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What Drives Discovery? Searching for New Wines for the U.S. Market Leads to Spain | Just Wine
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What Drives Discovery? Searching for New Wines for the U.S. Market Leads to Spain

Trade Survey Uncovers the Business Trends Behind Our Quest for New Regions, Grapes and Countries as Garnacha from Spain’s Cariñena Region Grows...
The U.S. wine industry is characterized by a drive for discovery, and a new survey reveals why. 95% of wine professionals report that new wine discoveries are extremely, or very important to their professional development, and 83% report they are very important to business growth. The Cariñena region...
Revelling in Rioja: Grape Varieties, Sub Regions and the Wines of Rioja, Spain | Just Wine
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Revelling in Rioja: Grape Varieties, Sub Regions and the Wines of Rioja, Spain

CO-OP Sommelier Manager, Mike Roberts, takes you on a trip through Rioja without leaving your chair!
Rioja is Spain’s Most Recognized Wine Region Rioja is arguably the most important wine region is Spain, but certainly the most recognized. Like many countries where wine is deeply entrenched in culture, Spain is deeply loyal to its regional wines. Pride and passion are shown for the wines created in...
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...
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...
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,...
5 Wine Combinations Every Wine Lover Needs to Try | Just Wine
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5 Wine Combinations Every Wine Lover Needs to Try

Do you have a cheap bottle of wine hanging around that you’re not sure what to do with? Here are fives ways to jazz up cheap wine to make it...
Are you feeling adventures and trying to think of ways to change your classic glass of wine to something a little more… interesting? These are also great ways to amp up cheap and flavourless wines you got as a gift. Here are five wine combinations that promise to change up your regular wine order.   5...
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...
Sherry vs. Port — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Sherry vs. Port — What’s the Difference?

The most common types of dessert wines are Sherry and Port, but what’s the difference? Here’s an easy to understand guide to dessert wines from...
Port and Sherry are two popular types of dessert wines. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, there’s a dessert wine out there for you. There is such a wide variety of styles and sweetness levels, you’re bound to find something you like eventually — you just have to keep trying them all!   What...
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...
17 Restaurants In Calgary Where You Can Bring Your Own Wine | Just Wine
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17 Restaurants In Calgary Where You Can Bring Your Own Wine

Going out for dinner is always better with your favourite bottle of wine. Luckily, these Calgary Restaurants allow you to bring your own bottle,...
The best part of any meal is definitely the wine and now you never have to worry about your dinner spot having your favourite bottle of red, white or rosé because these amazing Calgary restaurants let you BYOB– or should we say, “BYOW”! So grab your buddies and your bottle and hit up one of these...
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: Leo | Just Wine
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The Best Wine Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Leo

Your inner lion causes you to be ferocious, dominating and sometime a little egocentric. What is the perfect wine match for a Leo?
Wines for Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) All hail the king (or queen) of the jungle! You’re a natural leader, Leo. Your inner lion causes you to be ferocious, dominating and sometime a little ego focused. (What can we say? You’re a king (or again, queen!) but your warmth mand loyalty level you out.   The...
What is Amarone and Why Is It So Expensive? | Just Wine
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What is Amarone and Why Is It So Expensive?

Raise a glass to the season’s hottest wine, Amarone della Valpolicella. A popular choice for special occasions and a treat for the holidays,...
What is Amarone? Amarone della Valpolicella is an Italian red wine from the Valpolicella region in the province of Veneto. Amarone is made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties. Special production methods give it its own classification within the region.   What are the Grapes in Amarone? Amarone...
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...
Fall Food Wine Pairings: How to Pair Wine with Autumn Comfort Foods | Just Wine
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Fall Food Wine Pairings: How to Pair Wine with Autumn Comfort Foods

Autumn is a time for winding down, getting cozy, and indulging in savoury, soul-comforting dishes. What better drink to pair these dishes with...
The chill of fall and winter means it’s time to bring out the sweaters, wool blankets and bigger, weightier wines. The leaves have all but fallen off the trees and many places have already experienced the first snowfall or two. As days become shorter and the chill of winter slowly begins to creep in,...
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?!”...
6 Fascinating Wines Perfect for Fall | Just Wine
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6 Fascinating Wines Perfect for Fall

We’ve teamed up with Co-op Wine Spirits Beer to show you six of the best, rich white and red wines to pair with sweater weather, falling leaves...
(Shared with permission from Co-op Wines Spirits Beer)   Rich Autumn White & Red Wines with A Little More Weight As the nights get a little cooler and you begin to reach for a sweater for the first time in a while, you may notice your wine cravings changing with the season. As we move into autumn, our...
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....
Red, White and Blue? #BlueWine is Trending on Instagram and in the Wine Industry | Just Wine
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Red, White and Blue? #BlueWine is Trending on Instagram and in the Wine Industry

There’s red wine, white wine, rosé wine and even orange wine, but who thought blue wine would ever exist? Now that Blue Wine is so popular, what...
  #bluesayallday Blue wine has been a trending topic in the wine industry for a few years, but it was always on the fringe of the wine industry. Unlike rosé wine, blue wine appeared as though it would always be a niche market, never fully making it into the main stream of wine drinkers. That was, until...
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...
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