Taste Stations

NLC’s unique Taste Stations allow customers to try before they buy! Taste Stations are automated sampling machines that hold up to a dozen wines and can be found in many Liquor Store locations. Purchase a Taste Station card at your local Liquor Store and sample various wines before making a purchase, an excellent way to find new favourites.

How to sample the product from the Taste Station:
Purchase a sampling card valued at $5, $10, $20 or $50 and use the card for self service at the stations. Each card contains an embedded chip that limits the customer to three small samples over a one-hour time frame to ensure customer safety. Sample costs vary depending on the wine but normally range between $1 and $2.

1. Pick up your Taste Station Sampling Card at the cash.
2. Insert card with chip side facing to the right.
3. Place tasting cup under spout of desired product and then press the word “Taste” to pour your sample.
4. Remove your card after pouring is complete.
5. Enjoy responsibly!

What's at the Taste Station this week?

Product Name
Sku #
Origin
ml
Price
Find It
2123
Spain
750
Price: $29.20 $25.75
Sku #: 2123
ml Size: 750
Availability: 352
Sale Price: $25.75  SAVE $3.00
Country: Spain
Sku #: 2123
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Tempranillo Blend
Tasting Notes:
A dark cherry colour with good depth. Balsamic aromas with hints of ripe fruit, complex and spicy. The attack is fresh and light, with soft, rounded tannins. The finish proves persistent with some reminders of toasted oak. Its passage through the mouth is pleasant and elegant, fresh and easy to drink.
8587
Italy
750
Price: $18.90 
Sku #: 8587
ml Size: 750
Availability: 460
Price: $18.90 
Country: Italy
Sku #: 8587
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Sangiovese Blend
AIR MILES Offer:
Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Moreover, the Empsons’ judicious pricing policy makes it “consistently one of Italy’s better values”.
8516
Germany
750
Price: $18.45 
Sku #: 8516
ml Size: 750
Availability: 430
Price: $18.45 
Country: Germany
Sku #: 8516
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Riesling
Tasting Notes:
This crisp, refreshing quaff from the Loosen family who grow only Riesling has notes of green apple, melon, slate, herbs and citrus tastes of pears and apples. With spice and hints of lemon-lime on the finish, it’s off dry, refreshing and loves spicy Thai dishes.
15863
France
750
Price: $24.55 
Sku #: 15863
ml Size: 750
Availability: 293
Price: $24.55 
Country: France
Sku #: 15863
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale yellow with flecks of gold. The nose is crisply explosive. The citrus profile ushers in touches of bush peach, fresh apricots and white pepper. Breathing gives it even more character, with an intense touch of lime and a delicate hint of milky character. All of the elements combine just as expected on the palate. The crispness of this vintage provides a slightly acidulous depth, the perfect rejoinder to a textured both ample and delicious, and thus all the more mouthwatering. Notes of fresh apricots connect marvelously with a world of citrus and white flowers. As for the kitchen, this Pinot Gris is a good all-rounder. At this stage, sea-and-shore conditions could be just the thing to give the wine its true value. A few tasty suggestions: Langoustine salad on a carpaccio of veal; Poached poultry with lobster sauce; A young Comté cheese of 12 months.
15021
France
750
Price: $18.20 $15.90
Sku #: 15021
ml Size: 750
Availability: 290
Sale Price: $15.90  SAVE $2.00
Country: France
Sku #: 15021
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Grenache Blend
Tasting Notes:
This Grenache-Syrah-Merlot is rich, ripe and fruity and draws on the Clafoutis - a traditional French flan like cherry cake, as its inspiration. Black cherry and raspberry balanced with spicy vanilla and a hint of mocha and toasty oak, lead to a long, smooth and creamy finish.
17664
Canada - BC
750
Price: $20.33 
Sku #: 17664
ml Size: 750
Availability: 545
Price: $20.33 
Country: Canada - BC
Sku #: 17664
ml Size: 750
In Stock: Yes
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Tasting Notes:
Clear and bright with a pretty aroma of melon, Bartlett pear, peach, tropical fruit, mineral and delicate blossoms. This light-bodied Pinot Gris begins soft and smooth with flavours of honey dew melon, pear and white peach, then builds excitement with developing flavours of orange, sweet lemon and green apple zing with a touch of site specific minerality.

Stores with Taste Stations

Avalon Region
Bay Roberts
Blackmarsh Road
Howley Estates
Kelsey Drive
Long Pond
Merrymeeting Road
Mount Pearl
Pearlgate Plaza
Paradise
Ropewalk Lane
Stavanger Drive

Eastern Region
Clarenville
Marystown

Central Region
Gander
Grand Falls-Windsor

Western Region
Corner Brook Humber Gardens
Corner Brook Plaza
Stephenville

Labrador
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Labrador City