April 11

Shop.ca: Vinotemp Wine Cooler Only $299

Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Shop.ca: Vinotemp Wine Cooler Only $299

I found a very sweet deal on a wine cooler for all of you Moosers who appreciate wine as much as I do. The Vinotemp 15 bottle touchscreen wine cooler is only $299.99, with an original price of $399.99, but I found it for sale at Well.ca for $429.99, so this really is a great deal.

Because it only holds 15 bottles, this is known as small wine cooler. To me, 15 bottles is a good collection as the most we have in our house at one time is about three bottles, and they usually don’t last very long. I do want to get us a wine cooler and have wine ready for guests (and nights that I need it) at all times. This one is the perfect size for my small kitchen and looks beautiful with a black body and tinted glass door.

The touch screen control panel has a digital temperature display, which is a feature any techy-loving husband will love, on top of the wine in the fridge. You can set this wine cooler anywhere, as it has adjustable feet for leveling.

The interior light illuminates your bottles, making it a decorative feature in your kitchen, dining room, office or even your bedroom. The possibilities are endless! If you have young children, or people who won’t stay out of your wine, there is a safety lock that disables access to the cooler when you feel like it.

Even though this would be a fairly heavy item, Shop.ca will ship it to you for free. They are just too kind like that. If you want even $$ of the price, check the forum for coupons, as we have two that just might work on this item.

Photo credit: It’s Holly

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October 22

Book Outlet Canada: 25% Off Food & Wine Books

Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Book Outlet Canada: 25% Off Food & Wine Books

Get an extra 25% off the already low, low prices on food and wine books at Book Outlet.

As I’ve blogged before, I love food and wine and I love books and books about food and wine are the ultimate. This sale very much excites me!

Some of the books I am considering:

  • Boucheron Bakery - famed Parisian chefs who detail all of their decadent recipes – list price $50, now $22.49
  • Eating Cuban – I love different cuisines and Cuban is one I’d love to master – list price $37.50, now $18.24
  • Christmas Cookies – because its awesome to have unique cookies at the cookie exchange – list price $5.99, now $1.49
  • The Book of Cocktails – I love learning new drinks to make – list price $12, now $2.24

Shipping is $3.99, plus $0.75 per item.

As always, check the forum for your exclusive coupon codes before you shop.

(Expiry: 27th October 2013)

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September 23

Costco Canada: Up To $20 Off Make Your Own Wine Kits

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Costco Canada: Up To $20 Off Make Your Own Wine Kits

A friend recently posted a Facebook status that she needed to make wine and my response was that I needed to drink wine. But, drinking wine can get very expensive, and a cheaper alternative is to make your own. This deal from Costco makes even making wine affordable. Get up to $20 wine making kits.

Costco sells a number of different types of these kits, at varying prices. Basically you’ll get grape juice/concentrate, ingredient packs, corks, shrink capsules, wine labels and step-by-step instructions. You’ll need to get your own bottles. Which one do you want to try?

There are few more on the list and it looks like they all make 60 bottles, which means you are paying less than $1 a bottle! I think I’m going to ask for this as a gift for my birthday! The gift of wine is priceless. You do have to be 19+ to buy this item.

Shipping is always included.

Photo Credit: Uncalno

(Expiry: 29th September 2013)

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June 29

Costco Canada: $15 Off Wine Kits

Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Costco Canada: $15 Off Wine Kits

Get $15 off wine kits at Costco right now, with a few different types to suit your pallet.

Buying a bottle of wine every week, or night, or whatever may be the case depending on the number of children you have, can get expensive. I love having a glass of wine each night, but find that spirits are quite a bit cheaper, although not quite as satisfying. If I made my own wine, I would save quite a bit.

The reviews say these kits are very easy to use and making wine is an absolute breeze. All you need are the bottles. Apparently the wine is so good, even your guests won’t know its homemade.

Choose from the following, with the comments directly from reviewers:

Those wines are all $84.99, were $99.99.

You could also choose the Argentia Ridge Argentia Breeze peach chardonnay, with a great taste and nice aroma, which was $59.99, now $49.99.

Shipping is of course free!

(Expiry: 30th June 2013)

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June 15

Amazon Canada: 50% Or More Off Bar & Wine Accessories

Posted by on June 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Amazon Canada: 50% Or More Off Bar & Wine Accessories

Get 50% off bar and wine accessories at Amazon Canada right now.

