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Volume 14 | Issue 8.2 | 15 August 2019


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Greetings!
When Wine Smells Like Wet Dog
Corked wine is so off-putting that some people will swear off wine after their first bad experience.

Cork taint isn’t easily identified which can make it hard to differentiate bad wine from wine that’s gone bad… How often is wine corked? What causes it? What can we do about it?

Learn more about cork taint here , compliments of our friends at Wine Folly .

By the way, cork taint is virtually non-existent when you have your wines made in a quality consumer winery like Wine Kitz Ottawa . If you have a young wine that tastes "off" it is more likely due to bottle shock , which you can read about here .

Cheeky Monkey Bag In Box
Chocolate Raspberry Port
So far our August days have been warm and sunny, yet the cooler nights are letting us know that Fall is not too far around the corner.

What a great time to start thinking about wines to enjoy during the cooler months ahead.

Our Limited Release  Chocolate Raspberry Port  style dessert wine is designed for sharing on those cooler fall and winter evenings.

Warm cherries and plums highlighted by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate.

$120.00

You can bet there will be one in my cellar this year!
 
All kits make 30-375ml bottles of wine. A winery fee of $55.00 per batch applies to all wines made in store. 
8 Things To Do With Leftover Rosé Wine
August is Rosé wine month .

With so many wonderful rosé and blush wines available these days, it's impossible not to find a few that you will love, because rosés are so versatile and perfect for the warm weather!

Of course, the logical answer to the question, “What do I do with leftover rosé? is that there should be no such thing in the first place. But we’ve all opened one bottle too many during a gathering with friends, or discovered a bottle we opened days later languishing at the back of the fridge.

Here are 8 great solutions from our friends at Vinepair .
August Wines Of The Month
Gewürztraminer
Malbec
10% Off During August

Every month we feature a red and white wine from both our Atmosphere (full-bodied) and  Traditional Vintage (medium-bodied) collections at 10% off the regular kit price.

If you love these wines or have been wanting to try them, don't miss out on these savings!
 
Click here   for more information on our  Wines Of The Month   .
 
Sale ends on the last day of the sale month. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Offer available while supplies last.
I hope you are enjoying these lovely summer days as much as I am, and taking every opportunity to get outside to walk in the park, take a dip in the pool, enjoy a ride in the boat, or read a book in the hammock.
August is the month we traditionally re-energize our batteries before the reality of schedules and routines sneak up on us in September.

So take some to enjoy a little leisure with your family and friends over a bottle or two of your favourite Wine Kitz Ottawa wines as you savour the beauty and love around you.

Cheers!
Linda LeGroulx
Sommelier
WINE KITZ OTTAWA
OTTAWA'S #1 WINE-MAKING DESTINATION  
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If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night. ” 
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)