Posted By:Camille Berry, Author at Okanagan Wine Club
If there's anything better than wine, it's more wine! The standard 750 ml bottle may be our go-to for day to day life, but sometimes, the occasion calls for something bigger. Enter the large format wine bottle. These beauties can hold anywhere from two standard sized bottles of wine up to twenty – although the latter is incredibly rare. Many of these big bottles take their names from Biblical kings of old and if you drink like a king, larg ...Read More
You've finally nailed down the styles of wine you like and producers you prefer. You know what regions to reach for when you hit your local wine shop. But as has happened to all of us at some point or another, you've likely picked up a bottle only to take it home, opened it, and found yourself slightly disappointed by its contents. You swirl the glass again...the wine wasn't corked and didn't have any other perceivable flaws. What went wrong ...Read More
Perhaps you've toyed with the thought of wine investment. If you've dabbled in collecting, it's the next logical step. Before you decide to take the plunge, here are a few things to know.
The first question, of course, is why invest in wine in the first place? Well, fine wine can appreciate ...Read More
Although it didn't last more than several years, Canadian Prohibition has had long term effects that we still feel today. With roots in the 19th century, the movement to outlaw alcohol grew from smaller bans on a local level and culminated in a nationwide embargo on almost all things booze. Sure, the bans were lifted, but the wheels set in motion over one hundred years ago stil ...Read More
Like many of the previous grapes covered in this series, Syrah has French origins. Although sometimes thought to have ties to the Iranian city of Shiraz, DNA testing has proven otherwise; Syrah is the offspring of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche, two grapes indigenous to southeastern France.
Here's the thing: Syrah and Shiraz are two sides of the same coin; a single grape variet ...Read More