Category Archives: Wine

Intro to White Wine

By Abi White wine is something to be enjoyed year round. Yes, it is a blistering -20 degrees, and you don’t necessarily want something cold when you’re trying to warm up; But, these white wines will make you forget that … Continue reading

Posted in Store, Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Intro to Red Wine

by Abigail Red wine is the drink of the season. It’s cold, snowy and you need some hearty vino to get you through the January blues. The tricky thing about wine is knowing what you want and what to look … Continue reading

Posted in Store, Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Canadian Harvest – Wine and Cheese with Davis

30 years ago there was not much to choose from in terms of quality Canadian Wine (or cheese for that matter), so we decided to celebrate how far we have come with a tasting of the best Canada has to … Continue reading

Posted in Store, Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Not Just a Man’s World

by Abigail Sayer In the world today, we are constantly reminded of inequality between sexes and/or races. This is not new (unfortunately), but, what we are also seeing today is that people are focusing on the positive aspects of change … Continue reading

Posted in Store, Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Wine Gift Club Selections for September

Here are the bottle selections for September’s Wine Gift Club: Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva 2014 Chile - Elqui Valley – Red Originally from France’s Medoc region, Carmenere has become Chile’s flagship red wine grape. MAYU Carménère Gran Reserva, made from 100% … Continue reading

Posted in Gift Club, Store, Wine | Comments Off

Out of Their Comfort Zones with Abigail

Like any agricultural practice, not every crop can grow everywhere. Some are better suited to the brisk, damn weather along the Atlantic Coast, whilst others are better suited for the dry, desert-like conditions of the Mediterranean. Grapes and viticulture are … Continue reading

Posted in Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

Posted in Store, Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Wine Gift Club Selections for August

Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2015 Italy – Sangiovese – Red Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this easygoing, friendly red opens with aromas of fresh plum and crushed blue flowers. The juicy palate offers up fleshy black cherry, raspberry and a hint … Continue reading

Posted in Gift Club, Store, Wine | Comments Off

Patio Crushers with Abigail

It’s that time of year, where you’re trying to snag up as many hours outside before we get some random surprise snowfall at the beginning of September again (remember 2014?), so we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Posted in Tastings, Wine | Comments Off

Everything is coming up Rosé!

As I sit down to write this blog post, I realise that I need to re-live the tasting by opening up a bottle of Sparkling Rosé of my own. I recently concluded that Rosé is typically overlooked by most, because … Continue reading

Posted in Tastings, Wine | Comments Off