Shinobu, the Japanese word for “forbearance,” is so called because of the distillery’s goal of encapsulating the spirit of the Samurai. The first distillery in Niigata, a region known for its “Three White Treasures” (snow, rice, and sake), Shinobu takes the best casks of whisky and finishes aging the whisky in Mizunara oak.
We’re sure, that like us, many of our loyal Vine Arts customers spent a wee bit too much money throughout December. With this (and your thirst for delicious wine) in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite wines under $25. While the market is flooded with inexpensive wine, sometimes seeking out quality can be tricky. We’ve done the work for you, and have found some serious steals. We’re always on the hunt for wines that drink way above their price point; we truly believe that great wine doesn’t have to break the bank!
On January 23rd you have the rare opportunity to learn from and dine with Doug Shafer of the legendary Napa producer, Shafer Vineyards. Planted in the 1970s, the name Shafer has become synonymous with high quality wines from Napa Valley.
Shafer’s wines will be paired with a five course tasting menu created by Teatro Group’s Executive Chef, Matthew Batey. This is sure to be extremely tasty and delightfully educational evening.
Whether you’re avoiding booze ala Dry January, or your New Year’s Resolution is to keep being as awesome as you were last year (party on, Wayne), it's definitely time to start considering how you’re going celebrate your personal successes. What better way to pat yourself on the back than with intriguing beverages shared with fellow booze enthusiasts. We always try the most interesting stuff, be it beer, spirits, or wine in our tastings. Our staff are an inherently curious bunch, so tastings are their way to dig deep into their fields of interest and share their discoveries with you.
Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of Wine Club for 2019! To kick the year off we’ve assembled an Italian centric collection of delectable wines. Break out your good wine glasses, because we’re taking you from the bottom to the top of the Italian “boot”. In addition we’ve selected a white Spanish wine made from an unheralded variety, and a German Pinot Noir that gives Burgundy a run for its money. Cin cin!