February 2, 2021
Sometimes choosing a great wine can be overwhelming; there’s so much choice out there that it can be difficult to know which brands to trust. That’s why Calgary Co-op Wine Spirits Beer has created two unique wine brands: Social Collection and Co-op Private Reserve.
Co-op Social Collection Wines
“Calgary Coop’s Social Collection family of wines are carefully chosen by a panel of wine specialists from Coop Wine Spirits Beer,” explains Karen Crippen, Sommelier Coordinator, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer. “We work directly with wineries from locations around the world and source wines that best represent the varietal and style of the regions as well as providing an exceptional value with outstanding quality.”
Many of the wines that have joined Co-op’s Social Collection family are award winners such as Bin 118 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Bin 110 California Merlot, which were both awarded the Judges Choice at the Alberta Beverage Awards.
New Social Collection Organic White & Organic Red
Co-op Wine Spirits Beer’s newest editions to the Social Collection are an Organic White and Organic Red from Italy. The refreshing white is made from Trebbiano, an Italian grape known for its crisp notes of apple and pear with a refreshing acidity.
“This wine is amazing as a sipper but also pairs very well with foods such as fish, salads and vegetarian selections. Our red is made from the Montepulciano grape from Abruzzo and this wine showcases ripe red fruits with velvety tannins that compliment red sauces, rich savoury stews as well as a selection of meats and cheeses,” Crippen shares.
Each “bin” of the Social Collection is specially selected by Co-op Wine Spirits Beer sommeliers to represent what they love most in wine. Not being tied to one vineyard, one grape, or one style, Co-op’s wine experts taste only the finest grapes for themselves, and choose the best as the next bin. These wines are ideal for casual sipping, paired with fine dining and comfort food, or shared at your next fancy get-together, whenever that may be.
These organic Social Collection wines are already a hit Co-op’s team members and the sommeliers encourage you to add these to your list of wines to try in 2021.
Co-op Private Reserve Wines
Another of the easy drinking and economical choices available exclusively to Co-op customers is Co-op Private Reserve wines.
“Co-op Private Reserve is the kind of wine that shows maturity and taste. It’s the hallmark of someone who enjoys the finer things in life, but is smart enough to score a great deal on them,” Lana Turner, Sommelier and Category Manager, Wine at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer. “Sourced from around the world, curated by our sommeliers, and only available at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer, Co-op Private Reserve is proof you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy premium wine.”
Next time there’s something to celebrate (or if you just need a no-good-reason pick me up), choose Co-op Private Reserve Prosecco. This bubbly is made exclusively from the Glera grape from Italy’s Veneto region. It’s lively, dry and fresh with invigorating bubbles and a clean finish, making it perfect for any special occasion, but it’s also a food-friendly wine.
Other Private Reserve wines include Amarone della Valpolicella, Chianti, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as both Red and White blends. Dig into the tasting notes on each by visiting Co-op’s Private Reserve webpage.
This week, if you’re looking to try something new with dinner or at the end of a long work day, choose offerings from Co-op’s Private Reserve or Social Collection. These wines are high quality, priced right and most importantly, they taste great and will round out any meal in style.
Find Private Reserve or Social Collection at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer
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