• Niagara Vintage Wine Tours - Grapes

    Niagara Vintage Wine Tours Blog

    Niagara Vintage Wine Tours Blog

Author Archive

Wine tasting tips

Wine Tasting Tips

A wine tasting during a Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour can be a memorable and educational experience. You can learn about local culture, taste different wines, explore different wineries and learn from the knowledgeable experts who are devoted to their craft. Learning about the basics of wine tasting can help to improve your overall experience during the wine tour.
best season for a wine tour

What is the Best Season for a Wine Tour?

A Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour can offer an enjoyable and memorable experience. Wine experts and beginners alike can bond over their love for wine, while trying the latest vintages and varietal blends. Most Niagara wineries are open all year long, which may lead some to wonder what time of year is truly best for a wine tour. Although it highly depends on your personal preference, there are some factors to take into consideration.

What Wines Should I Serve at My Wedding?

There’s no doubt about it – planning a wedding can be stressful! There are many different aspects that need to be taken into consideration and details accounted for.  This includes the food and drinks that are served at the reception. If you plan on having wine served at your wedding, it may be wise to explore wines that will pair best with your wedding food and suit the tastes of your guests. A Niagara Vintage Wine Tour provides a great opportunity to explore different wines that you could serve at your wedding. For more information about Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tours, contact us today.
store opened wine

The Best Way to Store Your Wine

The fact that wine needs to be stored properly to maintain peak quality is common knowledge. However, knowing how to store wines properly is not as common. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the negative effects of improper storage on a wine’s colour, nose, or taste. For some people, the change may be too subtle to notice or may attribute it to other factors. But if you enjoy wine, storing it properly will ensure maximum quality when you are ready to open that bottle. So what constitutes proper storage? That depends on whether your bottle is unopened or opened.
opened wine storage

How to Store Opened Wine

It’s important to store your leftover wine properly to ensure that the flavour and aroma last longer once the bottle has been opened. Unopened wine can be stored for years, but once opened it will only last for a few days. Once you have found a new favourite wine from a Niagara-on-the-Lake winery you should be able to enjoy it until the very last drop! You can inquire about the best ways to store wine and more tips and tricks during your Niagara Vintage Wine Tour.
wine party

Wine Lingo and What it Means

When on your Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour you may hear wines being described with words such as earthy and balanced. To a wine-novice, this may sound unappealing, although once you learn the wine lingo – you will understand that these words are describing a great wine! Being aware of what popular wine lingo means can help you to understand what certain labels mean, ask more in-depth questions and follow along with ease. Understanding the basics of wine terminology can help to improve your overall experience during your Niagara wine tour.


Harvest Time at Wineries In Niagara!

The wines you will taste a few months and years from now will come from this year’s harvest.  While you are enjoying vintages of past years on one of our wine tasting tours, viticulturists are busy in the vineyards that will determine the next lot. Will it be an exceptional vintage year?  September to October is typically the harvest period for Niagara On The Lake wineries.  Wineries in Niagara will base their decision on the ripeness of the grape, which is measured by the sugar, acid and tannin levels. The style of wine they wish to make will determine the sought after levels of each component.

Pair Your Wine and Food Perfectly This Summer

What better way to complete a day of wine tasting than with delicious and savory food. Paired perfectly, wine can enhance the overall dining experience. But, if the choice of food isn’t quite right for your preferred wine, you might have a recipe for disaster. To find out the best way to pair wine with various dishes, attend your Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour prepared with great ideas for wine and food combinations.

The most trusted name for Niagara wine tour guides. • The Wine Smart People! • Niagara Vintage Wine Tours!

*​Niagara Vintage Wine Tours Inc​ is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals and recognizes a need for the appropriate management and protection of any personal information that you agree to provide to us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.*


2205 Mewburn Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
Canada L2J 0A6