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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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What Wine You Should Drink According to Your Favourite Christmas Song | Just Wine
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What Wine You Should Drink According to Your Favourite Christmas Song

We all love a good holiday tune! Find out what kind of wine you should drink according to your favourite Christmas song.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is the best time for a winter warmer or a Christmas ale, but if you can’t decide what to drink this winter – let your favourite holiday song decide! Here’s what beer you should drink according to your favourite Christmas tune:   9 Christmas Song and...
8 Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers That They Will Actually Use | Just Wine
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8 Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers That They Will Actually Use

Put some thought into getting the best gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. Here are some Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers that will...
Picking out Christmas gifts is hard enough on its own, but getting a holiday wine gift can sometimes be even harder. There are way too many tacky wine gifts out there. Don’t make the mistake of getting the wine enthusiast in your life a cheap, tacky gift that they will either re-gift or throw in a...
9 Wine Pairings For Your Favourite Romantic Comedies | Just Wine
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9 Wine Pairings For Your Favourite Romantic Comedies

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a glass (or bottle) of wine and watching one of your favourite movies. Generally, this movie turns out to be a romantic comedy. We all know how they go, yet we love them all the same.   9 Wines to Pair with Your Favourite Critically Acclaimed...
The Ultimate Wine Hot Toddy Recipe for the Holidays and all Winter Long | Just Wine
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The Ultimate Wine Hot Toddy Recipe for the Holidays and all Winter Long

Warm up with this recipe for a Spiced Wine Hot Toddy. Perfect for the holidays or the ultimate comfort on cold winter nights.
When you’re feeling the chill of winter or even a little under the weather, there’s nothing more comforting than a hot beverage. In fact, one of our favourite warm beverages, the Hot Toddy, started out as a cold remedy. It was said that the lemon was for vitamin C, the honey to soothe your throat...
Here’s Where to Get the Best Wine Advent Calendars for Christmas 2020 | Just Wine
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Here’s Where to Get the Best Wine Advent Calendars for Christmas 2020

’Tis the season for advent calendars. Get yourself or that wine enthusiast in your life a wine advent calendar before it’s too late!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The countdown to the holidays are on! And what better way to countdown to Christmas in the best way with an adult advent calendar! The kind that’s filled wine… Surprise yourself with a new wine every day until Christmas with these festive wine advent calendars....
8 Wine-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Need This Holiday | Just Wine
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8 Wine-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Need This Holiday

Need an ugly Christmas sweater for your Christmas party? Well, look no further, we’ve got the ugliest of holiday sweaters perfect for a wine...
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Day is practically the best part of the holiday season (you know, other than crowded shopping malls, grumpy drivers, icy roads, and that general xmas “cheer”). Thankfully this year you can wear your heart (and love of wine) on your sleeve, with a bomb-ass wine-themed ugly Christmas...
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