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Winter Wines

It is amazing how our tastes change for food and drink with the change in weather for those of us who live in a region with drastic temperature change. In Canada we see our temperature go from 30 degrees Celsius to minus 30 degrees Celsius.  That is quite a change.

Along with the change in weather, our yearning for certain food and drink change along with it. Today I want to talk to you about winter wines, which really vary from our summer preferences.Read more ›


Planning a Corporate Event? Why a wine tasting event should be on your list of activities.

I see the puzzled look on some people’s faces when I talk about using wine events for corporate events.  I can see in their expression, they can’t make the connection between the two, corporate event and wine event!

When you are having a corporate event or a client retention event, what are you doing?  You are bringing most of your clients together to either celebrate an occasion or you want to share some news with them.  Right?  How does a wine event fit in?Read more ›


Fall Wines to Try

As I sit outdoors to enjoy the last bit of summer, I can feel the cooler air. That breeze is no longer warm but refreshing and making me think that I might want to get a sweater if I want to stay outdoors much longer. The change in season also brings a change in what we enjoy drinking.Read more ›


To decant or not to decant?

What am I talking about? 

How, when and where to use a decanter, is the subject of this blog.

I am often asked if it is important to use a decanter, how to use a decanter, how to choose a decanter and options for decanters. I will attempt to answer these questions about decanters in this blog.Read more ›


Wine tasting is an art – More than just gulping it down!

Did you know to become a sommelier you have to do blind taste tests? This means you don’t see the bottle, so you know nothing about the wine before you taste it. A sommelier will be able to tell you the type of grape the wine is made from if it is from an Old World country or a New World country, the region in the country and possibly the name of the winery or chateau where it comes from. And don’t forget the year it was made!Read more ›


Ignite A Conversation With Wine Tasting Events

Wine tasting events are a great way to promote employee bonding and team building.  Well-planned team building events provide an opportunity for colleagues to build connections through conversation. Did you know that when colleagues are genuinely interested in others and in building relationships, it will ease the stress of deadlines and the strain of big projects? Work relationships are instrumental in helping your team succeed. After all, people respond better to those they know, and those who show a real interest in their lives.Read more ›


Discover Wines This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is as good an excuse as any to take action to improve cooperation and employee morale in your workplace. It’s also a great opportunity to show appreciation for your clients too. Why is showing appreciation for those you work with important? Well, it just might be the catalyst for improving employee engagement on the job. When people feel engaged about the work they do, they tend to be more passionate and more connected to the company they work for or the companies they work with.Read more ›


Wind Down From The Busy Holiday Season With A Wine Tasting Event

The holiday season can feel like a hectic time of year for so many reasons. In addition to holiday celebrations and events, many companies experience their busiest sales period in the final few months of the year. While there still may be time to fit in a little holiday cheer in December, why not treat your hardworking employees to a special event like a wine tasting class or a wine tasting event in the New Year to celebrate all that was accomplished during that peak season?Read more ›


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