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.
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
With the LCBO’s increasing selection of locally-produced wines, VQA is an acronym that’s becoming more and more prevalent at the wine store. But what does it stand for, and what does it tell you about a wine when you see it on a label? This week, we’re delving deeper into VQA to learn more about … More Wednesday Wine 101: VQA