The most confusing topic in wine has to be sugar in wine versus the term “dry” when describing white wine and even red-believe it or not. When I ask people what kind of wine they drink and they respond “a dry white” and then I follow up with the question of “oh really, what’s your go-to bottle?” because the “dry white” really gives me no actual clue what they like. Other times, I will get the “ I don’t like chardonnay because it’s too sweet”. Sugar and sweet versus dry and ar
With Canada Day coming and going. I find myself this summer sipping on more local wines than normal. It is a combination of things really- having visited a few wineries in the last few weeks, but also, an overwhelming request when it comes to events to taste Ontario wines. And, why not? Here is what I have been drinking lately from our own backyard: Back 10 Cellars Husband and wife who left their corporate jobs to run a winery- just 10 acres of vines! You can't get their wine
After visiting a few wineries this weekend, and then attending the Somewhereness wine tasting hosted by Wine Align, I felt inspired to write about why our Ontario winemakers deserve some love and credit for the fabulous wines being produced in our own backyard. About 10 years ago, I would have not given you this advice, it seemed as though the wine industry in Ontario was trying to be everything to everyone- growing grape varietals that just didn’t thrive in our climate, and
As if wine labels aren’t confusing enough, additions of words like organic, wild ferment, natural and biodynamic have been gaining popularity. But what do they all mean and why should you care? Just like the food conscious movement has been popularized in our society, these words will give you a better idea of what goes into the bottle (or so you would think). Here is what you need to know about these catch phrases and winemaking trends. Organic This is probably the easiest c
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