As we head into summer I just wanted to touch base with all our thirsty friends, family and neighbours. These last 15 months have been a very trying time on us all. Mentally, physically, economically, emotionally and so much more. Over that time, So many of you have communicated your appreciation for our thirst quenching help during this pandemic, and I, in turn, would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have helped Us through these rough times, we are incredibly grateful!
A little housekeeping, there are a few things that I need to let you know about: First is that, until we have achieved herd immunity levels of vaccinations here in NB and NS we are going to continue offering all of our Covid Solutions that we had to roll out when the first lock down struck last March. But get ready! Like everyone, we are very excited to get back to normal, and one of those getting back to normal things will be having you rejoin us in our bottling centre when your products are ready. Many have enjoyed our Covid Solutions, and we have been happy to offer those solutions throughout. But getting back to normal is going to start to require a little more customer participation in the near future.
Second is that over the past 15 months we, as a retailer, have faced multiple price hikes from our distributors. Both last fall and this spring. While our supply chain has stayed fairly strong, the costs of our products and the shipping of them have jumped considerably. Unfortunately, we have been forced to bump up some of our prices as well. For our Make on Site customers, our making fees have to increase by $3 to $47.99. Which works out to be a additional .10 cents per bottle. We hope you understand that we are constantly looking to offer you the best value for your dollar and price increases are something that we always try to resist, but sometimes they are necessary.
Lastly, the Cru International Wine Kit Line-up has expanded. It now includes Red wines without skins. This allows us to process these reds, and any of the white or rosé wines in 4 weeks with no loss of quality. The reds wines with skins will see a price increase of $5 and are recommended for the full 5 week processing to get the maximum benefit from the skins, but the customer can choose to have these wines processed in four weeks.
Looking forward to Wine(ing) the summer away with you all! From a safe distance of course. From all the crew here at the Good Guys (Riverview and Amherst locations) we'd like to say that we are grateful for you supporting our local family business. Here's to a Grape Summer of 2021! Cheers!
Makes 6 bottles Same price as Wal-Mart and Amazon Plus support
Merlot Style red, Pinot Grigio style white and a Rosé
THE GOOD GUYS BREW SHOPPE Riverview (506)386-4444 Amherst (902)667-4477
"Riverview and Amherst locations are now open for customers to join us inside. We have all the measures in place to welcome you back into the store to service both your at home and in store brewing needs.
Service window is still available if you prefer. If you have questions, or concerns regarding your situations, please give us a call or drop us a message.
For everyone's safety, our bottling process of drop off and pickup will continue."
Retail and Bottling guidelines.
Riverview & Amherst Retail Sales THERE IS NO NEED TOENTER THE BUILDING. IF YOU DO "MASK PLEASE"!
IF THE PHONE OR OUR PICKUP ARRANGEMENTS WORK BETTER FOR YOU THAT IS "OK".
1) Call before you come to see us.
2) We will fill your order. (stock dependent)
3) We will process the sale with a credit card or e-transfer.
4) We will meet you at in the parking lot, at the door, or at the pickup window .
BOTTLING/BAGGING We will be continuing to do this for some time.
1) We will call you when your wine is ready to bottle as we do now.
2) We will book and appointment to have you drop off your bottles or bags.
3) We will bottle or bag your wine, then we will call you to pick it up.
4) If you need bottles, bags, corks, bottles washing or ect, we would like to do this by credit card over the phone.
5) If you have suggestions of things we can do to make you feel more comfortable?
RJS CRAFT WINEMAKING ACADEMY
The RJS Craft Winemaking Academy is a group of retailers who have been recognised as delivering consistently high standards of quality and service in the consumer-made winemaking industry. Your winemaking experience at these stores will be top notch!
THE GOOD GUYS BREW SHOPPE Riverview NB, & Amherst NS. Proud member of the RJS Craft Winemaking Academy A Grape place to come to Wine.