South African Wines

Premium | Selection International Series | Red 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: […]

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South African Pinotage

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

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

South African Shiraz - January 2010

Premium | Selection Limited Edition Series | Red

South African Shiraz – January 2010 Limited Release
 
The Region: Stellenbosch is South Africa’s oldest growing region, the centre for study of viticulture and oenology in Africa, and the heart of the wine industry. Famous for its stunning natural beauty, it has soaring mountains, forests, vineyards, olive groves and veldts. South Africa’s finest red wines thrive in the Cape’s moderate climate, and the Shiraz from this region is dense with jammy richness, intense fruit, and complex spiciness.The Wine: This wine has a dense, chewy blackberry, earthiness and robust character. This medium/full bodied wine almost begs for early drinking, with spice and rich fruit, but the bold tannins and rich jamminess (typical of Shiraz) will allow it to improve with age for a further 2 years.The Food: The pepper, plums and red fruit aromas and abundant tannins blend wonderfully with barbecue, grilled red meat and stews.

(Originally offered in January 2006)

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

 
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South African Chenin Blanc

Premium | Selection International Series | White

South African Chenin Blanc
 
Pale straw colour with a green tinge and the aroma of summer melon, this medium to full-bodied, dry white wine evokes luscious tropical fruit flavours and has a palate-pleasing, well balanced, crisp, lingering aftertaste.

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

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Value | World Vineyard Collection | White

South African Chenin Blanc
 
Chenin Blanc is a late ripening grape, which brings intense flavour development. Unusual for a grape that hangs so long, it retains crisp acidity, underpinning bright flavours of green apple, tropical fruit and melons, with a distinctly floral nose and a juicy, quenching finish.

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

 

Argentinian Wines

Premium | Selection International Series | Red 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 […]

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Argentine Malbec

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

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

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Spanish Wines

Premium | Selection International Series | Red 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 | […]

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Spanish Rioja

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

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

 
Spanish Tempranillo

Value | World Vineyard Collection | Red

Spanish Tempranillo
 
Gorgeous ruby red in colour, this medium-bodied wine is Spain’s answer to Cabernet Sauvignon, with berry, plum and herbal notes running to a lush finish of tobacco, leather and vanilla.
Serve with roast pork, sheep’s milk cheeses, roasted vegetables or lamb.

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

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Rewards Program

Our Customer Points Program is simple… For every dollar you spend at the West Coast Brew Shop you earn a point. Collect 1000 points and get $100.00 off your next purchase. AND, we give you a 100 point bonus when you refer us to another customer. Consistent Pricing, Awesome Staff and Quality Products are why, […]

Our Customer Points Program is simple…

For every dollar you spend at the West Coast Brew Shop you earn a point.

Collect 1000 points and get $100.00 off your next purchase.

AND, we give you a 100 point bonus when you refer us to another customer.

Consistent Pricing, Awesome Staff and Quality Products are why, Year after Year, The West Coast Brew Shop continues to grow. Our Points Program rewards our Loyal Customers and Friends, and it’s our way of thanking you for your continued support!

Thank You!

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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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