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Friday
Oct062017

2018 Annual Benchmark RQ Wine Tasting

 

 

Our annual Benchmark Restricted Quantities wine tasting event was held on October 5th with over 60 Luscious customers and was a great success. Check out the photos.

We have a very exciting program this year. These exceptional wine kits are only available through advance pre-order UNTIL OCTOBER 19th, 2017 .

If you are interested or for all the details please call the store.

 

519-471-5250

 

Restricted Quantities 2018 program brings you four of our finest award-winning wines, released exclusively in The Gold Standard Collection:

 

Australia Shiraz Viognier

 

Chile Carménère

 

Spain Tempranillo

 

German Riesling

 













Friday
Jul212017

The New Restricted Quantities 2018 Program is Available NOW

 

We have a very exciting program this year. These exceptional wine kits are only available through advance pre-order. If you are interested or for all the details please call the store

519-471-5250

Restricted Quantities 2018 program brings you four of our finest award-winning wines, released exclusively  in The Gold Standard Collection:

Australia Shiraz Viognier

Chile Carménère

Spain Tempranillo

Germany Riesling 

 

Australia Shiraz Viognier - Release Date: December 2017

 The practice of blending Shiraz (a red wine grape called Syrah in France) with Viognier (a white wine grape) began because these two grapes grow alongside each other in the Northern Rhône Valley of France, their original home. Rhône winemakers often ferment the grapes together and, under French law, are allowed to blend up to 20 percent Viognier into their red wines. Because Viognier brings an aromatic boost to the wine, this practice has become popular in other countries as well, especially Australia. In fact, Australia has long been renowned as a great producer of Shiraz wines. Some of the most prized are blended with Viognier for a full-bodied wine bursting with floral and fruit aromatics.

Australia Shiraz Viognier is stylish yet refined. It is lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent dried fruits, vanilla and black pepper.

Oak: Heavy, Body: Full, Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings: Bison burgers, Lamb kebabs, Meat pie, Sharp Cheddar cheese

 

Chile Carménère - Release Date: January 2018

 Carménère is considered the national grape of Chile. Like many of the world’s leading grapes, it was born in the French wine region of Bordeaux. The grape was finicky in the French climate, and often had difficulties ripening. When the Phylloxera plague of 1857 wiped out most of Europe’s vineyards, Carménère was considered extinct. Luckily, before Phylloxera hit Europe, a few Carménère cuttings had been exported to Chile, whose wine region was just getting started. The vines flourished in the drier climate and were soon growing in most Chilean wine regions. But, up until 20 years ago, it was often mistaken for Merlot, despite the different appearance in the vineyard and distinct taste in the glass.

Opulent and rich, Carménère boasts the luscious flavours of red cherries and berries, with hints of spice and leather enhanced with robust tannins.

Oak: Medium, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings: Cabbage rolls, Pork or beef tacos, Meatballs, Pepper Jack cheese

 

 Spain Tempranillo - Release Date: February 2018

 Tempranillo is the signature wine grape in its native home of Spain, where they have been making it into wine for over 2,000 years. In all great Spanish wine regions, from Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero through to Toro, La Mancha and Penedès, it is the defining grape of the best red wines. The name Tempranillo is derived from the wordtemprano, which in Spanish means “early”, because it’s considered an early ripener among Spain’s red wine grapes. It was traditionally cultivated as a low bush vine dotting the Spanish landscape, but with modern viticultural practices, this is now changing. When Tempranillo is grown, with care, in the right spots, it produces extremely long-lived and deliciously fruity wines.

Sourced from native Spain, Tempranillo adds panache to any cellar. It skillfully balances fresh berries with savory notes of pepper and smoke.

Oak: Heavy, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings: Pepperoni pizza, Burritos, Grilled flank steak, Manchego Cheese

 

 Germany Riesling - Release Date: March 2018

 Riesling is an aromatic white wine grape variety that originated in the Rhine region of Germany, where it is still the most planted grape variety, grown throughout the country. In Germany’s most famous winemaking region, the Mosel, it makes up a whopping 60% of total plantings. While it is now also grown in almost every cool wine making region in the world, German Rieslings are still considered amongst the finest. In the best vintages, German Rieslings are prized by wine collectors the world over. Riesling typically displays flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. Because of this hallmark acidity, it can be used to make dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines.

From renowned German vineyards, this Riesling is captivating and complex. Crisp flavours of honey, peach, and lemon finish with a lingering minerality.

Oak: Unoaked, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Off-Dry

Food Pairings: Pad Thai, German sausages, Shrimp stir-fry, Edam cheese

 

 

Friday
Feb242017

BEST OF LONDON WINNER 2017

THE VOTES ARE IN AND IT’S OFFICIAL ..... Luscious Wines has been voted THE BEST WINE STORE in LONDON once again for 2017. Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent LFP “Best of London” contest. We can’t thank you enough; the 5th time in 6 years, it is a great honour.
We have said it before and we’ll say it again “you people are Luscious”
Check out the Saturday March 25th edition of the London Free Press for all the winners. Congrats to all of them!
Party Time!
Friday
Feb032017

Exclusive to Luscious Wines 

Mivino

 

Available exclusively at RJS Academy Stores:

 Luscious Wines Fruit of the Vine

1055 Sarnia Rd, London (519)471-5250

 

 

CRAFT A WINE THAT COMPLEMENTS YOUR STYLE

 

Mivino (pronounced “meeveeno”) Kits are available exclusively at Luscious Wines to craft winemakers in London and surrounding areas.  This exciting wine collection marks the re-introduction of the 15 Bottle “half batch” format with a twist!  These kits allow you to craft single varietal wines or create your own blend by combining two or more kits for a special craft wine that is uniquely yours! 

 

The goal when blending wines is to combine the unique flavour profiles of different grape

varieties to produce a more complex wine that delivers the flavour and aroma characteristics you love.

Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a wine that suits your taste. You’ll be

proud to share it with friends and family, or simply sip a glass after a long day.

 

By crafting two different varietals, you can get 3 different unique wines!  Make it your own, ask us how.  With 8 different varietals to choose from, what you craft is up to you!

Each kit contains 5.8 litres that produce 11.5 litres or 15 bottles of finished wine. The red varietals include 125 gm of GenuWine™ grapes to enhance the body, flavour and colour of the wine.

 

White varieties:

Australia Chardonnay Style

Chile Sauvignon Blanc Style

Germany Riesling Style

Italy Pinot Grigio Style

 

Red varieties:

Australia Shiraz Style

California Cabernet Sauvignon Style

Chile Malbec Style

Chile Merlot Style


Monday
Dec212015

Merry Christmas

 

Happy Holidays from the Team at Luscious Wines - Alison, Paul, Kristen, Kerri and Karen

 

From our Luscious family to yours we would like to wish everyone all the best of memories past, and the making of new ones this Holiday Season. One of the real joys of the Christmas Season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you and your family the very best for the New Year.

 

 2015 Holiday Hours:

 

 December 24th-27th CLOSED

 

 December 28th Open 10:00-5:00

 

 December 29th Open 10:00-6:30

 

 December 30th Open 10:00-6:30

 

 December 31st-January 3rd CLOSED

 

 January 4th back to regular hours

Cheers!!!