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?
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?
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
One of the questions we get asked most often by new customers is “How long does it take to make my own wine?” Believe it or not, you could make 30 bottles of your own wine in about the same amount of active time – and with the same amount of wine making know-how – as it takes … More How Long Does it Take to Make Wine from a Kit?
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
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!
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