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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz)

An introductory guide to Syrah / Shiraz wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try Syrah / Shiraz Wine if You Like Malbec, Zinfandel, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape   Overview of the Syrah Wine Varietal Medium to full body, medium to high tannins, high acidity   How To Pronounce the grape Syrah: Sear-AH   Why We Like Syrah Wine The style varies depending on the region Some Syrah tastes...
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Syrah (Shiraz)

This is the classic red grape of the northern Rhone Valley and southern France. Inside France, it is known as Syrah, but outside France it is...
The Best Types of Wine to Buy For Everyone on Your Christmas List | Just Wine
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The Best Types of Wine to Buy For Everyone on Your Christmas List

Give the gift of wine this holiday season. Not sure what to buy? We can help with the perfect wine for every personality on your gift list.
Love the holidays, but hate holiday shopping? We get it. Choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can be stressful, but this year we’ve made it easy for you: Get everyone wine! Maybe we’re a little biased, but what better gift to give than the gift of wine? It makes a great stocking...
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....
9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In | Just Wine
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9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In

Wine can be paired with just about anything – even junk food! Whether you’re into savoury snacks or sweet treats, we got your snack food cravings...
Whether you’re settling in for a movie night or having one of those “treat yourself” days (or weeks, months…), it’s always a good idea to combine your favourite snacks with wine. There’s no better way to class up your junk food obsession than with the perfect wine pairings! Here are some perfect wine...
Wine Hashtags for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook | Just Wine
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Wine Hashtags for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

A list of wine hashtags made for the social savvy wine lover. From Instagram to Twitter, let’s make those wine posts #trend…
Looking for some relevant wine hashtags to help boost your engagement? Coming up with a hashtag strategy can be a challenge for influencers and bloggers– and building an audience can be even harder with the everchanging social media algorithms. However, we’ve compiled a list of popular wine-related...
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...
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What is Wine?

Wine — It’s your favourite drink, but how much do you actually know about it? What is wine? Who invented wine? How is wine made? Continue reading...
Wine Wine. It’s your favourite alcoholic drink and you’re always willing to try new and unique wines, but how much do you actually know about wine? If someone who had no idea what wine is asked you about it, would you be able to answer all their questions? Continue reading to start working out your...
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...
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...
How to Cure a Wine Hangover – A Recovery Guide for Nature’s Worst Hangovers | Just Wine
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How to Cure a Wine Hangover – A Recovery Guide for Nature’s Worst Hangovers

You’ve woken up after a long night of drinking wine, and your head is pounding and you do not feel well. What do you do to cure your wine hangover?
First things first… how did this happen? You had a few too many pours from your favourite Malbec or Sauvignon Blanc (or both) last night, and you are hurting from the worst wine hangover of all time today.   What are the Symptoms of a Wine Hangover? Pounding headache Extreme thirst Gut-wrenching nausea Dizziness...
Why You Need to Visit the Unique Oliver & Osoyoos Wine Region in British Columbia | Just Wine
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Why You Need to Visit the Unique Oliver & Osoyoos Wine Region in British Columbia

The Oliver and Osoyoos wine region in beautiful British Columbia is home to more than 40 wineries and produces a unique variety of wines due...
  British Columbia’s southernmost location, Oliver and Osoyoos, is the hottest and driest region in the Thompson Okanagan Valley. With the desert-like climate and sandy soil that their grapes are grown in, the Oliver and Osoyoos wine region produce distinct flavour profiles in their wine production....
Red Wine vs. White Wine — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Red Wine vs. White Wine — What’s the Difference?

The difference between red wine and white wine is more than just the colour. Learn the differences, how they’re made and the different flavour...
What’s the Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine? The difference is more than just the colour! The difference between white wine and red wine is found primarily in the grape skins. The grape skins have a natural phenolic content that contributes to the flavour, colour and mouthfeel of a wine. Let’s...
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...
You Can Now Sip On Wine Slushies at Disney World | Just Wine
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You Can Now Sip On Wine Slushies at Disney World

Disney World did something everyone should take note of – they added wine slushies to their menu. Adults, one and all, rejoice!
Wine Slushies at Disney World? Sign Me Up What is the one thing that could make the happiest place on earth a little happier? If you guessed wine, you read our minds. Lo and behold, Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs in Disney World has done the unthinkable and started offering wine slushies. There’s...
What Does “Body” Mean When Describing Wine? | Just Wine
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What Does “Body” Mean When Describing Wine?

This tasting term speaks to a wine’s weight on the palate. What is the body of a wine? How can you determine a wine’s body?
What does the “body” of a wine mean? When describing a wine, you’ve probably heard the tasting term “body”. The body of a wine is referring to the wine’s texture, weight, density a wine has on the palate. Essentially, the way the wine feels in your mouth.   What are the different body types of wine? Wine...
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...
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Wine For Your Wedding | Just Wine
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Wine For Your Wedding

Buying and choosing wines for your wedding reception can be an overwhelming experience. This wedding wine guide was created to make the process...
Buying and choosing wines for your wedding can be an overwhelming experience. There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing the best wine to serve at your wedding ceremony or reception. To alleviate some of that stress and make your wine selecting experience simple, we’ve created this “wedding...
10 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Made With Wine — Plus Wine Pairings for Each Dish! | Just Wine
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10 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Made With Wine — Plus Wine Pairings for Each Dish!

No Meat?! That’s right! There are some very delicious meals that can be made meatless and adding wine makes them all the tastier. Top pics for...
There are plenty of wine food pairings for meat-eaters, but what about vegetarian wine drinkers? Wine is a great pairing for all sorts of vegetarian dishes, especially when you’re using wine in the recipe! Here are Just Wine’s picks for tasty vegetarian dishes you can make at home plus wine pairings...
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