Selection Original – Red Wine

Barolo Style   Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy’s Piedmont region – highly regarded for its finest wines – this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, […]

Barolo Style

Barolo Style

 
Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy’s Piedmont region – highly regarded for its finest wines – this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

 
The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

 
This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chianti Style

Chianti Style

 
The pride of Italy’s Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Ageing uncovers its complex depth of flavour.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa

 
Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert’s ‘Big Red’ is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Merlot

Merlot

 
The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

 
The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Shiraz / Zinfandel

Shiraz / Zinfandel

 
Deep red wine with Shiraz giving notes of ripe blackberries, plum, and blueberry, and Zinfandel showing off raspberry, anise and a peppery spice note blending into a long finish of vanilla and toast.
Best matched with full-flavoured meats, sausages and smoked or cured meat.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Valpolicella Style

Valpolicella Style

 
Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red colour. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Vieux Chateau du Roi

Vieux Chateau du Roi

 
Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Selection Original – White Wine

Chardonnay/Semillon   A traditional Winexpert favourite. The combination of these two exceptional varieties with the oak additive gives a depth of complexity and character. Dry, fruity bouquet accented with a hint of oak. Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium Gewürztraminer   This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: […]

Chardonnay/Semillon

Chardonnay/Semillon

 
A traditional Winexpert favourite. The combination of these two exceptional varieties with the oak additive gives a depth of complexity and character. Dry, fruity bouquet accented with a hint of oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer

 
This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply coloured and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavours of lychees and roses. Crisp, lush, and refreshing – a wonderful match with spicy foods, strong cheeses and fresh fruits.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

 
Johannisberg Dry Riesling

Johannisberg Dry Riesling

 
The character of this fine German varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavours and a crisp, clean finish. Versatile in pairing with foods, especially seafood, pork or veal.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Liebfraumilch Style

Liebfraumilch Style

 
Winexpert’s new F-pack provides the finishing touch for this popular German classic. With a pronounced floral bouquet and a perfect marriage of sweetness with a slight dry finish, this startling wine is made for seafood and strong cheeses.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Luna Bianca

Luna Bianca

 
Winexpert’s biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas dance up from the glass. Flavours of tropical fruits blend with the vanilla-oak backing – a technique usually achieved through barrel fermentation with extended lees (yeast sediment) contact. The high alcohol finished wine is smooth and mouth filling. Includes an F-pack with pure Chardonnay juice – another industry first.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Piesporter Style

Piesporter Style

 
The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavour and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of our F-pack and a special package of dried elderflowers.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

 
Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

 
Symphony

Symphony

 
A white wine with the incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity, and hint of tannin, carried over from the Grenache Gris grape.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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Viognier

Viognier

 
The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety’s typical ‘green-gold’ hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! While higher in alcohol than many white wines, it drinks well young nonetheless. Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it’s ‘soft but strong’ character makes it excellent for sipping alone.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

White Merlot

White Merlot

 
Take Merlot. Make it a blush. Voila – a Merlot like you’ve never experienced! Fresh strawberries abound in the aromas and flavours of this medium-pink rose style wine, capped by a crisp finish that’s slightly drier than a typical blush. Bright fruit and generous acidity make it a brilliant food pairing wine. Try it with salads, appetizers, fruits – even BBQs and spicy cuisine.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel

 
Complete with Winexpert’s innovative F-pack, this blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Selection International – Red Wine

Argentine Malbec   The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An […]

Argentine Malbec
Argentine Malbec
 
The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aromas give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries a velvety texture with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidityallow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
 
The bold, individualistic style of Australia’s winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes’, captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
 
The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre
 
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Australian Shiraz
Australian Shiraz
 
The grape that was made for Down Under – its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age. Pairs with beef, turkey, lamb and stews.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chilean Carmenère
Chilean Carmenère
 
Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.
Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Chilean Merlot
Chilean Merlot
 
Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Chilean Pinot Noir
Chilean Pinot Noir
 
Winexpert’s Selection International Series Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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French Cabernet Sauvignon
French Cabernet Sauvignon
 
An excellent candidate for short term aging due to its moderate tannins. Deep ruby red colour with berries and oak on the palate. Serve with prime rib and steaks.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

French Merlot
French Merlot
 
Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Italian Amarone
Italian Amarone
 
Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefi nitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Montepulciano
Italian Montepulciano
 
Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capableof creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Italian Sangiovese
Italian Sangiovese
 
Italian Sangiovese (san-joe-VAY-zee) has a bright red cherry character, overlaying strawberry notes, with hints of violets and white pepper. It’s medium body and long, wonderfully smooth, tannic finish is livened by a zing of acidity and toasty oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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New Zealand Pinot Noir
New Zealand Pinot Noir
 
New Zealand’s finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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South African Pinotage
South African Pinotage
 
Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Spanish Rioja
Spanish Rioja
 
Spain’s finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

 

Glass, Plastic, Bottles or Cans

Beer is very delicate and is extremely vulnerable to damage from bacteria, oxygen and sunlight. Glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans each have benefits and drawbacks: CANS Aluminum cans are the best option for making sure your beer is safe from bacterial contamination and sunlight: They’re single-use, so each time you fill a can, […]

Beer is very delicate and is extremely vulnerable to damage from bacteria, oxygen and sunlight. Glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans each have benefits and drawbacks:

CANS

Aluminum cans are the best option for making sure your beer is safe from bacterial contamination and sunlight:
They’re single-use, so each time you fill a can, it’s brand-new.

Convenient: There are no empty bottles to wash, and your empties can go in your regular recycling. No deposit is paid on our cans, so there’s no need to take empties to the recycling depot for a refund.

Portable: Cans are a great option for times when you want to bring your beer with you, and don’t want to worry about broken glass or heavy and bulky empties. They also stack in a refrigerator more easily than bottles.

CAUTION: Canning beer improperly can lead to taste problems and/or flat beer. Proper canning requires a little bit of skill and attention to detail, but is also a lot of fun!

BOTTLES

The biggest advantage of glass or plastic bottles is that, unlike cans, they are re-useable, so you don’t have to buy new ones with each batch of beer.

CAUTION: However, you MUST keep your bottles scrupulously clean! That means rinsing empties right away and cleaning them carefully with soap and hot water. Any residue whatsoever-even a microscopic amount can infect the next beer you pour into that bottle, and ruin its taste. The West Coast Brew Shop provides machines to rinse your CLEAN bottles with sanitizer just before filling, but the sanitizer does NOT clean dirty bottles! If you doubt your housekeeping abilities, choose cans instead!

PLASTIC BOTTLES VS. GLASS BOTTLES

Plastic bottles should be replaced more frequently than glass bottles, as the plastic breaks down over time and develops microscopic scratches on its surface, where bacteria will grow. We recommend replacing plastic bottles at least once a year. Plastic bottles won’t break, of course, so they’re a good option if you need your beer to be portable.

CAUTION: Our green plastic bottles don’t block UV light, which causes changes in the beer’s aroma, so you must keep your brew in a dark place at all times.

Glass bottles are the brewing industry standard, and for good reason: Properly cleaned, brown glass bottles protect beer from UV light, oxygen and bacterial contamination very effectively, and can be cleaned and re-used repeatedly.

We can provide you with brand-new 500ml plastic bottles, 1L plastic bottles or 341ml brown glass bottles, and their caps. Or, bring in your own CLEAN bottles.

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