Making your own wine is not only an affordable way to serve alcohol at your reception, it also gives you more opportunities to customize your wines to better fit your style. Here are some of the many options available when you make your own wedding wines: Your Choice of Varietals (i.e., Wine Type) We … More Wedding Wines: Custom Options for your Big Day
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…
For most of our customers, 23L (or 30 standard bottles) is the perfect amount of wine for savouring and sharing. If you’re not a regular wine drinker, though, or if you have limited storage space, that number may leave you wondering whether making your own wine is really for you. Fear not – you can … More Think 30 is a Lot of Bottles? Here’s Why We Think it’s the Perfect Number
Until September 30th, 2014, enjoy 10% off our Traditional and Ultimate Italian Pinot Grigio and Merlot wine kits. Our Pinot Grigio kit produces a pale yellow, medium-bodied wine that exudes apple, pear and melon essences. With lively acidity and a touch of spice on the finish, it’s a perfect wine for everyday enjoyment. Our Merlot … More Our best-selling wine kits: now on sale!
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