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What to drink with chicken wings and other Superbowl snacks

  Let’s face it a well-honed wine pairing probably isn’t top priority on Superbowl night but there’s no reason why you can’t sip something delicious as you’re nervously nibbling your chicken wings (or your nails). Chicken wings can of course come many different guises – with a honey marinade, classic barbecue, buffalo wings or with … Continue reading What to drink with chicken wings and other Superbowl snacks

New Clients – Craft 14 Bottles Wine $14 + FREE GIFT!

Featured in Globe and Mail and Post City’s ‘Best Of list. See what our clients are saying. Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener & London Locations To Serve You 14 bottles of wine crafted by you for $14 $85 +Value. 83% OFF EXPIRES IN 48 HOURS. Limited Supply Available… RESERVE NOW Staffers work with customers over two scheduled visits … Continue reading New Clients – Craft 14 Bottles Wine $14 + FREE GIFT!

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