And the debate continues… Which is better real cork wine stoppers? plastic? Or avoid the hassle of opening up wine altogether and go with screw top. While, Wine Butler favours cork wine stoppers, we’re fascinated by the history. The long cork stopper debate is chronicled by the Globe and Mail’s life columnist and wine enthusiast Beppi … Continue reading Wine Stoppers Cork or Plastic?
It’s always nice to bring home a special bottle of wine when traveling. Or when visiting friends you may want to share some of the Exceptional craft wines you’ve brewed at Wine Butler… but how to pack wine so it survives the trip. Put your worries to rest with this article from the Australian Business … Continue reading How to carry wine in your luggage.
So, you decided to make your own wedding wine. You’ve cleared it with your venue and are ready to get started. The next question is: how much wedding wine do you need and which wines would be the best choice? Keep in mind that you are only really expected to serve wine with dinner. Your … Continue reading Wedding Wine: Which wines work best?
We’d like to thank Lois Abraham of Canadian Press for this great post in Canada.com. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we decided to just reprint it. Abraham chats with Canadian wine lover Natalie MacLean about making sparkling wine work for you. According to MacLean, sparkling wines aren’t just delicious they pair with … Continue reading Sparkling Wine: Food & Cooking Friendly
Who knew that there were so many ways to deal with red wine stains? When we posted Removing Red Wine Stains – Take One which included the tips we knew, on the Wine Butler Facebook page, we had 18 comments and some new solutions. Our readers suggested… Spray with hairspray ( if you happen to … Continue reading Removing Red Wine Stains – Take Two
On November 20, Wine Butler’s Facebook friends decided to write a story. We started the first line and 42 of our Facebook fans took over and wrote to their hearts out. Each post was to build on the previous post so that the story could continue, but that was a little bit complicated. While you … Continue reading Wine Butler fans create a wine story
We’ve all been there. You’re hosting a dinner party and a guest has brought a bottle of wine. The next question is: Should it be served that evening with dinner? Having good wine etiquette can help both guest and host overcome an awkward situation. As a guest, it’s always appropriate to bring wine to dinner. And it … Continue reading Wine Etiquette for both Guests and Hosts
Having an over-abundance of different wine glasses for each and every wine, might be great for the dedicated wine lover, but what about those of us who are causal wine drinkers? Is it really necessary to serve white wine in white wine glasses and red wines in red wine glasses? According to the experts – yes it does. … Continue reading Red or White Wine Glasses – Does It Really Matter?
Some winemaker started a great discussion on the Wine Butler Facebook Page on whether or not to chill red wine. If this small group is any indication, Wine Butler craft winemakers definitely prefer their red wine chilled. Red wine at room temperature was a definite NO, and some even suggested, if necessary they were even prepared to … Continue reading When is red wine perfectly chilled?
Making your own wine from a wine kit is fun, rewarding and cost saving. Properly storing your wine will help it age and increase the flavour, to say nothing of having a few bottles on hand for unexpected occasions. Building your own wine cellar doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. If you own your home, the ideal … Continue reading Storing Wine – In Your Home or Apartment