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Ever been curious about a River Cruise? There are specialty Cruises in Europe that not only deliver great food, scenery, tours, excellent rooms, but fabulous wine and great value for your money! Come to Privada on January 30 at 6:30pm to find all about this fabulous River Cruise from north to south France in October, 2017! See below for all the information!
REDEFINING THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
Avalon Waterways, B-Side Travel and Hicks Fine Wines
would cordially like to invite you to join us for a travel information
session with our Special Guest Mark Wismeijer, Cruise Director
with Avalon Waterways.
Learn more about European River Cruising with Avalon Waterways,
Europe’s newest and most spacious river ships, included
on-shore experiences and unmatched service.
DATE: January 30, 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm
VENUE: Privada Wine & Tapas Bar
100–21 Perron St., St. Albert, AB T8N 1E6
FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT:
From the Manager’s Desk
Wow, as I write this, it’s only a few days before the New Year, and we turn our calendars over to 2017. As I reflect upon the past year, I realize it was difficult for many, and in some ways, challenging for us here also. But, there’s always that light at the end of the tunnel, and we can certainly see it shining brighter now! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty and patronage not only during the month of December, but throughout all of last year also! We truly appreciate all our customers here at the store and we had fun serving you! January is typically slow in wine retail, but I’m sure we will still see many of you around. Store tastings will resume in February along with our bar pours by reps. If you are interested in a private tasting, feel free to give us a call at the store to discuss (minimum 8 people). Continue to check the website calendar under the Events tab for tastings and for future events! All the best to everyone in 2017 and may this year be a healthy and prosperous one! Salute!
~Marcia J. Hamm
A Word From the Owner
New on the Shelf
- 2012 Judas Malbec (Argentina) – big, bold, dark fruit in this collector Malbec $79.95
- 2011 Ghislain Kohut Marsannay (France) – Chardonnay from the Marsannay region of Burgundy. Lemon cream aromas and flavours – $32.95
- 2012 Navarro Lopez Tempranillo (Spain)- a huge hit in the store since we got it in! Unbelievable quality with amazing value! $16.95
- 2015 Laughingstock Viognier(Canada)- A varietally correct Viognier with a full mouth feel and lots of floral aromas and flavours. $39.95
- Adami Bosco di Gica (Italy)– A clean, asciutto Prosecco on tohe higher end of the scale with those quintessential peach notes. $33.95
- 2013 Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)-One of the best Napa Cabs I’ve had in a long time. Balanced with no overextraction and uber use of oak. Price is fantastic also! – $34.95
- Marotti Campi Spumante Brut Rose (Italy)– A spumante of the Lacrima grape! Totally unique and lovely with aromas of rose petal, and flavours of cassis and sweet almond- $38.95
Mark your calendars for November 15, 2016! That’s a Tuesday, and not the usual Thursday night tasting nights! Come and taste some fabulous wines from Northern Italy including Lambrusco, Amarone and Chiaretto just to name a few! Curious? Sign up for this tasting today and find out what it’s all about! $40 per person, led by Hicks Fine Wines Manager Marcia!
Langmeil Family Wines Tasting – Tuesday, September 13, 7 pm – Yes, a tasting on a night other than THURSDAY! I am pleased to announce a very special guest! James Lidner from Langmeil Family Wineries will be here to present 6-7 wines from their family winery. One of the oldest vineyards in the valley founded in 1842, it was bought by the Lidner family in 1996, along with another partner. In 2011, the Lidner family, along with sons Paul and James, bought it outright to ensure the success and lineage of this winery for years to come. These are some of the oldest vines in the valley and trust me, you won’t want to miss out on tasting these spectacular wines from the Barossa. There are only 16 spots available for this free exclusive tasting, so first come, first served to reserve your spot! Call or email the store to reserve your spot TODAY!
James Lidnar, Sales, Marketing & Distribution Manager -Langmeil Wines
Some great Kudos for Hicks Fine Wines! Check them out if you haven’t already!
T8N Magazine– voted best wine store! (scroll about 3/4 of the way down)
ALSA (Alberta Liquor Store Association) quarterly newsletter- an article about stores creating a niche in the market! We are featured on page 7!
Feb 4, 2016 marks the first tasting here at the store! If you are interested, please call the store for more details or check the events page! I’m starting to fill up the calendar for bar pours, starting in March and for future sit-down tastings! As things are confirmed I will post them on the events page, so please keep checking back! There might be something that will pique your interest! Cin Cin!
Make sure you sign up for the first tasting of the new season, which is slated for September 10, 2015 at 7 pm! Marcia will lead you through a discussion and tasting of Merlot grapes and wine! Come and find out what makes this grape so special, when some think it’s just a so-so grape! Tasting is $40/pp and you can hold your spot by calling or emailing! Phone 781-569-5000, or email email@example.com. There is a $25 deposit to hold your spot for this tasting.
Stay tuned to the Newsletter due to be released this week!