Despite the fact that it debuted over 10 years ago, it seems that Ontario’s Bring-Your-Own-Wine program remains woefully underutilized by most wine drinkers. That’s too bad, because in many cases BYOW could add up to substantial savings – especially for those who make their own wine.
By law, brew-on-premise locations are not allowed to advertise the per-bottle price of the finished wine that you make (perhaps because it’s so tempting…). That’s why you’ll often see brew-on-premise vintners describing the price of their wine kits, or the “total cost to make wine in-store,” but seldom the price per bottle. In other words, … More Doing Some Quick Math Could Save You Money
Planning ahead for your next batch of wine? One of the best things you can do to prepare is to keep your bottles always-at-the-ready. Whether you get empties from friends and family, by saving your LCBO purchases, or by reusing the ones from previous batches, follow the steps below to keep your bottles clean and … More Keeping Your Bottles at Their Best – Tips for Cleaning, Storing and Preparing for Bottling Time
Are you planning a wedding? If so, congratulations! This is undoubtedly a very exciting – and maybe also a little bit stressful – time, with so many plans to make in preparation for the big day. One thing you may be considering is what to do about alcohol. Will you have an open bar or … More 3 Questions to Ask Before Making Wine for Your Wedding Reception
If you’re planning a seaside getaway, you may be surprised to learn that you can pack your own Cabernet in your carry-on, to save on on-board expenses. Beer and liquor are usually forbidden aboard, but many cruise lines will let you bring a bottle of wine (or a few) for your own consumption, as long as … More Going on a Cruise? Good News: Your Wine Can Come Too!
This weekend is a time to gather with friends and family and give thanks for everything that we have. In honour of the holiday and the bountiful harvest it celebrates, we’ve gathered some inspiration for festive centerpieces that are elegant, festive, and won’t break the bank. And, of course, they all feature an ode to … More Easy, Inexpensive Thanksgiving Centerpieces
The idea that improving your palate takes practice is doubly-appealing. First, it means that improvement is possible (great news for those of us born without finely-tuned tastebuds!). Second, it implies that part of the hard work will involve – you guessed it! – tasting, tasting, and more tasting until you get it right. Talk about … More Want to Improve Your Palate? We’ve Got Good News: It Just Takes Practice!
The world of wine has been pretty creative, lately! In case you missed our previous posts on the subject, here are snapshots of some of the new and innovative ways that winemakers are packaging their products…
The long weekend is almost here! And that means relaxing with good company, and enjoying some time off in the summer heat. For those of you BBQing or getting together with friends and family this holiday weekend, we’ve put together a list of simple wine and beer pairings that will make it easy to please … More Wednesday Wine 101: The Best Wine & Beer Pairings for Your Long Weekend BBQ
To celebrate the holidays with family and friends, the store will be closed from December 24th, 2013 until January 2nd, 2014. We wish you all the best, and look forward to seeing you again in the new year! Until then, here are some great holiday guides for you to peruse: Will you be drinking wine … More See you in 2014!