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August 2023 Newsletter

August 2023

Cheers to August

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter! As the summer sun continues to shine, we bring you a delightful collection of wines to savor during these warm days and breezy nights. Whether you're hosting a barbecue, relaxing on the patio, or simply looking to discover a new favorite, we've got you covered with our carefully curated selection.

🌞 Featured Wines for August 🌞

  1. Rosé All Day: Celebrate the last days of summer with our handpicked rosé collection from renowned vineyards. These refreshing and fruity pink delights are perfect for any occasion, from picnics to pool parties.

  2. Bold Reds: As the evenings get cooler, indulge in the rich flavors of our robust red wines. From velvety Cabernet Sauvignons to spicy Syrahs, our selection is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

  3. Chardonnay Charms: For those seeking a crisp and elegant wine experience, explore our assortment of Chardonnays. Discover the perfect balance of oak and fruit, making them ideal companions for seafood and light dishes.

Cheers to a fantastic August filled with fantastic wines! Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy these moments with your loved ones.

Janice and Jason

We will be closed Saturdays this month with the exception of August 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience.

WINEXPERT PRIVATE RESERVE INFUSION Demand for this limited release wine has been tremendous! Get yours while supplies last!

INFUSION combines California’s two favourite red varietals, Cab Sauv and Zinfandel, with Syrah, an increasingly popular variety in the state. Combined, the three make a bold wine with an abundance of rich red and dark berry flavours, and serious tannin. But it's the story behind the name INFUSION that really makes this wine unique. In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. This pre-oaking adds roundness to the body, elevates tannin, and infuses the juice with nuanced sweet spice and vanilla character, making this wine a truly great one.


Winexpert Classic™

Winexpert Reserve™

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1 Two new easy drinking and deliciously smooth reasons to love Winexpert Classic.Smooth wines are made to be approachable, uncomplicated, and deliciously easy to enjoy: they feature fruit above all else, aren't tannic or acidic, and their higher residual sugar lends to the wine's smooth texture. These characteristics all work to create an enjoyable and highly drinkable wine style that is popular amongst new and seasoned wine drinkers.

AVAILABLE THIS SEPTEMBER Cabernet Franc Icewine Style - jammy raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb Dessert Wine - classic flavours of fig and plum with chocolate notes Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine - cherry and plum with bright raspberry and luscious chocolate flavours Full details in next newsletter.


Appetizers for dinner. You could call it lazy, or a perfectly reasonable approach to eating at the end of August as the days slowly but it allows for spending the most amount of time in enjoying the day and not cooking in the heat of the kitchen. They are also lighter, which is always welcome in the warmer months.



  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 4 large tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided

  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced fresh basil

  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1 large baguette, sliced 1/4" thick on the bias

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • 2 cloves garlic, halved



  1. Step 1 - In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Let cool.

  2. Step 2 - Meanwhile, set a large strainer or colander over a bowl. Add tomatoes and toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit 5 minutes, then transfer tomatoes to a large bowl.

  3. Step 3 - Add basil, vinegar, red pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to bowl with tomatoes and toss to combine. Add garlic and oil from skillet and toss again to combine. Let marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.


  1. Step 1 - Preheat oven to 400°. Brush bread on both sides with oil and arrange on large baking sheet.

  2. Step 2 - Toast bread, turning halfway through, until dried and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then rub one side of bread with halved garlic cloves.

  3. Step 3 - Arrange bread on a platter. Spoon tomatoes on top of bread just before serving.

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