Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will my candles be safe if they freeze?
We strongly urge you to avoid candles freezing. This can cause the candle to crack or not burn properly due to the change in temperature. Wax is NOT good at expanding and contracting. Also, moisture can be absorbed into the wick during the freeze/thaw process resulting in poor burning.
2. How should I store my candles?
Candles should be stored in a dry, dark place and should be covered to avoid dust.
3. Why are my beeswax candles dripping?
Although beeswax are known to be a "drip-less candle" there are many factors that can cause a candle to drip. Interior environmental factors such as drafts can cause this to occur. For example, heating/cooling systems, fans, windows/doors etc. can all cause "wind" causing the candle to burn unevenly, leading to drips.
1. What is the shelf life of hosts/altar bread?
12-18 months, if stored properly.
2. How should I store our hosts/altar bread?
DO NOT FREEZE your hosts. Keep them sealed in a dry, dark place with minimal temperature fluctuation.
1. What is the shelf life of altar wine?
Depending on the type of wine you use and whether it is above 14% in alcohol content or below, the shelf life can range anywhere from 12 months to beyond 36 months. Optimum storage recommendations call for storing the wine in a cool, dry location without being subject to significant swings in temperature. If this type of storage is maintained, you can be assured of quality product until consumed. A consumer can always determine if wine is not consumable prior to drinking as there will be a significant change in color and odor. (via Mont La Salle Altar Wines).
2. Do I have to buy a full case?
Wines available in jugs can be purchased individually or in a case, however 750ml bottled wines must be purchased by the case (12 bottles).
3. I am a parishioner and would like to buy the wine my church uses, can I?
Unfortunately not. We are only licensed to sell sacramental wine direct to churches.
4. Can you ship wine to our church? We are outside of Manitoba.
Due to varying laws from Province to Province it is best to contact us regarding this.