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The Importance of Knowing Your Wine Vintages & How to Age Your Wine Part 1

November 21, 2017 - By 

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 ...

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The Hows and Whys to Tasting Wine

June 24, 2016 - By 

(By Sebastian Schwarz)

When wine ceases to be just a method for inebriation, and becomes somewhat intellectually stimulating, you know its time to learn to taste like a pro. There are a number of things that we’ve seen wine experts do when they taste wine. Some seem snobby, some actually are snobby, but some are absolutely necessary to fully experience what the wine in your glass has to offer. With this guide, we’ll show you what to do ...

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Okanagan Crush Pad: Discovering The Taste of The Okanagan

May 30, 2016 - By 

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In our constant search for innovation and our commitment to letting you, Okanagan Wine Club member, vicariously discover the Okanagan Valley’s wine industry through our experiences, we came across Okanagan Crush Pad. They are the perfect balance between innovation and traditionalism. With little to no intervention in the winemaking processes, all of their win ...

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To Screw or Not to Screw?

March 17, 2016 - By 

Up until a couple of weeks ago, I thought I had the answer to this question. Screw caps for the young, fresh wines; and corks for the ones that need to be cellared in order to develop. This was my opinion; until one of my wine reps provided with some serious food for thought. After doing quite a bit of research on the matter, my views on those ugly screw tops are starting to change. Before I can elaborate on my epiphany, certa ...

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10 Reasons Why The Okanagan Valley Is The Most Exciting Wine Region In The World. (Part 2)

March 3, 2016 - By 

All of the factors mentioned in the first part of this blog have a way to present themselves in the final product (that beautiful glass of Okanagan wine in front of you). Sometimes as an intense concentration of flavors and aromas. Sometimes as a great balance of tannic structure, acidity, alcohol, and/or sugar. Some wines are particularly good at showcasing the Okanagan micro-terroirs (all of the possible growing conditions due to altitude, latitude, slope, aspect, etc.). Here are some of my fa ...

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