Once my backyard renovation is completed, it will hold a shed with a built-in bar for entertaining. I’m going to need to stock that bar with glasses and accessories, and I think this will be a very fun shopping trip.

I love this Ozeri Nouveaux II electric wine opener set with a free foil cutter, wine pourer and stopper. This is a totally useful tool and would make a great wedding shower gift. Was $79.99, now $38.68.

These Kane Home hoop wine goblets are perfect for the great outdoors and I love the red accenting, which matches well with the red cushions. Was $46, now $7!

I love this Oenophilia wine bar rack, which may have to stay in the house, but would also work well in the shed. Was $48, now $42.87.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25.

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June 4

Buytopia Canada: $24 For The Corkcicle Classic

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Buytopia Canada: $24 For The Corkcicle Classic

On the list of one of Oprah’s favourite things and seen on a variety of television shows including Martha Stewart, the Corkcicle Classic is an amazing invention, now only $24, regularly $35 from Buytopia Canada.

There are not too many things better than a glass of wine at the end of the day. I am not the pickiest person when it comes to wine, but I do want one with a good flavour, not too dry and at the right temperature. I’ve come a long way from the days when I used to put an ice cube into my red wine.

The Corkcicle keeps your reds and whites at the right temperature. If your room temperature red is just a little too warm, the Corkcicle will cool it down just enough to be palatable. Your already-chilled white wine will stay chilled without an ice bucket or being put back in the refrigerator. You can keep it right with you and not have to make frequent trips back to the kitchen for another glass. This is great for parties too, when the bottle will be left on the table.

It is so simple to use too. Just three easy steps and you’ve got a cold Corkcicle ready for your next bottle. This makes a really great gift idea. I like the idea of giving my kid’s teachers a bottle of wine at the end of the school year. The problem is that it can be a touchy situation asking someone if they drink or not. Giving the Corkcicle sidesteps that discussion because this is something functional and if they don’t drink wine, they could give it away as a gift to someone else, but no one will be offended.

You can buy unlimited vouchers for this deal and shipping is an extra $3.99.

(Expiry: 9th June 2013)

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May 20

Chapters Canada: 50% Off Wine Accessories

Posted by on May 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Chapters Canada: 50% Off Wine Accessories

Take a walk on the wild side and get up to 50% off wine accessories from Chapters.

For a refined way of drinking wine, check out this Blade decanting pourer, which provides proper aeration for your wine. Now only $15, regularly $26.50.

Another take on aeration is to use a wine breather, a bottle that you pour the wine into and can directly serve from. Regularly $55, now only $30.

Of course you have to open the bottle of wine first and this Bilame opener keeps the cork intact, because who likes pulling tiny pieces of cork out of a vintage? Regularly $20, now only $10.

Shipping is free from Chapters on orders over $25.

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January 31

Costco Canada: $15 Off Wine Kits (Expired)

Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Costco Canada: $15 Off Wine Kits (Expired)

Make your own wine kits are on sale at Costco Canada for $15 off.

I have never made my own wine, but since wine is one of my most favourite things in the world, I think I’d like to try, especially when it can be as easy as buying a kit from Costco. We rarely have wine on hand because we buy as we go, so when guests come over, I don’t have it to offer to them and I’d like that to change.

These make your own wine kits from Costco look great and all of them are $15 off. To get them delivered, a person over 19 years old has to make the purchase and be there at delivery to accept. Sorry kids, this one is not for you. You will need 60 bottles, which you can probably buy, use your own that you may have saved, or as a neighbour of mine once did, beg, borrow and steal on recycling day. The kit will make 60 bottles of wine and includes the 60 corks, shrink wraps and wine labels. It also includes two 7-litre bags of grape juice concentrate and two sets of additive packs. Everything is 100% food grade (I’d definitely hope so!) and GMO free. They also 100% guarantee satisfaction, so if it ends up being a bust for whatever reason, you get your money back. I’ve never purchased an individual wine that offered that kind of guarantee, although many times I wish it did. If you have any allergies to sulphites or shellfish, this kit is not for you.

The first kit I see is the Argentia Ridge Chateau Private Selection White Zinfandel. This wine is off-dry, medium-bodied with impressive varietal character and a strawberry pink colour with delicate fruity aromas. They say this is a great summer wine, and it sounds so refreshing and smooth. Regularly $99.99, get it for $84.99.

