This year we at Vine Arts are choosing to be inspired by the Catalan Valentine’s tradition of giving your loved one a book! Our version specifically refers to a book about the most romantic beverage of all: wine!
No, we are not being lewd. We are simply suggesting that this might be the perfect wine for your Valentine’s day celebrations. Heavy Petting is a lively Pet-Nat chock full of juicy blackberry, raspberry twizzler, currant, and black plum. Fizzy, deep purple, and totally thirst quenching, this is the perfect bottle of bubbles to share with your honey.
Nights & Weekends, the concept dreamed up when Aaron Ellard was approached by the folks at Meat & Bread to fill their space in the unused evenings and weekends, is a permanent pop up that operates, you guessed it, on nights and weekends. They are open 5pm-12am Thursday through Sunday at 821 1st Street SW.
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.