12 Must-try Summer Wines

12 Must-try Summer Wines

A cold beer is often the order of the day during summer months for sheer versatility while dining al fresco, but a bottle of wine is de rigueur for many. Not only does bringing a bottle of wine for the host look good, it often means you can help control the quality of...
Six B.C. Reds: Canada Day!

Six B.C. Reds: Canada Day!

Following up on our recommendations for B.C. whites, we thought since Canada Day is coming up we might as well include some reds, too! Here are six of our favourites we’ll be sipping for Canada’s 150. JoieFARM 2014 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, British...
Six B.C. Whites: Because it’s nice outside!

Six B.C. Whites: Because it’s nice outside!

Let’s face it, summer doesn’t last long here in Calgary. The days may be hot, but once the sun goes down the evenings can still get chilly. It’s always a good idea to make hay while the sun is shining, and I highly encourage you to relax on a deck or patio with...
Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

It wasn’t all that long ago when Canadian wine actually wasn’t very good. Now I can hear indignation, but for a long time — even before Canada was Canada — there’s been winemaking on these shores. From the Nordic legacy when “Vineland” was colonized by Nordic...
Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

It’s a shame that some wines just can’t shake a reputation. Take rosé for example – these wines really hit mainstream when white zinfandel captured imaginations and palates in the 1980’s. Sweet or off-dry if you are being generous, the wine was anything but serious,...

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