Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc!

“Summer is comin’, know you could feel it…”

— Drake, “Connect”,Β Nothing was the Same (2013)

With temperatures in the 20s all week, I think we canΒ finally say that summer’s on its way, and it’s high time Toronto get ready! We only get a few months of this sunshine and heat, so this summerβ€”which we know and love asΒ patio seasonβ€”let’s make sure we make theΒ right choices to make it one for theΒ books!

Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! β€” The May 2017 Brewscovery Box

Knowing how much I love exploring the world of craft beers and fine wines, On Q Communications sentΒ some summer bevvie options that’dΒ be up my alley! New Zealand’s Te Awa winery presented the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from their Left Field line, full of tropical flavours and scents, and the Brew Box Co. is a home delivery service offering some of the newest andΒ rarest craft beers in Ontario!

So let me show you why they’reΒ strong contenders for the libations on your summer menu!

Sippin Liquid Gold with the Brew Box Co. β€” Experiencing what Ontario’s Craft Breweries Have to Offer!

Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! β€” The Brew Box's Pretty WrappingWhen On Q mentioned they’d send aΒ sample of the Brew Box Co.’s monthly offerings, I didn’t expect to getΒ six bottles and two cans from a few of their partner breweries!

Check it outβ€”since 2014, the Brew Box Co.’s delivered craft beer boxes to over 220 cities across Ontario. They take all the guesswork out of itβ€”with about 1000 different beers available in Ontario, finding theΒ right one can beΒ overwhelming. And guess whatβ€”you can’t buy 90% of them fromΒ the LCBO or The Beer Store! So they made the process simpler, partnering with over 40 craft breweries to promote local craft beer, distributing it to Ontarians via Canada Post.

Brew Box Co. Plans

Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! β€” The Anatomy of a Brew Box
Source || The Brew Box Co

You can find a plan that works for you:

  • The Brewscovery plan, their flagship box, curating products from three or more craft breweries each month, giving you either 4L of beer or 6-8 bottles/cans (starts at $58/box)
  • The Brewthusiast, the mostΒ exclusive membership offering one-of-a-kind craft beers that you can often only get your hands onΒ once. High-end brews, rare one-offs, seasonal beers and barrel-aged onesβ€”all unavailable in the LCBO or The Beer Store. ($59/mo)
  • They even have programs for theirΒ Brewery Members, where they run clubs for their partner breweries reflecting their brand values and styles. (Sawdust City Brewing Co., what up!) They even offer the same benefits enjoyed by the Brewscovery and Brewthusiast members!

Casey’s Brew Box Co. Review

The mix I got wasΒ surprising, with beers like 5 Paddles Brewing Co.’s Home Away From Home, brewed with coconut, honey and vanilla; Block 3 Brewing Co.’s Barrel Thing, aged aΒ year in second-use red wine barrels (which made itΒ delicious); and Waterloo Brewing’s Sour Weisse which livedΒ up to itsΒ name. Like,Β seriously.

You mightΒ think you know about buying beer with our ever-growing craft beer market, but you don’t. Trust me; youΒ don’t. Do yourself a favour and check the Brew Box Co. out!

Te Awa’s Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc β€” Dude. This Wine Will CONVERT You.

Those who hang with me know I like a sweet Riesling on a hot summer day. I mean, I’veΒ tried other wines, and they’reΒ alright, but little ever took me away from the crisp sweetness I loved from brands like Cave Spring, Tawse and Relax.

Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! β€” A Bottle of Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Source || Te Awa Collection

At least, that’s what theΒ old Casey would’ve said before Te Awe came and smacked him in the taste buds!

Left Fieldβ€”one of the most coveted wine collections straight outta New Zealandβ€”recently introduced their latest release on the LCBO’s shelves: the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc!

Instead of yourΒ usual New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that’s harvested in Marlborough, the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc hails from New Zealand’s Nelson regionβ€”giving the grapes less acidityβ€”balancing them with concentrations of the region’s tropical fruit! The flavours also call upon a touch of the mystic through the winery’s namesakeβ€”Te Awa o Te Atua, The River of God, i.e. the underground rivers over which their vineyards are found! This provides rich, free-draining soil thatΒ consistently produced high-quality fruit!

Casey’s Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Review

Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! β€” The Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc in Action!And you know what? WeΒ loved it. The notes of passionfruit, lemongrass and nectarine added to the mix. The little details like the creatures created by label designer Aaron Pollock adorning every bottle. And, of course, good wine costing only $18.95 at the LCBO doesn’t hurt! (Reference# 487496)


With our country spending aΒ staggering $20.5B on alcohol each year (80% of our adults drink, after all) we should take it upon ourselves to make sure we’re drinkingΒ great stuff, and in an age where we have better access to delicious drinking options thanΒ ever, the Brew Box Co. and Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc shouldΒ definitely make your list! I still haveΒ plenty of exploring to do across flavour profiles and unique ingredients, but in theΒ meantime, I can atΒ least be happy I’m being exposed to options that set me off to a good start!

Best of luck building your best summerΒ ever!

Until the next,

–case p.

Disclaimer: As mentioned in the post, On Q Communications supplied me with the Brew Box Co.’s May 2017 Brewscovery box and a bottle of Te Awa’s Left Field Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc to try. While it was allΒ delicious, all thoughts and opinions remain my own!

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Caseyβ€˜s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

3 replies on “Summer is Coming β€” Refresh Yourself with The Brew Box Co. + the Nelson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc!”

This is an awesome deal ; The awesome variety of the rare one of a kind brew. This would make a great Fathers’ Day gift!!!!

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