We who consume craft wines have a tendency to drink them a little younger than we might ideally like. Even those that have a nice full cellar might be guilty of the same from time to time. Decanting, for the purpose of aeration, can really benefit some wines before consumption. When talking specifically about craft … Continue reading To Decant or Not to Decant – That is the question!
Beppi Crosariol, Life columnist for The Globe and Mail talks wine etiquette. We’ve re-printed many of his ideas here and added a few of our own. The host gift belongs to the host – Don’t expect your wine will be served with the meal. Generally, the bottle you bring is intended for the host’s cellar. … Continue reading When You Plan To Give Wine As A Gift
Looking to understand taste and balance in wine? Then be sure to read Bill Zacharkiw, the Montreal Gazette’s wine critic who has written a lovely piece about wine and balance. The impetus for the article came one night when Zacharkiw moonlighting as a sommelier, was asked by a wine-loving couple – “whether it was true … Continue reading Winemaking In Toronto & Mississauga: Bottle Your Own Wine
Photo credits: www.food52.com If you are like us, chilling wine is the last thing on your mind when busy preparing for a dinner party. Wine should never be served warm, even reds should be chilled ever so slightly. Here’s a great way to chill wine in a hurry. It’s a simple technique borrowed from the … Continue reading Need to Chill Wine In A Hurry?
It’s bound to happen. Sometime during your wine tasting career, you will run across a defective bottle of wine. If you are dining in a restaurant – immediately return it for another bottle (now you know why they ask you to test the wine first). If it’s your own winemaking cellar, remove it. We don’t … Continue reading Tips on Identifying a Defective Bottle of Wine
We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our Mississauga location – Thursday, May 16th! The Wine Butler announces the opening of our 2nd location at 860 Lakeshore Road East (Lakeshore Road East and Cawthra) in Mississauga. The Mississauga location, formerly the Brew Cellar was previously owned by Bill and Marilyn Walters, who offered on-premise … Continue reading The Wine Butler is expanding