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Natural wine grows in popularity

Natural wine grows in popularity

Appealing to the conscious consumer, natural wine is one of the most exciting styles of wine in the world right now. Although there has been a surge in interest, natural wine is not a new phenomenon. Despite its growing popularity, natural wine still only represents...
Orange wine the robust choice

Orange wine the robust choice

By Shannan Schimmelmann  Orange wine is trending for so many reasons, my favourite being that it is for adventurous souls that love diversity. There is a surprising range of colours, flavours, textures and styles of orange wine. It’s my go-to wine choice when I’m in...
Oak big part of wine picture

Oak big part of wine picture

By Shannan Schimmelmann and Rhona Stanislaus If you’ve participated in wine tastings, you’ve likely heard tasting room associates referring to some wine being barrel-aged in oak—French or American or a combination of both. But what are they actually referring to? Why...
Organic wine fantastic option

Organic wine fantastic option

Wine should not be an afterthought when making healthier choices for ourselves and for the planet. The same principle of sustainability and reducing our footprint on the planet regarding shopping for food applies to drinks. Part of the sustainability solution is to...
Distilleries impact local economy

Distilleries impact local economy

Did you know that every bottle a Canadian craft distillery produces comes from local grain or fruit producers in your area? Moreover, Canadian craft distilleries employ dozens of local residents who support their families in their local communities. To highlight how...
Better understand VQA wines

Better understand VQA wines

Wineries are working landscapes, and many communities in Canada are dependent on wine production for their survival. The wine industry covers three sectors of the economy: agriculture, manufacturing and trade. Vintners Quality Alliance is a regulatory system which...