If you are more into the red like me, the Argentia Ridge Chateau Private Selection Pinot Noir is a great choice. It is a medium-bodied red wine with flavours of ripe cherries and spice with lively acidity and soft tannins. Sounds divine. Also only $84.99, from $99.99.

For the white drinkers, the Argentia Ridge Chateau Private Selection Pinot Grigio is great. I don’t favour white, but if I do drink it, I drink Pinot Grigio. With a fresh finish and intense flavours of apple, pear and melon, this wine sounds delicious. This one had a five-star review and is also on sale for $84.99.

Shipping is included in the price.

(Expiry: 3rd February 2013)

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January 20

Rdeals Canada: $24 For A Magic Decanter Wine Aerator (51% Off)

Posted by on January 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Rdeals Canada: $24 For A Magic Decanter Wine Aerator (51% Off)

Rdeals has a great offer for $24 for a Magic Decanter wine aerator from DZT Ultimate Deals.  Taxes and shipping are included for Canadian address and you may purchase up to 10 vouchers for yourself and an additional 10 as gifts, but only a maximum of 5 to be used per customer, per order.  The vouchers will expire 6 months from the close of this deal.  Voucher must be redeemed at DZT Ultimate Deals and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.  This deal will end on February 2nd 2013.

This price is 51% off the value of this kit, regularly $49 and up.  The kit comes with a wide mouth wine aerator, sediment filter, travel pouch and a base.  You can decant and aerate your wine in one step.  Simply hold the decanter over your wine glass and pour through.  This will allow the wine to breathe again without the traditional lengthy wait and this allows you to enhance the flavour of younger wines.  This would make a great gift for anyone that enjoys their wine.

I personally love a nice glass of red wine, especially with any kind of cheese and crackers, or to compliment a lovely meal, like Veal Marsala, one of my favorites.

Shipping: Included in price.

(Expiry: 2nd February 2013)

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December 20

RDeals Canada: 64% Off 5 Piece Wine Accessory Kit

Posted by on December 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM

RDeals Canada: 64% Off 5 Piece Wine Accessory Kit

RDeals has vouchers for a 5 piece wine accessory set from Deal Commerce, available for 64% off regular price, making the final price $24!  You can purchase up to 10 vouchers as well as 10 more for gifts.  Shipping and taxes are included for Canadian addresses. There is a maximum of one voucher per redemption and offer cannot be combined with other promotions or offers.   Deal will end on January 7th 2013.

The $24 set includes an aerator that will mix wine with the proper amount of air for the wine to release the full flavour, a foil cutter that allows you to expose the cork right away, a corkscrew designed to open with ease and less friction and 2 very attractive vacuum stoppers that are small and handy.

I do love a good bottle of wine, but I hate messing around trying to open and pour, and to restore it if I don’t drink it all.  This set tackles all of those issues as well as looking quite elegant when you have company over.

Shipping: Included

(Expiry: 7th January 2013)

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November 30

Linen Chest: $20 Off Every $100 & Free Shipping

Posted by on November 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Linen Chest: $20 Off Every $100 & Free Shipping

Get $20 off every $100 you spend and free shipping at Linen Chest.

Wine and its accessories are always, always a great gift idea. I even give wine to my kid’s teachers (because we know they definitely could use it after a day with our kids). I often host wine tasting parties at my house so this wine tasting carafe set would be a wonderful gift. Regularly $32.95, it is now $19.75.

While we are at it, who couldn’t use some new sheets? These Lux 600 sheet sets have 600 thread count, are deep-fitted and made of a cotton/polyester blend. Now 45% off, get them for $48.95 (double) – $79.95 (king).

I don’t know one person who does not love a cozy pair of slippers and these Ultimate Comfort Slippers look just that – ultimately comfy. Now $10 off, selling for $19.95 get one of each in the five choices of colours.

And my favourite gift to get after wine would be a gorgeous and comfortable blanket, and this Three in One Cozy Wrap would completely do the job! Made from a soft, down-like alternative fiber, you can fully wrap it around you with the two-way zipper closure or use it as a reversible throw or a blanket. Now only $39.95, regularly $69.95.

What’s missing here, after we are are all warm and snuggly with our wine, slippers, sheets and blanket? Pillows of course! Get this classic moulded memory foam pillow for only $29.95, regularly $69.95!

You could get the wine set, king sheets, slippers, two pillows and the blanket for $189.50 after the rebate (2 x $20). That is amazing! Sign me up for a nap right now please!

Free shipping on all online orders!

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