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What is Gewürztraminer? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Gewürztraminer? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Gewürztraminer? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Gewürz wine from...
What is Gewürztraminer? Gewürztraminer is a dry or medium sweet, aromatic white wine. It contains very low acidity and high alcohol content. Its dominant flavours are rose and lychee. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Gewürztraminer wine varietal and give you an in-depth analysis...
What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Cab Sauv wine...
What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Cabernet Sauvignon is a full body wine with moderate acidity and tannin. Dark fruit flavours with leather, bell pepper and baking spice notes. Its parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Cab Sauv wine varietal and...
What is Tempranillo? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Tempranillo? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Tempranillo? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Tempranillo wine from...
What is Tempranillo? Tempranillo is a red wine grape varietal of the species Vitis vinifera Tempranillo. These wines are rich with lots of cherry flavour, high tannin, alcohol and body. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Tempranillo wine varietal and give you an in-depth analysis of...
Is “Sweet” a bad way to Describe Wine? | Just Wine
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Is “Sweet” a bad way to Describe Wine?

Is sweet one of those inappropriate words your mother warned you about? Is it bad to use? Learn why the “S” word is misunderstood and often...
Just like your mother always told you, “There are some words that are simply inappropriate to use.”   The “S” word, Sweet, is not always a bad word when describing wine In the wine world, “sweet” is one of those inappropriate words your mother warned you about. Not because it is a bad word — it...
What are Tannins and how do They Affect Wine? | Just Wine
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What are Tannins and how do They Affect Wine?

In wine tastings, you will hear a lot of talk about tannins, but what are they? Where do they come from? How do they affect the flavour? And,...
If you’ve ever had a big, bold red wine that made your mouth dry out, you’ve experienced tannins!   What are Tannins? Tannins or polyphenols are responsible for the “bitter” component in wine.   Where Do Tannins Come From? The skins, seeds and stems of the grapes; and The oak barrels in which...
What is Pinot Noir? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Pinot Noir? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Pinot Noir wine? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Pinot Noir wine...
What is Pinot Noir? Pinot noir is a red wine grape varietal of the species Vitis vinifera. Pinot Noir is widely expressive, light in body, medium in acidity, and light in colour. Flavours vary depending on seasonal conditions, vintage and growing region. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on...
Old World vs New World Wines – What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Old World vs New World Wines – What’s the Difference?

Wine can be confusing, so let’s eliminate some of the mystery surrounding the origins of wine; namely, what’s an “Old World Wine” and how does...
What’s the difference between Old World and New World Wines? The simplest way to explain the difference between the two is that old world wines are made with tradition and come from Europe, whereas new world wines come from the rest of the non-European world and are categorized by the specific type of...
What is Sauvignon Blanc? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Sauvignon Blanc? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Sauvignon Blanc? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Sauv Blanc wine...
What is Sauvignon Blanc? Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape that produces a crisp white wine known for its high acidity and aromatic nature. This wine is refreshing and very food-friendly and originates in the Bordeaux region of France. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Sauvignon...
Red Wine vs. White Wine — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Red Wine vs. White Wine — What’s the Difference?

The difference between red wine and white wine is more than just the colour. Learn the differences, how they’re made and the different flavour...
What’s the Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine? The difference is more than just the colour! The difference between white wine and red wine is found primarily in the grape skins. The grape skins have a natural phenolic content that contributes to the flavour, colour and mouthfeel of a wine. Let’s...
5 Ways to Open a Bottle of Champagne | Just Wine
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5 Ways to Open a Bottle of Champagne

You’ve bought the best bottle of Champagne. Now make sure you know how to open a bottle of Champagne before you hit the holiday party scene.
You’ve gone to the wine store and picked up the best Champagne for your holiday party, brunch with friends or any other celebration. At the event, it’s your turn to pop the bottle of bubbly – what do you do? Also, Prosecco or sparkling wine will work in this situation as well.   Here are 5 (with a...
New Year, New Resolve: Let’s Learn About Wine! | Just Wine
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New Year, New Resolve: Let’s Learn About Wine!

Now is the time when New Year’s resolutions are made … and forgotten. So, let’s do something different this year and resolve to learn more about...
What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Everyone talks about it. Everyone asks about it. You’ve probably been faced more than once with the question “Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?” To which we usually answer, “Well, not really. I just want to live a little healthier, spend more time...
A Guide to Buying Wine: Tips on How To Discover the Right Wine For You | Just Wine
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A Guide to Buying Wine: Tips on How To Discover the Right Wine For You

Choosing the right bottle of wine doesn’t have to be a daunting task. These tips will give you more confidence in your search for the perfect...
When you don’t know a lot about wine going into the wine store can be daunting. Maybe you don’t want to ask for help because you think “What if they ask me questions I can’t answer and they discover I don’t know anything about wine!” So, you think “I’ll just pick the cheapest bottle of red or one...
Looking for a “Winery Near Me”? | Just Wine
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Looking for a “Winery Near Me”?

