Many of us joke about “trunk aging” our wines on the way home from a bottling appointment – because the truth is that most wines made in-store are ready to enjoy as soon as you get them home from the store, no waiting required. Regardless of when you pop the cork, here’s how to get … More Wine Making 101: How Should I Age & Store My Wine?
Of course, you don’t have to remove the labels… If every batch of wine you make is Merlot, getting ready for your next bottling appointment is easy – all you need to do is rinse the bottles as you empty them, and sanitize them when you are ready to refill. But if you’re like most … More Wine Making 101: The Best Ways to Remove Labels From Wine Bottles
For most people, wine bottles and corks go together like salt & pepper – and historically that has definitely been the case. Over the past few decades, though, synthetic closures have been gaining ground and increasing in popularity, sparking debate about what makes the best seal. Today, we’re looking to get some closure on the … More Wednesday Wine 101: Corks vs. Screw Caps
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.
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
When it comes to wine-related villains, sulphites are usually at or near the top of everyone’s list. There’s reason to believe that they may not be the culprits behind all of the crimes for which they’re blamed, though, so we’re diving into the world of sulphur dioxide to discover how it ends up in your … More Wine Making 101: All About Sulphites
For centuries, cork has been the material of choice to seal bottles of wine. What is it about this material that makes it such a great choice? And how exactly does it get from tree to Tempranillo? Read on below to learn more!
Though most of the wines made from our kits are drinkable right at bottling, many – like most things in life – only improve with age. Today we’re sharing everything you need to know to age your wine to perfection, so that you can enjoy every bottle at its finest. Why age wine? If you’ve … More Wednesday Wine 101: Aging Your Wine
There’s a reason that cheese plates often make an appearance at parties: when done properly, they can be the perfect accompaniment to enhance your wine-drinking experience. But how do you know which cheese to serve with which wine? The trick is to select flavours and textures that complement – rather than compete with – the … More Wednesday Wine 101: Know your Curds and Whey around a Cheese Plate
The world of wine is full of myths, mysteries, and old wives’ tales – and the secret to removing red wine stains is perhaps the holy grail amongst them. For every secret formula there are at least a handful of products on the market, all promising to remove all evidence of Shiraz-spillage. But which products … More Wednesday Wine 101: Removing Red Wine Stains