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The classic white grape of the northern Rhone Valley of France where it makes the expensive wine known as Condrieu. Now also made in California...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Viognier | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Viognier

An introductory guide to Viognier wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Viognier Wine if You Like Chardonnay or Sémillon.   Overview of Viognier Wine Medium bodied, fruit driven wine with low acidity and medium to high alcohol.   How To Pronounce the grape Viognier: vee-OWN-yay   Why We Like Viognier Wine Viognier is a lower in acidity, which mean it doesn’t give...
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...
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 Arsenic? Should Consumers Be Concerned About Arsenic in Wine? | Just Wine
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What is Arsenic? Should Consumers Be Concerned About Arsenic in Wine?

In 2015, a lawsuit was filed against wineries producing wine containing high levels of arsenic. But what is arsenic and what are its effects?...
What is Arsenic? How does arsenic get in wine? Arsenic is a natural element that is typically found in rocks, heavy metals and soil. It can seep into a vineyard’s water and soil when arsenic-containing rocks erode due to rain, river water or wind. Arsenic is typically grouped into two categories: organic...
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...
10 Canadian Wines to Drink to Celebrate Canada Day | Just Wine
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10 Canadian Wines to Drink to Celebrate Canada Day

Let’s face it, Canada Day is a drinking holiday. Rather than weigh yourself down with beer though, try these Canadian themed and created wines...
This Canada Day, don’t be afraid to let your hair down and have a few glasses (or bottles) of wine in celebration! We’ve hand selected some of Canada’s most inspired wines for you to enjoy while thinking about how great Canada is!   10 Wines for Canadians, by Canadians, to Try This Canada Day!   Jost...
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...
10 Romantic Wines That Will Make Your Valentine’s Day Special | Just Wine
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10 Romantic Wines That Will Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

Love is in the air — you need a wine with that! Show your Valentine how you feel with the perfect bottle of wine for this special occasion.
  I Freakin’ Love You “Lost Inhibitions” White Wine – Church & State Wines What better day to say “I love you” than Valentine’s Day? And what’s the best way to tell someone you love them? With a wine bottle, of course! This wine label says it all. We freakin’ love this white wine blend of Viognier,...
Wine Serving Guide: What Temperature Should Wine Be Served? | Just Wine
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Wine Serving Guide: What Temperature Should Wine Be Served?

Temperature is something that can absolutely affect the flavour and mouthfeel of the wine. We’ve put together a guideline to set you on the path...
You’ve spent a good chunk of change on a bottle of wine. You open it up for dinner and you can hardly taste any of the flavours promised on the back label. The wine was supposed to have flavours like fresh raspberries, plums and earl grey tea, but instead tastes like some kind of mixed fruit jam. What...
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...
The Best Wine Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Aries | Just Wine
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The Best Wine Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Aries

Aries is a leader by nature, with a bold and flirtatious personality. You can often be impulsive because as an Aries, you’re a curious and excitable...
Wines for Aries (March 21 – April 19) Looks like you’re an Aries, hey? Aries is the first fire sign of the zodiacs (first is always best, right?). You’re a natural leader, spontaneous, daring and flirtatious. You can often be impulsive because as an Aries, you’re fun, free-spirited and always seeking...
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,...
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...
Select Wines Annual Wine Portfolio Tasting | Just Wine
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Select Wines Annual Wine Portfolio Tasting

Founded in 1982, Select Wines has grown to become one of Canada’s top independent wine import agencies. In the Spring of 2018 the Alberta office...
  Selection Matters: Select Wines Portfolio Founded in 1982, Select Wines has grown to become one of Canada’s top independent wine import agencies. In the Spring of 2018 the Alberta office held their annual portfolio tasting in Banff, Calgary and Edmonton for members of the wine industry and trade....
Wine & Food: Big Taste Foodie Festival with TH Wines at Blink Restaurant | Just Wine
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Wine & Food: Big Taste Foodie Festival with TH Wines at Blink Restaurant

As part of the Big Taste Calgary foodie festival, Blink Restaurant hosted a kickoff lunch with Tyler Harlton of Okanagan Valley’s TH Wines. A...
Lunch on a Friday afternoon is good. Lunch on a Friday afternoon with a glass of wine is better. A three-course lunch with wine pairings on a Friday afternoon with the winemaker is the best!   Friday Afternoon Wine at Blink Restaurant for the Big Taste Foodie Festival That’s exactly where I found myself...
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