Mulled Wines are a time-honoured holiday tradition around Christmas in most old-world countries. They can add some warmth to our cold and short winter days and has evolved over the time. I am often asked where the tradition stems from, and what kind of wine to use when making Mulled Wines.Read more ›
Bring the right Wine to your Holiday Meal
As you know, there are so many different kinds of wine, it can be intimidating to select the right wine to go with your holiday meal of turkey and stuffing. Some wines are made to have on their own, some wines are made to cellar and wait decades to drink and there are some wines that are made to have with food, all kinds of food.Read more ›
As the holidays are fast approaching, I am often asked which wines to serve at parties. Here are a few situations to consider when choosing our wines for the holidays.Read more ›
I love Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and sparkling wines! They all tickle my nose when I drink them. Do you know which one you want to offer this holiday season? Let us help you decide.Read more ›
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 ›
As the leaves begin to change, we’re lucky enough to enjoy breath taking fall foliage, which can be the perfect back drop for enjoying wine. As the autumn harvest gets into full swing, what better time to add a fun and exciting wine event to your list of things to enjoy this season. From wine classes to wine tasting events, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this beautiful time of year.Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›