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Throw the Best Outdoor Summer Wine Tasting Party

Outdoor summer wine tasting party? Now, who doesn’t love the sound of that! Delicious food, crisp wine, and a warm summer breeze! What a great opportunity to spend a gorgeous day or night making wonderful memories with family and friends. We’ve put together a guide that can help you plan an outdoor summer wine tasting party that will go off without a hitch and be remembered for years to come! Keep reading to learn more!
Homemade Sparkling White Wine Sangria

Delicious 3-Ingredient Wine Recipes You Need to Try

Add a twist to a glass of your favourite wine! Oh yes, your desired vino is perfect just on its own – but why not add a little twist for some fun? Combining your best vintage with some sparkling, or even adding your favourite fruits can really enhance the flavour and mix things up a little bit. Keep reading to see some of our favourite simple, 3-ingredient wine drink recipes!
Champagne bottle in ice bucket and two glasses

4 Fun Ways to Chill Your Wine This Summer

What’s better than a beautiful summer day? Spending a day in the sunshine with a glass of wine, of course! The key to a refreshing glass of vino, is enjoying it at just the right temperature. Now, red wines are usually best served slightly cooler than room temperature. But for white wines, ice wines, and sparkling, keeping it chilled is what truly makes the difference. Let’s explore four fun and trendy ways to keep your wine chilled this summer!

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!
Corkscrew and bottle of wine

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!

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.

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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