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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.
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How to Store Opened Wine

It’s important to store your leftover wine properly. This ensures 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.
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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.

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It’s Harvest Time in Niagara Wine Country!

The wines you will taste a few months and years from now will come from this year’s harvest.  While you are enjoying last year’s wine on one of our tours, viticulturists are busy in the vineyards. 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. This 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.
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Pair Your Wine and Food Perfectly This Summer

What better way to complete a day of wine tasting than with delicious and savoury food. If you pair it 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.

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