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,...
Wine Opening 101: Finding the Perfect Corkscrew

Wine Opening 101: Finding the Perfect Corkscrew

Sure, Winston Zeddemore wasn’t talking about corkscrews when he said that in Ghostbusters, but having the right tools for the job is just as important in enjoying fine wine, and perhaps the knowledge of what you like and why. Corkscrews and wine openers come in a...

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