The Social Collection

September 30, 2019

Our sommeliers are thrilled to share that The Social Collection wines, a Co-op Wine Spirits Beer exclusive, have recently made headlines for their award winning taste.

The Social Collection Bin 115, a 2013 Mendoza, Argentina Red Blend won Best in Class at the 2019 Alberta Beverage Awards, while The Social Collection Bin 116 Pinot Noir, a 2016, Golden Mile Bench Pinot Noir received the Judges Selection nod. 

Sometimes you want a wine that can be kept on hand as a perfect ‘Wednesday wine’, but one that you’re not ashamed to bring to dinner at a friend’s, or to give as a gift. The Social Collection wines are that perfect balance of value and taste, and they are exclusive to Co-op Wine Spirits Beer.

social collection been 116 pinot noirWhat can you expect with the award-wining Pinot Noir?

The nose of the Social Collection Pinot Noir is slammed with fresh, vibrant pomegranate, cranberry, tart wild cherries, rosehips, a handful of potpourri with an extra cinnamon stick, with a slight fade into black plum and blood orange territory. It is basically a field guide to classic Pinot Noir aromatics with a slight skew towards the realm of old spice rack. Medium-length finish, which yields an inescapable impression of cinnamon Hot Lips candies with a splash of cola and cape gooseberries. 

social collection been 115 red blendWhen it comes to the Social Collection Bin 115, expect a deep, dark and intense wine, exuding an alluring bouquet of warm, rich, ripe dark fruits. The cassis, blackberry, violets, vanilla, mocha and oak notes are mesmerizing. Full and mellow while offering abundance in flavour, texture and length, take warning before opening a bottle that this will be hard to resist.  A wine with this much personality needs an equal match, whether that is the company you are sharing it with or the dishes served alongside it.  A super solid bang for your buck any day and for any wine occasion, it’s a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc. 

Each “bin” of the Social Collection is specially selected by Co-op Wine Spirits Beer sommeliers to represent what they love most in wine, and the grapes are sourced from the world’s best vineyards. Not being tied to one vineyard, one grape, or one style, our wine experts have a hand in sampling only the finest grapes, and selecting them as the next bin. These wines are chosen just for our Alberta customers’ unique tastes. 

They’re perfect for casual sipping over great conversation with good company, paired with fine dining and comfort food, or shared at your next fancy get-together. 

The Social Collection wines are like that secret cove you found on your last vacation, where you had the beach to yourself, and sunshine all day long; while some folks may not have caught on to the well roundedness of Social Collection wines, you know all about them, and will share your secret with a few trustworthy friends.

Find Social Collection wines exclusively at Calgary Co-op Wine Spirits Beer stores.

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