Wine Making 101: Why Store Bottles Horizontally After Bottling?

Curiosities abound in the world of wine making – and one question we get asked all the time is: why do I need to store my bottles on their side, after bottling? First Things First: Leave Bottles Upright for 5-10 Days Before Storing Them On Their Sides When you cork your bottles, the corks and contents are … More Wine Making 101: Why Store Bottles Horizontally After Bottling?

Wine Making 101: The Best Ways to Remove Labels From Wine Bottles

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

Keeping Your Bottles at Their Best – Tips for Cleaning, Storing and Preparing for Bottling Time

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

Wednesday Wine 101: Know your Curds and Whey around a Cheese Plate

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