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Pinot Grigio

While many people believe Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born in France where it is known as “Pinot Gris”. Unlike most white wine grapes where the skin is tones of green, Pinot Grigio actually has a blueish-grey colour skin, making it look more like a red wine grape (“gris”=grey in french)! Since … Continue reading Pinot Grigio

New Customer Offer: Make 14 Bottles Craft Wine $14 + FREE GIFT!

Featured in Globe and Mail and Post City’s ‘Best of Toronto‘ list. See what our clients are saying. Toronto & Mississauga Location To Serve You 14 bottles of wine crafted by you for $14 over 2 visits (no experience necessary) $80 +Value. 83% Off EXPIRES IN 48 HOURS. Limited Supply Available… RESERVE NOW Intro Offer … Continue reading New Customer Offer: Make 14 Bottles Craft Wine $14 + FREE GIFT!

Cabernet Franc – 2018 Limited Release Wine

Cabernet Franc (“Cab-err-nay fronk”) is medium-bodied red wine whose origins likely lie in the Basque country of France. The wine is loved for its savory, bell pepper-like flavors, medium-high acidity and mouthwatering taste. It is an ideal food pairing wine. We only secure a small amount and they are yours first-come-first served. We have priced … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – 2018 Limited Release Wine

Your 2018 Limited Release Limited Supply Winemaking

Every year we feature 4 extraordinary wines available the beginning of the year. Comparable wines at the LCBO would retail for over $30 per bottle… We only secure a small amount and they are yours first-come-first served. We have priced them to sell at $120.90 tax in to craft 28 bottles if you use promo … Continue reading Your 2018 Limited Release Limited Supply Winemaking

Wine Tasting Lessons

WINE TASTING IS FUN! Maybe we should begin with what wine tasting isn’t. Despite the picture the phrase “wine tasting” may create, wine tasting is neither snobby nor pretentious–it’s a lot of fun. Whether you’re attending a “walkaround” tasting, sampling at the winery, tasting “blind”, or simply enjoying a great wine with friends at dinner, … Continue reading Wine Tasting Lessons

Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

A BEGINNERS BEGINNERS GUIDE The concept gôut de terroir or a “taste of place” in a wine was first presented by the French. They believe terroir is what separates one region from another, and ultimately, one wine from another. As each region is different in terms of climate, soils, topography, slope, elevation, exposure and sunlight, … Continue reading Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

Red Wine Cookies

“A great recipe I came up with in my head after making a red wine velvet cake for my dad on Father’s day. Drizzle the cooled cookies with a white chocolate ganache.” Ingredients 35 m 18 servings 138 cals 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 … Continue reading Red Wine Cookies