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Wines of Italy: What’s A Super Tuscan? Plus The Top 3 Super Tuscans To Try Now | Just Wine
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Wines of Italy: What’s A Super Tuscan? Plus The Top 3 Super Tuscans To Try Now

“Super Tuscan” is a popular phrase for certain Italian wines, but what is a Super Tuscan and which ones should you be drinking?
What is a Super Tuscan? In short, A Super Tuscan is a made up phrase for an Italian wine from Tuscany that doesn’t follow the Chianti rules.   The Super Tuscan Rebellion Super Tuscan is a term coined by Robert Parker. It’s not an official category of wine. In the long history of Italian wine, Super...
Good for the Soul and the Environment: Castello di Tassarolo, Italy | Just Wine
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Good for the Soul and the Environment: Castello di Tassarolo, Italy

This series explores wine and the environment. Learn all the lingo like organic wine or biodynamic wine and learn what different wineries are...
What is really organic wine? As I mentioned in the first article of this series “Good for the Soul and the Environment“, one of the main differences between EU organic wine certification and American organic wine certification is the use of sulfites. Castello di Tassarolo Wines are one of the few producers...
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...
Celebrate National Cabernet Day With Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet | Just Wine
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Celebrate National Cabernet Day With Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet

Celebrating National Cabernet Day? Take some time to learn about the 3 grape varieties in the Cabernet family: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon...
When is Cabernet Day? National Cabernet Day falls on the Thursday before Labour Day. The holiday was thought up in 2010 by Rick Bakas and ever since has been celebrated with the hashtag #CabernetDay! In 2019, Cabernet Day will be celebrated on Thursday, August 29th. Learn about the 3 types of Cabernet...
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...
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...
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...
6 Wine Cocktails Every Rosé Lover Needs To Try | Just Wine
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6 Wine Cocktails Every Rosé Lover Needs To Try

This summer is all about rosé and we’ve got the coolest cocktails for the warmest days. Whether you’re looking for rosé wines to sip and savour...
Popping open a bottle of rosé is the perfect way to celebrate the coming of spring and summer. Nothing is more satisfying than enjoying a glass of pink wine on a patio under the sun. If you’re a total rosé fanatic, you’re probably drinking it all year round – and that’s okay. We’ve compiled a list...
How To Easily Remove Red Wine Stains From Any Surface | Just Wine
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How To Easily Remove Red Wine Stains From Any Surface

So, you spilt your red wine. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, but your next steps are crucial. Red wine can ruin your carpet, rug,...
So, you spilt your red wine. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, but your next steps are crucial. Red wine can ruin your carpet, rug, clothes and so much more, but worst of all, you’ve just wasted a glass of wine. But don’t worry, that’s why we’ve created this article to help you remove red wine...
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...
The Best Wine Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Aquarius | Just Wine
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The Best Wine Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Those of the Aquarius sign are the last air zodiacs! You love to think creatively and you’re interested in shaking things up outside the status...
Wines for Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Aquariuses are the last of the air signs in the zodiac. You love to think creatively and you’re interested in outside the box ideas. You manage to be reserved and sociable all at the same time! Sometimes you’re aloof, others times temperamental, and the only thing...
How To Find The Best Champagne Under $50 | Just Wine
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How To Find The Best Champagne Under $50

Finding Champagne under $50 is not an easy task, but it is possible with a little creativity. If you’re willing to try a great sparkling wine...
  Full disclosure: This is a list of some of the best sparkling wines you can get for under $50 — but they’re not true Champagne. We’re not trying to trick you, but we understand that a lot of people call any wine that has bubbles “Champagne.” The fact is, only sparkling wine that is grown...
Champagne vs. Prosecco — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Champagne vs. Prosecco — What’s the Difference?

