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Ellement Wine & Spirits

Ellement Wine + Spirits .
December 1, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

gifts from near and far

 The holidays are just around the corner, and everyone is thinking about plans, lists and organizing. Let us help you do some organizing and cross something off your list with our new customizable gift baskets.  If you’ve got a difficult person to buy for this holiday, perhaps a relative, colleague or host, our gift baskets are considered down to every detail with a focus on exclusive and local products that compliment our array of flavours, as well as your recipient’s personality. With our wide selection of cognac, wine and spirits–we can help you narrow down the options to a perfect gift that's sure to excite and taste amazing. Ask us about how you can cross that person off your list with one of our customizable gift baskets. We have all kinds of local gourmet additions that can be added to your basket such as cheese, charcuterie meats, cigars, wine accessories, local sweets and savouries, and more!
Time Posted: Dec 1, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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September 27, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

wine and extra spirit at the forks

Time Posted: Sep 27, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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September 27, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

a drink by light - 2014 La Canosa - Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC Nummaria

Reminiscing about a warm summer evening over a glass of 2014 La Canosa - Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC Nummaria.

A beautiful, approachable wine composed of a true Italian blend of Montepulciano, a staple of the Abruzzo region, and Sangiovese grapes. Structured and elegant, the wine complements the relaxed and amourous energy of the garden - shadows extend further as dusk sets in and the tone of red, which appeared young and highlighted in the sun, deepens. The scent is muted at first, then opens up to qualities of bark with a mineral, polished tannins, and persistent fruit. 

Time Posted: Sep 27, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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September 12, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

taylor - a familiar face


Stepping into the Ellement Wine + Spirits shop you may be greeted by a warm smile from behind the counter or you might even spot a little golden bun popping in and out from behind neatly arranged bottles. This is Taylor Archibald – a familiar face in the culinary and beverage scene in Winnipeg, now busy acting as the General Manager at Ellement Wine + Spirits. 

If you happen to catch him at the shop, at a moment when he is not bustling around the city on his motorcycle from restaurant to restaurant – he will not hesitate to share his interest and knowledge of wine, both old and new, in his always casual, articulate, and open way. There is a sense, as you listen, that any slight pretension we often associate with the world of wine is lifted, and you are greeted with a curious story about a time and place – specifically when he is speaking of the relatively new world of naturally-minded wines. Let him guide you through a series of must-try labels and you won't leave with a long list of tasting notes to recall as you experience the bottle on your own. Instead, you will leave with an understanding of a context – a family, the character of a landscape, the temperment of the climate – those are the notes and details that will linger in your mind as you enjoy the bottle.  

Time Posted: Sep 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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September 5, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

ellement selection - 2015 La Carlina Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

An Italian heavy-weight is rounding out the summer for us. This bottle offers a beautiful way to ring in the cooler months while fulfilling the hearts of year-round full-bodied red wine drinkers. 

This North-Italian Barbera fills the nose with the richness of dark cocoa, coffee, and vanilla. A little bit of a berry note offers bite, together with peppery spices. Velvety tannins and a touch of saltiness make the wine feel very juicy and salivating – like when you bite into a blueberry or other crisp sun-ripened berry. Enjoy!

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2017 at 8:32 AM
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September 1, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

ellement selection - 2016 Solar Das Bouças, Loureiro

Though the temperature is cooling and we begin to dream of more full-bodied, spicy reds to suite our cravings for robust meals, we feel there is still ample time to appreciate the gentle tones of a bright and refreshing white – a response to the cooler nights and the mellowed heat of the afternoons. Here's one of our favourites of the moment and a few tasting notes to accompany:

Solar Das Bouças, Loureiro, 2016 

A fruity aroma, especially pear - typical of the Vinho Verde region, Loureiro. Within the mouth, it is dry and cool, with well-balanced acidity and body structure, and offers a brilliant, fresh aftertaste. 

Time Posted: Sep 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM
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August 28, 2017 | Ellement Wine + Spirits .

midsummer gathering

This day was just as one would have hoped it to be - warm and conducive to sipping crisp whites under the low sun – so easy on the eyes. 

We find ourselves situated in the intimate and lush backyard of the new owners of the Ellement Wine + Spirits at the Forks. Joyful shouts from youngsters resonate through the trees, along little pathways that wind around the property, water is softly falling in the background - all of the senses are awake and the whole Ellement Family, which is ever-growing – mingle and exude warmth and calmness. A time to rest, even within the flurry of reviving a long-standing wine store (formerly Fenton’s). The team that has been assembled to  have been able to cultivate a presence of freshness and renewal with seeming effortlessness within the shop. And, in this long-awaited moment, we raised a glass in celebration of this new endeavour! 

Cheers from Ellement Wine + Spirits!

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2017 at 11:40 AM


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