Us too! That’s why we built JustWine (to help us find wineries, rate wine, and attend lots of local wine events)! Find out how JustWine can help...
3 Ways to Find a “Winery Near Me” Search JustWine for Companies by Wine Region We’ve been building an extensive collection of local wineries. Search the companies by wine region. Example: ‘Naramata’ Local Wine Events JustWine helps you find local wineries with our extensive list of wine events...
Grow your Wine Audience and Your Online Presence with JustWine Site Badges | Just Wine
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Grow your Wine Audience and Your Online Presence with JustWine Site Badges

Want more wine-loving traffic to your site? Link your website or blog to Just Wine. Here are the easy steps to grow your audience with Badges,...
  Just Wine is proud to be part of the Global Wine Community Like you, we’re wine enthusiasts. We do what we do because we genuinely love this magical grape juice and we want to bring all sorts of people together to love it and learn about it. That’s why we use this platform, Just Wine, to promote...
Learn About Rice Wine: Sake Education with Mariko Tajiri | Just Wine
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Learn About Rice Wine: Sake Education with Mariko Tajiri

With over a decade in the sake industry, Mariko Tajiri has more than enough experience and education to guide you through your journey of Sake...
Mariko Tajiri, Sake Education Professional Credentials: Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Advanced Sake Professional, Sake Service Institute, That’s Life Sake & Wine National Brand Manager Her resumé is long and detailed. Mariko Tajiri is the National Brand Manager for That’s Life Sake and...
VIDEO: Burgundy Wine For Beginners. An Easy, Informal Look At Burgundy, France | Just Wine
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VIDEO: Burgundy Wine For Beginners. An Easy, Informal Look At Burgundy, France

Burgundy is an incredibly popular wine, but what does it mean? Is it the colour? The area? A technique? Get schooled in Burgundy wine rights...
  Adulting With Alcohol: Burgundy for Beginners by Cristie Norman, Certified Sommelier (CMS and WSET)   Class is in Session…. Everything (well, not everything) you need to know about Burgundy, France so you can be fancy (hint: not really that fancy). Watch this video to learn some easy wine info about...
How Much is a Standard Serving of Wine? How Many Ounces is in a Proper Pour? | Just Wine
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How Much is a Standard Serving of Wine? How Many Ounces is in a Proper Pour?

You may be surprised to learn how many ounces of wine are in a standard pour. If you don’t want to know what the proper serving is and you just...
We’re here to answer one of the most difficult questions in the wine world: What is a standard serving of wine? This is not only just a fun fact, but it also makes you look like you know what you’re talking about at your next dinner party. How Many Ounces are in a Serving of Wine? 5 oz is a standard...
You Can Love Wine AND Love Beer: A 3 Step Intro to Craft Beer for Wine Lovers | Just Wine
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You Can Love Wine AND Love Beer: A 3 Step Intro to Craft Beer for Wine Lovers

Wine drinkers, we say give craft beer a chance! You might find yourself pleasantly surprised. Here are three steps to help get you started in...
  Wine Drinkers, It’s Time to Get Into the Weird and Wonderful World of Craft Beer As a wine enthusiast, you would never let a friend try a mass produced, poor quality wine come to the conclusion “Nope! I hate wine.” Would you? Of course not. Your experience with beer should be the same. If you’ve...
How to Create the Perfect Home Wine Bar from Proper Glassware to Storage of Wine | Just Wine
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How to Create the Perfect Home Wine Bar from Proper Glassware to Storage of Wine

Creating a great at home wine bar takes time, patience and passion, but is a must for any wine aficionado. Here are some useful tips on how to...
For the wine lover, there is so much more than just the question of red or white. True wine aficionados understand the nuanced flavors and aromas that come with wines from different grapes and regions. Of course, since there are so many different types of wine, the matter of storing them isn’t as simple...
How to Open A Bottle of Champagne — To Pop or Not to Pop the Cork! | Just Wine
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How to Open A Bottle of Champagne — To Pop or Not to Pop the Cork!

Not sure how to correctly open a bottle of sparkling wine? Should you pop the cork or is that bad form? How do you chill a bottle of bubbles?...
Sparkling wine has never been a more popular beverage choice, around the world. The Wine Institute reported that in 2015, Champagne and sparkling wine sales in the U.S. grew by two million cases, topping off at an incredible 21.7 million cases that year. Whether it’s Champagne, Prosecco or any other...
Wine & Social Media: Wine Industry Influencers to Follow on Social Media | Just Wine
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Wine & Social Media: Wine Industry Influencers to Follow on Social Media

This industry has so many reviewers and critics how do you know who are the best to follow? Just ask us! We’ve narrowed down your search for...
Whether you’re starting a career in the wine industry, a seasoned wine industry professional or you just want to pick up on a few tidbits of info from some of the best, social media is a great place to start. Plenty of people consider themselves influencers in the wine industry — but do they have...
Wine & Food: Shari’s Berries Wine & Dessert Pairing Guide | Just Wine
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Wine & Food: Shari’s Berries Wine & Dessert Pairing Guide

Pair the perfect dessert with the perfect wine with this handy pairing guide. Champagne and dipped strawberries. Prosecco and raspberry tart....
Wine and Dessert for a Tasty Match Not sure how to pair your favourite dessert with wine? Just Wine is here to help. We found the best InfoGraphic to show you what you should be drinking with a wide variety of sweets. Just follow the lines to find out what your best options are for dessert and wine pairings.     About...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Carmenere | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Carmenere

An introductory guide to Carmenere wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try Carmenere Wine if You Like Malbec, Merlot, or Bordeaux Blends.   Overview of the Carmenere Wine Varietal Carmenere is a medium-bodied wine with soft tannins. It has complex flavours of red and blue fruit with herbal, smokey and earthy notes.   How To Pronounce the grape Carmenere: Car-men-AIR   Why...
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