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The Girls

The Girls

Vivacious Rosé

12.3% alcohol

100% charity

www.CharitableWines.org

The Girls is produced and distributed by TIME winery

We are thrilled to launch a wine that we have created to give 100% of the profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region (CBCF).

It is a Rosé, made in the Okanagan by a top Napa winemaker, and retails for approximately $20.  We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and to have their support.

Please help us raise $20,000 for breast cancer in October! We’ve already pledged up to $10,000 to CBCF, on the basis that we will match your donations dollar for dollar up to $10k from our side.

A special wine community donations page has been set-up, so please take a few minutes and make a donation. $10 is great! $20 is better. Please find it in your heart to make a donation and support a great cause.

The story of our wine is below and on the site www.charitablewines.org

I’m fortunate to be a Master of Wine, one of 300 in the world. I’ve been in the wine business for 21 years. Hey, I’m young at heart…

Recently I’ve had three close friends diagnosed with breast cancer. One of them survived and is back working with me, another, a client, is still fighting tooth and nail, and the last one, very sadly, passed away.

You feel totally hopeless – like there’s nothing you can do to really help. An email, or a phone call, or even a visit doesn’t really cut it. But then I had this idea. I should create a wine that gave 100% of the profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Maybe if we made a really delicious wine and garnered the community’s support, then together, we could actually make a difference. We could raise money to help researchers and doctors find a cure.

We are thrilled to have the support and collaboration of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region. I very much hope you enjoy our wine. I take this opportunity to thank you for buying it, for making a difference, and supporting a great cause.

Stockists are listed below. Our production is limited so please don’t wait, and we are very eager to hear your thoughts on the wine at James@finevintageltd.com

A very special thanks to the Lui family for their extremely generous support, which includes 50% of our own donation.
James Cluer MW

The following locations stock the wine:

BC Wine Information Centre  553 Vees Dr., Penticton  www.pentictonwineinfo.com

Big Ridge Liquor Store  103-15250 Hwy 10, Surrey  www.drinkfreshbeer.com

Dundarave Wine Cellar  2448 Marine Drive, West Vancouver  www.dundaravewine.com

Everything Wine (North Van)  998 Marine Dr., North Vancouver  www.everythingwine.ca

Everything Wine (Surrey)  112-15735 Croydon Dr., Surrey  www.everythingwine.ca

Everything Wine (Langford) 131-2401 Millstream Rd., Langford www.everythingwine.ca

Firefly  2857 Cambie Street, Vancouver  www.fireflywinewinesandales.com

Libations (Shaughnessy)  962 West King Edward Ave., Vancouver www.libations.ca

Libations (Dundarave)  2477 Marine Dr., West Vancouver www.libations.ca

Liberty (Park & Tilford)  560-333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver www.libertywinemerchants.com

Liberty (Point Grey)  4583 W 10th Ave, Vancouver www.libertywinemerchants.com

Local Liquor Market  7519 Praire Valley Rd., Summerland www.thelocalgroup.ca

Mud Bay Wines 107-1315 56 St., Delta (Tsawwassen) www.mudbaywines.com

Point Grey Golf & Country Club  3350 SW Marine Dr., Vancouver  www.pointgreygolf.com

Swirl Wine Store – Yaletown 1185 Mainland St., Vancouver  www.swirlwinestore.ca

Village VQA Wines – Dunbar  3536 West 41st Ave., Vancouver  www.villagevqawines.com

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Mt. Difficulty, Bannockburn, 2012

Central Otago, New Zealand

Central Otago has become a classic New World wine region known for its rich, silky and complex Pinot Noir. But we discovered this unusual gem of a wine from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, made by one of the very best producers in the region, Mt. Difficulty.

This beautiful region, at the southern tip of the south island in New Zealand, is nestled amongst mountains and shimmering lakes. Bannockburn is one of the most respected sub-regions, where the terroir produces exceptional wines.

Mt. Difficulty is one of the oldest wineries in the area, and yet it was only established in 1998. Whilst a long history of winemaking is important in Europe, many of the top wines of New Zealand have gained international fame in just a few decades. It’s the quality in the bottle that counts, and this boutique winery consistently delivers exceptional Pinot Noir, and now very fine Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose, the aromatics leap out of the glass with a heady note of cut hay and passion fruit. The palate has just the right combination between dryness and fruit sweetness and a rich mid-palate texture, in a light to medium bodied wine. There’s a tightly wound minerality that spins through wine and into the finish. Delicious!

Food and wine pairing: Perfect for sipping by itself, it also pairs well with seafood, or pasta in a cream sauce. My favorite is with goat’s cheese.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Vincent Girardin, 1er Cru Morgeot, AC Chassagne-Montrachet, Vieilles Vignes, 2008

Burgundy, France

Vincent Girardin is the 11th generation of a winemaking family from Burgundy. He is focused on producing outstanding quality wines using organic and biodynamic practices.

In winemaking, it takes three years to become organically certified. Any treatments applied to the vines must be natural. But Vincent takes this a step further and practices biodynamic viticulture, which means that he farms according to the lunar calendar. Many of the world’s very best wineries practice biodynamic viticulture.

This wine comes from the ultra-prestigious and tiny appellation of Chassagne-Montrachet in the southerly part of Burgundy. It is made from 100% Chardonnay, aged in French oak barrels and made using 11 generations of savoir-faire.

The nose has depth of aromatics, displaying hazelnut, vanilla and citrus notes. The palate is dry, medium to full bodied, with a thread of acidity that dances across the palate bringing balance to the concentration of fruit. The complex flavors unravel on the palate and linger on, the hallmark of a fine wine.

Food and Wine Pairing: This is the perfect match for chicken and richer fish dishes, and can also be enjoyed by itself.