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
Picture this… Your host offers you a choice of wines. You really want to try the Amontillado but stick with the Beaujolais because you aren’t sure how to say Ah-mone-tee-Yah-doe. Inter Wine (a UK wine lovers website, that’s just great) to the rescue. They have compiled, THE A-Z guide to pronunciation of wines from around the world. … Continue reading An A-Z Glossary of Wine Type Pronunciation
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
Often when people come to do their winemaking they ask about what wines pair with chicken. Here are a few ideas. Chicken lends itself to many different types of sauces and spices, which means that many different types of wines pair well depending on the sauce or spice. Generally speaking, chicken pairs better with whites … Continue reading Don’t be chicken to pair wine with chicken.
Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind. … Continue reading Our Two Favourites: Wine and Chocolate