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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.

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!

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!

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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5 Wine Recipes to Warm You Up This Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite Niagara vintage wines. There’s a wide variety of delicious and trendy wine recipes waiting for you that are perfect for a winter evening. From sangria with a hint of cinnamon, to vanilla-inspired mimosas, you can experience the decadence of wine from the Niagara region all year long.

How is Wine Made?

The wines found in Niagara Wine Country are delicious representations of the area’s vinicultural offerings. But, what is it that makes these wines different from the rest? Well, what sets certain wines apart from each other is how they are made. Winemaking is a fine art that requires highly-trained experts and years of experience. Our Wine Smart Guides and wine specialists would be happy to educate you on how certain wines are made during your Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour.
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The Basics to Serving Wine

Once you’ve found a wine you love, the only thing left to do is enjoy it. Everyone has a personal preference on how they enjoy certain foods and beverages, but with wine there are certain techniques that can help to enhance the flavour, aroma, and overall experience of the wine in hand.
Questions to Ask During a Wine Tour

4 Questions to Ask During a Wine Tour

A wine tour presents the perfect opportunity to explore different wines. Not only do you have a chance to try a variety of wines, but you can learn about them, too! Our wine expert guides are more than happy to answer questions and teach you all about the wines as you tour through Niagara Wine Country. It’s important that you ask questions during your wine tour. This is the best time to learn about certain wines, which can help you identify trends with your favourites. Wine shopping will be a much smoother experience in the future once you have a better idea of what factors contribute to your personal palette.

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