Year: 2015 Archives

Ziraldo After Inniskillin

Donald Ziraldo was the co-founder of Inniskillin Wines in Niagara and a pioneer in the Ontario wine industry and the creation of Canadian Icewine. Ever wonder what happened to him after he...

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Decanters

Big red wines definitely benefit from aeration and the best way, other than just opening a bottle and letting stand, is to decant them. A decanter can be any vessel that has...

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Wine Aerators

On the market these days are tools that will quickly aerate your red wine. They are usually small, hand-held devices that fit in the bottle, decanter or glass and mix air into...

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Crushing Grapes by Foot

Ancient man made wine by crushing grapes by foot and today there still may be some isolated communities or home winemakers who utilize this technique. Today, however, there are no commercial producers...

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Wine and the Tongue

The human tongue is an amazing tool, especially when it comes to tasting wine. It can experience 5 components: sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami (the succulentness of a wine). However, taste...

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Washington State Syrah

Washington State on the west coast of the U.S. is a very prolific winegrowing region with over 850 wineries. Only California makes more wine in America. They do a great job with...

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Central Virginia Wine Country

There are around 275 wineries in Virginia and the central part of the state has some great ones. Here, the Blue Ridge Mountains play a huge part in this region’s terroir, especially...

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Wine Labels

Many folks buy wine by what the label looks like, regardless of the contents. Of course labeling laws dictate exactly what information has to be displayed on a wine bottle. Beyond that,...

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Wine-by-the-Glass

Most restaurants offer “wine-by-the-glass”. In other words, instead of ordering a bottle you can order a glass of a specific wine. The concept is a great idea, as it allows consumers to...

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Corkscrews

Corkscrews come in many shapes and styles. A good one is easy to use and only the point of the screw is sharp so it won’t shred the cork. Short of automatic...

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