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Simple Tips for the Perfect Champagne Toast — Even if Speeches Aren’t Your Thing! | Just Wine
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Simple Tips for the Perfect Champagne Toast — Even if Speeches Aren’t Your Thing!

Have you been asked to give a Champagne toast this year? Not quite sure how to do it, what to say, or what to toast with? Speaking in public...
  “Here’s to you and here’s to me The best of friends we’ll always be. But if by chance we disagree…”   Well…you get the idea! (but if you don’t have a clue what we’re talking about, CLICK HERE for the rest of the “toast”)   If that’s your idea of a giving a celebration toast, you have...
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...
12 Tips to Ensure You’re Pairing the Best Wines with Your Food: A Wine & Food Pairing Cheat Sheet | Just Wine
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12 Tips to Ensure You’re Pairing the Best Wines with Your Food: A Wine & Food Pairing Cheat Sheet

Figuring out what style of wine will pair best with your meal can be a daunting task. Here are 12 helpful wine and food pairing tips to simplify...
The point of this food and wine pairing cheat sheet is to enhance both the food on your plate and the wine in your glass. The ultimate goal is to have both your meal’s and your wine’s best flavours and textures compliment each other perfectly. Your dining experience can go from good to outstanding if...
9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In | Just Wine
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9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In

Wine can be paired with just about anything – even junk food! Whether you’re into savoury snacks or sweet treats, we got your snack food cravings...
Whether you’re settling in for a movie night or having one of those “treat yourself” days (or weeks, months…), it’s always a good idea to combine your favourite snacks with wine. There’s no better way to class up your junk food obsession than with the perfect wine pairings! Here are some perfect wine...
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...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Aglianico | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Aglianico

An introductory guide to Aglianico wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Aglianico wine if you like Nebbiolo (Barolo)   Overview of the Aglianico wine varietal A complex, tannic red wine with intense colour and flavours.   Why we like the Aglianico varietal, grape, and wine A wine like Aglianico with high tannins and high acidity make great food wines. Powerful flavours...
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...
Got a Surplus of Opened Wine? Tips for What To Do With That Leftover Wine | Just Wine
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Got a Surplus of Opened Wine? Tips for What To Do With That Leftover Wine

Don’t know what to do with all that leftover wine from last night? Here are some helpful suggestions.
We’re not even really sure what “leftover wine” is. We’ve heard about it, but like unicorns, we’re convinced it’s a myth. At any rate, if leftover wine is a something you’ve got too much of, here are some helpful tips for what to do with your surplus of open wine. Have a Party — You Can’t...
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...
INFOGRAPHIC:  Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine — Intro | Just Wine
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INFOGRAPHIC: Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine — Intro

A detailed visual guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve them in, and the levels of dry and sweet...
Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a detailed guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve them in, the levels of dryness they come in and the most appropriate times to gift them. From Prosecco to Sekt, to a chilled glass of rosé bubbles, we hope...
Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 4 – Sparkling Wine Gift Guide | Just Wine
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Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 4 – Sparkling Wine Gift Guide

Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a detailed guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve...
Previous Article: Glassware for Sparkling Wine   A Sparkling Wine Gift for Every Occasion Sparkling wines are the best for any type of occasion. Not only are they a crowd pleaser when it’s time to pop the cork, but they taste just as good on their own as they do with food. Not to mention they work...
Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 3 – Types of Sparkling Wine Glasses | Just Wine
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Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 3 – Types of Sparkling Wine Glasses

Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a detailed guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve...
Previous Article: Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine Part 2 The Sparkling Wine Dryness Scale   Because drinking champagne usually signifies a celebratory moment, you are going to want it in a glass that represents that special time. With the many different types of sparkling wine, it only makes sense...
Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 2 – Sparkling Wine Dryness Scale | Just Wine
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Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 2 – Sparkling Wine Dryness Scale

Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a detailed guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve...
Previous Article: Part 1 – Types of Sparkling Wine   When buying sparkling wine, you may notice that the bottle comes labeled with a word like “brut,” “dry” or something of that nature. These words are referring to the dryness level of the particular bottle you are buying. This is measured by...
Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 1 – Sparkling Wine Types | Just Wine
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Your Ultimate Guide to Sparkling Wine: Part 1 – Sparkling Wine Types

Just in time for the holidays, we have put together a detailed guide to the most popular types of sparkling wine, the different glasses to serve...
Previous Article: Infographic — Intro to Sparkling Wine   Whether you are ringing in the New Year or gathering the family together for a holiday, sparkling wine is the drink for all occasions. It is made all over the world and is known for its lively bubbles that dance at the top when you pour a...
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 Ice Cubes: How to Freeze Wine for Cooking | Just Wine
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Wine Ice Cubes: How to Freeze Wine for Cooking

Don’t feel like drinking the leftover wine from the bottle you opened a few days ago? Turn it into ice cubes and then use them in your cooking....
It sounds weird, but have you ever not wanted to finish that bottle you opened? or maybe you had a big dinner party where there was lots of unfinished, opened wine bottles. Want to know how to preserve that leftover wine for later use (like in a recipe)… Freeze it!   Wait- Does Wine Freeze? Yes! Wine...
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...
3 Unexpected Wines at an Ancient Roman Wine Tasting | Just Wine
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3 Unexpected Wines at an Ancient Roman Wine Tasting

The Romans had very different tastes than we have now. These are three wines that Romans drank which we are pretty sure you would NEVER try.
Ancient vs. Modern Wine Drinking The Ancient Romans were big wine drinkers, but it’s very likely their tastes differed from modern day wine drinkers. Part of this was due to the way wine was fermented and the types of vessels in which wine was carried and stored. Obviously, they did not have the advances...
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