Wine 101

  1. My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Two Sisters Vineyards

    My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Two Sisters Vineyards

    We are delighted to introduce the award-winning Two Sisters Vineyards as our featured winery for the month of February! This Niagara winery is committed to producing high-quality wines that give a sense of luxury with every sip. Surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with a subscription to our wine club! Sign up for our wine club today and your valentine will receive a selection of incredible wines...

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  2. Wine 101: Craft Beer for Wine Fans

    Wine 101: Craft Beer for Wine Fans

    Anyone in the wine trade will tell you, there’s nothing better after a long session of wine tasting than a delicious, refreshing beer. Almost spa-like, it rejuvenates the palate wonderfully and, when necessary, allows you to keep the good times rolling. There are obvious differences and contrasts between wine and beer, but this post isn’t about the technical elements...

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  3. Wine 101: Wildfires & Wine

    Wine 101: Wildfires & Wine

    This summer, we've witnessed severe drought conditions and a glut of wildfires across North America. For many people, it's had a devastating effect, destroying homes and property, and even more tragically, a handful of people have lost their lives...

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  4. Wine 101: Cava

    Wine 101: Cava

    As I sip on a glass of Cava in the beautiful bay of Sitges in Catalonia, Spain, I am reminded how bubbles make me feel special. Yes, this setting is pretty magical, but regardless of where I am and what the day has been like, bubbles ALWAYS put a smile on my face...

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  5. Wine 101: Decanting Young Reds

    Wine 101: Decanting Young Reds

    Face it – fall’s right around the corner! As the temps start to creep lower, my wine-drinking preferences shift from pink/white/bubbly wine, back to bigger, heartier reds to take the chill off.

    But if you find the rough, grippy tannins in some young reds to be a bit overpowering – especially if it’s a mid-range...

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  6. Wine 101: Busting Myths, Part 2

    Wine 101: Busting Myths, Part 2

    In continuation of my article ‘Busting Myths’ Part 1, I share more quick wine facts. Things you always wanted to know but you were too shy to ask..unless you happened to be seated beside a wine geek at a social gathering.

    5) White before Red

    Whites should always be served before reds, right...

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  7. Wine 101: Busting Myths, Part 1

    Wine 101: Busting Myths, Part 1

    Being a ‘wine expert’ at social gatherings can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. If you find yourself in a crowd where you barely know anyone, it can be a helpful tool. The moment people ask you what you do for a living and ‘wine’ is the answer, the questions start...

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  8. Top Wine Picks! 13th Street Winery

    Top Wine Picks! 13th Street Winery

    Every year on December 24, I like to celebrate with good friends who also work in the wine industry. One of the things us wine geeks like to do is blind tasting - it seems like we never get tired of it! Last year, someone brought a vibrant, structured and juicy white wine...

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  9. Wine 101 — Wine, Weather and Song

    Wine 101 — Wine, Weather and Song

    Like many, my taste preferences when it comes to wine change with the weather. On hotter days I prefer white, pink or sparkling wine, while on cooler days I reach for the red. This past weekend I got a good lesson — a Wine 101 of my own, if you will — on how most people’s tastes...

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  10. Wine 101: On B.C. Pinot Noir

    Wine 101: On B.C. Pinot Noir

    We’re just around the corner from the third annual B.C. Pinot Noir Celebration, happening Saturday, August 22 in the Okanagan Valley. So what’s the scoop with the Celebration? In their own words…...

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