Based on: CHÂTEAU LAFITE, 1787 — $156,450 Per Bottle 1787 is ancient, especially considering this Bordeaux was sold in 1985. Even the best Bordeaux only lasts about 50 years. So 200 years? Why the hefty price tag? Well, this particular bottle had the initial Th.J. etched into it. That’s right, Jefferson was a hard-core oenophile. … Continue reading 1787 Bordeaux January 2015 Limited Release
RESERVE NOW Based On: Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 – $500, 000 Per Bottle Screaming Eagle Cabernet is actually the most expensive wine in the world. During a charity wine auction in the year 2000, this wine got the highest bid. It actually has a price tag of $500, 000. This was once a vintage bottle that … Continue reading Shrieking Beagle February 2014 Limited Release
Based On: Chateau Margaux $225, 000 Per Bottle This 227 year old wine is in the Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Never Sold category. Chateau Margaux is one of the oldest and most-esteemed labels in the world. In 1989, the bottle collided with a tray at a wine dinner and New York wine merchant William … Continue reading Margo’s Cottage March Limited Release
Wine aging really isn’t an art form, but there are a few rules, the first one being to avoid drinking your wine the day after you bottle it. The second one is that aging wine to perfection is really a matter of personal preference. After being bottled, wine goes into what is termed as ‘bottle … Continue reading Is aging wine really necessary?
The final step in craft winemaking is bottling your brew. It’s not necessary to purchase wine bottles for each new batch of wine. In fact, one way to keep your winemaking costs down is recycling your bottles. Keeping your bottles clean and dust free though can make a difference in the quality and taste of your … Continue reading Bottle Your Own Wine Toronto
Not every venue is open to the idea of the wedding party preparing and bringing their own wedding wine. But there are lots of other ways to make craft winemaking a part of your wedding and capitalize on savings. Making your own wedding wine is a great ice breaker for the bridal party. Involve them … Continue reading Wine as special occasion gifts such as weddings
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?
Wedding costs quickly add up. Looking for creative ways to reduce costs and keep within your budget are important. Making your own wedding wine is a great way to save dollars without sacrificing quality. How much cheaper is it to make your own wedding wine? Quite a bit. Purchasing wine through the LCBO or your … Continue reading Save $$ by making your own wedding wine
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
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Rather than complicating the topic with exotic matches like Garrotxa and Meursault, we have broken … Continue reading Wine & Cheese: The dynamic duo