Champagne and Prosecco — two delicious types of bubbles for celebrating any special occasion, but what’s the difference between these two sparkling...
Let’s Pick Up Some Cheap Champagne (Cringe!) Have you ever heard someone say they “just want some cheap Champagne”? Mon Dieu! The fact is, there is no such thing as “cheap” Champagne. Plenty of people call any wine with bubbles “Champagne,” but only sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne...
Must See BC: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards — A Winery Rooted in the South Okanagan Valley | Just Wine
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Must See BC: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards — A Winery Rooted in the South Okanagan Valley

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards should be at the top of your list of must-see wineries in British Columbia (BC). This South Okanagan Valley winery has...
  When you’re at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, you’re Family. It doesn’t matter who you are, once you step foot on the property, you are part of a family of people who are passionate about wine and about the Okanagan Valley. Every restaurant guest, winery visitor, tasting room staff, groundskeeper, server,...
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Recipes with Wines to Match After the Holidays | Just Wine
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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Recipes with Wines to Match After the Holidays

What to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey? From the classic sandwich to Tex-Mex turkey dishes. We have recipes and wine pairings for you.
Leftover Turkey Dishes and Wine Pairings — The Day After Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner is just as good the second time around. Now that we’re waking up from our turkey induced comas it’s time to survey the leftovers. We know you’re asking yourself, “What do I do with all this turkey?!”...
The Best Food & Wine Pairings for Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner | Just Wine
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The Best Food & Wine Pairings for Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for loved ones, good food and great wine. Here are our recommended pairings for your holiday dinner including turkey,...
Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect on what it is we’re thankful for this year. It is a time to appreciate family and friends and invite special guests over for a holiday dinner. At Just Wine, we are especially grateful for delicious wines, paired with some of Thanksgiving’s most popular dishes....
Daughters of Wine Legacies: Women in the Wine Industry | Just Wine
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Daughters of Wine Legacies: Women in the Wine Industry

Vintners’ Daughters: Nadia Zenato, Silvia Altare, Gaia Gaja. These are just a few daughters of wine royalty. Because their last names are synonymous...
  Daughters, yes, but these women are also major players in the wine industry. It’s an old cliché, born in truth, that when dad coaches a sports team, he’s even harder on his own kids than any other player. On one hand he has to be, in order to avoid the appearance of favouritism, but often it is...
Bin 905 Calgary Rosé Tasting Event with Tim Hendrickson | Just Wine
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Bin 905 Calgary Rosé Tasting Event with Tim Hendrickson

It’s been snowing in Calgary, Alberta all week, but that didn’t stop rosé wine enthusiasts from celebrating Spring at Bin 905; proving you can...
  Proof you can drink rosé all year round! On April 5, 2018, the “Rosé’s Aren’t Red” event led by Tim Hendrickson, gave us a taste of warmer weather in spite of the below freezing temperatures that evening. We were all welcomed into the warmth of Bin 905 in the Mission neighbourhood of Calgary,...
Women In Wine: The Future (Of Wine) is Female Tasting Event at Bricks Wine Company | Just Wine
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Women In Wine: The Future (Of Wine) is Female Tasting Event at Bricks Wine Company

On International Women’s Day, Erin, Bonni and Dani joined forces to co-host a tasting at Bricks Wine Company for featuring wine solely from female...
  Bricks Wine Company opened their tasting room doors to a sold out event on March 8, appropriately named “The Future (of wine) is Female” featuring three fabulous female wine educators, seven wines from reputable female winemakers and 13 thirsty women eager to learn and taste. The line up was outstanding...
Make a Home in Wine Country: American Cities to Live In for Wine Enthusiasts | Just Wine
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Make a Home in Wine Country: American Cities to Live In for Wine Enthusiasts

Fortunately for wine lovers, there are multiple options from which to choose if you’ve got the itch to relocate to an area that supplies the...
If you’re a wine enthusiast living in the United States, you can make a home in wine country There are those for whom wine is merely an accessory to a fun and indulgent night out or the necessary accompanying beverage for the occasional expensive meal. However, wine is not synonymous with expensive,...
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