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Chardon-eh: 10 Great Canadian Chardonnays for You to Try

Chardon-eh: 10 Great Canadian Chardonnays for You to Try

No, we’re not just all about beavers and maple syrup. Canada has some pretty amazing wines, too. In particular, Chardonnay does very well in Canadian wine regions and are made in a variety of styles. There’s a Chardonnay for every palate in Canada and these are just a few to try.

Chardonnay is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world. There are plenty of people that think Chardonnay is synonymous with the big, bold, buttery, oaky white wine that became very popular circa 1987 in Napa Valley, but Chardonnay is actually made in a variety of styles and flavours.    Award-Winning...
Somm Selections: Top Country & Western Wine Picks

Somm Selections: Top Country & Western Wine Picks

Gidddy up and get your cowboy on! Whether you’re in Alberta attending the Calgary Stampede or you’re kickin’ back on the homestead watching the sunset, these top western wines picks are sure to please your palate. Entertain with a Western theme and some old fashioned hospitality, with crowd pleasing Sommelier recommendations for the most fun you can have with your boots on!

  Get Your Cowboy On with these Country & Western Wine Recommendations It's the start of The Calgary Stampede: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth! This marks 10 days of cowboy boots, 10 gallon hats, buckin' broncos, western hospitality and fun for everyone. They say it's the most fun you can have...
Somm Selections: Wines for Independence Day

Somm Selections: Wines for Independence Day

Oh say, can you see some delicious wines from the United States of America? The US makes wine in each and every state, so there is bound to be a few styles from east coast to west coast that every wine drinker can enjoy. From cheap and cheerful, to thought-provoking and award-winning, American wines are some of the most sought after wines in the world. These recommendations from JustWine’s Certified Sommelier will help you choose the American wine style that you’ll want to drink over and over again.

  Whether you're celebrating the 4th of July or you're looking for a great American wine for any day of the year, here are some sommelier recommendations.   America the Beautiful Wine Country From the West Coast, through the Rocky Mountain region, the Great Lakes and the East Coast, the United...
Somm Selections: Canadian Wines for Canada Day

Somm Selections: Canadian Wines for Canada Day

I love Canada. I also have a lot of "true patriot love" for Canadian wines from across this great nation. I relish in wines “from far and wide, oh Canada” and look forward to celebrating Canada Day on July 1 each and every year... with a bottle of Canadian wine, of course. After all, we are the "true north, strong and free."

Join me in celebrating Canada's birthday by drinking Canadian wines this coming July 1. I have a few wine recommendations for the holiday weekend that are uniquely Canadian. These wines are from grape varietals or blends that showcase what Canadian wine is all about and how special each region is in...
Somm Selections: Wonderful Wines of the Okanagan Valley in Canada

Somm Selections: Wonderful Wines of the Okanagan Valley in Canada

The OK Valley is so much more than “ok” -- it’s remarkable! British Columbia, Canada is small, but special in the wine world. Okanagan Valley is the largest wine region within BC with 182 wineries stretching over 250 kilometres. These are only a few selections of the great Canadian wines of the Okanagan Valley.

Award-Winning Canadian Wines from the Okanagan Valley With our cool climate and unique terroir, we can make some pretty kick-a$$, award-winning wine that rival some of the top wines in the world. Steven Spurrier said it best about BC Wines, "Your wines are sensational!" It's a new and small wine region...
Somm Selections: Canned Wine for Connoisseurs

Somm Selections: Canned Wine for Connoisseurs

Not sure which wines to take camping, backpacking or to the beach this summer? Canned wines are making a big splash this season and this segment of Somm Selections is all about quality canned wines for connoisseurs. Don’t turn your nose up at wine from a can because wine lovers everywhere are turning to wine-to-go for convenience and it’s time you did, too. Here are my top picks for great wines you’ll find in a can.

For the wine enthusiast that says to me, "I only drink wine that comes from a bottle...  with a cork."  Well, I say to you good sir (or madam), "You are indeed a snob...  and you're missing out."   Why Choose Canned Wine Over Bottles? The Convenience of Canned Wine: Sometimes the best answer...

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How to Make a Mimosa – Recipe & Steps | Just Wine
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How to Make a Mimosa – Recipe & Steps

Mimosas are a staple at brunches, weddings, and showers. They’re hugely popular because of their deliciousness and they’re socially acceptable...
Mimosas are a classic and delicious drink that’s super popular during the spring and patio season. Having brunch without mimosas is a total faux pas. So, if you’re planning on having some friends over for Sunday brunch, you better have this wine cocktail recipe on deck. Don’t worry, though! Learning...
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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...
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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...
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5 Wine Slushie Recipes for the Summer

Beat the heat with these wine-infused slushies this summer!
(Guest Submission)   Grab some wine from your favourite alcohol distributor and get ready for the summer with wine slushies. These slushies are the perfect way to unwind and cool off for the incoming hot summer nights. All you need is a blender and some good glasses and cups. Get your summer lovin’...
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...
Wine Delivery & Curbside Pickup – How Wineries are Overcoming COVID-19 | Just Wine
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Wine Delivery & Curbside Pickup – How Wineries are Overcoming COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, wineries across Canada have closed their tasting rooms to the public. However, many of these wineries are offering home delivery...
Physical distancing (formerly known as social distancing) measures have been in full force in countries around the world in efforts to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. During this time, it has been recommended by the government and health officials that non-essential travel and gatherings of...
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