Canadian Wine Clubs
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
As the days grow shorter and the mercury begins to plummet in our thermometers, is there anything finer to eat at the end of a long, chilly day than a delicious, warming bowl of soup? It’s the ultimate versatile food - almost any ingredient can be cooked through and blended to produce a highly satisfying, hearty dinner that spreads through the body like your own interior central heating system. However, if you’re the kind of person who c ...Read More
Amazingly varied, incredibly expressive and endlessly fascinating, Riesling is a true white wine lover’s grape varietal. In restaurants and wine bars from Brooklyn to Berlin, from Osaka to right here in Okanagan, this Germanic grape has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years, as a new generation of wine fans have discovered its charms and have been utterly seduced by its myriad qualities.
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