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Buying the Best Wine Glasses

You haven’t experienced fine wine at it’s best, until you’ve sipped out of high-quality stemware. Surprisingly, your wine glass can have a significant affect on its contents. The glass can affect the oxidization and alcohol evaporation, ultimately altering the flavour and aroma. Not only that, there are certain factors that can help you tell a high-quality glass apart from the ones with lesser quality. Let’s look at some of the tell-tale signs, so you can start enjoying your Niagara vintage wine from a glass that’s sure to impress. With these techniques, you’ll become a wine glass pro in no time at all!
Homemade Delicious Red Sangria

It’s Patio Season! Give These 3 Simple, Light, and Crisp Red Wine Drink Recipes a Try

It’s finally here – patio season! Gone are the days of being cooped up inside. Now you can enjoy your comfortable sandals, pretty floral dresses and stylish Bermuda shorts, all while sipping your favourite cocktails on the patio. Let the sun shine down on your face as you enjoy a new spin on your favourite red wine. Here are three unforgettable red wine drink recipes that you can enjoy any day of the year, but especially during patio season!

Train Your Wine Palate and Become an Expert

Many of us enjoy drinking wine because of the experience of wine tasting. It is often a social pass time that brings friends together. If you’re interested in learning more about wine, being guided by an expert can give you an opportunity to really explore different kinds of wine and learn new tips and tricks! Having an advanced palate can really help you to further enjoy the experience. Chances are, you will understand what your group is discussing, learn something about a new kind of wine, or teach one of your group members a thing or two! One of the best ways to become a wine expert is to train your palate. With the right technique and effort, you’ll be tasting wine like an expert in no time!
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5 Must-Have Wine Accessories

Every wine enthusiast should have the proper tools to serve and share their wines. With the right tools and accessories, you can really take your love of wine to the next level. Certain accessories can make it easier to access the wine, store it, and even help emphasize the overall quality. We have gathered the top 5 accessories that wine lovers find helpful or enjoyable. Bring one home for yourself to use, or give to a friend who enjoys a glass of vino!
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BYOB Like a Pro: Arrive Prepared!

Q: What’s better than a bottle of wine to yourself? A: That’s easy, wine shared between friends! So, you’re invited to a dinner party with all your friends? What fun! A chance to mingle and reconnect with great friends, and over great food and drinks! Bringing a bottle of wine for your host or hostess is always a kind gesture. Regardless if it’s intended for the party or as a gift in general, chances are they will enjoy having an extra bottle around! Now, the question is: which wine do I bring? Here are several tips to help ensure you bring a wine that everyone can enjoy.
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How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Who doesn’t love going out to eat? It’s time to stop slaving over a hot stove or washing dirty dishes! Going out to a restaurant for dinner can provide you with an opportunity to relax, a chance to spend quality time with family and friends, and to truly enjoy your food and drinks. Speaking of drinks, it can often be a little nerve wracking to order a bottle of wine if you aren’t particularly familiar with the drink menu. Fear not! There’s no need to stress over ordering the wrong wine. Here are a few tips to help you become a master of ordering wine while fine dining!
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Wine Collecting Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Having your favourite wine at your fingertips doesn’t have to be a luxury. Owning a well-rounded wine collection can be convenient, especially when hosting guests for dinner or enjoying a relaxing night in. Often, people picture a fancy and expensive wine cellar when contemplating the idea of beginning a collection. Having a collection of wine doesn’t have to be a significant investment or big ordeal. Here are some guidelines that you can follow while wine collecting.

The Best Wine Pairings for Cheese Lovers

Cheese and wine? A match made in heaven! This duo is notorious for making mouths water all around the world. For hundreds of years, people have been pairing wine with cheese for an enjoyable food and drink pairing. As you might already be aware, certain wines pair best with certain foods. The best way to learn how to pair the two, is by pairing wine with cheese. Different kinds of cheese will vary in: moisture, fat content, texture and flavour, while wine can vary in sweetness, acidity, and body. By combining the two, you can bring out flavours you never thought possible! Read more to find out which wine pairings work best.
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Which Wine Tour Should I Go On?

Who wouldn’t want to go on a wine tour? On a Niagara Vintage Wine Tour, you have the opportunity to learn about local wineries and their products. You can ask questions about how the wine is made, what food pairs best with certain wines, and you can even ask about the history of the winery. With Niagara Vintage Wine Tours, you can choose from a variety of tours that are offered, based on your personal preferences. Many of the tours are available seven days a week, throughout the year. Keep reading to find out which wine tour might be the best choice for you!
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Creating a Wine Cellar on a Budget

Like any wine enthusiast, you deserve to have a cellar that you’re proud of. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to create one! The perfect wine cellar can be built on a budget. With the right space, and an eye for innovation, anything is possible. A wine cellar can properly store your favourite wine for years to come. Once you’ve created a budget and a plan, it’s time to begin!

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