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The Best Wine Events to Attend in Burgundy, France | Just Wine
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The Best Wine Events to Attend in Burgundy, France

You have one aim in Burgundy – to please all your senses. Eat, drink, smell, watch and breath in every moment . Here are the top 5 must see Burgundy...
For those who are not familiar with the area, Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a widely popular wine region located in a central-eastern part of France. With significant communities that include Dijon, Beaune, Auxerre, Sens and Macon, it represents the perfect place to visit, no matter what your prime travel...
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...
NASA Study: Climate Change Affects Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland | Just Wine
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NASA Study: Climate Change Affects Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland

Evidence of the effect of Global Warming (Climate Change) on grape harvests in Europe. Study by NASA and Harvard University shows important link...
Global Warming? Study finds harvest dates are shifting! A study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland. During a study of wine grape harvest dates from 1600 to 2007,...
The Garden of France: Wines of the Loire Valley | Just Wine
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The Garden of France: Wines of the Loire Valley

Learn all about France’s beautiful, lush Loire Valley and the diversity of varietals produced in this region … from Culinaire Magazine Contributor,...
Loire Valley, The Garden of France When I think of France and where I like to go when I am there, I immediately think of what is dubbed “The Garden of France”, the Loire Valley. Imagine a region 800 kilometers long starting off at the mouth of the Atlantic and ending in the center of France. The Loire...
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...
Calgary & Edmonton Wine Events in September 2019 | Just Wine
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Calgary & Edmonton Wine Events in September 2019

Check out these amazing wine events happening in September 2019 in Calgary, Edmonton and other places in Alberta!
  Calgary (& Surrounding Areas) Wine Events in September:   Takayama x Kobayashi Collaboration Dinner When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 6 pm to 9 pm Where: Sukiyaki House (Calgary) Price: $250 CAD 9-course dinner with sake, wine, and tea pairing Regarded as one of the best chefs in the world, having...
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...
How Alcohol % (ABV) Affects Wine | Just Wine
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How Alcohol % (ABV) Affects Wine

The alcohol content — the Alcohol By Volume (ABV) — of a wine can help you determine what kind of style it is. This is an important factor in...
Wine Label Indicate Alcohol Content as ABV% Let’s face it … we all judge a wine based on its label. Often we’re captivated by the clever name, the cool image, or the fancy typeface on the label. The problem is these things tell us little about what we can expect out of the wine. Sure, you can check where...
How to Host a Dinner Party That Your Guests Will Love | Just Wine
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How to Host a Dinner Party That Your Guests Will Love

There’s a lot that goes into planning and throwing a dinner party, but luckily JustWine has you covered with a How-To Guide for Hosting Your...
You’re getting a little bit older now, and understandably, you want to throw a classier party than the keggers you used to throw. As an adult, it feels like your number one option is to throw a dinner party! But, how do you host a dinner party for the modern age? Well, we have broken down the steps for...
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...
September is California Wine Month! | Just Wine
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September is California Wine Month!

There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate your love of wine, than doing it Californian style!
September Marks California Wine Month! So it only makes sense to celebrate the annual harvest season cali’ style. You can host a cali-themed wine tasting at your home, or if you live near (or are traveling through), you can check out all that the California wine industry has to offer. Wineries, regional...
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...
Origins of Wine: 8,000 Years of History & the Democratic Republic of Georgia | Just Wine
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Origins of Wine: 8,000 Years of History & the Democratic Republic of Georgia

Discovering the wonderful wines and wine regions of Georgia. Learn about their past, present and be part of their future.
Origin of Wine: Where and When did Winemaking start? Image by Georgian Wine Society UK Many archaeologists believe Georgia to be the origin of wine. I’m not talking about Georgia, the American state. I’m talking about the Democratic Republic of Georgia, the country which borders Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia,...
Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine — What’s the Difference?

What is a sparkling wine? Continue reading to learn about the differences between still and sparkling wines, champagne and prosecco and other...
While a lot of wine drinkers are the knowledgable about the differences between red wines and white wines, sometimes Champagne-style wines can get confusing. The differences between champagne, sparkling wine, and prosecco are actually quite simple.   What’s the Difference Between Champagne and Sparkling...
Okanagan Valley and Area Wine Events in August 2019 | Just Wine
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Okanagan Valley and Area Wine Events in August 2019

Check out these amazing wine events happening in August 2019 in the Okanagan Valley!
    Okanagan Valley (near Kelowna) Wine Events in August:   Ladies Night at Harper’s Trail When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, @ 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Where: Harper’s Trail Estate Winery, 2761 Shuswap Road, East Osoyoos Price: FREE Join Harper’s Trail for Ladies Night 2.0! We are back, bigger and better than...
14 Celebrity Wines You Didn’t Know Existed | Just Wine
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14 Celebrity Wines You Didn’t Know Existed

Celebrities have been known to dabble in wine making, and here are a few musicians, actors and athletes that you have not have known about!
Did you know that somewhere along the way you have bought wine from a celebrity winery? Sometimes its news to us, too! For future reference, here’s a list of 14 of the best wineries involved with your favourite celebrities! Wineries Owned by Musicians Sting: il Palagio Estate Wine While il Palagio has...
10 Father’s Day Gifts Perfect for a Dad That Loves Wine | Just Wine
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10 Father’s Day Gifts Perfect for a Dad That Loves Wine

Get your wine lovin’ dad a Father’s Day gift that he’ll enjoy (and actually use) this year. You’re in luck – we’ve taken the work out of gift...
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and everyone is trying to spoil their good ol’ dad. He’s been around the block a few times, so we should help him enjoy something he truly appreciates – wine. To make your job simple, we’ve collected the top 10 wine-related gifts your dad is hoping to get this...
Luxury is the New Name for Port Wine | Just Wine
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Luxury is the New Name for Port Wine

Vintage Port and its tradition in Europe.
[Guest Submission] World’s most famous fortified wine “port wine” is more than just a sweet red wine and officially considered as the vintage wine in many European nations. The tradition and culture in Europe has made the serving of port more interesting thereby providing a special place in many...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chenin Blanc | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chenin Blanc

An introductory guide to Chenin Blanc wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Chenin Blanc wine if you like Pinot Gris (Grigio)   Overview of the Chenin Blanc wine varietal A light-bodied aromatic white wine with high acidity.   Why we like the Chenin Blanc varietal, grape and wine Chenin Blanc can be just about anything! It makes great sparkling wine, it can be a light...
20 Wines Under $20 That Every Wine Lover Needs To Try | Just Wine
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20 Wines Under $20 That Every Wine Lover Needs To Try

You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to get a good-quality, delicious tasting wine. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of affordable...
Whether it’s post-holiday penny pinching, you just don’t want to spend the money on expensive wines, or you’re just a cheap wine lover, we’ve made this list for you. You don’t have to compromise quality when you’re on a tight budget! Luckily, there are some pretty great tasting wines that don’t...
Unwind With 6 of the Best Bubble Bath Wines | Just Wine
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Unwind With 6 of the Best Bubble Bath Wines

It’s time to de-stress and unwind. “Wine down” in a tub full of bubbles and a glass full of these best bubble bath wines.
  Time to Unwind Whether it’s the bustle of holidays, a heavy workload, family drama or a never ending to-do list, life moves quickly and you need to take the time for a mini break. We’ve heard it said that happiness is a long, hot bubble bath. We agree, but we usually like to add a glass of wine...
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...
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