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Westside U Brew Newsletter- August 2014

Westside U Brew News from...
Westside U Brew
Hops & Vines
Serving the Okanagan since 1992
Dessert Wines are Back!
August 2014
In This Issue
Wine Serving Temperature
Wine Blending
Changes to Special Occasion Licence
New ENIGMA from California
Dessert Wines
Barbeque Salmon
Contact Us
Westside U Brew
Hops & Vines
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Kelowna, BC
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Wine Serving Temperature

chilled Red Wine

Should I chill my red wine?

It's perfectly OK to drink wine at whatever temperature you like.
Many connoisseurs think that we tend to drink our whites too cold and our reds too warm.

Most likely that's because most folks chill their whites in the refrigerator (where they can get cold enough to suppress a wine's aromatics) and serve their reds at room temperature (which can be a bit on the warm side, depending on your definition of "room temperature", especially in the Summer months).
As a rough rule of thumb, we recommend serving most whites between 45 and 50 F and most reds between 65 and 70 F. Experiment a bit, and if reaching your preferred temperature for reds requires a brief stay in the refrigerator, go right ahead.

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Just to let you all know we will be taking a week off and the store will be closed August 28th thru September 4th
Wow what a summer! Fire season was upon us early this year and for a while we thought we were going to have a sale on smoked flavoured beer and wine. Our sentiments go out to all those whom were evacuated and to all the firefighters who served in the heat to keep us all safe.

We certainly hope you had your cellars and fridges stocked to receive all your visitors as the Okanagan is famous for family and friends and friends of friends visiting. We do know where you can come to restock.

Lots of new things to report in this newsletter so be sure to check out all the articles. The recipe is tried and true old family BBQ salmon sure to delight all.

Congratulations to Gary and Shirley Geiger who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and thanks to our government they were now able to serve U Brew beer and wine at their celebration with their special occasion license. Be sure to check out the new regulations if you are planning a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or family re-union.

Chocolate  Raspberry  Dessert Wine-aka Port and Blackberry are now ready for pre-order along with our new red ENIGMA.

The Limited Edition Wine Tasting is booked for October 8th so be sure to keep the date open. Plan on getting your tickets early as we sold out last year.

Just to let you all know we will be taking a week off and the store will be closed August 28th thru September 4th. Cheers and enjoy the rest of our Hazy Lazy Days of summer.

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Deb & Gord Craig

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2014 Consumer Wine Tasting Event
Join Westside U Brew and Winexpert
as they once again offer the...

Print off Flyer
Come taste the 5 Limited Edition Wines
3 Red and 2 Whites
Hor d'oeuvres by La Cuccina

Place: West Kelowna Yacht Club (Westbank)
Time: 7:00pm
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cost: $30.00 per person

Tickets must be purchased at Westside U Brew
(No tickets at door)
1789 Ross Rd Kelowna, 250-769-6625
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Wine Blending

Wine BlendingWe are pleased to be able to offer YOU the chance to Blend 2 of your favorite wines for a $30.00 fee. Simply choose which 2 wines you want and we will help you do the rest.

Blends must be 50/50. You will get 3 different kinds, 11 litres of each of your chosen wines and 22 litres of YOUR Blend... Ask us what we would suggest.
Changes to Special Occasion License

Serve Your Own With Summer being the time for many family reunions we have some great news!! There has been some changes to UBrew/UVin liquor licenses in the province. UBrew/UVin or Homemade Wine Permitted at Family SOL (special occasion license) Events.

Family special occasion license holders may now serve UBrew/UVin or home-made wine, beer or cider made at their event. There may be no charge associated with the non-commercial liquor but liquor purchased from the LDB may still be sold at the same event. Family events include weddings, birthdays, reunions, anniversaries, etc.
Please see Policy Directive 14-08 for more details.
New ENIGMA from California
"a bold, enigmatic blend from Selection"

ENIGMA It's here for all of you looking for Apotholic Red the newest addition the closest we can get.

New ENIGMA from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish.

Food friendly, this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to pasta and is a great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade.
Dessert Wines
We are Pleased to Announce the
Return of Chocolate Raspberry Dessert
Wine and Blackberry Dessert Wine
Dessert Wines Chocolate Raspberry
This wine brings together notes of rounded cherry, plum, and bright raspberry with rich chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, or serve with toasted nuts or shortbread.
Oak: Toasted; Sweetness: 7
Body: Full Blackberry

Bright blackberry notes, lingering tannins and a gorgeos deep hue. An excellent match for intense cheeses, roasted nuts and especially chocolate desserts.
Oak: Toasted; Sweetness: 7
Body: Full Blackberry
Barbeque Salmon
"Tried and True"

The recipe is tried and true old family BBQ salmon sure to delight all.

BBQ Salmon Ingredients
  • 1 salmon split in half and bones removed
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • onion slices
  • 1/3 cup soya sauce
  • lemon pepper
  • 1/3 cup worchershire sauce
In a bowl mix BBQ, soya and worchershire suaces. Place salmon on cookie sheet that has been covered with tin foil. On salmon sprinkle lemon pepper.Marinate salmon with BBQ sauce mixture and place onion slices on top. Best if marinated overnight but a minimum of 2 hours. Preheat BBQ and slide tinfoil with salmon off cookie sheet ans on to BBQ leaving cookie sheet behind. Cook until done, usually when poked with fork salmon flakes off. Just prior to being done pour 2 tablespoons of rye or whiskey on top of closed lid. You can cook salmon with lid down during cooking if you wish, it helps to keep salmon fresh.

Invite your family and friends and serve with your favourite wine.

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