Four Year Anniversary!


It's our Four Year Anniversary!  Many thanks to all of our wonderful customers for your support over the years.  To show our appreciation, we have several specials this month - all specials good throughout the month of November 2014!
  • Curds and Wine Mozzarella and Ricotta Kits on sale for $19.95 - use coupon code "anniversary2014" to order online
  • Wine Kit Sale - select kits 10-20% off; sale good on in-stock marked kits only, in store purchase only - includes 2014 Limited editions and Restricted Quantity kits, limited availability! *discount cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Start wine on site** in November and say "Happy Anniversary", and you pay a single $50 fee start up to 3 wine kits at once **kits and vinting fee must at least be prepaid in November to qualify for this discount
  • Start any in-stock port kit on site in November and get standard 375 mL green or clear bottles included with your vintning fee! (does not include Bellissima 375 mL bottles)

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Please note - Curds and Wine will be CLOSED Thursday 11/27/14 and Friday 11/28/14 for the Thanksgiving Holiday, reopening on Saturday 11/29/14

Cheesemaking Fundamentals Classes in November

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Join us at Curds and Wine to learn how easy and rewarding it is to make your own cheeses at home! In our Cheesemaking Fundamentals Class you will learn the fundamental processes behind fresh cheesemaking as well as the techniques for making pressed cheeses and aged cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, and camembert. We will make fromage blanc, ricotta, and queso fresco, and demonstrate the processes involved in making feta, swiss-style cheeses and mold-ripened cheeses such as camembert/brie-style and blue cheeses. We will have samples of the various styles of cheeses you can make at home from Venissimo, as well as other refreshments. Finally, you will receive a packet with a recipe booklet to make the cheeses from the class as well as basic supplies to get you started with your cheesemaking. You will also receive a 10% discount coupon.

Class size is limited to 18 participants. Ticket holders ONLY admitted to class.

Purchase tickets online:
Saturday November 8, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT!
Thursday November 13, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm
Saturday November 15, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm


RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity and Winexpert Limited edition 2014/2015 releases announced!

Year to year, no two grape crops are the same. So each year, RJ Spagnols and Winexpert offer home winemakers an exclusive selection of outstanding wine kits, developed to feature the best results from grape harvests around the world.  Due to the nature of these kits, they are only available in limited quantities, and must be pre-ordered by Sunday November 16, 2014 to reserve your wine kit.  You can preorder your wine kits online to ensure availability through the links below.
RJS RQ 2015
RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity:
December 2014 Release
South Africa Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc $138.95
Chile Cabernet Merlot $145.95

April 2015 Release
Spain Vino Blanco $138.95
Italy Aglianico $145.95
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Winexpert Limited Editions:
January 2015 Release
February 2015 Release
March 2015 Release
April 2015 Release
Italian Super Tuscan with Grape Pack $165.95

Order yours today!  Don't forget to get in your pre-order by Sunday 11/16/14 to guarantee availabiity


Holiday Special Winemaking Gift Certificates

snowsheepGive the most unique gift this year, the gift of winemaking! We have several Holiday Special Gift Certificates available that include everything to make 28-30 bottles of wine on site at Curds and Wine. All specials include the following:
  • Wine kit from selected list (based on price level)
  • Winemaking on site - includes: 30 basic corks, 6-bottle wine tote, and basic label printing for 30 bottles, plus winemaking on site services and shrink wraps
  • 30 new bottles

Winemaking Special #1: $200
Choice of wine kit from one of the following:
Winexpert Vintners Reserve
Winexpert Island Mist
Winexpert World Vineyard
RJ Spagnols Grand Cru/Grand Cru International
Winexpert Spéciale
RJ Spagnols Orchard Breezin’
RJ Spagnols
Vino del Vida
Any RJ Spagnols port-style wine

Winemaking Special #2: $225
Choice of wine kit from one of the following:
Winexpert Selection, EXCLUDING kits with grape packs
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic, EXCLUDING Winery Series
RJ Spagnols Cru Select

Winemaking Special #3: $250
Choice of wine kit from one of the following:
Winexpert Selection kits with grape packs
Winexpert Selection Eclipse
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Winery Series
RJ Spagnols En Primeur

Purchase these Holiday Special Winemaking Gift Certificates at the shop or online any time! These gift certificates are only available in store through December 23, 2014 and online through December 25, 2014.
Happy Holidays! December
Four Year Anniversary! November
October is American Cheese Month! October
Harvest 2014 September
Crush Time in San Diego August
Christmas in July Special! July
Wine and Cheese is Sure to Please June
Advancing Your Home Winemaking and Cheesemaking May
Things are Growing at Curds and Wine April
A Honey of a Fun Month at Curds and Wine March
Everyone Loves Homemade Wine and Cheese February
Cheers to Homemade Wine and Cheese January

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

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*Curds and Wine will be CLOSED Thursday 11/27/14 and Friday 11/28/14 for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopening on Saturday 11/29/14*