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Uniquely American Wines: Indigenous Grape Varietals of the United States | Just Wine
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Uniquely American Wines: Indigenous Grape Varietals of the United States

In vitis we trust…but not the vinifera. We pledge allegience to the vitis labrusca, riparia, rotundifolia, aestivalis, rupestris, and mustangensis...
International (aka: Noble) Grape Varieties (Vitis vinifera) VS Indigenous American Varietals (aka: wild grapes) It is possible that you’ve never heard of these varietals or tried them because as stand alone grapes they tend not to be used for wine as much as their 7 Noble Grape Cousins (aka: Vitis vinifera)....
Wine and Pizza Pairings for Pizza Pie Day! | Just Wine
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Wine and Pizza Pairings for Pizza Pie Day!

Officially recognized in the United States, Pizza Day should be celebrated by everywhere. Here are a few pizza styles and pizza-friendly wines...
It’s a “holiday” that is officially recognized in the United States, but we believe Pizza Day should be celebrated by everywhere. Here are a few pizza styles and pizza-friendly wines to enjoy on this most delicious day. If you’re not sure what you should be drinking tonight for Pizza Pie Day, we can...
Viticultural Area | Just Wine
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Viticultural Area

A legal grape-growing area distinguished by geographical features such as climate, soil, elevation, history and other definable boundaries. The...
Napa | Just Wine
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Napa

A town (and county), 50 miles north-east of San Francisco. The Napa Valley is United States’ most well-known wine growing region.
Marechal Foch | Just Wine
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Marechal Foch

A French hybrid grape used most often in the Eastern United States to make red wines.
Catawba | Just Wine
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Catawba

A hybrid wine grape, grown only in the eastern United States and used to make sparkling wines, rosés, and very fruity white wines.
AVA | Just Wine
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AVA

American Viticulture Area – a term used by the US Government to delineate specific wine growing regions within the United States.
Madeira | Just Wine
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Madeira

A fortified wine from the island of Madeira, Portugal but is located off the West African coast. Historically famous, a Madeira wine was apparently...
Central Coast | Just Wine
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Central Coast

An appellation located along the coast of California, south of San Francisco, but north of Los Angeles. It refers primarily to Monterey, San...
Foxy | Just Wine
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Foxy

The descriptive word used to note the presence of the unique musky and grapey character attached to the Vitis labrusca grapes such as the Concord...
Organic vs Biodynamic vs Natural Wine – What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Organic vs Biodynamic vs Natural Wine – What’s the Difference?

We’re sure you’ve all heard about Organic, Natural or Biodynamic wines. But what are they and what is the difference?
The modern age of wine is upon us, and it has introduced to new methods of wine production. These three methods, focused on doing as little as possible to manipulate the growth and development of their wine grapes, include organic wine, biodynamic wine and natural wine. Now you might be saying to yourself,...
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...
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...
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...
Shit Wine Drunk People Say – How To Be A Responsible Wine Lover | Just Wine
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Shit Wine Drunk People Say – How To Be A Responsible Wine Lover

Like many things in life, drinking comes with risks. Knowing the risks, being accountable, and taking the proper precautions to keep you and...
Most of us can admit that we’ve done some pretty dumb things while drunk and a lot of us can also recall our friends doing really dumb things while drunk. A good bottle of wine (or two) can really cause you to do and say some wild, wild things. Let’s debunk some myths that an intoxicated person may try...
Sexual Misconduct in the Ontario Wine Industry: The Norman Hardie Allegations | Just Wine
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Sexual Misconduct in the Ontario Wine Industry: The Norman Hardie Allegations

The #MeToo movement has reached the Canadian wine industry. Ontario winemaker and restauranteur, Norman Hardie, has been accused of sexual misconduct....
This is not an easy piece to write. As a sommelier, wine is important to me. It has taught me about geography, history, gardening, science, marketing and the environment. Wine has also taught me about community, passion and discipline. As a wine consumer, wine is fun, social and interesting to chat about....
“Cellared in Canada” Label Now Illegal | Just Wine
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“Cellared in Canada” Label Now Illegal

A long debated labelling issue for Canadian wine producers, you’ll no longer see “Cellared In Canada” on the back of wine labels. The CFIA has...
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY (CFIA) REGULATION: “Country of Origin” for Wine A clear indication of the country of origin is required on all standardized wine products described in B.02.100 and B.02.102 to B.02.107 of the FDR. This declaration must be shown in English and French [B.01.012.(2), FDR]...
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,...
Groundhog Day Wine from the Groundhog Wine Trail in Pennsylvania, USA | Just Wine
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Groundhog Day Wine from the Groundhog Wine Trail in Pennsylvania, USA

If that groundhog sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of wine … er, uh — winter!
Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil February 2. Groundhog Day. The day that cute little rodent pops out of his burrow, and depending on his shadow, forecasts if either more winter is on the way or if we’ll be seeing an early spring. A funny little tradition, brought to North America by the Pennsylvania...
Chasing Delicious in the Finger Lakes Wine Region, New York | Just Wine
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Chasing Delicious in the Finger Lakes Wine Region, New York

They make wine in New York? They make delicious wine in New York and it’s all about cooperation and collaboration. It’s time to take a look at...
Chatting with Jeremy Raaymaker, of Canadian import agency South by Southwest Wines, about the Finger Lakes wine region in New York proved nothing short of eye opening. Although aware of the region and familiar with a couple of producers, I must admit that Google maps had to remind me exactly where this...
Top 10 Wine Producing Countries & Regions: Old World and New World | Just Wine
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Top 10 Wine Producing Countries & Regions: Old World and New World

Wine is ubiquitously loved across the whole world. However, have you ever wondered which countries on the globe produce the most wine? Do the...
The wine industry is booming and all across the globe countries are fighting to produce the best of the best. But which country is top when it comes to wine production? We’ve put together a list of the top ten wine producing regions in the world (by splitting that list into Old World and New World),...
6 Restaurants Every Wine Lover Needs To Visit In Napa Valley, California | Just Wine
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6 Restaurants Every Wine Lover Needs To Visit In Napa Valley, California

After an enjoyable and fun-filled day of wine tasting, you may want to extend your romantic adventure by exploring a few of Napa Valley’s restaurants.
(Posted with permission from Sill Family Vineyards)   Napa Valley, California is not only known for its exquisite wines. This wine region also offers some of the finest restaurants in the the United States of America. Napa Valley is a magnet for some of the world’s most talented and accomplished chefs.   Here...
An Exquisite Summer Wine: Très Chardonnay de Rosé | Just Wine
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An Exquisite Summer Wine: Très Chardonnay de Rosé

Spending the summer months sipping Rosé wines in one of the most beautiful and famous villages of France, St. Tropez, brings back some truly...
Posted with permission from Sill Family Vineyards Each year, a group of us friends make the annual trek to Dick Eddy’s Annual Rosé Wine Tasting gathering at his lovely Mediterranean villa centered in St. Tropez. Every year, Dick hosts this elaborate celebrity-packed party focused on discovering the...
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